Poppy Crooks - CV
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University 2013 – Present
BA Human, Social & Political Sciences, Sociology Track, II:I Expected
Activities and Volunteering
Undergraduate Student Representative, Sociology Department
Student Community Action (Big SIB Volunteer & Child Safeguarding Workshop)
Gerard Duveen Social Science Society
The Cambridge Union Society
Corpus Christi College Access Volunteer
The Lilies – Corpus Christi College Girls Swapping Society
Awards & Honours
Bowyers’ Scholarship, 2013, 2014 & 2015
Bell Abbot and Barnes Scholarship 2015
Hedingham School & Sixth Form 2005 – 2013
A Levels: Sociology [A*], Government & Politics [A], Philosophy & Ethics [A], Psychology [B]
GCSEs: 2 A*s, 4 As, 4 Bs, 1 C and a Distinction(*) BTEC in ICT Practitioners.
A in Mathematics and B in English.
Awards & Honours
A Level Sociology Prize 2013
A Level Philosophy and Ethics Prize 2013
Cambridge University, Sociology Department in HSPS Tripos 2014 – Present
Undergraduate Student Representative [Voluntary / Appointed Position]
Liaising with senior members and undergraduate students to identify issues within the
structure and organisation of the university department.
Achievements within the role:
Worked with senior management and successfully altered the minimum essay
requirement for undergraduate students
Solidified the framework for supervisor and student communication,
Offered my own feedback and solutions to the tripos-wide application problem.
Of these recommendations, each has been, or is in the process of being implemented.
Wigan and Leigh Young Carers and Pensioners Link August 2015
Volunteer [Work Experience]
Approached the council and organised work experience with a charity, and their partner
charity, in a deprived area with challenging social issues.
Compiled a comprehensive report of feedback from the young carers to be used for a
Participated in high risk home assessments and followed up with appropriate
Met with the council to review the borough wide bi-annual carers questionnaire and
offered my initial observations and alterations
Liaised with the trustees of the charity and presented my solution to a problem
encountered whilst volunteering on an excursion with the young carers
Coordinated with other local charities to form a mutually beneficial partnership by
utilizing underused resources
Student Community Action 2014 – 2015
“Big Sib” Volunteer [Voluntary / Charity Work]
Participated in a child-safeguarding workshop to gain the necessary skills to deal with
disclosure, maintain positive interaction and heighten awareness of potential
problems that could arise.
Became a “Big Sib” volunteer by undertaking responsibility of an unmatched case,
organising weekly visits with my “Little Sib”, and participating in a variety of fun
activities they would rarely experience without the outreach programme.
The Beauty Manor Sep 2012 – Oct 2013
Receptionist / General Assistant [Part-Time]
Prioritizing duties in a fast paced environment to guarantee optimal operation of the spa.
Such duties included:
Organising customer appointments
Ensuring effective communication between customers, employees and management
at all times
Maintaining the highest quality customer care
Designing attractive product displays
Assessing and maintaining product levels
Negotiating with suppliers
Handling money and accurately recording the spa’s finances.
Proficient in Microsoft Office
Working knowledge of SPSS Statistical Package
Full clean UK driving licence
Hobbies and Interests
Climbing and hiking
Archaeology – particularly Mesoamerica and Bronze Age Britain