Maria and Simon

I [Maria] have experienced a lot of sadness and anxiety. I felt left out at a time when I was working hard to fit in and adapt to British culture. I am not sure where I will end up, I’m young and there’s a whole world out there to explore.”

”Some people say that the Leave vote was a vote of punishment against Cameron and the Tories, but I think the voters are only punishing themselves. I [Simon] see no positives at all in this situation. Things seem to have calmed down but you can already see some repercussions.

Maria came to the UK from Madrid in 2014. She holds a Degree in Spanish and Latin American Studies from the Universidad Complutense.

Maria holds a position as a Spanish teacher at her local University and is also currently enrolled in a Masters Programme to further her skills in the education sector. 

In the future, Maria would like to develop her own Spanish-teaching business, using her passion for cooking as a medium for teaching the language.

Simon was born in the UK to an English father and a Spanish mother. Although British by birth, he identifies more with his Spanish side. 

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Spanish from Oxford University and a PhD in Spanish Theatre from Queen Mary University of London. 

Simon has travelled between the two countries his whole life. In 2008 he moved to Spain and began working for a theatre company in Madrid. In 2013 he returned to the UK to work as a University lecturer, a position he still holds today.