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Careers Projects Team

Nilesh Kavia Pronouns: He/him BA (Hons) Business Management, NVQ 4 Advice and Guidance, ILM 5 Leadership and Management

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Careers Projects Manager

Responsibilities

Nilesh leads and manages a Projects team to deliver on key strategic projects to ensure excellent careers provision for students and graduates. Key projects include Personal Best (personal development programme), Ready Set Loughborough (pre induction programme for all incoming undergraduate students), the Early Stage Career Development programme (career provision for 1st and 2nd year undergraduate students), graduate outcomes and the careers events programme including the Universities marquee careers fairs.

Nilesh joined Careers Network in 2017 as an experienced Careers Consultant having support clients in higher education and in the professional sector. As a Careers Consultant he has worked with multiple academic schools including the Business School and leading on careers support for international students. Nilesh has held multiple roles at Loughborough University including Careers Consultant Team Leader and Personal Best Manager. With a wealth of knowledge in leading and managing to achieve strategic objectives, he moved into the role of Careers Projects Manager in May 2021 forming part of the Careers Network Management team with a keen interest in Careers Network Services, resources, data analysis and professional development.

Birgit Lewis Pronouns: She/her BA (Hons) Product Design, MA Design, Strategy and Innovation, PG Cert Teaching in Higher Education, HEA Fellow, Member of AGCAS

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Careers Projects Co-ordinator

Responsibilities

Birgit’s role is to lead the Projects Team’s activity and to provide specialist coordination for a portfolio of projects and key skills programmes designed to significantly contribute to enhanced student experiences and positive graduate outcomes. With a focus on early-stage career development, she works with stakeholders across the University to deliver a programme of support for students in Part A and B. Personal Best is the University’s core skills programme for all Part A students and having been part of the project from its infancy, developing frameworks, resources and a bespoke app, she is responsible for the embedding and delivery of Personal Best in schools.

Birgit joined Careers Network in 2013 from the University of Leicester where she was responsible for student volunteering, including setting up an employability award for student volunteers. With an MA in Design and Innovation, experience from design consultancies and from running her own business, Birgit has contributed to, and managed, several large multi-faceted projects and initiatives to support students’ skills development at Loughborough University. She has a strong interest in reflection and with creative and project management skills, enjoys working in partnership with colleagues across the University to promote and embed reflection and skills and career development.

Heena Farhan Pronouns: She/her NVQ 4 Advice and Guidance, L3 PTLLS

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Careers Projects Officer

Responsibilities

Heena provides careers advice and interview coaching appointments in person and via Teams and telephone, with a particular focus on 1st and 2nd year students. She also works on projects to support students with their personal and professional development through developing innovative resources, events and interventions designed to enhance the employability of students and graduates. These include Personal Best, newsletters, Careers events and fairs, mock interviews and assessment centres.

Working with the three Engineering schools (AACME, ABCE and Wolfson) Heena organises, researches, and delivers presentations and resources to support Part A and B students with their early-stage career development.

Heena joined the Careers Network team in 2022 having previously worked at Loughborough College, bringing invaluable experience from FE and HE. She has experience of delivery in classroom and virtual learning environments, student communication, pastoral support and wellbeing. 

Hinesh Nathwani Pronouns: He/him

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Careers Project Officer

Responsibilities

Hinesh provides careers advice and interview coaching appointments in person and via Teams and telephone, with a particular focus on 1st and 2nd year students. He also works on projects to support students with their personal and professional development through developing innovative resources, events and interventions designed to enhance the employability of students and graduates. These include Personal Best, newsletters, careers events and fairs and mock interviews and assessment centres.

Working with the School of Science, and the School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Hinesh organises, researches, and delivers presentations and resources to support Part A and B students with their early-stage career development.

Hinesh joined the Careers Network in 2022 having previously worked within the Careers team at another Higher Education institution, bringing experience working within employability. Having worked across various academic disciplines, he has experience of developing and delivering employability content to students and recent graduates, providing 1-1 and group support, and pastoral and student wellbeing support.

Chloe Walsh Pronouns: She/her BA (Hons) Sociology, PGCE Primary Education with QTS

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Career Projects Officer

Responsibilities

Chloe provides careers advice and interview coaching appointments in person and via Teams and telephone, with a particular focus on 1st and 2nd year students. She also works on projects to support students with their personal and professional development through developing innovative resources, events and interventions designed to enhance the employability of students and graduates. These include Personal Best, newsletters, careers events and fairs and mock interviews and assessment centres.

Working with the schools of ABCE and SDCA, she organises, researches, and delivers presentations and resources to support Part A and B students with their early-stage career development.

Chloe joined the Careers Network team in 2024. Prior to this, she worked as a teacher in primary education for 7 years with responsibilities in student wellbeing and extra-curricular enrichment and led on various projects to enhance student wellbeing. Chloe brings skills and experience of delivery in the classroom and of working with students in smaller groups, and has a strong passion for supporting students, helping them to achieve their potential.

Bethan Rumsey Pronouns: She/her BA English with Creative Writing, MA Creative Writing & Creative Industries

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Graduate Assistant (Projects)

Responsibilities

Bethan’s role is to assist the Careers Projects team, adapting and evolving Personal Best content and working on other projects for ‘Early Years’ cohorts. She leads on the ‘Early Years’ newsletter and Personal Best engagement data while also delivering Careers Advice appointments.

Bethan joined in the summer of 2022, having recently graduated from Loughborough University. She received her BA and MA in English and Creative Writing, after studying here for 4 years. Her extensive student experience, including her substantial involvement LU Arts and LSU Societies, aids in tailoring projects towards the student lens.

Fliss Healey-Lyman Pronouns: She/her BA (Hons) Photography, ILM Level 3 Leadership and Management

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Careers Events Co-ordinator

Responsibilities

Fliss’s role is to lead on the development and delivery of employer careers fairs and events, and support employers in their student engagement activities. She also contributes directly to business development activity to expand the range of placement and graduate opportunities for students and graduates.

Fliss joined Careers Network in 2018 and had previously worked in Placements in both the School of Business and Economics, and the Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering. Since working in Careers Network she has undertaken a number of different roles including Events and Employer Engagement, Work and Opportunities, and Widening Participation.  She moved into her current role as Events Coordinator in December 2021 and is a member of the Careers Network Projects Team.

Chelsea Gregory Pronouns: She/her BA(Hons) Events Management

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Events Assistant

Responsibilities

Chelsea’s role is to work alongside the Events Co-ordinator to provide event logistical support. She assists with the organisation of a range of different events, including the careers fairs. She also deals with marketing the Careers Network events to students on various platforms.

Recently graduating from Leeds Beckett University, Chelsea joined Careers Network in 2022 bringing her experiences gained during her Events Management degree and previous work experience.