I am well placed to give students an insight into the world of Oxbridge, and how to make the most of their time there. At various times I represented Christ's College (not necessarily proficiently!) at swimming, water polo, chess, badminton, table tennis, and rowing. I was an avid member of the non-audition choir, and generally threw myself fully into College life. I ended up writing the College's entry in the Cambridge University Yearbook. I am still in regular contact with the many great friends I met at university (being in London helps!). I also secured a range of internships to try out different career paths during my summers, including: The Foreign & Commonwealth Office for two summers, The Runnymede Trust multiculturalism think tank, and Money Magpie (a personal finances website).
I continue to have a wide range of interests - reading everything from literary classics to the latest in behavioural economics or business books. I am currently preparing a PhD application in Political Theory/Philosophy. While I can't play as much sport as I used to, I keep fit by going to the gym regularly.
Firstly I have a strong academic background and professional background. I achieved firsts every year of my BA in Social & Political Sciences at Christ's College, Cambridge (2010). Followed by distinctions in each of my International Relations M.Phil exams & thesis (2011).
During my M.Phil I accepted an offer to train at a top City law firm (Herbert Smith Freehills LLP). I received distinctions in my Graduate Diploma in Law and all of my accelerated Legal Practice Course exams at BPP Law School (2011-2013). Practising corporate law for 3 and a half years I received high appraisals for my work both as a trainee and then associate (2013-2016). I was trusted to represent the firm by going on two client secondments (EDF Energy and the UK Civil Service) for a total of 14 months, receiving top feedback.
Throughout this busy career I always maintained an interest in, and made time for, helping students achieve their potential. At Christ's I informally supervised younger SPS students (2008-2011). I also coxed a rowing crew, helping to motivate and instruct them, having rowed for three years myself (2008-2011). While working at HSF I was highly active in graduate recruitment - attending universities/workshops to assess students, and volunteering to buddy with interns to make them feel welcome (2013-2016). I gave mock Oxbridge interviews at St. Philomena's Girls School ...
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