Olivia Hall

Olivia Hall


I recently completed my BA in Sociology at Manchester Metropolitan University. My undergraduate dissertation focuses on exploring state repression and political violence against environmental activist groups and further considers these responses in the broader context of collective action. Environmentalism and the right to protest are concepts which I explored throughout my degree, as well as having a personal and pro-longed interest in the climate catastrophe and environmental activism, particularly amongst young people and the student population. Through my dissertation research, I became particularly interested in the way in which young people’s opportunities to lead change and participate in activism differ so greatly between communities and cultures. This provided me with a strong appreciation and understanding of the importance of historical and cultural differences when working with vulnerable communities. I have a deferred entry place on the Secondary PGCE RS course at the University of Cambridge for September 2022. However until then, I am continuing a teaching assistant position within a local secondary school in preparation, specialising in Humanities and Social Science subjects. 

AHCB blog posts
Refugee-background young people and museums: Examining the literature” with Sarah Linn and Caitlin Nunn (October 2021)


2021–22: Teaching Assistant, Humanities and Social Science
2021: Internship, Ancient History, Contemporary Belonging
2020–21: Criminology and Sociology Peer Assisted Learning Leader, Manchester Metropolitan University 
2019–20: Schools Outreach Representative, Manchester Metropolitan University 
2019: Civil Service Summer Internship, Department of Environmental, Food and Rural Affairs