As Westminster went into lockdown due to the latest terror attack in Europe, Theo and I were in Brussels standing shoulder to shoulder with our Belgian friends remembering the people who were killed in the attack in Zaventum exactly 1 year beforehand. The almost party like atmosphere in the glorious spring sun of the Grand Plas was in stark contrast to the horror unfolding back home in London and I was glad to hear the news from our offices that everyone was safe.
In the beginning of last February, just after being offered the position as the new Equalities Projects Coordinator at IARS, I was granted with a unique and exciting opportunity to take part in the Move On Project study visit to Frankfurt as part of a training on gender and cultural sensitivity in career counseling.
Hi there, I am Rosa and last week I started working at IARS as the new Projects Coordinator for our Equalities area. I am very eager to be starting on this role as I will be coordinating very interesting projects that bridges areas that I am not only truly passionate about but can also very much relate to through my personal experiences - areas which I also have dedicated myself professionally in the past years.
When I joined IARS last summer it represented a long over due step in my career moving from project delivery and management into a more research based academic career. For the past 15 years I had spent my working life working on and managing projects that supported some of the most marginalised groups in the UK.