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Meet Warwick Law School's new Student Engagement and Experience Officer

We are thrilled to extend our congratulations to Lauren Horobin who has been seconded to the role of Student Engagement and Experience Officer in the School of Law for the next year.

photo of laurenLauren has worked within the School of Law for over a year as Executive Officer. During this time, Lauren provided comprehensive administrative support to the Law School, specifically assisting the Head of School and Head of Administration in managing operations effectively.

In her new role, Lauren will be working alongside Ana Kedves who has also been seconded to the role of Student Engagement and Experience Officer in the School of Law.

When asked about starting her secondment, Lauren said:

“I am really looking forward to starting the secondment in the Student Engagement team. The team has expanded this year and there are already a lot of great ideas for new events and things that people would like to implement - so it’s going to be an exciting year".

We chatted more...

What did you do prior to joining us?

I did a Masters in Social Work at the University of Warwick 10 years ago and then worked as a children’s social worker for the local authority in Solihull and then moved to Birmingham Women’s Aid. My first role back in the University was in Research and Impact Services as an Impact Co-ordinator in the Sciences before moving to the Law School as the Executive Officer.

What will you be doing in your new role?

As a team, we will be planning the events for all students (UG, PGT and PGR), working to amplify student voice and collaborating with other colleagues in the department to ensure we are delivering the best student experience possible for the Law School cohorts.

Are there any professional goals or aspirations you are currently working towards?

Coming from a social work background, I find real joy in supporting people, so I’m excited to transfer those skills to effectively support students in their journey through higher education. I am invested in championing equality, diversity and inclusion in all the work that we do, and I want to ensure that all students experience a supportive and inclusive community throughout their time with us.

Is there something unique or surprising about you that your colleagues might not know?

I met the President of Tanzania, Jakaya Kikwete, in 2011 when volunteering for the charity READ International and I spent six weeks in Mtwara distributing textbooks to secondary schools.

What is your favourite thing about working at Warwick?

My favourite thing about Warwick is working alongside so many colleagues in the Law School who are committed to offering a safe and inclusive environment for all staff and students. When it comes to workplace culture, it is the best I’ve ever experienced.

What do you like to do when you aren’t working?

I have an 18-month-old son, so my free time involves a lot of visits to the park and toddler groups - but I also love to draw, do yoga, and meditate (if I get a minute to myself!).

Good luck in your first term Lauren!

To contact Lauren or Ana, please email

Wed 04 Oct 2023, 12:00 | Tags: Feature