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RESUME

I have worked in a diverse range of creative and administrative roles, developing valuable communications skills in marketing and social media management. For examples of my professional writing, please head here.

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EDUCATION

My studies so far

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.

Module 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%

Module Results 2020/21

  • War, Peace and Diplomacy, c.900-c.1250 52%

  • Reformation and Revolution: Stuart Britain, 1603-1714 60%

  • Style and Genre 64%

  • Medieval Arthurian Literature 75%

  • Children's Literature: Form and Function 66%

DIPLOMA OF JOURNALISM

Macleay College, Sydney, Australia
January 2011 - May 2013

Modules and grades: Media History& Ethics 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

March 2017

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).

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Roles & Responsibilities

RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

August 2021-December 2021

The Sustainable Places Institute, Cardiff University

I assisted with communications before the department permanently closed. This involved creating website content, email newsletters and social media posts that promoted the legacy of the institute and final activities taking place. I was responsible for interpreting the research activities of academics associated with the institute and communicating their work into news stories. During this period I also delivered two virtual events with over 100 attendees, which included multiple guest speakers and concurrent break out rooms. I was responsible for promoting the events, tracking registration, follow up communications/reporting and liaising with stakeholders and guest speakers.

PUBLICITY ASSISTANT

Sept 2019 - Aug 2021

Cardiff University Students' Union
I was tasked with content creation and scheduling (photos, audio, videos and written copy) on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for a range of accounts. I also collated insights, stats and analytics from these to create end of campaign reports. I also proofread marketing material, assisted with copywriting for web and print, and edited podcast audio and videos.

SOLE TRADING FREELANCER

Aug 2017 - Present

Rebekah Beatnik

As a fully insured freelancer I offer the following monthly services to clients running their own businesses:

• Copywriting
• Stock photography
• Social media management

• Website management
• Basic graphic design
• Audience engagement

MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANT

Sept 2017 - Jul 2019

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.

ADMISSIONS ADVISOR

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.

HR COORDINATOR

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).

FREELANCE WRITER & PHOTOGRAPHER

2014 - 2015

  • Hijacked.com.au (now junkee.com.au), Sydney, Australia

  • The Newsroom at Macleay College, Sydney, Australia


​In these roles I reported on events and issues that were relevant for young people and student audiences. This involved answering editorial briefs, adhering to house style and tone of voice, pitching unique and compelling story ideas, adapting copy for print, web and social platforms.

 

LEARNING

Extra training and courses

Early Modern Scottish Palaeography: Reading Scotland's Records

UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW

This 3 week course took place in 2020 and was delivered online by Future Learn. We explored early modern Scottish history through analysis of handwritten documents from the period.

Burgh House, London

MUSEUM PERSPECTIVES COURSE

This 3 day course was delivered in August 2019 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.

Certificates of achievement

OPEN UNIVERSITY ONLINE 

In Feb-April 2019 I completed the following courses:

  • Aberdulais Falls: Case study in Welsh heritage 

  • Art and visual culture: Medieval to modern

  • Marketing communications as a strategic function

  • Social Marketing

Google Digital Garage, awarded by Interactive Advertising Bureau Europe & The Open University

FUNDAMENTALS OF DIGITAL MARKETING CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT

From 2018-2019 I completed 26 modules and workshops covering topics such as: Analytics and data insights, content marketing, display advertising, E-commerce and email marketing

 

VOLUNTEERING

February 2020

MUSEUM EXHIBITION VOLUNTEER

When the Natural History Museum's iconic Diplodocus dinosaur skeleton was briefly on loan in Cardiff I volunteered. I supervised the public interaction with our cart of fossils which could be handled and looked at. I also answered any questions visitors had about the exhibition and provided/demonstrated interactive activities for children such as colouring pages, treasure hunts, mask making etc. Click here for more info.

June - Dec 2018

DIGITAL ARCHIVIST

The March of the Women project was delivered by the Surrey History Trust in 2018. I contributed to this project by viewing hundreds of scanned newspaper documents and indexing the data of these into a spreadsheet, which could be used to enhance the search function of the History Trust website - making it easier for guests to search up historical articles that mentioned suffragette/suffragist activities in the area. I also designed and edited a new-look newsletter for members.

July 2018

TRANSCRIPTION

Over a one day workshop I was introduced to the basics of Early Modern English paleography. I was then placed in a group and tasked with transcribing as much of one 17th century pamphlet as possible. The results from this workshop contributed to the Manuscript Pamphleteering in Early Stuart England, delivered jointly by the University of Birmingham, University of Bristol.

Find out more about the project online here.