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Mhairi Underwood

Head of Community, The Student Room

Mhairi is a qualified secondary school teacher and Head of Year, who now oversees the Community Team at The Student Room – the UK’s largest online student community. With seven years’ experience working in the youth market, both within and outside education, she is uniquely positioned to understand the challenges students face.

Mhairi has a wealth of experience in devising and delivering impactful community engagement and marketing strategies to connect with diverse youth audiences. She’s worked with partners such as Revolt Sexual Assault, Sport Relief, Papyrus Prevention of Youth Suicide, and Student Minds to deliver research, campaigns and resources which support young people and make their voices heard in the wider world.

Mhairi also leads on a nationwide student ambassador programme and, in her spare time, she volunteers with The Girls’ Network to mentor girls from the least advantaged communities and support them to achieve their dreams.