Who I am

A BEng Computing student at Imperial with excellent initiative and problem solving skills. My long-term goal is either to work in a role within a company that helps promote global social development or to start a create a social enterprise which uses computing technology to help combat poverty.

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My Work Experience

  • Camp Instructor

    Fire Tech Camp (London and Reading)

    July 2016 - present

    Taught and delivered week-long summer holiday courses to groups of around eight children aged 9-16.

    Taught after-school classes to groups of around 20 children.

    Led and supervised outdoor games and energiser activities.

    Provided parents with feedback on students' progress.

    Courses delivered: Java, Digital Music Production with Ableton Live, Video Game Design, Web Development

  • Freelance Musician

    Self-employed (Southampton area)

    July 2013 - September 2015

    Provided musical director services to Thomas Seyah, an independent artist from Southampton. Organised concert performances, transcribed music and liaised with audio technicians.

    Developed strong customer service skills through liaising and negotiating with clients in my leading role in three bands - Nouva Jazz - a jazz quintet formed to perform at private parties, weddings and functions; Hamilton Mattress - a jazz ensemble that performed in pubs and Reheated - a soul and pop band that performed at local gigs and festivals.

    Freelance performing - played in pit orchestras, concerts and house bands which gave me experience in working under pressure effectively and learning quickly and spontaneously.

    Freelance recording and composing - played and recorded parts for studio tracks, which helped me develop strong time-keeping skills by meeting deadlines.

  • Rock Academy Tutor

    Wyvern College (Fair Oak, Hampshire)

    September 2013 - October 2014

    Improved interpersonal skills through teaching a rock band of secondary-school aged beginner- and intermediate-level musicians, mentoring and individually teaching them in preparation for an end-of-year concert.

    Technician and sound engineer at biennial Arts Festival.

  • Personal Academic Tutor

    Self-employed (Southampton area)

    September 2012 - September 2014

    Tutored KS2, KS3 and GCSE pupils to re-consolidate school work and prepare them for exams. I also underwent training to specialise in teaching pupils with learning difficulties.

  • Hospitality Team Member

    Soul Survivor Teams (Shepton Mallet, Somerset)

    August 2013

    Worked on a team of 40 to cook, prepare and serve hot and cold meals to 1200 staff, delegates and volunteers at the Soul Survivor festival. Also cleaned the canteen after each meal time.

  • Work Experience Placement

    IBM (Hursley, Hampshire)

    April 2012

    Installed server racks into mainframes and configured them on the internal network. Re-imaged laptops and desktops and installed virtual machines for use in product testing by potential IBM clients and proofs of technology.


My Education

  • Imperial College London

    London, UK

    October 2015 - June 2018 (expected)

    BEng Computing
    Extracurricular: Level 3 German, Politics
    Societies: Jazz and Rock, Engineers Without Borders, ABACUS

    Computing Society (DoCSoc) Events Coordinator 2016/17
    - Financial responsibiliy for a high 5-figure annual budget, proposing, negotiating and signing sponsorship contracts, liaising with large industrial sponsors, overall responsibility for DoCSoc's programme of events, event and event team management, social media publicity
    Christian Union Publicity Coordinator 2016/17
    - Overall responsibility for event publicity, creating flyers and posters, maintaining the website, overseeing the use of social media to promote events
    Overseas Societies Committee Secretary 2016/17 - Responsible for liaising with 43 cultural societies at Imperial, arranging room bookings for large-scale events, publicity

  • Peter Symonds Sixth Form College

    Winchester, Hampshire, UK

    September 2013 - June 2015

    A-levels: A* A* A* A in Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Music and Physics respectively
    Extended Project Qualification: A* for Cyberwarfare

  • Wyvern College

    Eastleigh, Hampshire, UK

    September 2008 - June 2013

    GCSEs: 12 A*s, 1 A including A* in Mathematics, English Language and English Literature
    FSMQ - Advanced Mathematics: A
    • Awarded Blatchford Cup for overall academic achievement at GCSE level
    • Awarded annual leavers’ prizes for GCSE English Language, GCSE Music, GCSE Product Design and non academic computing
    • Achieved highest GCSE mark in my year group (~270 students) for English Language, English Literature, Product Design, Music and Religious Studies


My Skills

  • Microsoft Office and LaTeX

  • Java, Python and Haskell

  • HTML and CSS

  • Linux, SSH and Git

  • Grade 8 Bass Guitar and Euphonium

  • Guitar, Piano, Chinese Violin

  • Fluent Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese

  • Music composition and sound engineering

My achivements

  • July 2013

    Rotary Club Youth Leadership Award

  • July 2012

    Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

  • June 2012

    Solent Education Business Partnership Amazing Peoples’ Award for STEMIT

  • March 2012

    Won the 2012 NDS Red Button Challenge, a team competition to design a TV-based application