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Matthew Batchelor

Matthew Batchelor

Vice President of Beats and Bass Society

Beats and Bass Society

3rd Year BA Archaeology Student/ Vice President at Beats and Bass


Beats and Bass Society

Vice President of Beats and Bass Society

Vice President of Exeter Universities Beats and Bass Society.
- Organization of one of the largest societies within the University and working as part of a 7 person committee
- Organization and running of our independent bi-weekly club nights in Exeter
- Organization and running of our trips to Bristol/ Plymouth and UK festivals, such as the Bugged Out Festival (This has involved a lot of negotiation with both the festivals organizers and coach companies regarding logistics and prices for our members)
- Running DJ and music production workshops for our members
- Working alongside the University Student Guild to formalize and organize matters regarding the society treasury and expenditure
- Creating and maintaining one of the strongest music brands in Exeter
- Running the Social Media channels and organizing artworks and promotional materials
- Setting up and running DJ and club equipment, such as CDJ's, turntables, mixers, monitor speakers, PA sound systems and amp racks.
- Headline acts Beats and Bass have booked in the past 3 years: Dusky, Compa, J:Kenzo, Dom & Roland, Waifs & Strays, Dj Klose, Artwork, Sam Binga, Kasra, Mak & Pasteman, The Four Owls, Madam X, LSB, Codec, MTD and Tom Flynn.
- Beats and Bass also set up a campaign to raise awareness for hearing loss due to excessive audio levels in clubs/ concerts. The campaign picked up support from the BBC and a number of high profile musicians in the UK. The campaign won the highly recommended award in the Exeter University Guild 2013 awards.

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Sales Assistant

Sales assistant in menswear department.
- Working as a customer assistant both on the till points and on the shop floor
- Dealing with and sorting customer queries and/or complaints
- Organizing and distributing new stock
- Price checking of current floor stock
- Keeping the shop floor/ displays/ stock tidy
- Working as part of a team to deal with any issues that may arise in the department



Musician and DJ

- Drum and bass music producer, have been releasing my own music digitally for over 5 years now on various labels in the scene, including: Inform Records, Liquid Tones, Horizons X, Inside, Velcro City Records, Soul Deep Recordings, Artists Recordings with more forthcoming both as digital releases as well as vinyl pressings.
- In the past few years I've completed a number of interviews and guest mixes for Submission and various radio stations, the most recent being an interview and guest mix with Knowledge Magazine on my debut solo Inform Records release.
- A number of my tracks have broken into the top 20 on Juno Download's drum and bass singles and albums charts and have been featured and reviewed on the genre home page. 'Window Seat' was featured in Juno's recommended for September 2013 chart.
- Been booked as a DJ working under 'Modu' for club nights across the UK including: Bristol, Exeter, London, Leeds.
Had DJ support from LTJ Bukem, Kasra, Fred V & Grafix, Fourward, BBC Radio 1 xtra, Scott Allen, Hosta and Submission.


Career medium 05
Career medium 05

Avon Archaeology

Archaeological Volunteer

I have worked repeatedly with Avon Archaeology Unit as a volunteer excavator over a number of years on various excavations within Bristol. This work also included working in the office with both the physical artifacts and digital/ photographic evidence.


Grampus & Heritage

Archaeological Excavator in Bulgaria

For the month of August in 2013 I was working as part of a team of 6 students selected from UK Universities excavating a Roman bath site and a Thracian Temple Complex site in Hissarya, Bulgaria. This was part of a skills exchange program overseen by Grampus & Heritage and the Archaeological Museum in Hissarya. This was not run through the University of Exeter although it did form the basis for a number of research and methodological reports I had to complete as follow up work.

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Career medium 05

Home Fundraising Ltd

Charity Fundraiser

- Personally secured £1,000 for the Marie Curie charity through donations made by direct debit subscriptions.
- Had to learn and deliver a set pitch approximately 50 times per afternoon/ evening, adapting it so that it remained fresh and could be relevant to each listener without compromising the message. This job was carried out in a friendly and enthusiastic manner around the south west, in all kinds of weather conditions.
- The job required me to be able to respond to objections or queries instantly, ensuring the response was empathetic, reasonable and understanding in order to secure the necessary trust to receive direct debit donation subscription.


Argos (Home Retail Group PLC)

Sales assistant

- Sales assistant on customer service/ the till points and on the shop floor.
- Stockroom assistant: making sure all stock is correct and distributed in the stock room correctly.

Career medium 03

University of Exeter


St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School


The Redcliffe Sixth Form Centre

A Levels, English Language and Literature/ Classical Civilisation/ Geography/ Psychology