“I began at LUU as a Help & Support Assistant and spent a year working in the foyer team whilst I was finishing the final year of my International History & Politics degree.
“Balancing both work and study was quite easy as I didn’t have lots of contact hours and my work in the foyer was flexible. Coming to work was such a welcome change from spending hours thinking only in academic terms.
“After a year of working part-time, I’d amassed skills I didn’t even realise I was acquiring. So I ended up getting way more out of the role which I’d initially applied for just as a part-time job.”