Shaun Reilly


Sep 2011 - Apr 2014

Creative Writing Honours (BA 2:2)

Edge Hill University

Certificate for acting as elected Course Representative during my 3rd year.

Year Representative for last 2 years of course. Module Representative for every module at least once by the end of the course.

Sep 2007 - Apr 2010

A Levels: Biology (B), Chemistry(B), Physics(C) and Statistics(A) 

Cardinal Newman College
Sep 2003 - Apr 2007

11 GCSE's: Grades A to C including Triple Science and Maths

Holy Cross Roman Catholic Highschool

Work History

Work History
Oct 2014 - Jan 2015

Assistant Librarian

Chorley Borough Council-Harris Library

This was an 8 week work experience placement in which I got involved in every aspect of work at the Library.

This included but was not limited to; manning the counters and tills, overseeing the self-service machines, taking and forwarding calls and messages, assisting customers with IT related problems in the computer rooms, stocking and sorting shelves, stock management in the basement, processing shipments of new books and other items, data entry, information gathering and collating for use in the local history department, customer service, servicing and troubleshooting IT related problems in the office such as computers and printers as well as any other minor job that may crop up day to

Nov 2009 - Jan 2010



Seasonal Staff. Stock rotation and management of the shop floor. Warehouse management in the Cold Storage rooms.
Provided assistance to customers if they make any inquiries.


Working in a Team

3 month project in final year of university completed in a team of 3. Roles and tasks delegated over long time period. Fortnightly meetings to relate progress and issues. Final project consisted of written report, multimedia presentation b to rest of the class and another written report reflecting on assignment. Achieved a 1st.

Worked in all departments during Library placement. Developed ability to easily and quickly adapt to new tasks and work in tandem with new work colleagues. 

Liaisoned with Module and Year representatives for the Creative Writing acting as Course Representative.


Collated queries and issues brought to my attention by Module and Year Representatives and delivered reports during  Course Board Meetings  which were held twice in the year. Board was composed of course tutors as well as upper university management.

Each assignment during my course was paired with a shorter written essay that reflected on the creative piece we completed. In addition an annual report reflecting on the past year of study was also required. These were completed to high standards and received predominantly 2:1s and 1sts.

Creative readings were held annually. Delivered creative spoken word piece in front of year group followed by a short Q&A session regarding the piece. Gained confidence and experience speaking in front of large crowds.


Co-founded and ran Student Union Society. Created website, social-media presence and planned meetings.

Headed quarterly informal   classroom meetings to gather students opinions and issues with the course. Also headed bi-annual meetings with Year and Module Representatives.

Computer Skills



Experience with the circuitry and programming of microcontrollers.


MS Office

2D Graphics

Experienced in Photoshop and GIMP

Python & C++

Other Skills

Self learning Japanese. Can read and write basic Japanese as well as holding simple conversations. 

Beginners proficiency in Spanish.

Full clean UK Driving Licence.


Dr Peter Wright

Lecture, Dept of English and History

Edge Hill University

St. Helen's Road 

Ormskirk, Lancashire

Tel: 01695 584414