Arts Emergency

Nancy Bentley

Alumni Network Associate at Teaching Leaders (admin/ clerical/ relationship management with a network of teachers)

Nancy Bentley

My BA was in Ancient History and Archaeology because I love finding out about how people lived in the past. I studied at the University of Reading and had a brilliant time doing my BA but also enjoyed getting to do great things that I wouldn’t have had the chance to do otherwise- working part-time in a University library, on an archaeological dig, at a school on a teaching programme, and as a film-reviewer for the student paper. After uni I worked for Aimhigher, which provided student mentors for local pupils, and ran residentials for them at the university. I love working in education and feeling like I’m doing something positive, so I now work for Teaching Leaders, which runs training for teachers and helps them have a big impact on achievement in their schools. I want to work with young people again through Arts Emergency, as I really miss the experiences I had with Aimhigher. I have experienced how it can be tough to make decisions about university and careers, and want to help support people in this.
Other things you should know about me- I love seeing live music, reading, and baking- because where would we be without cake?”
“(Please give us a short biography to share with potential mentees. Include why you studied or pursued your path in the arts/BA/professions and why you’ve chosen to volunteer for Arts Emergency!)

My BA was in Ancient History and Archaeology because I love finding out about how people lived in the past. I studied at the University of Reading and had a brilliant time doing my BA but also enjoyed getting to do great things that I wouldn’t have had the chance to do otherwise- working part-time in a University library, on an archaeological dig, at a school on a teaching programme, and as a film-reviewer for the student paper. After uni I worked for Aimhigher, which provided student mentors for local pupils, and ran residentials for them at the university. I love working in education and feeling like I’m doing something positive, so I now work for Teaching Leaders, which runs training for teachers and helps them have a big impact on achievement in their schools. I want to work with young people again through Arts Emergency, as I really miss the experiences I had with Aimhigher. I have experienced how it can be tough to make decisions about university and careers, and want to help support people in this.
Other things you should know about me- I love seeing live music, reading, and baking- because where would we be without cake?

css.php