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WGU ten years

Jess Achilleos

Lecturer, Youth and Community Work

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Jess Achilleos

Room: M3


+44 (0) 1978 294495


Jess was awarded a 2:1 BA (Hons) Degree in Combined Honours – French and Philosophy from the University of Liverpool, she then went on to gain her MA in Youth and Community Work here at Glynd┼Ár University.

Her work as an Informal Educator began 10 years ago and she has spent the last 7 years working in the voluntary sector as a youth worker and charity operational manager.  Jess has primarily focussed on developing quality youth work provision, informal education and services for vulnerable young people across the North West.  Prior to this she worked as a retail manager in Human Resources.

What are your hobbies? I have 3 dogs – 2 German Shepherd x husky and an Alaskan Malamute.  In between family, work and pet responsibilities I enjoy gardening; exercising (HIIT anyone?) and reading. 

What is your favourite book? My favourite book of all time is To Kill a Mockingbird

MA Youth and Community Work

BA (HONS) French and Philosophy

Her research interests include:

Making a case for the role of informal education in the Education Sector and the relationship between Social Control and Informal Education