November 19, 2005


Tom Hunns

Personal Details


Date of Birth:14/12/86


Architectural Assistant, Avanti Architects:
11th July 2005 – 22nd July 2005

I spent two weeks in Avanti Architects, initially helping the secretaries and then later on I was moved to the same group that I worked with the previous year. I helped them update servers with their artwork, updating issue sheets, and did some more daylight calculations (working out how much light gets into a room)

Architectural Assistant, Avanti Architects:
1st July 2004 – 14th July 2004

I was part of a group designing a new hospital in Colchester. Most of my time was spent working out the number of windows each room ought to have to produce a required amount of light, ending up writing an Excel program to do this calculation. I also built a 1:200 scale model of the inside courtyard system.

Oxfam helper:
20th September 2003 – 7th June 2004, 10th September 2004 – 21st September 2004

This was volunteer work, which I did in some of my free periods every week. In the Oxfam shop I worked the cash register, stocked the shelves and sorted out donated items.

Administrative Assistant, Avanti Architects:
July 10th 2001 – July 24th 2001

This work involved helping the Administrator/Secretary of ‘Avanti Architects’ with filling and sorting charts


I have just completed my first year studying a masters in Engineering at the University of Warwick, and have achieved a first.

Throughout the year I have been involved in various group projects and presentations which have helped me to develop, in areas such as teamwork, communication and computer skills

A level:


I can do the basics in the following programs:Photoshop
Quark Express
Microsoft Office
Macromedia Flash

Computer Skills

I am literate in both Windows and Mac operating systems
I can operate the following programs (and can easily learn new ones): Photoshop, Quark Express, MS Excel, MS Word, basics in Solidworks (CAD software)

Personal Interests

Hill walking– I’ve gone walking for a while now, first with my parents, but then with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award Scheme. The gold award has four sections: the skills section, which I fulfilled by playing my clarinet; the sports section, for which I went sailing at the Welsh Harp reservoir in Wembley, which was also the place my school’s sailing team went sailing; for the community service section I worked at Oxfam part time for a year (since I could only work there in free periods in my school week); and the expedition, which I completed in the summer of 2003. The expedition consisted of an 80km walk through the hills of Snowdonia over four days; the walk is one of the most enjoyable experiences of my life. I loved the team aspect of it, relying on your own abilities and the abilities of others to see you through.

Sailing – During my time at secondary school, the main sport I played was sailing. We sailed 2 or 3 man dinghies and also raced against other schools. By the end of my time at school I was deputy captain of the sailing team, and helped to co–ordinate the sailing at the races
– During the summer of 2003 I went on a voyage on a tall ship from Aalborg (Denmark) to Stavanger (Norway). The trip was organised by a company called the Jubilee Sailing Trust, who try to encourage sailing with both disabled and abled crew. Virtually all the activities practiced during the voyage involved teamwork, especially when up in the rigging or setting the sails. Each physically abled person was ‘buddied’ with a disabled person. This buddy system allowed either buddy to ask the other for help much more easily and made the voyage far more enjoyable.

Photography– I have been interested in photography for many years. I especially like time lapse photography, in which I usually concentrate on traffic in low light situations. I also like landscape and architectural photography

Projecting– I am a qualified projectionist at the University of Warwick student cinema. I have to make films suitable for projection, run the films, and teach trainees

Raw –I also have volunteered to help in the engineering section of Radio Warwick (Raw). This involves fixing various items that have malfunctioned during the previous week or installing new equipment. This can range from fixing the height mechanism on a record player to installing some new speakers. I am enjoying using engineering in a practical manner.

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