The award-winning Caledonian Club team is led by Eleanor Wilson, whilst Dr. John McKendrick lead on the research. Meet the team below:
Eleanor joined Glasgow Caledonian University in October 2000 as Director of Links in the GOALS project (Greater Opportunity for Access and Learning with Schools). She commenced her role as manager of the Caledonian Club in August 2008. A former teacher of Business Studies and Economics with 10 years teaching experience in sixth form colleges and secondary schools in London, Eleanor was seconded to work in Education Liaison for BP in Sunbury, Surrey before moving back to Glasgow in 2000.
Eleanor is passionate about widening participation having been the first in her family to enter Higher Education. Since joining the University to work in this area Eleanor feels she has found her niche whilst still employing many of her teaching skills on a daily basis. Eleanor achieved a degree in Commerce from Glasgow Caledonian University, a PGCE from Strathclyde University and a Post-Grad Diploma in Human Resources from Thames Valley University.
Debbie Hunter, Development Officer
As a graduate from Glasgow Caledonian University in July 2010 (Bsc hons Psychology), Debbie is very familiar with the University's Caledonian Club. Before graduating, Debbie worked as a student mentor for Routes for All and the Caledonian Club. She is very passionate about widening participation and making a positive difference to the lives of young people. Debbie won a Magnusson award from the University to implement choreography and teaching of community based dance. Not only does Debbie bring a wealth of experience to the role, she also has a keen interest in research and will use her creative skills in the Club's activities and community engagement.
Nathan Tagg, Development Officer
Nathan joined the Caledonian Club in September 2011 having graduated from GCU the previous year. He is no stranger to GCU’s Caledonian Club, as he became involved in mentoring during his studies and also won a prestigious Carnegie vacation scholarship to conduct research into the Club under the heading ‘Young children’s experience of the Caledonian Club’. He is enthuisiastic about making a positive difference to young people and has displayed this commitment through active involvement in community projects, including some roles in a voluntary capacity. He looks forward to utilsing his academic and work experience across the Club’s provision of nursery, primary and community activities.