Philip has a BA (Hons) in English Language and Literature from Southampton University and an MA in Literature, Culture and Modernity from Queen Mary College London. While an undergraduate, Philip taught English to Russian students at the Moscow Continuing Education Centre. Philip joined Arcadia in 2000 as a Resident Life Assistant at Redcliffe Gardens, Arcadia’s hall of residence in Earls Court. In 2007 he moved to Palace Court, Arcadia’s hall of residence in Notting Hill, where he has continued in the same role.