As the Schools Liaison, Outreach and Recruitment Officer, I am responsible for working with schools, students and educators, primarily those from our link areas of Cumbria, Lancashire, Lewisham and Sutton. My role is to support students from backgrounds that have traditionally been underrepresented at Oxford University, providing them with information, advice and guidance about life at Oxford and how to make a competitive application. Throughout the year, we welcome students to Queen’s for visit days, residentials and the University Open Days. I visit students in their region, delivering talks to them in their schools, colleges or at UCAS Fairs. I also make online video content and manage the Queen’s Outreach Twitter account (@QueensOutreach), allowing students who are unable to visit us in person to find out more about life at Queen’s.
Students and their supporters are always welcome to get in touch with me via email (email@example.com) to ask any questions about applying to Queen’s or to Oxford more generally, to arrange a visit, or to discuss ways that I can support them in finding out more about Oxford.
I came up to Oxford in 2010 to read for the MSt in Greek and Roman History at Brasenose College and I enjoyed it so much I stayed for the DPhil in Ancient History, completing in 2017. My thesis (Renewing Athens: the Ideology of the Past in Roman Greece) explored the role of the Athenian past in defining the city’s identity in the 2nd century AD. Outside of my role at Queen’s, I keep up with a little research and writing for enjoyment.
It was during my time as a postgraduate student in Oxford that I began working in university and college administration, and having found immense satisfaction in helping students navigate their degree programmes, I decided to pursue academic administration as a career. I have found that my past experience studying and teaching for the University has given me a well-rounded perspective on college life and the needs and expectations of students and tutors.
I joined The Queen’s College as the Academic Administrator in 2019. In this role I oversee the work of the College Office which looks after the student journey from admissions, through on-course administration, exams and assessments, to graduation. I work closely with the Senior Tutor on a variety of matters including academic recruitment processes, and support a number of College Committees. I am also the Disability Coordinator for Queen’s.
As Admissions and Graduate Administrator, I am responsible for managing the different stages of the undergraduate and graduate admissions cycles and for supporting the Tutor for Graduates with business relating to on-course students.
As the College Office and Admissions Assistant, I provide administrative support to the undergraduate and postgraduate admissions processes and aid in the day-to-day operations of the College Office.