Poppy Humphrey​

Off-Campus Student Affairs Officer, Manchester Student Homes
Deputy Chair and North West Regional Representative

Poppy Humphrey joined Manchester Student Homes in 2013 as the Off-Campus Student Affairs Officer. Poppy’s focus is on identifying and responding to challenges and opportunities that arise from students living in the community. The role is jointly-funded by The University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University and allows her to work across off-campus areas in Manchester, with various stakeholders such as community members, the Police, the City Council, the NHS, the Fire Services and students themselves. Poppy leads the Good Neighbours Team which deliver campaigns, events and activities throughout the year to encourage student engagement in the community and awareness of key issues. Poppy is also the North West representative for the UK Town and Gown Association and is the only officer based in the UK that holds a full Certificate in Town Gown relations granted by the USA based International Town and Gown Association. Before moving to the Higher Education sector Poppy worked in a number of roles with a community cohesion and housing focus. These roles included being a Parliamentary Researcher and Constituency Caseworker for a number of prominent politicians and a Customer Experience Manager at a Stockport based Equity Housing Group, implementing service redesign and identifying best practice in terms of responding to community cohesion issues.