Having graduated with a Law degree from Bloomsbury Institute, I took the opportunity to join their Quality and Compliance team. I chose to continue my journey at Bloomsbury Institute as a member of staff to help other students have an equally pleasant experience.
I have worked in a range of different professions. I have previously worked in a law firm as a paralegal for a short period of time before the second lockdown. During the second lockdown I have worked remotely as a secretary for a transport company. The experience and skills I have gained from my previous jobs as well as the skills I have gained during my studies, helped me adapt quicker to the responsibilities that come with my new role here at Bloomsbury Institute.
In my role, I provide secretariat services to various meetings, and I use my own experience as a former student to help involve the currently serving students in the Institute’s governance. I ensure the smooth running of the meetings by supporting Chairs and members.
During my studies at Bloomsbury Institute, I have been a Student Rep, a PAL leader and I have participated in many activities organised by the Institute, all of which helped me develop skills and qualities that made me more suitable for the secretarial role as well as helped me with my personal development.
I am passionate about finance and self-growth and development.
I believe we do not get educated in school enough about finance, how to invest our money and what are the different ways to invest it. Since we spend most of our life working for money, I think it is important to learn how to manage it and invest it well.
I am also interested in different cultures around the world, especially eastern cultures. Mental health is one of the most important aspects of life and I am very passionate about practicing good mental health exercises.
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As an original member of Bloomsbury Institute’s Foundation Year team, it has been affirming to witness the progress that has been made over the past few years, and a point of pride to have played a part in helping to create a course which, I believe, offers a valuable and progressive introduction to the world of tertiary study.
In my new role, as Deputy Head of the School of Business and Accounting, and Foundation Year Course Leader, I am keen to nurture Bloomsbury Institute’s commitment to providing a supportive and welcoming environment for its students, whilst doing what I can to help invigorate and enhance pedagogy and practice.
I am regularly surprised by the truth of the cliché that teaching is a place of learning. It is therefore a privilege to be able to carry over some of the insights that have been gifted to me by some unforgettable people during my life. My BA was in Social Science, and I have an MA in Creative Writing.
The contrast of these subjects, as well as experience in a range of different industries and settings, provides me with an unusual perspective on the capacities of education. CELTA and FHEA qualifications, combined with experience teaching English in Latin America, have also encouraged me to reflect on the craft of educating in close observation of context.
My interests are to inspire lifelong reading practice and develop independent educational communities, whilst harnessing innovation to create opportunities for deep learning. This approach has been most recently informed by research into educational neuroscience, permaculture, and the philosophy of ecology.
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Research and Publications
As Head of Governance and Legal Services at Bloomsbury Institute, I oversee and lead on governance and related issues, including maintaining the Corporate Risk Register. I am also responsible for providing legal advice and representation across the Institute and to the Board of Directors. Additionally, I am the Company Secretary.
I am a practising Barrister having been called to the Bar in 1999. I spent the first half of my career in private practice, in chambers, representing and advising clients in both civil and commercial litigation in the High Court and County Courts.
I then moved ‘in-house’, and spent over 7 years as the Director of Legal Services at St Mary’s University, establishing and running the University’s first in-house Legal Department. After this, and prior to joining Bloomsbury Institute, I held the role of Head of Legal and Company Secretary at a leading national charity.
My areas of interest include consumer law and its use in regulating the legal relationship, and changing the dynamic, between students and universities.
I also enjoy teaching having lectured extensively at a number of universities on undergraduate and postgraduate courses, including the LLB and GDL. I am a contributing author to ‘Essential Human Rights Cases’ (Jordans publishing).
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