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  1. 1. Christopher P Hayward 3 Cotton Close, Sawtry, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE28 5XU Mobile: 08715615868 Email: cph12@le.ac.uk ObjectiveA second year astro-physicist, with strong mathematical and problem solving skills,looking for a work experience opportunity in a physics laboratory environment. Relevant SkillsTechnical Skills Proficient in using main Microsoft Office applications and number of specialised scientific packages. Currently learning to program in C++ and use web design software through self-study. Diligent, systematic approach and comfortable handling most physics laboratory and observation equipment.Team Work Accustomed to working in groups during academic projects and range of club and society involvements. Worked effectively as part of the Residential Services team at the University of Leicester and had to be adaptable to meet the needs of the team.Communication Confident verbal communication skills as demonstrated delivering presentations at university and subject-related conferences. Audiences ranged from small groups to numbers of up to 70 people. Achieved consistently good marks of 60% upwards for academic assignments and reports as evidence of my written communication skills.Problem Solving Able to deal with problems calmly and efficiently as shown on a regular basis in my role as night porter. Careful to approach situations in a neutral non-personal manner, employ active listening skills and ask appropriate questions to get to the root of the problem. Proceeded to work with people to help identify options and agree the next course of action. EducationUniversity of Leicester 2010 - presentBSc Physics with Astrophysics (currently on target to achieve a 2:1)Incorporates problem-specific based learning to utilise analytical skills and instruction ona range of research techniques.Foundation Year (71% - equivalent of 3 A’s at A-Level) 2009 – 2010
  2. 2. Royal Wolverhampton School, West Midlands 2005 - 2009A-levels: Physics (A), Maths (A), Chemistry (B)AS-Levels: French (B)GCSE’s: 9 GCSE’s achieving 4 A grades, 3 B grades and 2 C grades including English,Mathematics and Science EmploymentUniversity of Leicester, Night-Porter and Domestic Labour 2010 – 2011 Worked night shifts during vacation in the Residential Services Department. Staffed phone and responded to incidents, some of which were emergency situations and maintained log of events on computer. Typically lone-working position and required ability to deal with the unpredictable. In conference role, helped to clean and set up the venue, often working against a tight time frame to get tasks done.Redwings Service Station, A1, Cambridgeshire, Cashier 2005-2009 Employed weekends at a fuelling station on a major roadway. Involved handling money, customer service and basic accounts to ensure tills balance at the end of shifts. Performed regular stock takes, checked deliveries against inventory and quickly put out stock on shelves. Membership of Committees/Societies Current member of the University of Leicester Fencing Society and have competed in a number of regional fencing events. Part of RAG charity collection agency at the University of Leicester. Principal committee member responsible for managing money collections and helping to organise events including RAG week, the main event in the RAG calendar. InterestsEnjoy reading crime fiction and journals like New Scientist and Nature to keep abreast ofscience and technology news. ReferencesMrs Sarah Lindsay (Hall Manager), Mr Graham Wynn,Stamford Hall, Department of Physics & Astronomy,Stoughton Drive, University of Leicester,Oadby South, University Road,Leicester, Leicester,LE2 2ND LE1 7RHTel: 0116 271 5876 Tel: 0116 252 2071 e-mail:graham.wynn@astro.le.ac.uk