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Lindy Orchard

Lindy has a unique insight into life at University Centre as she has been both a student and a tutor. She began her journey was a student studying Level 2 and 3 in 2006, progressing onto BEd (Hons) Early Childhood Studies and later achieving her PGCE leading her to become a part-time lecturer in the Community Studies Department. 

In her role as the Higher Education Student Ambassdor Coordinator, Lindy trains Student Ambassadors to work in schools and at outside events to give honest, impartial information about  courses at the Univeristy Centre. You will often see her at our open events or out at schools and she is always happy to show potential students around the University Centre.

Speaking about her role, Lindy explains: “I work as part of the Access and Participation Plan team to support students through all aspects of their Higher Education journey. I also run the University Centre’s Peer Assisted Student Support programme, where Student Ambassadors support current students with their assignments and work with the Careers team to ensure the Student Ambassadors have a wide range of skills to help with future employment opportunities.”

Alongside her Student Ambassador Coordinator Role, Lindy is also an Outreach Officer for the UniConnect programme through Next Steps South West where she provides impartical advice to all students helping them to make informed choices about their futures. She also played a huge part in the NSSW Higher Education Progression Fair held at the University Centre in November.

She said: “My role means I often work with very anxious students who are shy and need encouragement; I love seeing these individuals thrive and float down the aisle when they graduate.”

It is a privilege to work within a team that provides individualised help and support to such a wide range of students.”

I recognise the importance of children being positively supported throughout their educational journeys and lives to become successful adults. As part of my PhD, I am researching what influences young children’s peer relationships within Early Childhood Education and Care, investigating the role of both the adult and the environment.”

Lindy’s advice to prospective students is: “Ask for help! The University Centre has an amazing support network which is designed to help students to achieve. If you are struggling with anything, talk to us, and we will do whatever we can to help. 

other team members

Sam Boston

Programme Lead - FdSc Health and Wellbeing
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Louise Clarke

University Centre Careers & Employability Lead
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Jolene Hogan

Access to Higher Education Coordinator
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