Hi all! My name is Charlotte, and I am a professional services team member at Cardiff University. I am thrilled to have joined the FLF Development Network recently.
A degree in Psychology, followed by a post grad in Counselling, my career did not follow my educational starting point at all! I have been lucky enough to live and work in different cities in the UK - Cardiff, Manchester and London - developing strong connections as well as people and project management skills, becoming an advanced PRINCE2 project management practitioner and completing management qualifications up to level 5 along the way.
With my career being mainly in the education and training sector, I worked in Further Education and the Private Work-Based Learning sector for many years, developing to senior management level in the private sector. Five years ago, I moved to Higher Education at Cardiff University, managing multi-million-pound research projects. Here I have been able to combine my passion for people management and encouraging others to develop with supporting researchers and their valuable outcomes in research.
On my journey I have had some fantastic mentors (with a couple of not so fantastic), providing me with challenge, support, and knowledge to be able to develop my own career as well as those I manage. I am currently completing a PGCert in Higher Education Management and Administration, which has provided me with an excellent mentoring relationship outside of my institution and area of expertise.
I am excited to be working with the FLF Development Network team and to support you through the development of a mentee-led mentoring scheme, offering insights and guidance from a wide range of mentors to contribute your advancement to becoming leaders in research. Please get in touch with any queries or suggestions as to what you would like from your mentors and mentoring scheme – firstname.lastname@example.org .
I look forward to working with you all!