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Joe Brown

Job title: Student Engagement Facilitator.

What did you do before UCSU?

UoC has been a big part of my life since 2014. I decided to come to University in 2014 as a mature student after spending a few years working at leisure centres and bars. I studied Working with Children and Families: Children, Young People and Family Studies, and graduated in 2018. During that time, I worked for Reed Education as a teaching assistant. I served as the chair of the Gaming Society and on the Panel so I was heavily involved with UCSU. After this, I worked as a Graduate Intern for Careers and Employability here at UoC. I tried to make the most of my time at Uni by being involved with societies and events, UCSU was a big part of that.    


Can you tell us a little about you?

I am a Gamer, Tabletop, Video games and Roleplay games I’m there. I love actively being involved with the entertainment I consume. I do read and watch shows but I would rather play a character in DnD and shape the story than watch Game of Thrones (though I do love the world George R. R. Martin created). I am a big fan of lots of sports and Martial Arts but prefer participating to watching. My favourite teams are, in the NFL: Patriots and in the F1: McLaren.

I watch England play at the World Cup and Euros but do not watch club-level football. In 2020 I returned to training to be a Professional Wrestler.

I love military history and I am debating about trying to do an online course for this. Music-wise I have a very varied collection of what I listen to and this has given me a very eclectic soundtrack to my life. If you’re ever in the office and fancy talking about anything mentioned above, then feel free to start up a discussion.      


What do you do at UCSU?

I handle a lot of the group activities and am based at the Lancaster campus. This involves a helping set up and run the groups, plan events, manage finances and help with any enquiries relating to these areas.  


What do you love most about your job?

When it goes right my job is simply to help people enjoy their time at university. Being able to help students find and celebrate their passions and interests, is one of the most rewarding things I could do.