BA (Hons) Geography (University of Cambridge), First Aid at Work
I have always enjoyed being outdoors and exploring the natural world, whether that involved climbing trees with my siblings, hillwalking in the Peak District or anything else that involved getting covered in mud. It was this love of the outdoors, and a curiosity as to why the world is the way it is that led me to study Geography.
I have been lucky enough to visit in some amazing places around the world both conducting fieldwork and working in conservation. Most recently I spent a season working on the Scottish island of Handa as an assistant ranger. Coming from an island with 200,000 seabirds but just 5 other people I may be the only tutor ever to find Kirby Grindalythe busier than their previous address!
Before moving to Handa I worked as a TA in a Primary School, teaching outdoor learning. I have also worked with young people outdoors in various voluntary roles with Girlguiding and Forest Schools. It was these voluntary experiences that led me to working in outdoor education.
In my free time I still love getting cold and muddy so you can often find me walking up hills, or throwing myself into local rivers/lakes/the sea. I also enjoy curling up in the warm and dry with a good book and a cup of tea.