Robyn Wells

BA Hons, Sport & Community Leadership, 2014

Robyn Wells

What inspired you to take the course that you did?

I originally wanted to go into teaching but found the Sport and Community Leadership course offered much more variety and many more avenues to go down after I had finished. My modules were very varied from Sport Development, Sport and Politics, Physiology and Psychology.

Why did you choose to study at the University of Bedfordshire?

It had a good reputation in the field I wanted to study, and I really liked the look of campus when I visited.

Tell us a little about yourself and what you have been doing since graduating?

As soon as I graduated, I knew I wanted to get into a people facing role. I decided to take the route into Recruitment given its versatile nature. Recruitment has always been known as a role where you can do well financially if you work hard, which appealed to me.

What is your current role and how has your career developed?

Recruitment Consultant at Oakleaf Partnership. I started within an independent Accountancy recruitment specialist, in Essex where I spent four years climbing the ladder to Manager. I then made the move to a much bigger firm in London, back as a Consultant where I could broaden my skills and learn a new sector.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your current role?

Genuinely hearing the happiness and relief when you find someone their dream job!!

What is your most memorable achievement to date?

Earning my promotion to Manager in January 2018.

How did your time at Bedfordshire help?

My course was within Community Leadership. Although it was heavily sport related, there was a lot of transferrable methods I used to help me in my career. My course focused a lot on inclusion and bringing people together which I find particularly useful in my current role.

What are your best memories of the University?

Being a part of the University of Bedfordshire Cheerleading Squad, becoming Vice Club Captain and competing nationally!

Taking part in various sporting activities with my course leaders.

What are you aspirations for the future?

To carry on climbing the ladder within a role I am passionate about.

What advice would you like to share with current students or recent graduates?

Current students - Don’t leave assignments/revision to the last minute!

Recent Graduates: Follow your heart. Choose a career path that you feel truly passionate about - this is where real success comes from!

What 5 people would you invite to a dinner party- they can be living or dead ?

  1. Robin Williams
  2. Morgan Freeman
  3. Audrey Hepburn
  4. Micky Flanagan
  5. Michael McIntyre

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