Five Minutes With…Adam Rothwell

Adam RothwellName, role and department:
Adam Rothwell, Residential Life Coordinator, Accommodation

How long have you been at Manchester Met:
I have worked at Manchester Met for a year and four months, and have been in my current role since January 2016.

Favourite thing about the University:
The atmosphere; it feels great to come to work and see friendly faces and be made to feel welcome in your workplace. There is a positive vibe to the university and this is reflected through both the staff and students.

A typical working day:
There isn’t a typical day as such, but a day can involve – speaking with students about a variety of welfare issues, the supervision of Residential Advisors, meeting with community partners such as Greater Manchester Police and sitting on disciplinary panels. That is what I love about the job – you never know what the day will bring!

What is your ideal weekend:
Meeting up with friends and going for some food and drinks… nothing too crazy.

Interesting fact about you:
I taught myself to play the piano aged 10.

What are you reading, watching or listening to at the moment:
I’m not a reader at all but I recently binged on Happy Valley then when I had finished that, I caught up on Scott and Bailey (also written by Sally Wainwright) just in time for the new season to start.

Favourite place in the region:
I have never been much of a lover of the countryside so my favourite place would be Didsbury because it is a lovely place to go for lunch in the sun and a cocktail (or ten). It has a lovely feel to it and is always great for people watching.

Person you would most like to meet- past or present:
The Dragons from Dragons Den. It would be such an interesting meeting – five influential and successful people.

What items would you take on a desert island and why:
A mirror, to reflect the light, signal for help, and get me off the island as quick as possible… I don’t do heat and no one to talk to/at… Sounds like my worst nightmare.

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