Kit Rackley

Kit Rackley

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Career

Kit's current role is 'Higher Education Champion' for The Network for East Anglian Collaborative Outreach (neaco), working out of Admissions, Recruitment and Marketing (ARM). neaco works with students in years 9-13 who live in areas identified by the Government with low rates of progression to higher education. 

Kit has 13 years experience of teaching high-school Geography in the UK; seven of which were as a Director of Geography, leading their department to the Geographical Association’s ‘Centre of Excellence’ Award. Throughout that time Kit provided teacher continuous professional development (CPD) and training, which previously included a role as Associate Tutor for the School of Education at UEA. They have authored a number of published educational articles and resources.

In the academic year of 2017-18, Kit undertook a gap-year in the USA where they worked as an educational outreach affiliate for climate scientists based at NOAA Boulder, Colorado and as an educator and trainer at the Exploratorium Museum in San Francisco, California.

Kit returned to work as Education Officer for the World Energy and Meteorology Council (WEMC), coordinating membership and Special Interest Group (SIG) activities and developing activities and resources to promote the learning of climate and energy for students and the general public. Their main acheivement was the successful completion of the C3S Climate & Energy Education Demonstrator as project manager and education lead.

Kit has served on a number of education committees as a consultant, such as the Education & Outreach Committee for the Royal Meteorological Society, the steering commitee for the Youth Climate Summit 2020 and various initiatives and programmes led by the Geographical Association

Kit has a BSc degree in Environmental Sciences (specialising in meteorology, climate change, environmental risk and scientific communication) and PGCE in Secondary Geography, both achieved at the UEA.