Atlanta Yeatman

 Alumni profile 

Course studied: BA (Hons) Philosophy and Ethics with Drama
Graduating year: 2017

I currently live in Surrey and work at Anglia Ruskin University London. In my free time I run the social media for a local amateur dramatics company.

After leaving Bath Spa, I went on to become the first ever Master's graduate of New College of the Humanities in London, where I received my MA in Philosophy. For both of my degrees, my dissertation was focused on philosophy and theatre. After collecting my Masters I worked at NCH for six months as the Resident Life Coordinator before moving on to Anglia Ruskin. As Timetabling Officer, I design the timetables for three buildings, 6000 students and 200 members of staff who are on three intakes per year with two different delivery patterns.

“The best thing about my course was the academics. So often from friends at larger universities I hear that they feel like a number in a huge room full of students, but every single one of my lecturers knew my name and my story. They cared about the other aspects of my life. I feel like all my classmates had an exceptional relationship with our academics, meaning that we were so much more engaged with our work.”

Atlanta Yeatman

Bath is such a wonderful city to live in. There's always something interesting going on or some beautiful new countryside to discover or restaurants to find. A memory that will always stick out for me is when my course mate and I hired Next Bikes, cycles across that field in front of Commons to go to Newton St Loe but as we started to cycle all the cows ran across from the other side of the field to us and we go stuck with all the cows for about half an hour!

The best thing about my course was the academics, and the teaching at Bath Spa really was incredible. So often from friends at larger universities I hear that they feel like a number in a huge room full of students. Every single one of my lecturers knew my name and my story. They cared about the other aspects of my life. I feel like all my class mates had an exceptional relationship with our academics meaning that we were so much more engaged with our work.

"A memory that will always stick out for me is when my course mate and I hired Next Bikes to cycle across the field in front of Commons to go to Newton St Loe. But as we started to cycle all the cows ran across from the other side of the field over to us - we got stuck with them for about half an hour!"

Atlanta Yeatman

Without realising at the time, or probably for some time after, getting involved with working in different professional aspects of the University has led me to the career that I am so passionate about today. My first job was with the Alumni team as a telephone fundraiser, which I did for my first two years at Bath Spa. I then worked on Reception in Main House and a little for Admissions too. It was all of this insight into the running of a university that made me so keen to start a career in the Higher Education sector now.

I am most proud of getting a First on my dissertation. I worked so hard on this piece of work and it was a risk for me. The Philosophy department said they'd not seen a Philosophy/Theatre dissertation before, or at least not for a very long time. I'm also pretty sure that I never had a First in philosophy for any other piece of work - I was always one mark off! So finally getting one on the biggest piece of work I did was the most amazing feeling!

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