Hannah's Intern Diary

As a recent graduate I know that entering the world of work can be a scary prospect. Through my intern diary I hope to show that the transition from library to office isn't so terrifying after all... in fact, for me, it has been a great experience!

I quickly learnt that no two days are ever the same here in the Retail Office. I love the varied nature of my role; my daily tasks range from processing customer orders to carrying out financial tasks. I also look after the social media pages for the Retail Office where we run regular competitions and offer online discounts... so if you haven't already checked out our Facebook and Twitter pages please do take a look!

It seems that spring may FINALLY have sprung, just in time for Easter. I love spring. The lighter mornings and milder temperatures make the bus journey to work each morning less of an ordeal and I can finally leave the duffle coat at home. The better weather has certainly had a positive impact on the office too as people head out-doors on their lunch break to take in a bit of fresh air and sunshine.

Of course another great thing about spring is Easter... ... read more

Posted On 14/04/2014
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Let us introduce ourselves...

We're a small team here at the Retail Office... here's a little bit about each of us, our role and what we like getting up to outside of the office!

Name: Amy Wilkinson

Role: University Retail Manager- I oversee all Retail operations, manage the team and the finances! I also get involved in other projects across the University and in the local area, working with Colleges on their merchandise ranges for example and involvement in the world class Lindisfarne Gospels Durham exhibition that took place last summer.

A little bit about me: I am a Durham University graduate and I come from the University College camp! I am a bit of a fitness junkie as I go to an 'alternative' gym, go running, take yoga classes and play tennis at least once a week... and I will be taking part in a Tough Mudder race this year just for fun!! I also enjoy cooking (not baking!!) but only for myself... cooking for others is just too stressful!


Name: Vicky Thomas

Role: Deputy University Retail Manager- I am involved in buying for various shops including the Botanic Garden, line manage our office-based team and I am the first point of call for promotional enquiries. I particularly enjoy visiting ... read more

Posted On 10/04/2014
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