Important Information


Main Reception will close from 12:45 on Thursday 11 July. Main Reception will be open from 9am to 3pm only from Monday 12 August until Wednesday 28 August. Normal college Reception opening hours will commence at 8am on Thursday 29 August. The college site will be open, except on Bank Holiday Monday 26 August, however, most staff will be unavailable. If you need to contact a Department by email, please take a look at our Contact Us page.

Elena Gillies

Department of Education

Before starting at BHASVIC (2009-2011), I attended the wonderful (and now sadly closed) Towers Covent School in Steyning. At BHASVIC, I struggled through Maths and Critical Thinking in my first year before deciding upon English Literature, French, History and the AQA Baccalaureate in the second year. Following a gap year, I read English Literature and Language at King’s College London - a short train-ride from Brighton but an entirely different world. Wellcome Trust took me in on their Graduate Scheme, providing insight into a uniquely well-funded global health research charity. From there, I went to work in Public Health England’s parliamentary team before eventually landing in the Private Office for the Education Secretary covering further education and skills policy; easily the most compelling role I've taken on in what's been a very tumultuous time.