I’m Ellie, the new First Campus Manager (Young People). I’m really excited to have joined First Campus and am looking forward to working with the team to develop a great programme for the 2020/21 academic year.
It’s been a strange start to the role as I didn’t manage to make it down to Cardiff before the lockdown and so am still based up in Leeds, where I’ve been based for the past 4 years working at Leeds University Students’ Union.
I’ve spent my career working in a range of different roles, all focused on the provision and development of opportunities for young people; from outdoor education, to youth services, to overseas expeditions. Previous jobs have taken me from Greece to Leeds, via Scotland, London, Malaysian Borneo, Tanzania and North Wales, and I am now really excited to be moving to South Wales, where my family is originally from.
Having travelled down to Cardiff from various parts of the country for every Welsh rugby home game in the six nations over the past few years, I am really looking forward to being able to walk to the stadium!