Aimee Atkinson

I’m a Faculty and Service Liaison Manager within the Student Journey Programme, based at UWE Bristol.

The Student Journey Programme is a series of projects that seek to transform the way UWE works, and enhance the student journey. Having worked at UWE Bristol since 2016, I am really excited about the scope of the programme, and the potential for wide scale improvements that these projects offer.

Before this I worked in, and managed both prison and public libraries. I also worked as a Library Development Officer, where I was responsible for managing ten branches, and facilitating their transition to volunteer run community hubs. I think what links my work in libraries to my current role is people, and the fact I like to talk, be that training a group of volunteers, or presenting project plans to stakeholders. I thrive on the excitement that comes from change projects.

In addition to my day job I have a number of other roles, I am one of the Coordinators of UWE Bristol’s Women’s Forum, a staff network. As a direct result of my work we have become a donation point for the Red Box Project, which sees the sanitary products donated by our staff given back to schools in the local community.

I mentor a number of colleagues; I enjoy mentoring others and seeing them develop and their confidence grow.

I’m part of the City Girl Network, which is a social network for young women living in cities. I write monthly articles for the City Girl Magazine.

I’m also the Board of Trustees for Jacari, a charity that works with universities to pair university students with students from local schools who speak English as an additional language. They work together to improve students English speaking abilities, which in turn boosts their overall academic potential.

I continue my passion for promoting reading and literature by acting as a voluntary judge for BBC Radio 2’s 500 words competition on an annual basis.