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Siobhan Lakeland

24 Robin Close, Evesholt, Worcs, WR11 2EZ 09876543211


University of Warwick, MChem Hons Chemistry
  • Expected grade 2:1, graduation date July 2012
  • Awarded departmental scholarship in 2008
  • 71% for key skills project, including group presentation, individual presentation and essay
  • Completed lab work in both small groups and independently, achieving 72% average over 3 years
2008 - present
Evesholt High School
  • A Levels: Chemistry (A), Maths (A), Physics (A)
  • AS Level: French (B)
  • 11 GCSE’s: 6A*s, 4As, 1B including Maths and English,
  • Attained subject awards for maths, chemistry, physics and general achievement
2003 – 2008

Work history

Open Day Ambassador
Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick
  • Guiding tours around department and campus
  • Promoting the chemistry course and university facilities
  • Answering queries and problems
September 2011 – present
Cabin Counsellor
Ironwood Camp, West Virginia
  • Director of the Gymnastics Program
  • Expanded and improved lessons, increasing average number of participants from 3 to 12 per session
  • Led whole camp activities involving more than 100 children alongside other counsellors
  • Supervised and ensured safety of a cabin of eight children
  • Taught activities including mountain biking, climbing and dance
June 2011 – August 2011
Project Assistant
Climate Change Solutions Ltd.
  • Researched and evaluated potential future projects
  • Produced report that was forwarded to manager which assessed a future client
  • Reorganised filing of customer details by creating spreadsheet in Excel
  • Verified payments by calling customers
March 2011
2 weeks work experience
Weave Recycle Ltd.
  • Managed weave shop and demonstrated collection process to customers
  • Registered customers using Microsoft Access and processed membership packs
  • Facilitated children’s creative learning in the Big on Play project June/July 2010
June 2010 – March 2011
Team Player
Punch Pubs Ltd.
  • Engaged in greeting and serving customers
  • Handled money and payments
July 2009 – September 2009

Positions of responsibility

Student Tutoring Scheme Volunteer
University of Warwick
  • Leading problem solving lessons with Sixth Form class at local school
  • Preparing the students for exams
Jan 2012 – present
Student Mentor
Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick
  • Provided support for first year chemists
  • Organised meetings to give advice on any issues they had to ease the transition from school to university
  • Advised with work or topics that were difficult
2009 – 2011
Team Captain
UK Gymnastics Squad
  • Organised and motivated my gymnastics squad
  • Coordinated many international trips, which involved sorting accommodation, travel details, costs and payments
  • Represented Great Britain at the European Gymnastics Championships 2009 and World Gymnastics Championships 2010
  • British Champions 2009 and 2010
2008 – 2010
UK Gymnastics Coach
  • Level 2 qualification
  • Coach the UK Gymnastics Squad
  • Travel to grass roots clubs around England to give more expert help
  • Worked at Assistant Coach level until 2010 whilst still training for international competition
2008 – 2010
Head Girl
Evesholt High School
  • Organised fundraising events raising over £2000 for both the Sixth Form and charities
  • As Chair of the Sixth Form Committee organised the Summer Ball
  • Designed and distributed campaign materials and was elected by peers
  • Represented the school at public events
2007 – 2008

Other achievements

  • Received the Colonel of Kentucky Award in 2010 for my contribution to Team UK at the World Gymnastics Championships 2010
  • Warwick Sport Full Colours Award 2009
  • Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme 2008 and 2009
  • Warwick Sport Scholarship 2010

Additional skills

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access and Powerpoint)
  • Full clean driving license
  • Studied up to higher intermediate level French and beginners Spanish


Available on request

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