Marketing and Communications

Nikki Chester

Recruitment and Outreach Officer

Marketing and Communications

nikki.chester@port.ac.uk

Profile

Nikki works in the UP for It Juniors Team working with over 3600 primary school children aged 9-11 years old. Her work involves going into schools and bringing children on to the University Campus to address myths, stereotypes and preconceptions about going to university.
 
UP for It Juniors has been established since 2006 and is part of the wider Education Liaison and Outreach Team (ELOT) within Marketing and Communication. It aims to raise aspirations and make university a familiar concept to children from an early age as well as appearing accessible to them in the future. Nikki has worked three days per week for UP for It Juniors since November 2009. 
 
Previously Nikki gained her degree BA (Hons) Drama and Theatre Studies with English Literature at Roehampton. She attended drama school and toured as a performer for many years including working on projects for schools and children. She still freelances on the days she is not working for the University.
 
Nikki enjoys working for UP for It Juniors especially the mini graduations, the fun, interactive activities and seeing the impact the work has on the aspirations of local children.