So this is my (Debra's) last week in the Retail Office before I go on maternity leave. The feeling is indescribable, knowing that you are only days away from handing over all of your hard work for 14 months, whilst you raise another life. I remember the feeling well, like it was yesterday almost! I can’t believe it was three and a half years ago when I went through the same process to have my first amazing daughter!
I’m not going to lie, it’s been a tough couple of months since Vicky left the Retail Office but I have really enjoyed the challenge and time has gone so quickly. Vicky left us back in October last year for her new role in the Ceremonies Unit and she is doing great. Since then, I have been responsible for all of the outlets across the University, events, University merchandise and promotional enquiries, as well as interviewing and inducting our two new members of staff, Steph and Stacey.
Although Steph has only been here 6 weeks and Stacey 3, it feels like they have been with us forever and I am so lucky to have found two people who I trust so much, to look ... read more