Becki Warrillow

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Becki graduated from Swansea University in 2012 with American Studies BA Honours, and was one of the first in her family to go to University. Throughout her degree she worked for the Swansea University Students’ Union and after graduation went on to be elected as Women’s Officer in 2012-2013, making her 1 of only 6 full-time Women’s Officers in the UK. Her role as Women’s Officer was to promote equal opportunities and fight against inequalities that affect women and minority groups. This combined with graduating is her proudest moment to date.

During this time she worked with closely with the Equal Opportunities Department and University Senior Management Team to form stronger relationships in the community.  She also sat on the Athena SWAN panel as a member of the Students’ Union to join together to spread the awareness of the charter. Additionally volunteered for the Student Sex Work Project, an innovative big lottery funded project to help promote the learning and understanding of sex workers. These projects and working relationships lead to great accomplishments and joint projects such as a national Zero Tolerance policy being introduced into the Halls of Residence.

After working for the Students’ Union, Becki then went on to travel. This was a life changing journey, in which she experienced other cultures and ways of life. She has taken this understanding to try and enrich the roles that she hopes to play in the future.

Becki currently works for the University of Portsmouth aiding students in finding placements, assisting students with employability skills and working towards more STEM women pursuing careers in the industry. She enjoys encouraging students to increase their employability skills, and believes it is inspiring to have a positive effect on students to give them confidence in knowing that the skills they are currently learning will be useful in the future.

She is currently in the process of looking for opportunities within the charity sector to continue the work she began as Women’s Officer at Swansea. She is driven by a passion of helping others and people who are in need of support and wants to continue to use her skills and training to help others.

In her spare time she enjoys fundraising for charities, and will be running the Bournemouth half marathon and using that as training to run the London or Berlin marathon next year. She also enjoys writing her travel blogs and looking for new challenges.