Hello! I’m Tamara, Vice President Faculty of Education. I have been elected by you (Edge Hill University students) to represent all the students who fall under the Faculty of Education. Not literally as I imagine that would hurt! However, I hope to represent as many students as possible from across the university, over the next 12 months, through running campaigns, organising events and offering an ear to talk to or a shoulder to cry on when things get tough! I have so many ideas to tell you about but I thought my first blog should introduce you to me!
I started Edge Hill University in September 2010 and I have just graduated with BA(Hons) Primary Education with QTS so I understand the stresses that come with studying your degree, especially when placement is added into the mix!
For those eagle eyed students, yes it is 2014, yes I have just graduated and yes my course took me 4 years rather than 3! I repeated my final year as I suffered a ruptured appendix and septicaemia weeks into what should have been my final year. As I awoke from my anaesthetic the consultant who had just operated on me stated “I have no idea why you are still alive!” – not reassuring but I’m glad I am! Having suffered a near death experience I realised that my degree was going to take a little longer to complete. I can assure you this was not a decision I took lightly, but I am so glad that I had that opportunity to do my final year again as I have achieved a degree I could not be more proud to call mine.
My involvement with Edge Hill Students’ Union began back in 2010 when I attended their AGM (Annual General Meeting). I remember sitting in the lecture theatre in the Wilson Building looking down at the Sabbatical Team (Dean, Colin, Billy and Pete) and thinking that I’d quite like to try that one day. Low and behold, four years later and here I am!
The main thing for me is that you know that I am here for you, no matter who you are or what course you are studying, if you need support or just a good chatter come and find me 😀 (I hope to be wandering around campus a lot so grab me if you see me or head upstairs in the hub, go across the bridge to the SU and I might be at my desk!).