I graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2013 with a BA (joint honours) degree in History and French. I then received the Pauline Roberts Scholarship to continue studying for my masters in History at Nottingham where I passed with distinction under the supervision of Dr Richard Goddard. My dissertation looked at how the balance between trade and migration affected the economic performance of medieval towns, using Colchester as a preliminary case study. I am currently studying for a PhD at the University of Lincoln under the supervision of Dr Philippa Hoskin and Dr Jamie Wood on the Lincoln Cathedral Common Fund Accounts of 1304-1317, a project which has been awarded a full University Research Investment Fund studentship. My thesis will aim to determine how the wider economic context of the early fourteenth century affected the financial situation of the Cathedral. Since becoming a doctoral student, I have been involved in reading and writing groups in the School of History and Heritage and became a member of the Lincoln Record Society.