Following an enjoyable time working in Learning and Development at Bournemouth University, I recently took on the role of Education Officer for The Smallpeice Trust. The opportunity to spend time working with young people and to inspire them to dare to imagine is a dream come true for me. I have always been passionate about education and firmly believe that talking to students early in their academic life can make a big difference to their aspirations. At Smallpeice, our aim is to inspire and enthuse young people to study and take up careers in engineering. Being a parent myself I know how important it is to inspire and support young people to succeed.I enjoy planning and running residential courses as it allows you to see how students progress in confidence and skill in just a matter of days.