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Once Warwick, always Warwick

Hear from Warwick alumna and former professional services staff member, Charlotte Beesley (BA History and Sociology, 2014)

My love for Warwick started with my BA in History & Sociology in 2014. I was very much a student who wasn’t too sure what they wanted to do at university but had always loved history, so decided to give it a shot. I’m so glad I did as I met so many wonderful people and thoroughly enjoyed the module on the History of Medicine and Humanity.

As well as my studies, I spent a lot of time getting involved with music and theatre, playing saxophone in Big Band as well as being a member of Improv Musical. It was in the latter that I met my future husband. After three summers in the Edinburgh Fringe, a total of three degrees between us, and countless musicals made up on the spot, we’ll be getting married in Spring 2022.

After graduating in 2017, it didn’t take me long to come back, and by the end of 2018 I was working temporarily for Warwick Business School (WBS) in their undergraduate team. I then moved to cover the role of Academic Administrator for the Department of History from 2020-2021.It was really wonderful to be back in a familiar corridor, with familiar faces for a while. I learnt so much about academic administration, about myself and working with lots of different people.

Working and learning in the Department of History has given me a fantastic grounding for the rest of my career and I’m so grateful to everyone who helped me to get there. I’m now working in the same area, but for the Faculty of Law at Oxford University, which is a little closer to home. It’s been quite strange leaving Warwick, but I know I’ll be back… if anything because I have a full coffee stamp card to cash in!