Miss Kelsey Watkinson

HLS Education Directorate Professional Services


Personal Statement

I graduated from LJMU University in 2017, gaining a first class degree in BA (Hons) Business Management. A degree of which is supported by the Institute of Leadership and Management, Chartered Management Institute and the Institute of Six Sigma Professionals. A module of which I particularly enjoyed was Project Management, whereby I won an award from Sound City for planning a festival.

I am particularly interested in education as reflected in my previous job role as Tackling the Blues Co-ordinator. This project enabled me to play a central role in the strategic partnership between the Faculty of Education, Department of Sport and Physical Activity, Everton in the Community and Schools across Sefton and Lancashire. Delivering workshops to young people between the ages of 6-16 who are experiencing, or are at risk of, developing mental illness, being through sport, physical activity and a education-based mental health awareness programme.

Previous to this role, I sat in the Widening Participation Team, contributing to raising students aspirations to go into High Education through delivering workshops and presentations created by myself. I would target and work closely with Schools/Colleges whereby relatively few students progress into education due to a number of contributing factors - mental health and being in the care system being a few.

I currently work within the School Of Medicine whereby I am the Communication for Clinical Practice Support Administrator.