Rachel Brealey

Director of Faculty Operations

Professional biography

Rachel graduated with a BSc in Textiles from UMIST in 1993 having spent a year in industry which combined working as a buyer for John Moores in Liverpool and as a Textile Technologist in a clothing factory.

Following graduation, Rachel was elected as President of the Students' Union at UMIST and followed this with a further sabbatical year as editor of the student newspaper, GRIP.

Rachel has undertaken a range of administrative roles at UMIST and the University of Manchester, starting in Schools Liaison and Recruitment and Admissions followed by seven years as Head of Planning at UMIST. This role involved providing support and advice to Heads of Department and Pro-Vice-Chancellors on strategic and operational planning as well as managing a range of university-wide projects including a secondment as a Departmental Manager.

Following Project Unity, Rachel initially worked as Executive Assistant to the Vice President for External Relations before moving to Corporate Services and taking on the role of Project Manager of the university web project. Prior to her current role as Director of Faculty Operations in the Faculty of Science and Engineering, Rachel was Head of Faculty Administration in the Faculty of Life Sciences.


Contact information

Room Number: B1
Location: Sackville Street Building
Tel: +44 (0)161 306 9112
Email: Rachel.Brealey@manchester.ac.uk

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