Aurora Launch Event

On Friday 27 January 2017 we held our Aurora Launch event for this year’s participants in the Aurora Leadership programme.  The event was well attended by participants, mentors and alumni and guest speakers.

The event was opened by Anna Radley welcoming everyone and explaining all about the programme and what to expect and how to get the best out of the experience.

Anna Radley

Abigail Rickard

Abigail Rickard and Irene Barranco, two of our Aurora alumni then spoke about their experiences of taking part and how it has affected them since.


Irene Barranco

After a break for tea, cake and a chat, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Javier Bonet spoke giving his personal thoughts on leadership.  He was followed by our HR Director, Frances Hewison, who talked about her life in HE at the Aurora Launch and the transformative nature of education.

Javier Bonet
Frances Hewison

Everybody enjoyed the event and are looking forward to starting the programme very soon.  Good luck and our best wishes goes to all those taking part this year, and our thanks also goes to those who are acting as mentors for them.