Today was my final day working for the Library at the University of Hull (#NewJob). This draws to a close what has been a whole decade of my life. Since starting at the Library, I’ve met the love of my life, and we’ve married and adopted three children. I’ve completed a PG Cert in eLearning, a Doctorate in Education and almost finished my PG Cert in Academic Practice. I have worked with thousands of students, hundreds of colleagues and made friends for life. I’ve had three job titles and worked in three different offices. I’ve gained recognition with Advance HE, Microsoft and ALDinHE. Suffice it to say – I’m leaving as a very different person from when I started.
To mark the decade, I’ve selected 100 photos from my 10 years of work. These mark random little moments on the journey – and an awful lot of them include food. Looking back, it’s been great to see those little moments. It’s also been nice to recall some big milestones in the University’s history – looking back on when the Queen visited to open the Allam Medical Centre or all of the involvement with Hull City of Culture 2017. It’s nice to see some of these memories surface too.
The journey starts with a photograph of my first desk – and ends with the cleared-out space that marks my last desk. Hope you enjoy the 100 photos.
It will be interesting to see what photos I collect over the next decade (and what those roles involve!). Over the years, the volume of photos I have taken has certainly increased! It will be interesting to see if that trend continues. If so – it’s going to be a lot harder to sort the next 10 years out!
Earlier this month I reflected on leaving the thirdspace. This post continues my reflections on the transition to my new job!