School of Medical Education

Staff Profile

John Higgins

Senior MBBS Support Officer

Background

Hello ... John Higgins here!!

I have just started at the University in March 2017 within the 'Medical Student Office' based in Cookson Building.  I am a Senior MBBS Support Officer, responsible for student Intercalation, PDS and ECCE, which already appears to be very varied and interesting.  I will update my profile once I have got to grips with everything!!

Previously I spent 16 years within the funding sector ... 14 years at the BIG Lottery Fund as a Funding Manager, and I then covered the NE & Cumbria working for BBC Children in Need ( ... and no - I wasn't Pudsey Bear !!).  Basically distributing and monitoring money to good causes.

I started off in education at the old Newcastle Polytechnic (!!) so have came full circle.

I also volunteer at the North Tyneside Disability Forum, often helping out in the youth activities during the holiday periods.  I have recently became their Honorary Treasurer too ... so I now possess my own name badge !?!

Socially, I live at the coast in Monkseaton, and have 2 sons who dictate my weekends as their personal taxi driver, one by playing football, and the other by watching it !!