Kathleen E Lund

Country: United Kingdom
Sector: Other Industries
Job title: Retired CEO
Subject of study: Politics
Year of graduation: 2005
Type/Level of study: Undergraduate

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What have you been doing since leaving Exeter, and what are you doing now?

Acting as a career mentor, conducting mock interviews for the University; School Governor; Cancer buddy/ Ambassador with Lymphoma Action; Cancer buddy and volunteer with the Family and Carers Service, Torbay Hospital. I did my Ph.D, after retirement as a CEO in the public sector.

Why did you choose this career? And what do you enjoy most about your work?

I went into local government as an education officer following my teaching career. I believe Education plays a key role in improving life chances. I enjoy working with people.

What did you enjoy most about your programme and what was the biggest highlight?

The mental challenge. Writing my dissertation.

What did you enjoy most about studying here?

The exchanges with my supervisor.

Why did you choose to study at Exeter?

It’s reputation, the course and location.

What skills and experiences have been most useful for your career?

Team work; interpreting , disseminating and implementing legislation; making presentations; working with people.

What advice would you give to a current student who wishes to pursue your career?

Be flexible; recognise the value of service to the community and the public; value people; continue to learn and seize every opportunity to do so.

What are your plans for the future?

To carry on learning!


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