Making it up as you go along

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Making it up as you go along

  1. 1. Making it up as you go along<br />Stuart Johnson<br />BSc Biological Sciences, 1995<br />
  2. 2. What I do<br />Student Development (www.le.ac.uk/studentdevelopment)<br />careers, internships, volunteering, academic skills etc.<br />35 people in the team<br />My role (Acting Head of Student Development)<br />people management<br />strategic planning<br />financial planning<br />fixing stuff<br />
  3. 3. What it’s like<br />Working at a university<br />there are lots of non-academic roles<br />a stimulating place to work<br />opportunities to work on interesting projects<br />good working environment<br />a good work-life balance is a realistic possibility :/<br />
  4. 4. How I got here<br />BSc Biological Sciences (Animal Physiology) 1995<br />Internship with UCCF<br />Training and Development Officer with local NHS Trust<br />Training and Development Officer NHS Purchasing Agency<br />Learning Coordinator with NHSU<br />Programme Manager with NHSU<br />Academic skills developer at UoL<br />Deputy Head of Student Development at UoL<br />Acting Head of Student Development at UoL<br />
  5. 5. Tips<br />Use contacts<br />Be proactive<br />Show enthusiasm<br />Grab T&D opportunities<br />Work hard<br />Show integrity<br />Build networks<br />

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