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Matthew Gildea

Matthew Gildea

Optical Assistant


Upper second-class honours Journalism and Broadcasting Graduate



Optical Assistant

Responsibilities include assisting customers with glasses and contact lens enquiries, concerns, repairs, adjustments, collections, and styling.

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Media Blasphemy


Founded in early 2012, Media Blasphemy is a media hub that seeks to provide the latest news, reviews and features concerning the film, television, technology and gaming industries.



Freelance Games Writer

I have contributed features, games reviews, lists, columns, and opinion pieces to various websites including TheGamersHub, PlayTribune, and Exilic, a gaming website focused on the niche MMO genre.

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Support Team Member

After helping on a volunteer basis, I was enlisted as a member of the Support Team for one of the leading phpBB forum hosting companies. Duties included helping clients with support issues on a digital platform, prioritising issues to pass on to the team leader, and moderating the support forums.


Haydock Finance

General Administrator

During a three month period over the summer, I acted as temporary administrator for Haydock Finance whilst they searched for a permanent employee. I conducted general office duties, including making digital copies of their entire property client paperwork.

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Stockport Pension Service

Office Clerk

In a temporary work experience placement, I assisted in office duties, including photocopying, filing, and preparing client letters for distribution.

The University of Salford

BA Hons, Journalism and Broadcasting

Cheadle and Marple Sixth Form

Stockport School