- Belfast, United Kingdom, GB Antrim
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For the past four years I have led a two-week Children's camp, I have led the Technology, Video and Sound sub team. This has provided me experience in public speaking and emphasises that I am a people person, willing to help others in my spare time.
Along with a friend I created an events company, through which we have facilitated charity fundraising events and communicated with various businesses and groups seeking their support, we exceeded our target of £1,200 earning £1,800 through a single event.
In June of this year I planned, organized and undertook an independent trip to Malawi, where through cooperating with the tourism board I worked with a range of companies to make promotional videos for online distribution to encourage more tourism within Malawi. Worked for over eight organizations, all of which I contacted and followed up myself. This trip has taught me invaluable lessons about development, the power of face-to-face interaction and how rewarding it can be to put oneself out there and put a dream into practice. Some example videos: http://goo.gl/pfrPcu, http://goo.gl/U4EtG6, http://goo.gl/hPDUcP.
I travelled to South Africa with the organisation WEC International. With a team from all over the UK and Europe, we worked in the Ga-Rankua Township. We visited local crèches and schools, in which we led school assemblies, and taught in the classroom. We also worked among the local community and implemented after school feeding clubs. Despite being the youngest member on the team, I was accredited great responsibility to drive and organize our children's programme. My ability to take initiative, lead others and stretch the boundaries of my preconceived comfort zone were greatly enriched.
In the summer I worked for two months as a Retail Assistant in Exorna SPAR, owned by the Henderson Group. Here I developed important people and sale skills. I was given responsibility over locking the store and I got to work on the tills and on the floor undertaking a variety of tasks.
I joined a group from Belfast to teach english in the rural town of Bodrog in Hungary. I taught the young adults and carried out a range of tasks including planning and preparing lessons. This was very rewarding, as visible improvements at the end could be seen and it highlighted my ability to cope under pressure in a new environment, in an educational setting.
In the summer of 2010 I was selected to travel to Kenya, with the charity Jengana. We implemented manual labour, taking part in various building projects in the rural and urban areas of Nairobi and beyond. We worked in Kibera slum and undertook childrens work in schools and orphanages. This trip this opened my mind to the world of inequality and changed attitude towards work, encouraging me to commit more to my work as I realised how privileged I am.
I had a weeks work experience with the Police Service Northern Ireland, where I participated in various crime scene investigations and observed the internals of the working force
Predicted 2.1. Other Modules in Social Anthropology, Divinity, and Sustainable Development
In first year International Relations I scored in the top 10% of the year.
Second Year for International Relations and Sustainable Development I averaged at: 15.3 out of 20, which is equivalent to a high 2.1.
After an application and interview process I was awarded a place to study at the College for one semester. This has broadened my horizons and enabled me to experience american university life and culture.
Classes in: International Security, International Political Economy, International Law, Politics of Developing Countries and Migration in a Global Context
2012 A Levels: Politics (A), Religious Studies (A), History (B)
2011 AS Levels: Religious Studies (A), Politics (B), History (B), Biology (C)
2010 GCSEs: 2 x A* (English Language, Religious Studies), 4 x A (Chemistry, English Literature, History, Physical Education), 3 x B (Biology, Spanish, Technology), 1 x C (Maths)
I play hockey for the 1st XI in University and played at school as well as Cambellians hockey club. The year- round training regime of university and club hockey instils positive attitudes, desire to succeed and endurance to fulfil one's fullest potential. This commitment has helped me foster a scheduled timetable so that I make the most of my time regarding work, highlighting that I am an organised and hardworking individual. Within St Andrews hockey club I have obtained the role of health and safety officer, showing I am trustworthy and responsible, while I was awarded 1ST XI ‘Most Improved’ player in 2013-14, emphasising that I am constantly willing to improve and do better than before.