Kris Sinclair

Hi, my name is Kris and I am a 3rd year student studying Computer Science at the University of the West of Scotland.

I love all things technology!

13th April 1989

27 Years Old

Johnstone, Scotland

United Kingdom








University of the West of Scotland

BSc (Hons) Computing Science

2013 - Present

Studying for my degree I have discovered strong interests in web development and JavaScript programming, as well as server administration and mobile application development.

Johnstone High School

Scottish Highers

2001 - 2007

During my time at high school I took great interest in studying Computing and Information Systems

I was also the chairperson of the first school council and represented my school in the senior pupils forum.

Employment History

Matalan Retail

General Sales Assistant

2008 - Present

My responsibilities include assisting customers with queries, maintaining the shop floor, and replenishing stock.

Renfrewshire Council

Sessional Youth Worker

2007 - 2011

As a volunteer I worked alongside many youth workers, some of whom offered me sessional work in various after-school youth clubs run by Renfrewshire Council. My responsibilities included setting up and running various activities, supervising the young people, and offering computer-related assistance. I also assisted with a video production class run in a primary school which involved showing young children how to film and edit a short movie.

Internet Safety Workshop Presenter

2009 - 2011

I presented the internet safety workshop aimed to highlight the dangers of social networking and protecting your identity online at the Safe Kids event in Renfrewshire.

The workshop consisted of a small chat room set up to allow the primary 6 pupils to chat to each other for a short time while I discussed various sites that they may visit regularly where they can openly communicate with strangers. At the conclusion of the presentation it would be revealed that the children were not only chatting to their fellow pupils, but also some adults who were concealed at the back of the room. The adults would then repeat any information the pupils may have revealed about themselves, such as their real name, in the chat room to the children's surprise. This demonstration was designed to be an interactive and educational experience for young people and served as a powerful method of displaying how easy it is to chat to a complete stranger online.


2006 - 2007

General Sales Assistant

I worked part time replenishing stock and assisting with customer enquiries.

Voluntary Work

Renfrewshire Youth Voice

Youth Activist

2006 - 2011

I joined the Renfrewshire Youth Voice on the advice of my guidance teacher who felt I had the confidence and approachability to be a strong representative for our school. From there I assisted in establishing the identity of the group by choosing a name, creating a brand, and writing a constitution for the group.

Once a constitution had been established, I was elected as the first chairperson of the group and began to build our role as a valuable partner within Renfrewshire's community organisations such as Police Scotland, the Scottish Fire and Rescue, and Renfrewshire Council.

Scottish Youth Parliament

Member of the Scottish Youth Parliament (MSYP)

2006 - 2011

I originally became an MSYP after winning a by-election held within the Renfrewshire Youth Voice; I had already been to an SYP sitting as a visitor and was very interested in the organisation. After completing my time as an intrim MSYP I put myself forward for public election as the candidate for Paisley South which I held for two terms.

During my time as an MSYP I campaigned for various issues revolving around the rights of young people. As well as attending SYP sittings and events to discuss the views and opinions of the young people of Scotland, I also traveled all over the country to consult and engage with young people in schools and youth organisations.

Trustee Director

2009 - 2011

Following the sudden departure of both the Chair and Vice-chair of the parliament, the board of directors selected me to take the place as the Vice-chairperson in a by-election. During this time I worked closely with the new chair to enact a number of radical changes to the structure of the parliament to improve the stability of the organisation and improve our chances of continued government funding during the financial crisis.

Some of the changes enacted included: restructuring the board of directors and creating the new Trustee Director positions, working closely with our legal team to change company policy to better protect the young people who were members of the parliament, embarking on a full rebrand of the parliament identity, and most importantly gaining the support of the membership to allow us to carry out the changes.

Following the company restructure I was elected as a Trustee Director by the membership two years in a row and worked with the board to shape the long-term strategies of the parliament.

UK Youth Parliament

Member of the UK Youth Parliament (MYP)

2009 - 2010

During my time as a Member of the Scottish Youth Parliament, I spend a year as a scottish representative in the United Kingdom Youth Parliament. During this time I attended various UKYP meetings including the first UKYP sitting to take place in the House of Commons.