"Who Knew?"

The University Retail Team is small yet mighty, consisting of just 3 us! Our official titles are Debra – University Retail Team Leader, Ann – University Retail Administrative Assistant and I’m Georgina, the University Retail Support. We are a cracking little team who are constantly on the go, yet love the roles we have! But what aspect of our jobs do we think is each other’s favourite, and more importantly what are our actual favourites?

                For Ann, I would definitely say she loves going to the Botanic Garden, one of our beautiful retail outlets, and having a clean and a reorganisation of all the stock – she has it looking beautiful and works so hard for it to do so! Unsurprisingly, however, Ann herself says ‘I enjoy looking at figures and doing data analysis to see how people are discovering our shop and see where we need to focus our attention, so more people can enjoy our lovely products! (Ann’s love for spreadsheets is very real!) Just to show I was right she adds, ‘I also really like sorting out displays at the outlets!’ Her favourite product is our Graduation Toffee Bear, followed closely by our University Cloth Bag.

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Posted On 03/06/2019
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Meet the Team!

Ever wondered about the people behind the retail team? Well here we are!





(L-R) George, Debra, Ann

A little bit about us……….



This is Debra Fidler, she is the Retail Officer. She has worked for the University for 13 years, starting out her career in Event Durham and then joining the Retail team when it was established in April 2009. She studied Law at Northumbria University but loves nothing more than making money! She has two beautiful little girls and loves nothing more than spending time with them.


Ann is the Retail Admin Assistant and joined the team in October 2018. She studied English at University of Cumbria and has worked in the heritage sector for over 10 years, but has a particular love of spreadsheets! In her spare time, you’ll find Ann making crafts and geeking out over Harry Potter!



George only joined the team on 2nd January 2019 as the Retail Assistant, she’s really enjoying it so far! She graduated last year from Durham University and studied Theology and Religion.  Before joining the team, she was a tutor and administrator. You’ll either find her head in a book, watching romcoms or playing the clarinet.



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Posted On 25/01/2019
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