Mrs Aimee Sykes

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  • Position:Business Liaison Manager
  • Telephone:+4411732 88430
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About me

I work as a Business Liaison Manager in the Student Journey Programme, based at our Frenchay campus. The Student Journey Programme is a series of projects that seek to transform the way we work, & enhance the student journey. I lead communications & engagement activities on the Student Information & Relationship Management project & the Investors in People project. I am the lead Business Liaison Manager for the Faculty of Health & Applied Sciences.

I've been involved in a number of Investors in People work streams, which have resulted in the launch of the Student Journey Directorate Staff Forum & the implementation of the SJD Random Coffee Scheme.

I initially joined UWE as Student Administration Team Officer within the Faculty of Health & Applied Sciences in 2016, working with the Department of Nursing & Midwifery based at our Glenside campus. I took responsibility for managing field & award boards, bespoke registration events, professional body reporting, assessment offence administration, student communications, & department committees for the Department of Nursing & Midwifery.

My roots are in public libraries in Lincolnshire. I worked in, and managed both prison & public libraries. I then worked as a Library Development Officer on the Community Hub project, taking responsibility for the management of 10 branches,  facilitating their transition to volunteer run community hubs. This involved stakeholder engagement, implementation & change management, and training design & delivery. 

I sit on the Board of Trustees for Jacari, a charity that is based in Oxford, expanding into Bristol. Jacari works with universities to pair university students with students from local schools who speak English as an additional language. They work together to improve students English speaking abilities, which in turn boosts their overall academic potential.

I am part of the City Girl Network, which is a social network for young women living in cities. I write monthly articles for the City Girl Magazine

I am part of UWE Bristol's mentoring database.

I am one of the Coordinators of UWE Bristol's Women's Forum, a staff network. My role involves promoting the network via a variety of communication channels, including managing our social media presence. In addition I am involved in event planning, sourcing speakers and building links with external partners. These efforts have resulted in setting up multiple donations points for the Red Box Project across our campuses.

I have recently set up two off-shoot networks of the Women's Forum, firstly the Women's Forum Running Club, and the second is the UWE Aurora Alumni Network, for staff who have previously completed – or are currently undertaking – the Aurora programme. This programme is a leadership development programme for women working in higher education, and is run by Advance HE. I completed the programme myself in June 2019. 

In July 2019 I was awarded the We Are The City's Rising Star Award in the Education and Academia category. These national awards seek to promote the female pipeline, and shine a light on potential future leaders, as well a champion female role models. 

Area of expertise

Stakeholder engagement. Change Management. Journey mapping.

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