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Interview with a Member of Staff

Name: Nicky Riley
Job title: Transformation Programme Manager

  1. How are you settling into your role at City?
    I am enjoying my new role at City and everyone has made me feel very welcome. I have been busy meeting with lots of people across the university and people have been really supportive of this new role which has been great. As soon as I got here, I felt it was a really friendly place to work and people have gone out of their way to be helpful so that has made my start a lot easier!  
  2. What did you do before you came to City?
    I worked at University of the Arts, London for 8 years before coming to City. I started there working in various roles from course administration to planning, then moved to managing change projects in the areas of learning and teaching and registry. This included a big programme on improving assessment and a project to implement a curriculum management system. It was a great place to work with lots of fun and creative people! I loved working with the students there too as they always surprised you.  
  3. What one of your hobbies would you make your job?
    I love photography and travel so I’d combine those and become a travel photographer. I’d love to spend time in Asia and travel around photographing the area. Failing that, an Olympic athlete, but I fear age (and talent) is against me there!  
  4. Where would you like to visit most and why?
    I love spending time in Berlin so I’d jump on a plane there at any opportunity. But top of my to-do travel list is Cambodia. I love Asia with its amazing food and people and I’d very happily spend a few weeks travelling around Cambodia visiting the temples and resting on the beautiful beaches.  
  5. What is your favourite cuisine?
    I love ALL food. It’s impossible for me to pick a favourite. Two of my most memorable meals out have involved prawns and fresh fish– one in a tapas bar in Soller in Majorca and the other in a beach bar on Koh Samui in Thailand. I think food goes best with sunshine, a nice glass of wine and a holiday!