Upon completion of my BTEC National Diploma in IT Practitioners Level 3 at college when I was 18, I joined the Army. I became a Communication Systems Operator within the Royal Corps of Signals. After four years of the Army being my full time job, where my role was UK Operations which involved things such as Counter-Terrorism, Natural Disasters, Industrial Action, Major events such as the 2012 Olympics, 2013 G8 Summit in Northern Ireland, and the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, I was offered a civilian role as an IT Consultant; I am still with the Army now as a part-time Reservist in Chester. Whilst IT Consulting I worked for the UK’s largest IT graduate employer, contract to two major Investment Banks in both Frankfurt and London, as a Production Support Analyst. I left that job in summer 2015, and started University that September.
In University I have been a Student Academic Representative for the past two years, dealing with not just my level, but all levels at times. I have worked very closely with the Department/Faculty over this time, and have achieved some great results, particularly for the Cybersecurity undergraduate programme. I am also the President Technology of the STEMs Society, and a STEM Ambassador for All About Stem – working across Merseyside, Cheshire and Warrington. Whilst being at University I have been nominated for the StAR of the Year, where I was 1 out of 25 nominated out of over 900 StARs University wide. I am also a recipient of the Chester Difference Plus Award, and should receive the Excellence Award later this Academic Year.
I am delighted to have the opportunity to be the Students’ Union Council Representative for Thornton. I am extremely excited to help make your student experience, a happier one
- Connect with and collect feedback from the students you represent, focusing on eliciting constructive feedback and solutions to problems.
- Deliver your findings to the group, discuss solutions and plan positive campaigns
- Attend Student Union Council meetings to represent the thoughts and opinions of students based at the Thornton campus.
- Where appropriate ensure issues are placed on the Union Council agenda for discussion.
- STEM Society