Today we are pleased to meet Victoria Willson, who is our University and Careers Guidance Counsellor.
Where are you from originally?
I am originally from Hertfordshire in the UK.
Have you lived in any other countries and what did you like the most?
I have also lived in Japan and Vietnam. As well as the incredible food in Japan the thing I loved the most was the uniqueness of the culture. There is nowhere quite like Japan with it’s mix of traditional and modern. I loved living in Vietnam too and exploring the country during the school holidays.
What did you study and where?
I studied Evolutionary Anthropology at The University of Liverpool.
Why did you decide to become a teacher?
I first became an English teacher so that I could travel the world and experience different cultures through the students I was teaching. It is so interesting to me to see how different cultures perceive everyday life, events and traditions, and how the students I teach experience these things. Having previously worked for International House, The British Council and Nord Anglia I have taught students from all over the world, from a range of backgrounds and from 5 to 70 years old and each one of them has taught me something about the World!
What are some of the current issues in education you would like to solve?
In my role as the school University and Careers Guidance Counsellor I want to make sure that all students have exposure to meaningful and inspiring experiences of higher education and the workplace. You may not know what job you want to do in the future but having these valuable experiences allows our students to understand what their learning means to them and their future selves and success.
Who is your favourite famous figure and why?
I have great respect for Jacinda Ardern. I think she is fantastic role model to young women and working mothers. If the world is going to change for the better we need to get more women (and mothers) into positions of leadership.
What is your favourite thing about living in Warsaw?
I love how family friendly Warsaw is. The multi cultural food scene and food halls. And cake, Warsaw has great cake!
What do you miss most from home?
Family and friends.
Would you be interested in sharing your career with our students? What inspired you to follow your career path? Why would you recommend a career in your field? Do you have an inspiring career story? Please get in touch email@example.com