2 minutes with...Hannah Lenik
Get to know Reception Manager at Kings Oxford's St. Michaels Hannah Lenik campus in her 2-minute interview below!
1. What do you do at Kings?
My job primarily is to help students and walk-ins with general queries and questions. I also play a part in keeping track of student attendance and making sure that students attend their lessons and get the most from their time here at Kings. Part of my reception duties also include taking payments for excursions , monitoring cash flow and registering candidates for the IELTS exam.
2. How long have you worked at Kings and what did you do before?
I have worked at Kings for nearly five years now, and was based at St Joseph’s for my first two years before moving to the city centre. Before Kings I worked as an estate agent, and prior to that as a professional photographer, quite a varied working life you could say!
3. What do you enjoy most about your job?
I love meeting students from all over the world and learning new things about their country and culture. The staff at Kings are also a very tight-knit bunch, it’s a lot of fun working with people with who have had such interesting experiences and that have lived in all corners of the globe.
4. What do you like most about Oxford?
There is such a friendly and welcoming feel about Kings that many visitors and students often comment on. Poeple are here to learn, which usually makes them very open-minded.
5. Where is the best place you’ve visited?
It has to be Thailand. I have never been to Asia before and my trip to Bangkok and the beautiful southern islands is an experience I will never forget. My favourite place in the UK would probably be Pembrokeshire where my parents have a holiday cottage, it’s like a home from home without the stresses of everyday life and is absolutely beautiful.
6. What is the last book you read?
‘Life After Life’ by Kate Atkinson, I can’t put it down! Next in line is ‘The Book Thief’.
7. What is your favourite film?
‘Jurassic Park’! I first watched it when it came out at the cinema and I have watched it more than any other film and it still scares me!
8. Who would play you in a film of your life?
No idea! That’s a tough question.
9. Which well-known figure would you most like to invite to dinner?
David Attenborough. He’s my hero.
10. What is your favourite quote?
‘In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.’ Terry Pratchett, author.