Having spent my placement year organising the Festival of Learning in 2013 I am now back for more! I recently graduated from my undergraduate event management degree and have taken on the post of Public Engagement Officer in R&KEO. My role involves taking the research done by our fantastic academic community and putting this out to the public through a series of public engagement events. The largest of these is of course the annual Festival of Learning, along with Café Scientifique, and our Festival of Learning on tour activities. I’m always looking for new inspiration, so if you have idea’s for events you’d like BU to support that could help you communicate your research let me know.
Over the past six years I’ve held numerous jobs in events, ranging from a summer internship at Claridges to traveling around UK Festivals (everything from V Festival to country shows) working for a Gourmet Burger Stand. Most recently I have been supporting the Office of the Vice Chancellor as the Events and Projects Officer for Silicon South. Through this role I’ve delivered high levels of support and organised multiple events with key contacts external to the university.
Outside of work I spend my time driving the length and breadth of the country keeping up with friends and family, as well as running and swimming to counteract the amount of cake available in R&KEO!