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Warwick's influence on Whitleigh's career

Warwick, chosen by Whitleigh for its prestigious status, led her to her current role in children's services, where she focuses on complex cases encompassing exploitation, drug use, and mental health, fueled by her aspiration to enhance her mental health knowledge.

Why did you choose Warwick?

It was close to home and a top university.

What are you doing now?

I work in the care leavers and unaccompanied asylum seekers team for children’s services, with a focus on complex cases, including exploitation, drug use, and mental health.

What motivates you to do what you do? 

I want to work on developing mental health knowledge and feel I need to learn by gaining experience with all age groups.

How has your time at Warwick influenced what you do now? 

The research my lecturers were doing was interesting and it was in the same area of work I wanted to do.

Favourite memory? 

Giving birth to my daughter in my second year and having lecturer Dawn Cannon help me better understand baby development , and using images of my daughter’s facial expressions in lecture to demonstrate development.

Best thing about the Warwick community?

Everyone is friends with everyone. No one is left behind.

Favourite place on campus

The library.

Whitleigh in a leopard print dress

Whitleigh Dixon

BA Childhood, Education and Society, 2016