Rachel originally started her studies with the University of Wolverhampton between 2000-2003 after doing a foundation year at Walsall College. Originally studying Genetics & Molecular Biology, Rachel took a study break to raise her family and run her own Photography business. Rachel returned to the university in 2013 to complete a Degree in Applied Biological Sciences, graduating with 1st class honours in in 2016 and winning 'The Caparo Prize' for the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

Currently Rachel is working as a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) within the department of Biology, Chemistry and Forensic Science as part of the university's esteemed Graduate Teaching Assistant scheme. Rachel became a qualified teacher after gaining a PGCE this year and was recently nominated by students for a vice chancellors award, in the 'enriching the learning experience' category.

Currently studying for a Masters degree in Professional Practice and Lifelong Education

Rachel has a keen interest in education studies within the sciences, particularly with Level 4 students and improving their experience at university. Rachel has recently studied the assessment preferences of level 4 students within their second semester. 

Associate member of the Royal Society of Biology