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Polly Bussell

Graduate pursuing a career in film distribution


Recent graduate from the University of Southampton with a 2:1 in BA Film & English. I am a highly organized and creative individual looking to secure a marketing position for an arts organization that enables my communication and multimedia skills to best shine. My degree has given me excellent skills in research and critical thinking and my marketing experience at the Nuffield theatre proves how I excel in situations where original and bold ideas are needed.


Photoshop Social Media digital marketing Creative Writing copywriting Written & Verbal Communication


Location Runner

12-2015 - 12-2015 I completed one week of paid work behind the scenes as an extra hand to the production secretaries and location managers for the twelfth television series of hit comedy Red Dwarf. Excellent communication skills and having confidence and stamina was vital.

Marketing Intern

11-2015 - 05-2016 Social and cultural activities As part of the 'EXTRA scheme' at the Nuffield Theatre I worked in the marketing department, planning campaigns to maximise publicity to students. The achievement I am most proud of was my idea to devise a social media campaign in Mandarin for the 2015 Winter production with the intention to attract the vast numbers of International students who study at the university, to the local theatre. The results of this attempt showed a sizable increase in Chinese student sales. I equally enjoyed the experiences of attending press nights and networking meetings as well as achieving goals as part of a small focused team in an office environment.

Publicity Assistant

01-2015 - 01-2016 Social and cultural activities Helped maintain a lively presence on Facebook and Instagram, helping the company achieve 35.8k followers in the first year. Put in place effective strategic marketing methods on the Instagram account. Press liaison.

Content Writer

03-2013 - 10-2015 Social and cultural activities I wrote lengthy film and album reviews as well as opinion pieces for this popular student magazine. The highlight of my journalism career so far has been my interview with exciting new pop artist Rae Morris which was published in my University Magazine The Edge.

Sales Assistant

09-2012 - 12-2014 Events I variated from working full time and part time throughout my 2+ years at the shop. My main duty was the general running of the shop by myself during the weekdays which involved using electronic till systems, taking and placing orders for events, and using helium tanks to create balloon displays for customers.

Education & training

University Of Southampton

2013 - 2016 Southampton, United Kingdom Journalism / PR , Marketing , Community management , Social and cultural activities

My soft skills


My dreams

One day

To be in charge of the Edinburgh Fringe festival!

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