Corinna tells us about her role working as an Administration Assistant in the Online Team.
- Tell us about your role at the University.
I recently joined the Online Learning Team as an Administrative Assistant. My role includes providing support to online learners from admission to registration and providing administrative support to the Online Team.
- How do you usually start your day?
In the morning I usually meet a friend and we walk in together. Once I’m in the office, I catch up with colleagues, check emails and review the tasks for the day.
- What brought you to the University of Aberdeen?
I first came to the University as an undergraduate student. After graduation, I worked at different companies and was excited to return to the University as an Admissions and Marketing Assistant when the opportunity arose. Since then I have worked in Admissions Office and recently joined Online Learning Team.
- What’s your favourite thing about your job?
I work with a fantastic team who are friendly and very passionate about what they do. I am enjoying the variety of tasks my job gives me from learning new systems, meeting colleagues and assisting prospective and current students.
- What are your work priorities at the moment?
As I am still quite new, I have been working to build up my knowledge and learning different processes. I am also involved with preparations for our next intake of students starting their course in June.
- How do you like to relax outside work?
I am a keen baker and I am part of a baking group called Aberdeen Bake Club which encourages bringing a bake following a different theme each month which encourages me to try new ideas and recipes. Since joining the team, we now have “Fine Piece Friday” so that everyone on the team can bring in their own bake to share.
This year I have started learning Mandarin with the Confucius Institute which has been challenging but very enjoyable.
I also enjoy travelling. My husband and I tend to have city breaks both in Scotland and Europe as we love trying new food and experiencing different cultures.