With a new academic year, comes a new writer; meet our Student Engagement Intern Hazel Jackson!

Hi! My name is Hazel and I am the new Student Engagement Intern for the School of Law. Along with writing posts for this blog, my role within the School will involve running student engagement events such as the upcoming first year social and creating content for the School’s three-termly newsletters. I will also be helping organise study skills sessions and assisting with student focus groups to make sure your voices are heard. I am really looking forward to working in the Law School and meeting all you lovely students!

Following in Lou’s footsteps, here are five quick facts about me:

1. Although I am working in the School of Law, I completed my undergraduate degree in Psychology earlier this year and conducted my dissertation into how threatening a man’s masculinity can negatively impact their romantic relationships.

Happy to be an Essex graduate!

2. I am a vegetarian in the hope that restricting my intake of meat will reduce the effects of climate change. I would like to adopt a plant-based (vegan) diet but I am not ready to commit to cooking from scratch every day – milk is in more foods than you think!

3. I spent the summer of 2018 volunteering in Sri Lanka. During my time there I ran projects with school children, elderly folk and those with physical and mental disabilities. During the weekends, I was free to travel the country and went on a safari where I was less than a metre away from a herd of elephants.

4. Despite being a party girl in my first year when I lived in the Bertrand Russel Tower, you will now usually find me at home in my pyjamas watching something on Netflix or catching up on my YouTube subscriptions. I loved watching How To Get Away With Murder and I can’t wait for its final season.

5. I love animals, but then, who doesn’t? I have two cats at my parent’s home, one is black and called Pepper and the other is grey and named Ollie. We thought that she was a boy when we named her, but I liked the name too much to change it and I am all for Ollie becoming a gender neutral name. I would love to have my own cat and dog when I am older. For a cat, I like the names “Pickles” and “Timmy” but I am yet to decide on a name for a dog.

Please leave a comment below if you have any suggestions for activities for student socials, content for our newsletters, or if you just have any weird and wonderful ideas for names for my future dog – I’d love to hear from you!

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