I had previously worked in the political arena, for both Anneliese Dodds MP (Labour MP for Oxford East) during her tenure as the Labour Member of the European Parliament for the South East of England, and also for her successor John Howarth MEP. Before that, I had worked in the House of Commons and volunteered for a national disability charity.
Previously, I studied in Oxford, having completed an MA in International Studies (Environment) in 2013 and a BA (Hons) in Politics and Sociology in 2012, both at Oxford Brookes University
During my time in the Labour MEPs’ South East Region office, I assisted South East residents with their European casework matters and policy queries. In my role in student services, I help the college’s prospective applicants and students on a day-to-day basis, so these information and guidance skills have transferred well into my role in the College.
Having studied and worked in Oxford over some years, I was well aware of the College’s rich history and reputation for providing high-quality adult education. Furthermore, I was keen to work for Ruskin, knowing how closely it works with trade unions across the country.