Rebecca first started studying Psychology during her A-Levels. From here, she went on to study Psychology at the University of Huddersfield, where she graduated with her BSc (Hons) degree in 2017. She was then offered a funded place on the MRes Psychology course at the University of Huddersfield. Here, she conducted her research into educational transitions, focusing particularly on the transitional experiences of those graduating from university into a world outside of education.
Since finalising her postgraduate thesis, Rebecca has gained experience working in a post-16 provider for two years. Rebecca has worked as an educational support assistant, providing academic and pastoral support for those aged 16-18 with additional needs, working to provide support on a 1-1 and group basis. In addition, she took on the additional role of exam access coordinator. She also has experience providing student support within a university setting and worked at the University of Manchester for over a year. Through volunteering hours, Rebecca has experience supporting disadvantaged children and young people, and their families, aged from 5-18. Over the summer of 2021, she worked as youth worker as part of the government funded ‘Healthy Active Fun’ summer scheme.