Antony Butcher

Antony Butcher

Profile

I work in both the School of Music and the School of Performance and Cultural Industries.

In the School of Music I am the Schools disability contact, meaning I am responsible for coordinating support for disabled students and will liaise with academic tutors and the Disability Services team. I support the Schools employability programme (including the alumni mentoring scheme), recruit interns and peer mentors, and service the Staff:Student Forum.

In PCI I provide student support and am often the first port of call for any students who have issues affecting their time at Leeds. I colead the Schools peer mentoring programme, and am the School's disability contact. I also organise The Next Stage, the Schools series of employability events, working alongside students to ensure that everyone studying in the School has the opportunity to develop their employability skills and make industry connections.

I re-joined the University in 2018 having previously worked for an international mental health charity. Before that I worked in the School of Law at the University of Leeds where I provided admin support and co-ordinated the Schools extensive programme of research events. I have a degree in History from Bangor University where I went on to become Student Union President, working to improve the student experience and overseeing the work of a charity with an annual turnover of over £1 million. In my spare time I am a member of two improved comedy groups, and am Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Kirkgate Centre, a local community centre that provides and supports a wide range of activities in Shipley. I have raised over £15,000 for a range of charities through cake sales, hair shaving, and a number of charity bike rides (including riding from Lands End to John o Groats twice). In 2020 I will be cycling across America aiming to raise a further £20,000 for charity. You can read more about this at www.leeds.ac.uk/antonybutcher