Rachel Century

  • Education Officer
  • BA German Studies and Philosophy, 2006

Rachel Century graduated with a degree in German Studies and Philosophy in 2006. She now works as an Education Officer for the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust.

How does your degree help prepare you for your career?

"My degree has helped to prepare me for the working world in so many ways. It armed me with skills such as time management, research, writing concisely, and meeting deadlines. My job allows me to ensure that as many people as possible know about the Holocaust, and helps to reach lots of people who want to know about and commemorate the Holocaust."

How did Birmingham help to get you to where you are today?

“Birmingham has been a vital stepping stone to help me onto the various stages of my career. I completed an MA at UCL and a PHD at Royal Holloway, both in holocaust studies. I then embarked on my career as an Education Officer for the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust. The staff at Birmingham have continued to support me, showing an interest in my research, and providing references and recommendations when I have needed them. They have got me to where I am today - and where I hope to be tomorrow."

What is your advice to current students?

"Make the most of your year abroad - there’s so much to see and do. It’s a fantastic opportunity to explore another country and culture and really immerse yourself in another way of life, particularly before you have to settle down for final year!"