Personal statement

A full time Social Research Methods postgraduate student averaging a distinction (First Class) with two years’ full-time paid work experience in developing the quality of learning provision in a Higher Education setting. My work experience to date has includes both internal and external stakeholders. I am a confident, driven, and forward-thinking individual seeking a new challenge.

Prior experience include skills in stakeholder engagement, project management, research (qualitative and quantitative methods and analysis), improving customer satisfaction, quality assurance and enhancement in developing learning tools and resources, developing blended learning (including video content), report-writing, and strategic communications planning.

Work History

Work History

Pharmacy Assistant 

Oct 2014 - Sep 2015
Well Pharmacy 

Role involves dispensing prescription medicines and providing advice regarding minor ailments. I have continually exceeded my targets to sign patients up to the repeat prescription service.

Student Body President

Jul 2013 - Jun 2014
Swansea University

Elected to lead and develop a charitable membership organisation with over 45 full-time staff for more than 15,000 members spread through different communities. In this role, I regularly produced and edited video content for internal customers.  Video content included everything from regular video blogs to creating a video summary of a report for the UK University regulator.

Student Education Officer

Jul 2012 - Jun 2013
Swansea University

Worked as a consumer advocate at the University to develop and implement a new strategy to engage students from different communities. I regularly reviewed and revised University degree programmes including innovative content for distance learners. This included courses which required external validation such as the graduate entry medicine programme.


Intern

Jan 2009 - Jan 2009
House of Lords - Baroness Warsi

Was awarded an internship following my work performance ahead of the 2010 General Election.

- Researched honour-related violence for the Minister using reports from charities and NGOs.

Education

Education

Social Research Methods MSc

Oct 2014 - Jan 2016
Swansea University

My degree is accredited by the Economic Social Research Council of Great Britain and has provide me with advanced training and practical skills in quantitative and qualitative research. I was advanced ahead of the usual requirement to complete a final year of an undergraduate degree before starting this postgraduate qualification as I had excelled in my two years working full time as a paid consumer advocate for students at University which I started after completing two years of my initial undergraduate degree.

My research thesis measures the perceptions held by British Members of Parliament and their support staff towards the regulation of the supply of electronic nicotine delivery systems ahead of the transposition of the new European Tobacco Directive. In addition to developing a scientific investigation, I have demonstrated my excellent IT skills in setting up a bespoke website for the project utilising open source software to develop my own online survey platform to safely and securely capture the views of British MPs and their constituency support staff.

Medical Sciences & Humanities DipHe

Sep 2009 - Mar 2012
Swansea University

I gained a broad understanding of medicine in the ways that we experience healthcare as a society. I developed report writing and statistical skills in a research context. This course also trained me to analyse complex ideas and present them back using accessible language. Through my extracurricular activities, I was invited to speak at the Cambridge University Union in my second year to debate marriage equality alongside Peter Tatchell (Peter Tatchell Foundation) and Malcolm Brown (Director of Mission and Public Affairs, Church of England).

Certifications

Certifications

Medicine Counter & Dispensing Assistant NVQ L2 – Buttercups Training

Dec 2014 - Jul 2015
General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)

I have developed an understanding of the legal and professional aspects of working in a pharmacy and the regulatory structures associated with the pharmaceutical industry along with the day-to-day management of minor ailments and spotting more worrying symptoms.

'A' Levels

Sep 2007 - Jul 2009
Rivington and Blackrod Sixth form

Biology, Chemistry & History