My Melbourne with Martina Cullen

February 14 / 130

My Melbourne with Martina Cullen
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Hello and welcome to My Melbourne. I’m Stavroula Psonis and today I’m joined by Martina Cullen.

What is your official title?

I am the Teaching and Learning Administrator at the School of Culture and Communication.

How long have you been with the University?

I started in April last year so it’s coming up to one year now.

What is a typical day like for you?

I think the thing about my job is that there is no such thing as a ‘typical day’. I usually start in the morning with some internship enquiries and communicating with students and meeting with students. But by the end of the day I could be, you know, discussing timetabling with the timetabling office or dealing with some graduate coursework students. So, lots of different things.

What is your favourite thing about the University?

To me it’s just a central hub of activity. I love the fact that there are so many different people from so many different walks of life here. I really enjoy that vibrancy here it’s incredibly vibrant and energetic. I like that.

Speaking of the campus, what’s your favourite place to go to for food or for drinks?

Our haunts for the School is usually Carte Crepes which is at the John Medley Building the reason being that the guys there know us so well they almost have our coffees ready when we go down and the crepes are amazing so we tend to spend a lot of time there.

Since you have been with the University have you received any advice you would like to share?

I think the most important thing that other staff have told me that I have taken on board is that obviously everyone is incredibly busy but to take everything in your stride and in that process you ensure that you are doing the right thing and making the right decisions so that is something that I definitely try to do on a day to day basis.

Finally, is there something about you that colleagues don’t know?

I think the thing about me that they don’t know but will now, is that I play the bagpipes. It’s not something you want to advertise but now I am.

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