Flora Bowen

University of Cambridge


Oct 2017- June 2021 Currently working towards a BA (Hons) in Modern and Medieval Languages at the University of Cambridge.

January- May 2020 Erasmus exchange at the Ecole Normale Superieure Lyon, one of France’s prestigious ‘Grandes Écoles’.

September 2010 – 2017 Bootham School, York

A-Level  French, Spanish, History, English Literature, Extended Project Qualification: 5A*.

GCSE (including Maths, English, Languages and Sciences.): 11A*

Work Experience

Bolivian Express, Video Intern (Sep-Dec 2019)

  • Interviews and video production for the English-language magazine

Quaker Bolivia Link, Social Media and Video Production assistant (Sep- Dec 2019)

  • Increased engagement on social media channels
  • Made a video for the NGO on their work
  • Interviewed people from the villages the NGO works with
  • Negotiated with village leaders over projects during the political crisis in Bolivia

Foreign News Desk, The Times (July 2019)

  • Researched leads for the Foreign News and News Desks 
  • Fact-checked articles and carried out research as needed
  • Two items published, linked to two section leads 
  • Attended editorial meetings

Private Eye (June 2019)

  • Researching leads for stories 
  • Contributed several items to different sections of the 2nd June issue 
  • Attended editorial meetings

Literary Review (April 2019)

  • Copyediting to BSL standard 
  • Transcribed and digitised archive pieces 
  • Organised correspondence and book proofs 
  • Had a review commissioned for the August edition

Telephone Campaign Caller, Clare College (April 2018)

  • Worked as part of a team that raised £512,000 in three weeks
  • Updated alumni details and increased alumni contact with the college.
  • Handled Debit and Credit card payments over the phone using Teleraise software

Vocational experience:

Bartending for balls at Oxford and Cambridge; working at the Deramore Arms  Pub in York; working as a Cleaning and Catering Assistant at Bootham School.

Posts of responsibility in Cambridge

Producer / Assistant Stage Director ADC Theatre (February 2019-ongoing)

  • Produced ‘Richard II’ in Clare College Gardens, which involved liaising with several college departments.
  • Produced ‘Cold Turkey’, a farce. Raised £600 for a Jimmy’s Cambridge, a local homelessness charity
  • Organised props, rehearsal and audition schedules, promoted shows via traditional and social media publicity, successfully bid for a budget of £350 for each show.

Senior Guest Liaison, the Cambridge Union (Jan-May 2019)

  • Supporting high-profile guest speakers in their visit, including several MPs, heads of state, and international CEOs.
  • Organising travel and accommodation arrangements
  • Assisting guests in signing legal speaker release forms.

Secretary for the Union of Clare Students (Sep 2019- May 2019)

  • Minuting and organising meetings
  • Expanded social media presence and student engagement, advertising activities online and within the College.
  • Updated weekly bulletin with events, work and volunteering opportunities, using HTML script.
  • Ensured all committee members were up to date with committee work, and acted as a point of information for any queries on college infrastructure and departments

News and Investigations Editor, Opinion Editor, Columnist and Contributor for ‘The Tab Cambridge’ (September 2017-ongoing), contributor to Varsity.

  • Wrote more than 30 articles, including a weekly column and interviews, on topics of my choice, which received thousands of views in the most successful Tab team of all 80 UK and US groups.
  • Covered major stories at the University, including liveblogging student protests and University and student council meetings
  • Commissioned, edited, and published student writing 
  • Led a group of four opinion writers, and regularly took responsibility for others’ editing and writing tasks when needed. 
  • Wrote, produced, and edited short films for Tab TV, which received thousands of views on social media

Fundraising Co-ordinator, Haladia (Sep 2019-ongoing)

  • Have personally raised £500 from high net worth individuals
  • Contacting academic institutions, law chambers, and naval groups to work with our new NGO, a legal monitoring ship in the Mediterranean which offers support to refugees.

Published by floracbowen

Languages student at the University of Cambridge, aspiring professional blatherer, from Yorkshire.

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