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Cresswell - Psychology Graduate - London, UK

Lily Cresswell

London, UK


Psychology Graduate

Work History

1st June - present Volunteer

Great Ormond Street Hospital

June 2012 - August 2012

My role involves playing with and reading to sick children and their siblings on a ward.
165h June - 26th August 2012 Camp Counsellor/Sports and Games Instructor, Camp Sun 'N Fun (Special Needs Camp), New Jersey
For 21 hours a day, 6 days a week my role involved caring for, teaching and entertaining people aged 8-80, with a wide range of disabilities. I learned to care for personal, physical and emotional needs of people with moderate to severe disability. I developed key skills such as patience, perseverance, teamwork and cooperation.

Volunteer Befriender

Westminster Befriend a Family

November 2011 - June 2013

I took a young girl from a disadvantaged background on weekly outings around London, as well as to her swimming lessons. I took time to work on her personal development as she was missing parental guidance. Her school reported vast improvements in her self-confidence, engagement in class and schoolwork. I learned to be more compassionate and sensitive, while also being authoritative and supportive.

Drew Scott, Partner

Sidley Austin LLP

From September 2011

who is head of the Tax department and the London office. My tasks included proof reading of case presentations and witnessing meetings between Partners and accountants. Research based projects improved my meticulousness and communication skills, as I had to present my work, receive tough feedback and go back to improve my work until it met the high standard required.

Officer Cadet

British Army

September 2010 - October 2011

University of London Officer Training Corps
Alongside studying I trained with the British Army and undertook the Military Leadership Development Programme. The leadership qualities I have developed through influencing those under my command are an asset.

Netball Umpire


From September 2010

I have been a qualified umpire for 5 years and umpire all grades of netball on a weekly basis. This has developed my capacity to execute key decisions and handle challenging confrontations under pressure.

Retail Assisstant, Newlyns Farm Shop

From July 2009

Part-time and full-time experience. My tasks included serving customers, waitressing in the café, assisting with external events such as weddings, stock control and cleaning. I developed strong and confident interpersonal skills and learned the value of hard work.

Volunteer Language Tutor

Lixisserve Language School

March - June 2009 Cold caller, to recruit advertisement for local village directory


The Old House At Home' Gastro Pub

July 2008 - September 2009

Summer 2008(10 hours) Market Researcher on behalf of Maria Miller, Local MP

Assistant Carer

German Kindergatrten, Central Berlin, Germany

From October 2007

Babysitter for local families

From July 2006

Volunteer Youth Worker

The Base' youth club

December 2006 - July 2007


Charity Craft Fair Assistant

Up to December 2010

for Tanja Gertik, Fine Art Consultant
I was employed to recruit 10 assistants, myself included, and organise everyone's shifts and payments. Upon last minute cancellations I either had to cover the work myself or find replacements. This required impeccable organisation, reliability and time management.

Qualifications & Certifications


University College London


Farnborough Sixth Form College


Robert May's School

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