Digital CV


Email: contact@matthewseary.co.uk
LinkedIn: /matthewseary
Website: www.matthewseary.co.uk
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Matthew Seary, 22


Politics graduate from the University of Kent seeking opportunities in web development or communications & PR

EXPERIENCE


DOTCOM SALES ASSISTANT

Tesco
June 2016 - Sept 2016

As a Dotcom Sales Assistant, I was often the frontline of customer support dealing with everyday queries on anything that may interest the customer. This role also required exceptional time management skills, working as quick as possible in a timed environment whilst also maintaining positive customer relations and up-keeping the cleanliness of the store.

ONLINE NEWS EDITOR

InQuire
Oct 2015 - July 2016

I was heavily involved in communications with the student union, the university, and individuals on a constant basis to keep up production of quality content. I have helped raise article views through skilled use of social media, maintaining an avid audience and my attention to detail was an asset as an editor and proof-reader. The role also required quickly learning WordPress and being punctual to meetings with a regular schedule.

OWNER / ADMIN

Enclave Gaming
Nov 2015 - Sept 2016

Previous co-founder and owner of semi-professional eSports organization Enclave Gaming, managing 4 competitive teams and maintaining 2 sponsors. I also created all the graphics, ran the social media, and produced the announcements. This role required a constant punctual, succinct, and professional relationship whilst also needing great interpersonal skills, managing up to 20 different people at a time.

DESIGNER

Scoota (Rockabox)
August 2013, 1 week

A week’s work experience utilizing my knowledge of Photoshop and quickly learning the design and usage of the unique ‘shutters’ software. I created my own advert after exceeding expectations and completing the initial tasks set for me within the first 3 days.


EDUCATION


UNIVERSITY OF KENT

Politics and International Relations with a Year in Continental Europe
2014 - 2018

Essay written accepted into the Kent Political Almanac. Spent time as the Online News Editor for the university newspaper; achieved best newcomer award.

Year 1 – University of Kent, 2014/15
CO328: Human Computer Interaction
PO304: Analysing British Politics Today
PO305: International History and International Relations
PO310: Introduction to International Politics
PO314: Introduction to Political Thought
PO326: Introduction to Political Science
PO327: Introduction to Comparative Politics
PO328: Globalisation and World Politics

Year 2 – University of Kent, 2015/16
PO555: International Organisation: The UN System
PO611: Politics of the European Union
PO617: Contemporary Politics and Government in the United States
PO618: East European Politics
PO623: Modern Political Thought
PO657: Political Research and Analysis
PO661: Fact, Evidence, Knowledge, and Power

Year 3 – YEAR ABROAD: Charles University, Prague, 2016/17
Passed

Year 4 – University of Kent, 2017/2018
PO679: Research Dissertation
PO669: Conservatism: Politics and International Relations of the Right
PO665: Advanced Topics in Politics and International Relations
PO638: Political Behaviour in Britain
LA309: Russian Beginners A1
SA519: Social Politics of Food

HERTSWOOD ACADEMY

GCSEs and A-Levels
2007 - 2014

GCSEs: 10 A-Cs (including English and Maths)
A-Levels: History (B), Politics (C), English Literature (C)
Extended Project Qualification (B)


ACHIEVEMENTS


  • An essay titled ‘A State in Limbo: Serbia and the Politics of Transition’ has been accepted and published in the Kent Political Almanac.
  • I have had political blog posts featured on multiple sites with one article being featured on the Lib Dems Golden Dozen #438.
  • Reviewed by the Rotary Club as having exceptional-to-high ‘ability to engage’, ‘confidence’, ‘maturity’, and ‘clarity of expression’.
  • Received Best Newcomer at The KIC Awards for my contributions to the University Newspaper.
  • An integral member of my Sixth Form’s senior team which involved volunteering on a regular basis at events and working with those throughout the school to produce results.

INTERESTS


  • I have self-taught the ability to create websites using HTML, CSS, JS, and how to use PHP in relation to creating WordPress Themes.
  • I have a published website at matthewseary.co.uk with a digital CV and a web development portfolio.
  • Reviewed by the Rotary Club as having exceptional-to-high ‘ability to engage’, ‘confidence’, ‘maturity’, and ‘clarity of expression’.
  • For a few months in the lead up to the General Election and a short period afterwards, I updated a personal blog on current affairs.
  • I enjoy playing and following football, and reading a wide arrangement of novels, from historical to philosophical fiction.