My name is Olivia Willers, I recently graduated from Bristol University with a BA in Russian Studies.
During my degree I spent 4 months as a volunteer on the program Buchur, an education driven subsection of Erayim “Women’s Public Union”, an NGO located in Bishkek. For the second half of my year I was selected to be one of 3 students from the UK to pioneer a partnership between UK and Russian universities. The academic year of 2017/18 was the inaugural year of the Erasmus+ University exchange program involving Russia. In my final year at university I was the Inclusion Officer for Bristol Phab, a social inclusion charity.
I have experience working with charities and NGOs on a national and international level, primarily looking at child education and welfare and women’s rights.