Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Graduate lands job with Challenges Abroad

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Graduate lands job with Challenges Abroad

Early Childhood Studies graduate, Rhiannon Jones, has taken up an exciting position as student engagement manager at Challenges Abroad.

 Through Challenges Abroad, students complete a variety of projects - from teaching English, to developing infrastructure that supports local communities. 

Her role is to manage overseas projects for groups of university students, supported by the Futuresense Foundation. The foundation supports the UN global goals for sustainable development by focusing on education and child welfare. Part of Rhiannon's role is to liaise with universities across the country, bringing people together across student unions, RAGs, education departments, and health departments. 

Rhiannon credits her time as an Early Childhood Studies student at Brookes as encouraging her to take every opportunity that she could to strengthen her future career prospects.

‘After leading two groups to Cambodia in my first and second year, I was offered a job as student engagement manager at Challenges Abroad. The skills I had picked up whilst being a team leader and studying Early Childhood Studies have really helped me so far in my new role.’

Are you interested in Early Childhood Studies or want to hear more about what School of Education students thought about their course and where their degree took them next?