A life in the day

City College Brighton & Hove Marketing Team Leader, Kat Ratcliffe, writes about her day…

A large part of my job role involves co-ordinating significant events for the college, both at the City College campuses and in the wider Brighton & Hove community.

My day starts with a bowl of cornflakes and a cup of coffee and usually a frantic rush to the front door for my fairly short commute from Rottingdean to Brighton. Once in the office, I generally check my emails and the meetings planned for the day and work out my priorities and upcoming deadlines.

9.30am: I am engrossed in plans for this year’s Brighton & Hove People’s Day – a community event to celebrate the diverse communities that make up our city on Saturday June 15. The city centre is to be transformed into a street festival showcasing different activities from communities across the city, including music performances, sporting activities and the food zone with dishes from around the world. This year we are bringing all the fun of a country fayre to the Pelham Street campus for the Country Fayre Zone, with fantastic rides, a live farmyard, music, marketplace, skills and course advice for young people and adults, dance acts and lots more fun. This means a great deal of lists and organisation but it will all be worth it on the day.

Lunchtime: I always make time for food as it is so important, but timing varies. If I am working a long day I try and get to the gym a couple of times a week – Body Balance is my favourite! I find this does wonders if you are having a hectic day.

Afternoon: I finish putting plans together for a recruitment drive for our varied departments, making sure that we have our key messages confirmed, and also start planning our annual City Achievers awards ceremony to celebrate the incredible achievements of many students at the college.

Finally, it is home time and I am ready for dinner, relaxation and possibly a night with friends, who will also be joining in the fun at the City College Country Fayre Zone on People’s Day 15 June. For more info:




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