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Name   Philip Ludlam
Nationality   British
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September 1998 to present Portsmouth University, Portsmouth, Hampshire
I am currently attending the third year of a BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems degree course.
This year I am on my industrial placement.

My second year results are:
Unix Systems Processing A Windows as a Development Environment 2 A
Introduction to Data Structures A Windows as a Development Environment 1 B
Business Application Programming B Internet Working Organisation and Application B
Client/Server Programming with Sockets B Information Systems Analysis and Design 4 B
Introduction to Software Engineering C Information Systems Analysis and Design 3 C
Introduction to Expert Systems 1 C Programming in C ++ D

My first year results are:
Programming A Programming 2 A
Computer Systems Architecture 1 A Introduction to Accounting A
Information Systems Development B Introduction to Computer Law B
Work, Technology and Organisations C Science Technology and Society C
Learning Support and Career Development C Statistics C
Quantitative Methods for Information Systems Pass    

September 1996 to June 1998
Easthampstead Park 6th Form, Bracknell, Berks
Maths (A-Level) C Physics (A-Level) C
Computing (AS-Level) B Design Technology (AS-Level) E

September 1991 to June 1996
Easthampstead Park School, Bracknell, Berks
Maths (GCSE) A French (GCSE) B
Science (Double award) (GCSE) B, B Geography (GCSE) B
English Language (GCSE) C Electronics (GCSE) B
English Literature (GCSE) C Information Systems (GCSE) B


Work Experience


Southampton Oceanography Centre, Empress Dock, Southampton
IT Support officer (placement year)
Summer 2000 to present

Sainsbury's Supermarkets, Bagshot Road, Bracknell, Berkshire.
Checkout and replenishment assistant
Summer 1999, Easter 1999, Christmas 1998, Summer 1998, June 1996 to November 1997
Through this I gained experience in communication and working as a team member. The work gave me a sense of responsibility as I had to be able to work on my own and deal with other people's money and it gave me the ability to tactfully handle customers.

Oracle, Oracle Court, The Ring, Bracknell, Berkshire.
Work Experience
July 1995
This job gave me experience in general office duties including filing, photocopying, clerical duties and data entry.


Interested and Activities


I enjoy participating in various sports including football, tennis and badminton. I also enjoy cycling and walking as I find these activities both demanding and relaxing. I follow a few sports including football and Formula 1 motor racing.

I enjoy playing and listening to music especially dance and pop, and have achieved Music Theory up to grade 5 and Pianoforte up to grade 6. I have been several bands in which played either the piano or guitar. In one of these groups I was the leader. This which involved me organising, motivating and delegating tasks and responsibilities to all the members.

I have a strong interest in information technology, which is one of the main reasons that I am studying computer science at university. On my PC at home I have a dual-boot system which allows me to run either Linux or Windows




Analytical Skills
Through both writing programs and technical troubleshooting I have expanded my analytical skills. Be able to diagnose and solve problem on the spot.

Communication skills
I have had experience in dealing with the public, colleagues and ordinary computer users. I am able to express myself both on paper and verbally, in a manner of different styles.

Computer skills
I have experience with various software packages including Microsoft Office Professional, Corel Office, Corel Draw, Abobe Illustrator, Eudora Pro, CuteFTP, WS-FTP, and various other Internet packages. Additionally I find it easy to 'get to grips' with a new piece of software.
I have experience in using and administrating various operating systems including Windows 3.1 onwards, Linux, Netware, Unix (Solaris and Irix), MacOS 8.6 onwards, and RiscOS 3.1 onwards.
I have experience with Oracle databases and in producing databases using XDB and MySQL.
I have experience in programming in 6502 assembler, Ada, BASIC, C, C++, HTML, PERL, and Visual BASIC. I am interested in the Internet and I have my own website which can be found at
Furthermore, I find it easy to get to grips with a new piece of software.

Office skills
I have experience with the day to day running of an office, including filing, photocopying, producing mail shots and general clerical skills.



Previous employer   Personal tutor and senior lecturer
Felicity Bush   Dave Billinge
Sainsbury's Supermarkets   Portsmouth University
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