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A Day in the Life at Talis by Helen Anderson, Account Manager, Talis

Alison Rooney

What does your typical day look like?

Talis encourages us to be flexible in our working day and take breaks. Since working from home during the pandemic I have stuck to the traditional working day. I get up in the morning as normal and break for coffee as I go along, usually drinking along the way. Lunch might take in a dog walk and then I finish around 5.30.

I work as an Account Manager and am used to travelling to meet customers, with varied start and finish times and often away overnight – so not travelling has been a big change for me.

I’m looking forward to getting back to some travel, with some customers now happy to meet face to face. What has been good is knowing that remote meetings work well so I think a mixture of the two going forward will be great. 

What excites you the most about your job at Talis?

Talis is a great company to work for in that everyone is on the same page in terms of what we do. Everyone is committed to making our products and services the best they can be to help universities deliver the best teaching and learning. Talking to customers is great too, keeping in touch with trends in the university sector and feeding them back into the business is a highlight.

What kind of company is Talis to work for?

Talis is a great company to work for – you are trusted to do your job and to make the right decisions but great support is there when you need it. The recruitment process is rigorous ensuring that you are right for us and we are right for you. This creates a really great team with everyone driven by success. 

When you are not at work, how do you take time-out?

I live in the Wirral so have lots of coastline to explore and do this often, taking my miniature schnauzer Otto. During lockdown I took on a challenge to virtually walk from Lands End to John O’Groats, around 875 miles so this gives me more motivation to get the miles in.

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