A highly skilled and experienced administrator, Sue Bradbury has worked within enterprise units at the University of Southampton since 1988. She became part of the nC2 team in 2020, bringing her super-efficient approach to the consultancy’s administration.
What does your work for nC2 entail?
I undertake any general administration they ask me to do, such as setting up customer accounts on the University system, invoicing, and completing documentation. It’s whatever the team needs help with. I’m flexible – I just muck in and get on with things!
As an industry-facing service, it’s important to have efficient processes in place. I’m quite particular about making sure everyone who gets in touch gets a quick response.
I enjoy seeing all the exciting projects nC² and the Wolfson Unit are involved in.
How did you get into administration for University enterprise units?
After working in industry for a few years, I joined the University in 1986. Initially I worked within the Postgraduate Medical Centre at University Hospital Southampton, organising meetings and courses for medical professionals.
Two years later I moved to the Wolfson Unit for Marine Technology and Industrial Aerodynamics. It appealed to me because they used to undertake wind-tunnel testing for Formula One teams – I’ve always been sporty and at the time one of my hobbies was being a motor racing Marshall at weekends, so that interested me. Being a Pisces I’ve always liked to be near the sea, so the marine work appealed to me too.
Alongside my work for the Wolfson Unit, I started supporting nC2 in September 2020, and now I have the best of both worlds working for two units.
What do you enjoy about your role?
No two days are the same, and I enjoy seeing all the exciting projects nC2 and the Wolfson Unit are involved in. I love the way that they are helping to solve problems in the wider world.
What is it like to work with the nC2 team?
They are a great team, and they are all experts at what they do. I feel very lucky to be part of the team and I find the work they do fascinating. For example, the project to help conserve HMS Victory is so interesting and will make a real difference.
As an industry-facing service, it’s important to have efficient processes in place.