Molly Cawthorn

Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23

Tel: 07766404642       Email:

I am an ambitious, creative and dependable student. I study Fine Art and English Literature at Aberystwyth University, meaning that my schedule is flexible. I am consistently enthusiastic about my subjects, I have a strong work ethic and love to learn. In addition to challenging myself mentally, I enjoy challenging myself physically by cycling and running into the countryside around Aberystwyth. I am an efficient team-player and will always strive to do the best I can, applying my knowledge to new situations.


2015 NCS & Mind, the mental health charity, Volunteer

  • Effectively planned a 12hr charity event in Crewe, Cheshire in two weeks.
  • Raised over 200 pounds through inventive and engaging ways to raise awareness for mental health, for example, poetry.
  • Lead and patiently supported a team of 12.
  • Successfully organised bag-packing in Morrisons, Crewe, to raise awareness and to leave their customers feeling positive and to feel that they had learnt something.

2015-2016 Volunteered as a Teaching Assistant for PASS Scheme

  • Committed to over 60 hours of enjoyable Volunteering in Key stage 4 classes.
  • Assisted my A-level teachers for my three specialised subjects; Fine Art, English and Design Technology, demonstrating my ability to provide knowledge and learn from others in a learning environment.
  • Helped organise the lessons and assist students with learning disabilities.
  • Provided students with rewards after a significant increase in engagement in lessons.
  • Provided students with a with a positive voice as a fellow student.

2017-present A Blog by a painter, reader and nature lover

  • Weekly updates of my painting process which allows self-assessment and analysis of improvements and successes.
  • Explore my ability to use websites and technology to demonstrate my skills.
  • Competent use of MS Office, (Word, PowerPoint), email and internet software and programming.

2018 May-July Oxfam Books Volunteer

  • Greeting and serving customers in an approachable, helpful and attentive manner.
  • Stayed after shifts to help other volunteers and serve customers successfully when we have a low amount of staff
  • Multi-tasking: sorting shelves for customer’s ease of browsing whilst serving customers on the till.
  • Cash-in-hand experience.
  • Good knowledge about books from a variety of genres.

2018 July- Present M&S Warehouse Operative / Customer Assistant 

  • Manual Handling and fire safety
  • Warehouse equipment experience and training
  • Heavy lifting
  • Stacking and organising in time-pressured situations
  • Employee of the Month (Spotlight Award) December 2018

Education and Qualifications:

2016-present  Aberystwyth University
BA (Hons) English Literature and Fine Art (Open Scholarship)

2009-2016     Congleton High School & Congleton High School Sixth Form
A Levels: Art (A), Product Design AS (A), English Literature (B)
and English Language (B)
GCSEs: 11 at A*-C (including Maths, English and Science)


I am an intuitive and avid painter of nature. I have an individual process which involves time-management, persistence and attention to detail. I constantly test myself to solve problems within my work as I make decisions about my drawings, colour choices and compositions.

As an English Literature student, I very much enjoy writing poetry and reading literature. My ideal place to sit down and read is at a coffee shop during closing-time during the winter. I love reading Greek plays, Shakespeare, Vintage Sci-Fi and mysteries, contemporary literature and Gothic and Romantic poetry. Some of my favourite books of all time are, The Oresteia by Aeschylus, King Lear by Shakespeare, Dark Matter by Blake Crouch, The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, Edgar Allan Poe’s short stories, and Emily Dickinson’s poetry.