Introducing Steph

New Chair of the Standing Committee of the Alumni Association appointed.

 

Steph Osborn Economics graduate and freelance business consultant Steph Osborn (BA Economics,1996) has been elected as the new Chair of the Standing Committee of the Alumni Association. Steph, who met her husband Richard Osborn (LLB Law, 1994) at the University, has been a member of the Standing Committee since 2014.The Standing Committee takes an active role in supporting the alumni relations programme. Made up of graduates from across a wide range of disciplines and year groups, the Committee offers advice and support to the Development and Alumni Relations Office, and also takes an active part in arranging and hosting events.

“As a University of Leicester graduate,you have access to a wide range of benefits and services, and the Alumni Association gives you access to a terrific resource you can call upon at any time,”she explained. “The Standing Committee is here to ensure all alumni remain connected to the University of Leicester and I’m really excited about my new role.With a background in chartered accountancy, Steph works with firms and not-for-profit organisations,largely in strategic and business development roles and projects.

She has also recently taken on the role of a mentor, working with a current student as part of the University’s Professional Mentoring Programme.“It was not an opportunity that I had when I was at university, but I could immediately see the value of having somebody from industry on hand to offer advice and to act as a sounding board when you’re just about to begin your career. The experience for me was great as not only was I able to give advice and support to my mentee, but I also learnt a lot about myself.

”I would really recommend the programme to other alumni as not only is it a really good thing to give back to a student, it was an enjoyable process. I also find that it’s always good to take a reality check on your career, and this programme allows a focus and opportunity to do this in a beneficial way.”

LEARN MORE:

If you want to serve on the Committee or want to help in other ways, please contact us via: alumni.relations@le.ac.uk

You can find out more about the Standing Committee of the Alumni Association here.

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