My foundation degree has completely transformed my professional life, helping me develop my abilities, skills and the quality of work I produce.
I have been appointed as the prison’s voluntary Lesbian, Gay, Bi & Trans (LGBT) representative, alongside my usual work.
I then utilised my Work Based Learning 2 module to re-launch the LGBT support network, assess the needs of LGBT staff and prisoners and make recommendations for improvements. This report was well received and backed by the Prison’s Senior Management Team, and it has proved so successful that it is being submitted to Prison Service Headquarters to be rolled out in all prisons.
This has enabled me to participate in further diversity initiatives, including the creation of e-learning packages, community outreach and policy writing for the prison service.