What is your current role at LUU and what are you studying?
I’m LUU’s Copywriter, working across the communications and marketing teams, and I’m in the second year of a part-time Masters in Political Communication. I was actually a full-time staff member before I started my course, so my story’s a little bit different to my colleagues who have been interviewed.
How do you find the flexibility in working for LUU?
LUU have been great. They let me drop down to four days a week to ensure I had enough time to work on essays and reading, and when I had more contact hours they were really flexible with allowing me to attend my classes during working hours and then make up the time around the rest of the day. I definitely wouldn’t have been able to effectively participate in my course without their flexibility, so I’m really grateful to the Union for that. I don’t think I’d have been given the same level of flexibility working elsewhere, and I certainly wouldn’t be able to just walk across campus to get to class!
How has your role at LUU contributed to your career ambitions?
Where I’m a little bit older at 25, I already had a few years of experience under my belt before joining LUU. I’d worked in corporate communications and public affairs, as well as in the marketing team at a uni in London before, so a copywriting job at a students’ union was a brilliant combination of my previous experience. The role has shown me that copywriting is absolutely the area of marketing and comms for me, and where my strengths predominantly lie (as opposed to calling up journalists and so on). Whenever I eventually move on from LUU, I know it’ll be copywriting jobs that I go for, and that’s all down to working here.