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Isla MacGillivray

Home Address: 7 Templeland Road Term Address: 95 Bridge


Street
Edinburgh St Andrews
EH12 8RP Fife
[t] 0131 539 0837 KY16 8AA
[e] islamacg@hotmail.co.uk [m] 07814568767

EDUCATION
2007-2011 University of St Andrews
BSc Hons Mathematics (expected 2:1)
Modules have included: Financial Mathematics, Computing in Statistics (using
R and SAS), Mathematical Programming

2002-2007 Mary Erskine School, Edinburgh:


Advanced Higher: Statistics (A), Mathematics (B), Chemistry (C)
Higher: Mathematics (A), Chemistry (A), Physics (A), French (A),
Economics (B), English (C)
Intermediate 2: Chemistry (A), Physics (A), Geography (A), Physical
Education (A), English (B)
Standard Grade: Mathematics (1), French (1), German (1)

WORK EXPERIENCE
June 09 – Indigo Yard, Edinburgh
Present: Waiting Staff
• Trained with the Montpeliers Training Centre which has given me the
skills to provide excellent customer care
• Working as a member of a team to provide food and drink to a wide
range of customers – international and local.
• Working under pressure on a daily basis dealing with up to 100
customers per sitting
July 10 – Tigerlily, Edinburgh
September 10: Hostess
• Being in charge of sitting all customers required organisation and quick
thinking to maximise the tables and seats available
• Closely working with all members of the team from senior
management to floor staff
June – Agenda, Edinburgh
September 08: Bar/Waiting staff
• Working as part of a small team providing food and drink at a wide
range of events – parties, weddings, business meetings
• Regularly managing the bar or restaurant on my own
May 07 – Lothian Viewing Agency, Edinburgh
September 08: Viewing Agent
• The responsibility of preparing the property for members of the public
lay solely with me
• Had to use initiative and intelligence whilst showing the property to
make it seem as appealing as possible to the prospective buyer
• Punctuality was key to doing this job well as viewers and agencies
depend on you to be there when expected and be well prepared
POSITIONS OF RESPONSIBILTY
2010-2011 University of St Andrews Dance Society, Treasurer
• In charge of the clubs large bank acocunt
• Raising funds for a sprung dance floor in the new AU building that is
going to be built
2010-2011 University of St Andrews Women’s Hockey Club, Kit and Transport Rep
• Booking transport several times a week for all 4 teams
• Ordering and distributing team kit as well as any additional sport
clothing wanted.
2009-2010 University of St Andrews Women’s Hockey Club, Treasurer
• In charge of all income and expenditure within the club
• For the first time managed to keep the club out of debt and even
created a small savings for the club
2009-2010 University of St Andrews Dance Society, Highland Dancing Teacher
• Set up Highland Dancing within the society as there was no Highland
class in St Andrews
• Teach a class of around 16 pupils every week for an hour
• The ability in the class varies from novice to advanced
2009-2010 University of St Andrews Dance Society, Co-Show Convenor
• Put together the annual Dance Society Show that showcases over 160
students at the Byre Theatre
• Sold out 2 of the 3 nights and over 90% of tickets in total making it the
most successful show ever held by Dancesoc

ADDITIONAL SKILLS
IT Skills: Proficient at MS Office and internet use, able to create databases and use
PowerPoint for presentations. Also, capable of using SAS and R at a basic
level.

First Aid Certificate


Full driving licence

INTERESTS AND ACTIVITIES


Sports:In my spare time I participate in many extracurricular activities such as skiing,
hockey and dancing. I am part of the St Andrews University 2 nd XI hockey team
and have also represented the University as part of their Ski Race Team.
Societies: I am an active member of GIG (Global Investment Group) and the Charities
Society. I also enjoy being involved in musical theatre as it combines both my
passions for dancing and singing.
Achievements: I gained my Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award and I am a scouting leader
working towards my Queen Scout award. I was Highland Dancing Captain and
a prefect at school. The common feature of all these activities is that I enjoy
meeting new people and working in a team.

REFEREES

Dr Graham E Bell Fraser Kyle


School of Mathematics Deputy Manager
University of St Andrews Indigo Yard
Mathematical Institute 7 Charlotte Lane
North Haugh Edinburgh
St Andrews EH2 4QZ
KY16 9SS (e):fraser@indigoyardedinburgh.co.uk
(e): geb@st-andrews.ac.uk