Professional experience

This page is essentially an overview of my history of paid work since graduating from my undergraduate degree, excluding teaching and training. For a more exhaustive list including work during and before my undergraudate days, check out my LinkedIn profile.

Regular jobs

Careers and Work Experience Advisor

Queen Mary University of London, September 2017 - March 2018

Offering students advice on job, work experience and academic applications, including reviewing CVs, personal statements, cover letters etc. in 20-minute sessions face-to-face, on Skype and by phone. Also tailored mock (partial) interviews in 30-minute sessions.

Academic Quality Support Officer

York St John University, September 2012 - July 2016

Main duties: [1] Executive officer on scrutiny panels at approval/validation events (in the field of quality assurance in higher education). The executive officer role involved: preparing documentation, venue and catering; discussing major areas of scrutiny with the chair prior to the event; minuting the event; offering any expert guidance; writing an event report. [2] Supported two university committees. [3] Developed processes, databases, functions and interactive forms (including use of SITS, Microsoft Access and, to a lesser extent, SQL). [4] Developmental projects, such as establishing a taxonomy of assessment. [5] Web content management, document management and design.

I was also the Equality Champion for my department (Registry) and the Secretary of the LGBT Staff Network. My work in this area (in particular that related to LGBT equality) led me to win a Celebrating Exceptional People award (the annual staff awards at York St John University). Whilst Secretary of the LGBT Staff Network, the University became one of six in the country to score 10/10 in Stonewall's University Guide 2015 and made it into Stonewall's top 100 employers for LGB-friendliness in 2015 and 2016 based on the results of their Workplace Equality Index. I wrote the 2017 submission towards the end of my time at York St John. The network was named "Awesome" by Inclusive Networks, and York St John University won one of their inaugural awards in 2015 ("Network Champion of the Year"), received a high commendation in the "Collaboration of the Year" category and were finalists in two more categories (one of which was for me in the category "Inspiring Member of the Year").

YSJActive Graduate Intern

York St John University, June 2012 - September 2012

YSJActive is a department that offers sports facility hire, a fitness suite, fitness classes and continuing professional development courses. At YSJActive, I carried out a SWOT analysis of the administrative processes, procedures and systems, recommending and then implementing significant improvements that enhanced both functionality and efficiency. In this role, I taught myself how to use Microsoft Access, quickly becoming a relative expert. I redesigned the sports facility hire and fitness suite membership forms and built new databases for each of these two areas that were far easier to use than previous iterations and offered far more functionality. In addition to revitalising the administrative procedures and systems, I served as the main receptionist for the building in which the fitness suite was located and I was responsible for the day to day administrative duties of the team.

Freelance and project work

Website administrator

Queen Mary University of London, July 2017 - present

Two websites for the Department of Linguistics: Multilingual Capital and English Language Teaching Resources

Multilingual Capital: Project involving working in WordPress on the Multilingual Capital website (, mainly implementing structural and content improvements and managing the addition/incorporation of new content, as well as some diagnostic/trouble-shooting work relating to various minor issues (arising from themes, plugins etc).

Gender/queer consultant

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lead DJ at Wotever World's Bar Wotever, a progressive and often radical weekly queer cabaret event with non-binary people highly visible on stage, behind the scenes and in the audience. [WHAT THIS ROLE INVOLVES]. Also DJed at Wotever World's pride party at the Apple Tree and for a Non-binary London party at Tian We Salute You E20.

Proofreader and editor

I offer proofreading and editing services for all sorts of content with a tiered pricing structure.