CV

Martin McKenzie Edward

PERSONAL PROFILE

I regard myself as ambitious and creative with an excellent eye for detail. I am currently a second year student at Bournemouth University seeking to consolidate and develop my communication skills within the work place. Higher education has offered me an understanding of the innovative approach needed to succeed within the rapidly evolving communication and media industries.

SKILLS AND STRENGTHS

Effective Communication

  • Excellent written communication skills developed within a professional writing unit. Achieved an overall 70+% average across a range of writing styles from news reporting to short story fiction. Portfolio available.
  • Effective oral communication skills from student led seminar presentations. Strong and confident presentation technique reflected in positive assessment feedback.

Team Working

  • Coordination and planning role taken within university group assignments. Contributed to achieving overall 81% grade in group-assessed work conducted within the Groups, Teams and Organisations unit.
  • Worked effectively within wide-ranging and established team environments from the Army to the Kibbutz. I regard myself as a team player that can multitask, problem solve and negotiate.

Analytical and Problem Solving

  • Displayed exemplary analytical skills during media analysis assignment achieving a 90% grade. Feedback indicates post-graduate standard work.
  • Life experience offers a diverse range of approaches to problem solving and innovation.

IT Skills

  • Comfortable and familiar with a range of Office suites and able to work cross platform (Apple Macintosh and PC).
  • Currently embracing professional software packages incorporating InDesign and Photoshop.

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

I am currently a second year undergraduate student at Bournemouth University studying for a BA (Hons) Communication and Media. Carrying a 2:1 grade from year one and achieving 1st class averages for year two. Units currently being studied include Groups, Teams and Organisations, Narrative Structures, Media Messages and Meanings and Web Communications.

Completed year one of BA English Studies.Southampton New College 1998.

Access to Higher Education Certificate (Credit Pass).Bournemouth and Poole College of Further Education 1996.

GCSE English Language (A)    GCSE Mathematics (C)Bournemouth and Poole College of Further Education 1996.

INTERESTS

Creative writing – Poetry – Theatre –Mobile Disco – Camping – Walking – Travel

WORK HISTORY

2003-2007 Various temporary positions.

2001-2003 N.H.S.

1995-2001 Various temporary positions/full time education.

1994 Kibbutz volunteer in Israel.

1990-1993 The Royal Mail.

1986-1990 Self–employed.

1980-1986 The British Army.

REFERENCES

References are available on request.

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