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Hello, I am Katja Stout.
I am a self-motivated, reliable & responsible student
based in Southampton, UK.
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Katja Stout MInstF MRi

Seeking New Opportunities

Hello, I'm a dynamic, pro-active, target-driven achiever, currently studying for a chemistry degree part-time looking to pursue a career in sales.

Working as a student fundraiser for the last two years, I exceeded my targets and was promoted to Supervisor. In my first year, I was the most profitable fundraiser by over 10%. This role has enabled me to develop a valuable and transferable skills set which stand me in good stead for a Sales Agent role.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

I look forward to hearing from you.

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£300000
(approximately)
been involved in
raising
10
Years of
Fundraising
Experience
9
Awards
Received/Nominated
 
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I have Got The
Skills & Expertise

I have much experience in the field of fundraising, which developed several highly transferable skills (see above) which I applied as a marketing intern in a small international firm last summer. This experience gave me the opportunity to develop several more specific skills to marketing and learn to use a number of useful pieces of software.
German and French (GCSE grade A)

Resume

Work
Experience

I have had several paid positions however much of my experience has been through voluntary work and through fundraising for various causes.

  • Present Apr 2018

    Student Fundraising Supervisor

    University of Southampton

    My role as a supervisor for the Student Fundraising Telephone Campaign is to support and motivate the telephone callers; assist with the recruitment and adminstration of the campaign and to work with the other supervisors and the Regular Giving Officer to monitor the campaign progress and action any necessary adjustments.

  • Present Jan 2018

    Outdoor Teaching Assistant

    St Mark's C of E Primary School

    Responsible for managing the outdoor learning space for Year R, including running 'learning through play' activities with small groups of students.

  • Present Feb 2017

    Student Ambassador

    University of Southampton

    The role of a student ambassadors is to work with the Recruitment and Outreach Team to lead and support the delivery of a variety of on and off-campus activities, residential events and mentoring schemes with young people aged 10-18 years of age.

  • Present Oct 2016

    Bar Staff

    The Southwestern Arms

    As a member of the bar staff, it is important that I work closely with my colleagues to ensure that every customer is served as promptly and efficiently as possible. Excellent customer service skills are essential in making every customer feel valued. This is displayed in a friendly and approachable disposition, in making an effort to remember their drinks order and how they prefer it to be served and most importantly in greeting every customer with a smile. Attention to detail is important in making certain that every drink is created to a consistently high standard. Many of the patrons of the pub are regulars so it is essential that good relationships are developed from the get-go.

  • Present Jul 2016

    Staff

    Flair Event Staffing & Management Ltd

    Staff can work a number of different roles at a number of different events.

  • Present Jul 2016

    Private Tutor

    TutorHunt

    Currently tutoring mathematics to a Year 9 girl.

  • Present Jun 2016

    Faculty Student Ambassador

    University of Southampton

    As a Faculty Student Ambassador, I primarily worked at University-wide open days, assisting with tours and answering the questions of prospective students.

  • Present Jun 2015

    Bar Staff

    Burnham Park Hall

    As a member of the bar staff team at Burnham Park Hall, I work closely with colleagues to ensure that every customer is served as promptly and efficiently as possible. Excellent customer service skills are essential in making every customer feel valued. This is displayed in a friendly and approachable disposition, in making an effort to remember their drinks order and how they prefer it to be served and most importantly in greeting every customer with a smile. Attention to detail is important in making certain that every drink is created to a consistently high standard.

  • Apr 2018 Oct 2016

    Student Fundraiser

    University of Southampton

    This role primarily involves phoning alumni and friends of the university, building a rapport with them and then convincing them to donate to the University and the University’s campaign for the Centre for Cancer Immunology. Over the year the team raised approximately £133’000 (£380'000 with gift aid and regular gifts for 5 years). And I was proud to be the highest fundraiser with my own total of £8634.25. Success in this role requires the ability to build strong personal relationships with the constituent over the phone quickly, the ability to think quickly on your feet as to the direction of the call and also superb communication skills in conveying the message of the campaign.

  • Oct 2016 Jun 2016

    Bar Support

    Revolution Bars Group PLC

    My work at Revolution Bars was primarily providing bar support to those on the bar. Bottles in the speed rail had to be replaced quickly, when empty; the fridges had to be kept stocked up and the supply of glasses behind the bar had to be managed. This last role, in particular, required excellent customer service skills; navigating around customers to collect their glasses and dealing with often loud and brash clients politely and effectively.

  • Sep 2016 Jun 2016

    Summer Placement Student

    University of Southampton

    As a summer placement student in the Level 4 Teaching Laboratory, my key role involved managing the production of teaching guides on how students should write lab reports and lab books. This required me to coordinate the production of the audio and visual elements and combine them to produce the finished products to a deadline.

  • Jun 2016 Jun 2015

    Marketing Intern

    Virtual Subsidiary

    Working closely with colleagues in data collection for HandCrafted Data (www.handcrafteddata.com) and independently on projects for clients. Also involved in composing and sending email marketing messages in HTML and plain text. Experience with creating websites for a range of purposes using online clients and small HTML adjustments. Management of company social media accounts and creation of blog posts for company blogs.

      Proficient in using:
    • SalesLoft Prospector
    • SalesLoft Cadence
    • Wix
    • Wordpress
    • Weebly
    • Zoho campaigns
    • BlogSpot
    • Twitter
    • Facebook
    • Office 365

  • Dec 2014 Dec 2014

    Temporary Seasonal Sales Assistant

    Mountain Warehouse

    As a temporary seasonal Sales Assistant I worked with a small team of colleagues, as part of a much larger organisation, to promote customer service and to improve the customer experience.  I was employed to ensure that the shop was presented well and to company standards; with customers to help them find the correct item/garment to suit their purpose and also to increase revenue and reduce unecessary loss for the company.  My warehouse responsibility included ensuring that stock was unpacked, labelled and priced and out on the shop floor as quickly as possible.  

  • Dec 2014 Sep 2013

    Chief Financial Officer

    emphasise.me

    Emphasise.me was originally a branch of Young Enterprise that specialised in bespoke quality websites. I managed the cash flow of the company, advised the CEO and Board of Directors on monetary decisions, paid in and wrote cheques, kept accurate, up-to-date accounts. 


Voluntary
Work

I have had a number of paid positions however much of my experience has been through voluntary work and through fundraising for various causes.

  • Sep 2015 Sep 2011

    GirlGuiding

    Leader-in-Training (Feb 2015 - Sep 2015) & Young Leader (Sep 2011 - Feb 2015)

    As a young leader, I helped the Brownies (September 2011-July 2013) and Guides (September 2012-Present) to get involved in a wide range of activities, as well as acting as a confidant in a way that an adult leader cannot.  I help to organise and run the weekly meetings as well as attending several weekend events and helping to run fundraising stalls.

  • Present Dec 2009

    First Lego League

    Judge (Regional, National & International)

    I have judged this competition in a voluntary capacity for four years at a regional and national level and have also judged at an international level. The competition requires participants to build and program a robot to complete a series of tasks in a set time for points; prepare a presentation on the assigned topic for the year and utilise the core values throughout. Prior to judging I was a participant for 3 years and mentor for 2 years.

  • Feb 2016 Dec 2014

    British Science Association

    CREST Youth Advisor

    The CREST Youth Panel is a group of 13-19 year-olds who meet twice a year at large science events across the UK to input into the CREST scheme's projects and those of the British Science Association‘s partners.

  • Jun 2015 Sep 2012

    Interact Club of Burnham Grammar School

    President (July 2013 - July 2015) & Treasurer (July 2012 - July 2013)

    As Treasurer (September 2012-July 2013) I kept clear financial records of income and expenditure as well as being an active member in organising and running fundraising events. As President (July 2013-April 2015) I arranged and lead the meetings and planned the majority of charity fundraising at school.  I attended meetings with and gave presentations to a variety of people, including the local Rotary Club, and as such have experience talking to a wide range of people. In total, in my time, as a leader of the team, we raised approximately £21'000. 

  • Jul 2013 Nov 2012

    Arbour Vale School

    Teaching Assistant

    A voluntary role, which involved helping students with Special Educational Needs work on a variety of problems in lesson time, I worked at the school full time for a week and have helped out when needed at busier times of the year.


Board/Committee
Positions

I have sat on the boards and committees of a number of different companies, charities and societies. .

  • Jul 2018 Present

    Southampton University Students Union

    Student Trustee (Registered Charity Trustee and Company Director)

    As a young leader, I helped the Brownies (September 2011-July 2013) and Guides (September 2012-Present) to get involved in a wide range of activities, as well as acting as a confidant in a way that an adult leader cannot.  I help to organise and run the weekly meetings as well as attending several weekend events and helping to run fundraising stalls.

  • Present Dec 2009

    First Lego League

    Judge (Regional & National)

    I have judged this competition in a voluntary capacity for four years at a regional and national level and have also judged at an international level. The competition requires participants to build and program a robot to complete a series of tasks in a set time for points; prepare a presentation on the assigned topic for the year and utilise the core values throughout. Prior to judging I was a participant for 3 years and mentor for 2 years.

  • Feb 2016 Dec 2014

    British Science Association

    CREST Youth Advisor

    The CREST Youth Panel is a group of 13-19 year-olds who meet twice a year at large science events across the UK to input into the CREST scheme's projects and those of the British Science Association‘s partners.

  • Jun 2015 Sep 2012

    Interact Club of Burnham Grammar School

    President (July 2013 - July 2015) & Treasurer (July 2012 - July 2013)

    As Treasurer (September 2012-July 2013) I kept clear financial records of income and expenditure as well as being an active member in organising and running fundraising events. As President (July 2013-April 2015) I arranged and lead the meetings and planned the majority of charity fundraising at school.  I attended meetings with and gave presentations to a variety of people, including the local Rotary Club, and as such have experience talking to a wide range of people. In total, in my time, as a leader of the team, we raised approximately £21'000. 

  • Jul 2013 Nov 2012

    Arbour Vale School

    Teaching Assistant

    A voluntary role, which involved helping students with Special Educational Needs work on a variety of problems in lesson time, I worked at the school full time for a week and have helped out when needed at busier times of the year.

  • Present Dec 2009

    First Lego League

    Judge (Regional & National)

    I have judged this competition in a voluntary capacity for four years at a regional and national level and have also judged at an international level. The competition requires participants to build and program a robot to complete a series of tasks in a set time for points; prepare a presentation on the assigned topic for the year and utilise the core values throughout. Prior to judging I was a participant for 3 years and mentor for 2 years.

  • Feb 2016 Dec 2014

    British Science Association

    CREST Youth Advisor

    The CREST Youth Panel is a group of 13-19 year-olds who meet twice a year at large science events across the UK to input into the CREST scheme's projects and those of the British Science Association‘s partners.

  • Jun 2015 Sep 2012

    Interact Club of Burnham Grammar School

    President (July 2013 - July 2015) & Treasurer (July 2012 - July 2013)

    As Treasurer (September 2012-July 2013) I kept clear financial records of income and expenditure as well as being an active member in organising and running fundraising events. As President (July 2013-April 2015) I arranged and lead the meetings and planned the majority of charity fundraising at school.  I attended meetings with and gave presentations to a variety of people, including the local Rotary Club, and as such have experience talking to a wide range of people. In total, in my time, as a leader of the team, we raised approximately £21'000. 

  • Jul 2013 Nov 2012

    Arbour Vale School

    Teaching Assistant

    A voluntary role, which involved helping students with Special Educational Needs work on a variety of problems in lesson time, I worked at the school full time for a week and have helped out when needed at busier times of the year.

  • Present Dec 2009

    First Lego League

    Judge (Regional & National)

    I have judged this competition in a voluntary capacity for four years at a regional and national level and have also judged at an international level. The competition requires participants to build and program a robot to complete a series of tasks in a set time for points; prepare a presentation on the assigned topic for the year and utilise the core values throughout. Prior to judging I was a participant for 3 years and mentor for 2 years.

  • Feb 2016 Dec 2014

    British Science Association

    CREST Youth Advisor

    The CREST Youth Panel is a group of 13-19 year-olds who meet twice a year at large science events across the UK to input into the CREST scheme's projects and those of the British Science Association‘s partners.


Education
& Qualifications

“Knowledge is life. The more informed you are, the better you are in making the best decision.”

- Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind
  • Present 2015

    University of Southampton

    MChem Chemistry with A Year-long Placement

    Currently studying for an integrated masters in chemistry with a year-long placement.

  • 2015 2008

    Burnham Grammar School

    Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics

    12 GCSEs at A/A*, Advanced Subsidiary in Maths, Further Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Currently studying for A levels in Maths, Physics and Chemistry.

    Stage Crew, Young Enterprise, Interact, Senior Prefect Team, Student Panel Interviewing, School Council, Charity and Community Prefect

  • 2008 2001

    Lent Rise Combined School

    Primary School Education (Reception - Year 6)


Awards & Publications

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Won

The Ashford Rose Bowl for Community Service

Awarded by Burnham Grammar School

Received in December 2015

Cathie Long Spiritual, Ethical and Intelligence Award

Awarded by Burnham Grammar School

Received in December 2014

Lonza Junior & Senior Scientist

  • I was awarded 2nd place in the Lonza Junior Scientist of the Year Competition in 2011 for my entry on Nuclear Fusion and 3rd in the Lonza Senior Scientist of the Year Competition
  • in 2014 for my entry on the use of disulphur dinitride in fingerprint analysis and the subsequent use of this in solving cold cases.
Junior received in October 2011
Senior received in October 2014

Gold, Silver & Bronze CREST Award

I gained these awards through my work as a competitor, and then coach/mentor, with the First Lego League.

Bronze received in December 2009
Silver received in December 2010
Gold received in December 2012

Baden Powell Award

The Baden-Powell Challenge Award is the highest award a Guide can gain in the Guide section, it is personally challenging and involves sustained effort over a period of time. The award has two parts: the ten challenges and the Baden-Powell Challenge Adventure

Received in May 2011

Shortlisted/Nominated

Excellence in Volunteering Awards: The External Engagement Award for Social Impact

Shortlisted in April 2018

University of Southampton Media Ball Awards 2018

  • I was nominated for 5 awards at the 2018 Media Ball Awards:

  • Best Review
  • Best Print Feature
  • Best Interview
  • Best Newcomer
  • Best Design
Nominated in April 2018

Female Undergraduate of the Year

  • This award was run by TargetJobs and sponsored by Rolls Royce and I was proud to be in the top 20 of over 600 entries.

  • To become a finalist I had to demonstrate well-rounded life experience and a broad range of achievements.

  • I also had to be:
  • commercially aware
  • a natural problem solver
  • driven, curious and courageous
  • a strong relationship builder
  • ready to be challenged
  • a great communicator.
Shortlisted in February 2017

The Bill Bryson Prize for Science Communication

Shortlisted in June 2015

Publications

Quantum Tunnelling and it's Importance in Nuclear Fusion

Published on March 11 2015

Disulphur Dinitride in Fingerprint Analysis

Published on October 19 2014
  • The discovery of mauveine and subsequent explosion of the synthetic chemical industry.

    • The chance discovery of the first synthetic dye, its development and immediate popularity and the implications of this in the medical and pharmaceutical industries.
    • Including a biography of William Perkin and the development of mauveine; the importance of purple as a colour; the development of the synthetic industry; mauveine as a compound and Perkin's legacy.
    Created in 2015

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    Organisations

    Institute of Fundraising

    August 2017 - Present

    The Royal Institution

    March 2017 - Present

    The Institution of Engineering and Technology

    February 2017 - Present

    Mensa - High IQ Society

    September 2016 - Present

    British Science Association

    December 2014 - Present

    Institute of Physics

    November 2014 - Present

    Royal Society of Chemistry

    November 2014 - Present

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    Hobbies & Interests

    I have a wide range of hobbies and interests outside of work.

    Amateur Photography

    See my gallery here and my instagram account here.

    Fundraising

    See updates on my fundraising activity here.

    Hobbies

    • HikingHiking
    • SkiingSkiing
    • Reading Reading

    • Graphic DesignGraphic Design
    • Stage Management Stage Management
    • Aerial HoopAerial Hoop
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    Events

    Symposia

    UK MOF Symposium 2018

    The first annual meeting exclusively bringing together the UK research community working on metal-organic frameworks and open framework compounds.

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    April 2018

    The Chemistry and Biology of Natural Products Symposium XI

    The (Chemistry and Biology of Natural Products Symposium XI) CBNP11 is a two-day symposium on natural product chemistry and biology, from microbial genetics to synthetic chemistry.

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    June 2017

    Science Communication (Volunteered)

    Cheltenham Science Festival

    lThe world's greatest scientists, imaginative thinkers, science bloggers and genius comedians help us answer some big questions at Cheltenham Science Festival.

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    June 2017

    First Lego League Finals

  • Regionals: 2009-Present
  • Nationals: 2015-Present
  • International Open Championship: 2017
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    June 2017

    Science Communication (Attended)

    The Royal Institution

    March 2017 - Present

    The Institution of Engineering and Technology

    February 2017 - Present

    Other

    The Royal Institution

    March 2017 - Present

    The Institution of Engineering and Technology

    February 2017 - Present

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