July 2nd, 2020
The Campus Stars campaign has been launched to showcase the colleagues still working on campus during the lockdown and highlight the crucial work they do.
Aaron is a Building Attendant on Jubilee Campus and has worked at the University for two years.
Aaron usually works during the evenings, and his main duties include preparing classrooms for teaching, locking buildings and securing campus at the end of the day.
Aaron offered to work flexibly during lockdown and has been carrying out essential building maintenance such as water flushing, testing fire alarms and ensuring refuge systems are in working order. He misses the students and the friendly interactions he had with them, particularly the societies making use of campus during his evening shifts.
Aaron has enjoyed watching the campus bloom and has particularly enjoyed seeing families feeding the baby ducks. He has appreciated seeing more people visit the campus for their outdoor exercise and is hopeful that things are getting better.
Outside of work, Aaron has been busy going to the supermarket for his parents, walking the dog and spending quality time with his family.
He and his daughter have planted potatoes, peas, sweetcorn, strawberries, gooseberries, garlic, pak choi, tomatoes, chillies and peppers.
Together they built a tortoise playground for his daughter’s pets and the dog has enjoyed having their full attention! Aaron has also enjoyed catching up on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Walking Dead and The Big Bang Theory during his days off.
Aaron’s message to the University community is that he hopes everyone is well and that staff and students have been missed.
Tags: Campus Stars, coronavirus, COVID-19, key workers
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