Q & A with Georgia Batchelor, Our New London Programme Officer!

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Welcome to Georgia, our new Programme Officer at the London Study Centre! We were so sad to see Holly go, but thankfully Georgia’s here to save the day. 

  1. Could you introduce yourself?DSC_0906

Hello! I’m Georgia, I’m 24 and I am from South East London. I like to think that I’m funny, and I like films, music and food. Preferably some sort of combination of all 3…

    2. What’s your favourite place you’ve ever travelled to?

I’ve just come back from my third holiday to Berlin in 3 years- it’s my favourite city ever because of the more chilled out, relaxed way of life, and the alternative culture there. It’s quite similar to London, but with more sausages and pretzels.

  1. What advice would you give to students who are considering studying abroad in England/London?

I would say go for it! You’ll regret it if you miss the opportunity. If you’re worried about being so far away from home, you’ll have a great support network at the London study centre, your UK university and other UCEAP students, and you’ll be so busy having adventures that you won’t have time to feel homesick.

  1. What does your position at the LSC entail?

I do a mixture of administration and Student Services work. I play a part in organising student orientations when they first arrive in the UK, looking after students and dealing with any student concerns and just being a friendly face for students to reach out to if they are having problems.

  1. Why did you apply for this position? What do you hope to gain while at the LSC?

I’ve always enjoyed working with students: when I was in university my summer job was taking English language students on excursions in and outside of London (you’ve never known true embarrassment until you’ve led a cohort of 120 Italian teenagers singing their national anthem towards Buckingham Palace) and after university I continued working on student events at EFL schools. I know that it can be very intimidating to travel such a long way from your home to study, and I would like to think I will be a support and a friendly face who students feel they can talk to if they need. I also hope I gain an understanding of California outside of my uneducated British ideas that it’s all just surfing!

  1. List one interesting or unexpected fact about yourself!

I have a tattoo of a cat in a witches hat on my ankle. He’s called Clive.

Great to get to know you Georgia, and welcome again!