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Brief Encounter - Julia Pidgeon

Brief Encounter with Julia Pidgeon Julia Pidgeon works in the Communications Office, which is responsible for all internal and external communication and deals with press and media relations, public affairs, corporate communication, community relations and international PR.

Position
Publications Coordinator.

Which means?
I am responsible for editing the staff newsletter CommUnicate and producing features for the University intranet, insite.

Favourite phrase/s
No problem/no worries – anything that implies things are going okay!

Magazines read
Heat, Now.

Life before Warwick
Administrator at the City of Wolverhampton College .

Smartest career move
Coming to Warwick.

Best thing about working at Warwick
The people.

Worst thing about working at Warwick?
The parking.

People are always surprised to learn this about me, but?
When I was 21, I did a month’s work placement at Cosmopolitan magazine – wasn’t for me!

As a young child, what did you want to be as a 'grown-up'?
Ballerina or astronaut.

Now that you are a grown-up, what would be your 'dream job'?
I’d quite like to be an author – they say there’s a book in everyone!

What has life's experience taught you so far?
Look after the people that matter.

Major achievement to date?
Passing my driving test on the sixth attempt.

What do you treasure most?
Family and friends.

Any hidden talents?
Blue belt in Kung Fu (might sound impressive, but it’s only the second belt!).