Hello! My name is Amanda and I work in the exams deparment. I have settled in Bristol having grown up near London, then going to Brighton uni to study French and linguistics. During university I spent 8 months teaching English in France. I then spent the first 10 years of my working life in Brighton organising adult education language classes.
Before coming to Bristol I worked in France in the mountains where I could snowboard and Italy in the summer. I also had the holiday of a lifetime in Australia and New Zealand.
I am very happy in Bristol. It is great for live music so I go to lots of gigs. I love cooking and eating and Bristol has so many diverse restaurants and food events. I also love hot air balloons,so the ballon fiesta is an annual highlight for me.
Bristol is also a good base to be able to go away for the weekend to go surfing in Devon or exploring National Parks like the Breacon Beacons. Look out for some amazing weekend trips on the social programme.
I hope you come to visit our wonderful city.