Welcome to my web pages. Here are a few things about me, what I do and my interests. I am currently undertaking a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) in Information Technology and am optimistically aiming for an NVQ Level III. These web pages are for part of that qualification. I hope you find them of interest and perhaps might spur you on to furthering your IT qualifications.
I am married to Neil, a mechanical engineer, and someone who is far more of a whiz with IT than I am. We’ve been married a long time (since the late 1970s!) and until recently we had two cats, Cara and Safka. They lived to be extremely old ladies (in cat years), 17 years and 21 years respectively. I like to think they had a good life with us, especially Safka who was a rescued cat and came to us via the RSPCA.
I work as the Personal Secretary to the Director of Learner Support Services. It is an interesting job and, as part of the central administration, allows me to work and liaise with not only people within the various divisions of LSS and Corporate Services but also with the academic Schools. I have worked for the University for a long time (I won’t say how many!), but started as a shorthand-typist in the Information Office, followed by posts of secretary to one of the Professors of Mechanical Engineering, and then as secretary to the Professor of Biomedical Sciences. I subsequently joined the Library in 1990 and then Personal Secretary to the Director of Learner Support Services in 2000.
Over the last few years, I have been asked to act as secretary to a number of University-level as well as Directorate-level committees. Prior to the merger of Computer Centre and Library (see LSS Pages), I was the secretary to the Library’s Heads of Section group and did the minutes of the Library’s General Staff Meeting. However, after the merger things stepped up a notch and I was firstly asked to do the minutes of the Learner Support Services Board (the highest level committee within LSS) and then the minutes of the University’s World Wide Web Advisory Board I now take minutes for the following groups:
|University||ICT & Teaching Facilities Users’ Group|
|University||Library Advisory Group|
|University||World Wide Web Advisory Board (word) (pdf)|
|Learner Support Services||Learner Support Services Board|
|Learner Support Services||Learner Support Services Project Board/J B Priestley and Communal Building Project Board|
It is a demanding role, but there’s nothing quite like getting praise if you do the minutes well!
Last updated: 18 November 2008
University of Bradford