Careers Network

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Careers Guidance and Employability Team

The Careers Guidance and Employability Team provides careers information, advice and guidance to support students and graduates with their career planning both one to one and in groups. They deliver school-based activities across the campus as well as provide a number of central Careers Network activities supporting students to enhance their knowledge, skills, employability and career prospects.

Susan Taylor BA (Hons) Politics, PG Diploma in Careers Guidance, Member of AGCAS

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Careers Guidance and Employability Manager

Responsibilities

Susan manages the Careers Network team. Susan has had many years careers work experience, starting in 1983, and joined Loughborough University in 1996. Her previous experience has included careers work in schools and colleges, adult guidance, careers related research and charity management.

Gill Clarke BA (Hons) Psychology with Drama and Theatre Studies, PG Diploma in Careers Guidance, BPS Psychometric Testing Level A, ILM Level 5 Coaching and Mentoring, Mental Health First Aider, Member of AGCAS

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Careers Consultant and Marketing Manager

Responsibilities

Gill supports finalists, postgraduate taught students, doctoral researchers and graduates from the following schools:

Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering

Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Science

Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

 

Gill joined Careers Network in 2002 with extensive experience of careers work with university students and graduates, young people in schools and adult career changers. Her work as a careers adviser since 1994 has involved posts at three different universities and a contribution to the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS), which has developed her expertise in administration, information, training and writing. She currently oversees visual identity and marketing for Careers Network, manages the Careers Network website and is the Careers Consultant Team Leader for the above schools.

Emma Dodd BA (Hons) English

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Employability Development Officer

Responsibilities

 Emma supports students in Part A and Part B of their studies in all schools.

Emma supports the careers provision through drop in sessions, workshops, and Quick Advice Appointments. Support can range from general advice, to CVs, cover letters and application forms. Emma's role involves producing regular newsletters for undergraduate students and through these she promotes relevant opportunities, events and articles to help students develop their employability.

 

 

 

Kate Faiz BA (Hons) Fine Art, Member of AGCAS

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Employability Development Officer

Responsibilities

Kate supports students in Part A and Part B of their studies in all schools.

Kate supports the careers provision through drop in sessions, workshops, and Quick Advice Appointments. Support can range from general advice, to CVs, cover letters and application forms. Kate's role involves producing regular newsletters for undergraduate students and through these she promotes relevant opportunities, events and articles to help students develop their employability.

Kate is a Loughborough Fine Art graduate and has a background of student engagement and support, alongside student event and volunteer management. Since graduation she also has also been working as an Artist, Arts Education Freelancer and English Teacher in France.

Hemisha Harji BA (Hons) Sociology, Member of AGCAS

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Careers Projects Manager

Responsibilities

Hemisha’s role is to support and encourage students from widening participation backgrounds to partake in an industrial placement year as well as other forms of professional work experience. This is delivered through research, data analysis, and the creation and implementation of a variety of initiatives and support programmes. This includes the management of the Loughborough Bursary for Unpaid Placements.

Hemisha has a background within the HE Careers Industry and has worked at Loughborough University for over 5 years in a variety of roles with previous experience in careers advice, training design and delivery, student engagement and social media management, data analysis and management, and employer engagement.

 

 

Humera Hodgkinson BA Hons in English Literature and Education Studies. Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring.

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Employability Development Officer

Responsibilities

Humera supports students in Part A and Part B of their studies in all schools.

Humera supports the careers provision through drop in sessions, workshops, and Quick Advice Appointments. Support can range from general advice, to CVs, cover letters and application forms. Humera's role involves producing regular newsletters for undergraduate students and through these she promotes relevant opportunities, events and articles to help students develop their employability.

Humera has a background of working in pastoral care within FE, and has spent the last 4 years within HE, providing students with placement support within Arts, Design and Humanities.

 

 

 

 

Laura Hooke BA (Hons) History, PG Diploma in Careers Guidance, BPS level A and B Psychometric Testing, Certificate in Coaching, Member of AGCAS

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Careers Consultant - Loughborough University London

Responsibilities

Caseload:

  • London campus postgraduate students

Laura is a professionally qualified career consultant with over 30 years of experience of working with university students, graduates, adults and school leavers.  Part of the university’s Careers Network team, but based full time at Loughborough University London, she provides career guidance, coaching and information to students, staff and graduates.

Laura joined us from City University London but has worked in other institutions providing support to students and graduates looking for work in areas including management, media, business, finance, law, engineering, technology and the arts. She has also worked in HR and recruitment in the private sector. 

Her professional interests include writing information and learning materials relating to careers and employability and the use of psychometric assessment for career planning and in job selection.

Nilesh Kavia BA (Hons) Business Management, NVQ 4 Advice and Guidance, ILM 5 Leadership and Management

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Careers Consultant

Responsibilities

Nilesh supports finalists, postgraduate taught students, doctoral researchers and graduates from the following schools:

Business and Economics

Design and Creative Arts

Social Sciences and Humanities

 

Nilesh is the Careers Consultant Team Leader for the above schools.

Prior to working at Loughborough, Nilesh managed and led the Careers Information, Advice and Guidance provision for University of Leicester, leading on various projects of strategic importance including the management of staff development to provide quality one to one provision to support students in their career planning and to compete for graduate opportunities. Whilst working at Leicester Nilesh also managed the newly formed Student Service Centre and managed a team of careers professionals. Prior to working at Leicester, Nilesh worked for the National Careers Service supporting and developing people to achieve their career goals. 

Joss Moffatt BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences, PG Certificate in Career Education, Information and Guidance in HE, Member of AGCAS

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Careers Consultant

Responsibilities

Joss supports finalists, postgraduate taught students, doctoral researchers and graduates from the following schools:

Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering

Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Science

Joss joined the Careers Network team in September 2007 to work on employability projects including the Employer Mentoring Scheme, Loughborough Employability Award and Workshadow Scheme. Joss came from an industry background having spent a number of years as a manager in a software company where she had responsibility for both graduate & experienced recruitment.  She also managed the career development of employees.   

 

Abhiksha Parmar

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First Contact Senior Administrator

Responsibilities

Abhiksha works within the First Contact Team for Student Services and also supports the Careers Network team.    

 

Tracy Salsbury BA Business Studies, Member of AGCAS

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Employability Development Officer

Responsibilities

Tracy supports students in Part A and Part B of their studies in all schools.

Tracy supports the careers provision through drop in sessions, workshops, and Quick Advice Appointments. Support can range from general advice, to CVs, cover letters and application forms. Tracy's role involves producing regular newsletters for undergraduate students and through these she promotes relevant opportunities, events and articles to help students develop their employability.

 Tracy joined the Careers Network team in 2009 and worked as an Information Adviser and with the Employer Liaison Team. She then moved into project support on Mentoring and Work Shadow programmes, as well as the Loughborough Employability Award.  Tracy has a background in Higher Education administration, service and support roles in the private sector and has worked in primary education.

Claire Tidmarsh-Brown (on Maternity Leave) PG Award Career Education, Information and Guidance in HE, Member of AGCAS

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Employability Development Officer

Responsibilities

Claire supports students in Part A and Part B of their studies in all schools.

Claire supports the careers provision through drop in sessions, workshops, and Quick Advice Appointments. Support can range from general advice, to CVs, cover letters and application forms. Claire's role involves producing regular newsletters for undergraduate students and through these she promotes relevant opportunities, events and articles to help students develop their employability.

 Claire has a background of working within community and disability arts, and Higher Education placement advice, delivering tailored workshops and presentations to students and learners within the Arts and Humanities sectors.

Deborah Till BA (Hons), PG Diploma in Careers Guidance, Graduate Teacher Programme, BPS Psychometric Testing Level A, Member of AGCAS

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Careers Consultant

Responsibilities

Deborah supports finalists, postgraduate taught students, doctoral researchers and graduates from the following schools:

Business and Economics

Design and Creative Arts

Social Sciences and Humanities

Deborah joined the Careers Network team in December 2014 from her role as a Careers Adviser at the University of Nottingham for almost eight years, with a varied caseload comprising predominantly of STEM subjects.  She qualified as a Careers Adviser in 2000 and initially worked with young people in school and community settings. Deborah is also a qualified teacher, having taught at secondary level and, prior to that, worked predominantly in the public sector.


 

Eve Uhlig MA Career Education, Information and Guidance in HE, BA (Hons) Social Studies (Lifelong Learning), Further Adult Education Teaching Certificate, ILM Level 5 Coaching and Mentoring, Member of AGCAS.

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Careers Consultant

Responsibilities

Eve supports finalists, postgraduate taught students, doctoral researchers and graduates from the following schools:

Business and Economics

Design and Creative Arts

Social Sciences and Humanities

Eve brings experience from working in education and various industry sectors.  Prior to joining Loughborough University she supported researcher development at the universities of Warwick and Nottingham, both in research and project management roles.


 

Tracey Walker

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First Contact Senior Administrator

Responsibilities

Tracey works within the First Contact Team for Student Services and also supports the Careers Network team.   

Sally Western BSc (Hons) Physiology and Pharmacology, MBA, Accredited Life Coach, Postgraduate Diploma in Career Education, Information and Guidance in HE, BPS Psychometric Testing Level A, Member of AGCAS

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Careers Consultant

Responsibilities

Sally supports finalists, postgraduate taught students, doctoral researchers and graduates from the following schools:

Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering

Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Science

Joining the Careers Network team in August 2002 as a Careers Adviser for Mathematical Sciences, the Business School and Chemistry, Sally has also worked on employability projects such as mentoring, workshadowing and the Loughborough Employability Award.

Prior to working at Loughborough, Sally was a Human Resources Manager at United Biscuits and Xerox and an Assistant Manager for Finance and Personnel at Marks and Spencer.