I moved to the UK from Australia six years ago and recently relocated to the lovely city of Cardiff. In this lovely city I'm pursuing my lifelong dream of studying English Literature and History at university.
By pursing this undergraduate degree, I aim to carve out a meaningful career that will challenge me creatively and engage my passion for history and storytelling.
I’m always eager to find freelance or casual work that will utilise my diverse range of abilities - so don’t hesitate to get in touch!
Roles & Responsibilities
Sept 2019 - Present
Cardiff University Students' Union
I am tasked with content creation and scheduling (photos, audio, videos and written copy) on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for a range of accounts. I also collate insights, stats and analytics from these to create end of campaign reports. I also regularly proofread marketing material, assist with copywriting for web and print, and edit podcast audio. and videos.
Sept 2017 - Jul 2019
MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANT
British Institute of Innkeeping
I was responsible for coordinating weekly e-newsletters, annual events, social media content while also managing our website and membership inboxes. I also contributed to the quarterly print magazine with photography and feature stories while also coordinating external advertising space.
Aug 2017 - Present
SOLE TRADING FREELANCER
As a fully insured freelancer I offer the following monthly services to clients running their own businesses:
• Stock photography
• Social media management
• Website management
• Basic graphic design
• Audience engagement
Jan 2017 - Sept 2017
Guildford School of Acting / University of Surrey
I was responsible for processing student applications to performing arts courses within this school. This required the coordination of auditions for hundreds of applicants and the efficient delivery of outcomes, including recall invitations and rejections.
To assist in this large undertaking I was also responsible for managing a team of student helpers and offered my assistance with general admissions queries for all other courses via phone and email.
Mar 2016 - Dec 2016
BOC (British Oxygen)
I was initially employed to assist in the archiving of paper documents into a new digital database and was recruited internally into the position of HR Coordinator.
I managed various inboxes for employee queries, assisted in calculating and communicating redundancy payments across the company, oversaw the on-boarding of HR staff and assisted with the entire recruitment process of nurses and healthcare professionals (setting up interviews, screening out candidates, reference and DBS checking, creating and issuing contracts of employment).
2014 - 2015
FREELANCE WRITER & PHOTOGRAPHER
Hijacked.com.au (now junkee.com.au), Sydney, Australia
The Newsroom at Macleay College, Sydney, Australia
Examples of recent work
CARDIFF UNIVERSITY STUDENT'S UNION
Editing audio for student podcasts
Video content: script writing, filming, editing, publishing
Campaign-driven content creation
Reporting social media analytics
Live social media coverage of events
Dippy exhibition volunteer, National Museum Cardiff, February 2020, more info here
Digital archivist of newspaper articles, The March of the Women Project at Surrey History Trust, June - Dec 2018, more info here
Transcribing handwritten pamphlets for digital archiving, Manuscript Pamphleteering in Early Stuart England Project, 14th July 2018, more info here
Web admin and event assistant, Makerspace at the Guildford Library (now defunct) Nov 2016 - June 2017
KAT THE COACH
Freelancer, July 2017 - Present
Social media management,
Content creation & scheduling,
Copywriting & proofreading,
Website management & SEO,
BRITISH INSTITUTE OF INNKEEPING MAGAZINE,
Marketing Assistant, Sept 2017 - July 2019
Contribution to the quarterly magazine
Photography, article ideas and interviews
Commissioning advertisements from external companies
THE NEWSROOM, MACLEAY COLLEGE
Writer and photographer
As a student at Macleay College I contributed 20+ hours a week to the live news website during my 12 month Diploma of Journalism course.
BA ENGLISH LITERATURE AND HISTORY
Cardiff University, Wales
September 2019 - graduation expected 2022,
I am a mature aged undergraduate student of English and History at Cardiff University.
Transcript of first year results 2019/20:
A World Full of Gods 74%
Medieval Worlds AD 500 -1500 1 64%
History in Practice Part 1 78%
Critical Reading and Critical Writing 67%
Transgressive Bodies in Medieval Literature 68%
Ways of Reading 48%
August 2007 - May 2011
University of Glasgow via FutureLearn.com Certificate of achievement
Early Modern Scottish Palaeography: Reading Scotland's Records
Burgh House, Museum Perspectives course Certificate of achievement
This 3 day course was delivered by the curator and visitor experience professionals at the museum. Topics covered in the practical workshops included: how to organise & curate an exhibition, basic object conservation & cleaning techniques, writing an exhibition interpretation, delivering guided tours
Open University online Certificate of achievement
Aberdulais Falls: Case study in Welsh heritage
Art and visual culture: Medieval to modern
Marketing communications as a strategic function
DIPLOMA OF JOURNALISM
Macleay College, Sydney, Australia
January 2011 - May 2013
Modules and grades: Media History& Ethic of News (HD), News 1: Foundation of News (DN), Newsroom 1: News Research (DN), Shorthand (PP), Media Law (PP), News 2: Feature Writing & Specialist Journalism (DN), Newsroom 2: Radio Journalism (CR), Video Journalism: From Camera to Broadcast (DN), News 3: Photojournalism (CR), Professional News Practice (DN), Journalism Internship (DN), Newsroom 3: Multi-skill Journalism (DN)
CERTIFICATE OF ONLINE MARKETING FUNDAMENTALS
Google Digital Garage, awarded by Interactive Advertising Bureau Europe & The Open University
Fundamentals of digital marketing certificate of achievement
These 26 modules and workshops covered topics such as: analytics and data insights, content marketing, display advertising, e-commerce and email marketing (click to view certificate)
OVERVIEW OF MY SKILLS
Tricks of the Trade
Social media management & reporting, feature/PR & news writing, photography, copywriting, email marketing, content planning, basic graphic design
High quality customer service, receptionist duties, admin & HR experience, CRM & database management
Writing and presenting academic research, press release writing & reporting findings, marketing for events/exhibitions, basic experience in early modern English and Scottish paleography, digitizing archives
Audacity, Photoshop, GIMP, Wordpress, Typo3, Microsoft Dynamics, Microsoft Office & Mac, Canva, ActiveCampaign, Dotmailer, Survey Monkey, Squarespace, Wix, Google Analytics, Eventbrite, AskTheAudience