Mark Hardman：Having completed a B.A. (Hons) degree in Fine Art at Leeds Polytechnic I spent the following year working for the Merseyside Artist-in-Residence based in studios near the city centre. This ‘interesting’ experience encouraged me to seek a ‘real’ job so I decided to complete a PGCE course at Leicester University and then secured a job as Teacher of Art at a school near Southend-on-Sea in Essex.
Anne Burraston：I have a BA from the University of Sydney in history, French and Japanese and an MA in Applied Linguistics from the University of New England, Australia. I’ve taught English as a foreign or additional language from tertiary to kindergarten level in Australia, France, Japan, Argentina and China. Working at BSB gives me a great opportunity to pull together all my previous experience with different levels, different ages and different nationalities – all in the one position. The level of challenge and reward that comes from working at BSB would be hard to find in any other single job.
Dr Dave Errington：After graduating with a degree in Mathematics and Physics from Edinburgh University, I studied for a master’s degree in Theoretical Physics at The University of Cambridge. For the last four years I have been undertaking a PhD in black hole physics at Liverpool University and have just submitted my thesis and this has been approved and passed for my doctorate.