Prior to joining Somerset College, Bettina worked in the University/HE Sector in a variety of Registry based administrative roles, including student administration (enrolments and exams), Awards Ceremony organisation, degree programme validations and research administration. She has held the part time post of Clerk to the Corporation at Somerset College since November 1997. Bettina also helps to run a small property development and letting business jointly owned with her husband. Bettina is a Primary School Governor in the community where she lives. In 2013 Bettina's passion for live music and her organisational skills were well employed in helping to revive the Stogumber Festival, a three day music and arts festival, in the West Somerset village where she lives, which is now, once again, an established event in the local calendar, attracting both well known classical, jazz and folk/acoustic artists and emerging talent. This now takes up most of her spare time!