I am the Education Manager in the Department's Education Office. The Education Office team looks after undergraduate, master's, PhD, and exchange students from recruitment and admissions to alumni relations after graduation. I work closely with Anderson Santos (Postgraduate Manager), Lina Brazinskaite and Emma Rainbow (Education Office Administrators), and Xiaoming Xiao and David Winstanley (IT Support).
My role covers all elements of the UG student lifecycle from recruitment to graduation; with a focus on strategy. I lead the Education Support Officer team. My two main areas of focus are undergraduate admissions and outreach. The UG Admissions Tutor and I work closely together on reviewing applications and making offers. I oversee the Department's contribution to two Year 12 summer schools. I am the Department's co-ordinator for the annual Imperial Festival, and the regular Imperial Fringe events
I started my working life at the British Museum, and joined Imperial College in 1988 as secretary to the Machines group. For some years I had a dual role as administrator for what is now the Control and Power group, and undergraduate admissions. In the late 1990s, I left the research group to work in undergraduate teaching administration. Since 2007 my work has been focussed on recruitment of undergraduate, master's and PhD students.
I my spare time I am a governor at a local primary school where I am am member of the Raising Standards sub-comittee, and also Pupil Premium governor.