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A Day in the life of

A Day in the Life of … Natalie Sumner-Cole


How long have you worked for the University of Wolverhampton?

I graduated with a joint honours degree in Creative and Professional Writing and English with a 2:1 classification in September 2013 and I am currently a PA and Governance Assistant in the Offices of the Vice-Chancellor at the University of Wolverhampton. I have now worked for the University for almost 3 years, in various roles.


Why did you apply to the University?

My first role was a Student Worker providing a frontline service in the University’s jobshop - The Workplace. I learned a lot about the institution during my time at The Workplace and I was keen to develop my skills as a member of staff at the University as well as a student. I joined the Offices of the Vice-Chancellor as a member of administrative support staff in June 2012 and eventually progressed to my current role as PA/Governance Assistant.


Opportunity to develop

If I was asked to give advice to a graduate considering applying for a job at the University, I’d say go for it! Grab the opportunities available to you as you never know where they might lead. The University has so many opportunities for graduates and students and always try to adapt your skills to develop your experience towards your chosen career path.


Members of staff here at the University of Wolverhampton have always made me feel part of the team and, as a student worker and beyond, I have gained a lot of invaluable experience. Members of staff at the University are so supportive of your career goals – if you’re a student, there is no employer more understanding and flexible when it comes to juggling your studies with work.