Senior Administrator/PA to Ruth Unsworth
Ally is now located within the main Administration Office at Eden Court, and her role is that of Senior Administrator and PA to Ruth Unsworth, Deputy Director. She has worked within the University for the past 39 years and counting! Starting off in the photocopying / mail room in 1978 transferring to the University’s Print Unit in 1981, where she worked as a Machine Operator, Typesetter, and Lithographic Printer before transferring to Student Services. During her time in this unit she has worked through many different departments, giving her a very broad general knowledge and understanding of the advice on offer to students throughout the University.
Having graduated in 2011 with a Master of Arts General Degree, completed through the Evening Degree Programme, Ally also understands the student tensions and the juggling of study with daily life. It was while completing this degree she decided that a new challenge was needed and was seconded to what was known as Student Support Services at the Students’ Association Building in 2005. In 2007 went to work as Secretary/PA to the Director of Student Services and PA for the then Wardens’ Manager and Discipline Officer. In August 2010 moved along to the ASC as Office Manager until September 2014. Since then she has been based in the other Student Services location at Eden Court on The Scores. Ally's main remit is PA, Unit Budget Finances, HR Staffing Issues, H & S Buildings and liaising with the Wardennial Teams.
Born in Cellardyke, but moved to Malaysia until the age of 5, moving between England and Scotland, finally resettling down in Fife with a large extended family of children, step children, 2 grandsons and 2 granddaughters all of whom live nearby and require babysitting. Ally tries Zumba, walking, but would much rather watch a good movie with a bar of dark chocolate and a G & T or perhaps a nice mojito!