Today’s Rotaractor in the spotlight is Becky…
Hey, I’m Becky and I’ve been part of Rotaract in Oxford for a little over a year. I first heard of Rotaract when I moved to Cardiff from Leicester a few years ago. I didn’t know anyone in the area so I was looking to get involved with things and make friends and joining Rotaract seemed like the perfect way to do that (SPOILER: It was the perfect way to make great friends and get involved in fundraising, community work and social projects!). I was in a similar situation when I moved to Oxford so, being a creature of habit, I went along to meet everyone in the Britannia and I’ve been a member here ever since.
Outside of Rotaract, I’m involved in Girlguiding as a Brownie leader. Having 24 girls shouting ‘Brown owl, brown owl’ at me every week can be exhausting but it’s also great fun and I get a fab excuse to do fun things all the time, like going to Cadbury World and on a high ropes course! I’ve also done a lot of other things through Girlguiding including lots of international travel. Last year I went to the Maldives to work with the Maldives Girl Guides Association to improve their programme, train their members on topics such as body confidence and leadership and get more girls involved. It was challenging but great fun and very rewarding.
In my normal day job, I work as a Medical Photographer for Oxford University Hospitals. This involves photographing patients in the hospital, mainly for their medical record but also for teaching and publication in medical books and journals. There’s a huge range of things that need photographing, from wounds to moles to operations in theatre to cleft palates and craniofacial conditions. I love the variety of my job and getting to meet lots of different patients all over the hospital.
In my (very minimal) spare time I like hiking, camping and going to the beach and being outside in general. I’m also partial to being crafty and making stuff, usually crochet, sewing or baking when I get the chance!