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Anne Hanlon-Bucher has taken up the role of Learning Resources Administrator in the MBA department. Here she tells us a little more about her role and background.

I’ve been here for 2 weeks and am really enjoying working in the department. It’s giving me the challenge that I was looking for in a job and that’s important to me.  I’ve had a very warm welcome and the MBA team have been very supportive while I get to grips with the role. And since I’m a newbie to the University, there’s a lot to learn! One thing is certain, the last 2 weeks have gone by in a flash.

The main focus of this role is to manage content and resources on MyPlace for all MBA students. I also make sure that students have their text books and core learning materials. MyPlace is a big animal and holds a wealth of valuable and relevant information for students. It’s keeping me busy and I’m enjoying it immensely.

What’s really great about the role is the opportunity to work with a wide variety of people, including programme administrators, tutors, the library, the MyPlace team and of course, the students themselves. Everyone works together and it’s great to see a team getting along to support the delivery of the MBA.

Many moons ago, I studied graphic design at Glasgow School of Art, and more recently, I gained a diploma in marketing communications from the Chartered Institute of Marketing which was really rewarding. My experience has been varied and I’ve worked in design and marketing communications for the private and public sector and have also been self-employed. Before I started at the University, I worked with the Student Loans Company, Hymans Robertson, the NHS and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow where I wrote literature, produced design for print and web, managed websites and handled print procurement. I hope that all of my skills can bring value to the MBA department.

On a personal note, I’m a sociable sort and like a blether. I enjoy exercise and have already joined the University’s Centre for Sport & Recreation – not that this was necessary as there are two choices of steep hill to climb to get to my office! I really like hillwalking and mountain biking, love music and thoroughly enjoy live gigs. I don’t watch much television but I do have a secret passion for River City.

If I can help you in any way, feel free to stick your head round my door and say hello anytime. Looking forward to working with you all!