Meet Michael, our Fundraising Officer:

His role includes:

– Meeting the fundraising goals and objectives defined by the AKU Society
– Researching and identifying potential trusts and foundations
– Develop and execute fundraising events
– Writing and submitting proposals to trusts and foundations
– Support the Head of Communications & Fundraising by contributing to Social Media channels

Michael grew up in Cambridgeshire and went on to study Politics and International Relations at the University of Exeter. His degree focussed on the issues of social and climate justice. At university, he volunteered at a student-led Social Enterprise for two years, and he went on to lead the enterprise in his final year at university.

After university, he moved back to Cambridge and undertook a placement working for a zero-waste packaging social enterprise which furthered his experience in the third sector.

Outside of work, Michael is a keen sportsman and loves to be active and outdoors. He also enjoys reading, cooking, and going to gigs.