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Meet Warwick Law School's new Student Service Manager

We are thrilled to extend our congratulations to Becca Kirk who has been seconded to the role of Student Services Manager in the School of Law for the next two years.

photo of BeccaBecca has worked within the School of Law for over six years as a Widening Participation (WP) Officer. During this time, Becca led the research and practice of the Law School's widening participation strategy.

In her new role as Student Services Manager, Becca will act as a key member of the School’s Senior Management Team and will manage the Law School Student Services Team. She will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of administration for the Law School's taught and research programmes whilst supporting colleagues in developing and improving administrative processes within the School.

When asked about starting her secondment, Becca said:

“It will be a busy role and I have a lot to learn, but I’m excited to get started at the beginning of term. I’ve received so many lovely messages from colleagues, and I look forward to working more closely with everyone over the next two years”.

We chatted more...

What did you do prior to joining us?

I studied Biological Sciences at the University of Birmingham (my master's dissertation involved researching cold and desiccation tolerance of maggots!). I was a Student Ambassador and I loved delivering talks in schools and participating in summer schools, campus visits and open days, so I was delighted to start my career in Student Recruitment and Outreach when I graduated. I worked at University College Birmingham for 4 years before coming to Warwick.

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

Although I can’t sing at all, I’m learning some British Sign Language through the University’s Sign&Sing choir. I’m actually leading the choir this year whilst the choir leader is on maternity leave. We are currently learning Yellow by Coldplay and Shotgun by George Ezra. Everyone is welcome if you would like to find out more and join us (shameless plug!).

What is your favourite thing about working at Warwick?

The people and the beautiful campus – my previous role as WP Officer meant that I was fortunate to meet so many amazing colleagues and students both in the Law School, and in teams across the University. I did a couch to 5k course at the Sports Centre and I was amazed at the number of trails there are on campus through woods and fields. Although I may not have kept the running up, it’s still nice to walk around campus at lunchtime (especially when the bluebells are out), and it’s surprising the number of people that you bump into on the way!

What do you like to do when you are not working?

I’ve been a volunteer at St John Ambulance for nearly 20 years. I spend most of my time as a Youth Leader at our local unit in Birmingham, but I do get to travel around the Midlands (and beyond) on first aid events, training and assessing new first aiders and youth leaders. During the pandemic, I was also a vaccinator for the Covid-19 vaccination programme. I also like to play boardgames – Carcassone, Catan and Agricola are amongst my favourites.

Good luck in your first term Becca!

Mon 02 Oct 2023, 08:00 | Tags: Feature