Victoria Stoner is a Senior Academic Partnerships Manager at Epigeum. Victoria manages the UK-based team, and is responsible for building and maintaining strategic partnerships with institutions throughout the UK, Ireland, and Europe. Victoria graduated from Nottingham Trent University and has worked in the Higher Education sector for 5 years. Before joining Epigeum, she worked within the Higher Education department at Oxford University Press, focusing on print, eBooks, and e-learning resources for Law and Criminology students across the South West of England and Wales.
What brought you to Epigeum?
After working within the Higher Education market for nearly 5 years, I was becoming increasingly aware of the move to digital. More than ever, universities needed interactive resources to help support and develop staff and students’ skills and awareness. I was incredibly impressed with Epigeum’s development group process, which brings together experts from universities around the world to help build and create online training courses, and thus delivering a high quality, and in my opinion, unrivaled product for institutions.
Which parts of your role do you enjoy the most?
I most enjoy meeting and speaking with experts within their field, whether it’s in wellbeing, research, operations, or professional development. I’m an incredibly inquisitive person and there is nothing that I enjoy more than learning something new!
What does your workspace say about you?
Outside COVID-19’s limitations, I would say I’m rarely at my desk. I am split between the office and visiting universities and institutions across the UK – sitting still has never been my strong point, so this role suits me perfectly.
What do you do in your free time?
I’m very outdoorsy! Though my routine has changed recently due to COVID-19, I’m usually outside walking the dogs or finding a new Airbnb and Sunday lunch spot with my friends. During the week, I can be found practicing yoga in the evenings, reading, or spending time with friends.
Tell us something we don’t know about you.
I spent a week up in a tree top jungle hut looking over the Kitulgala river in Sri Lanka, white water rafting and wild swimming most days. I had an incredible time.
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