University of Bath

Agnes Mason Widening Participation Outreach Officer

Agnes is part of the Outreach Team running all Widening Participation events with special responsibility for language activities and On Track to Bath.

Role

Her main responsibility is overseeing the On Track to Bath programme, a free two-year curriculum enhancement programme for A level students. Agnes is also responsible for various other areas or work:

  • Language outreach, such as Year 9 MFL taster days and Year 12 Intensive language days,
  • Psychology Year 12 Enrichment Day,
  • Support for running Summer Schools and other events on campus.

Agnes is passionate about Widening Participation, particularly increasing the uptake of languages.

Career

Agnes joined the University in 2015 after a career in teaching languages and BTEC courses at secondary schools and Sixth Form colleges. She has experience of teaching German, Spanish, French, BTEC Business and BTEC Public Services to Years 7-13 and taught Spanish A level at a Sixth Form College, where she gained valuable experience in language outreach.

Education

Agnes holds a degree in Politics, English and Spanish from the University of Tübingen, Germany, as well as a German teacher training qualification in English, Spanish and Citizenship.

She spent a year as a language assistant at a secondary school in Blackpool as part of her degree. After qualifying in Germany, she moved to the UK permanently in 2007. She holds Qualified Teacher Status and has undertaken a variety of training as part of her teaching career.