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Employability Development Officers

Employability Development Officers work alongside Careers Consultants to enhance student employability in a particular school or schools.  This involves providing information and advice to students applying for student and graduate opportunities, through one to one appointments, drop-ins, workshops and presentations.  They are also responsible for student communications and are involved in many other central Careers Network initiatives to enhance student career confidence, employability skills, work experience,  networking and personal development.

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

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Employability Development Officer

Responsibilities

Caseload:

  • School of Design and Creative Arts
  • School of Social Sciences and Humanities

Kate provides information and advice on searching and applying for student and graduate opportunities to all students at Loughborough University. In addition she has specific responsibility for supporting the needs of students studying in the School of Design and Creative Arts and the School of Social Sciences and Humanities.

Kate provides support to students through drop-ins, presentations, workshops and Quick Advice appointments. These cover a range of topics, including CVs, covering letters and interviews. She promotes relevant placement and graduate opportunities to students to enhance their employability through a regular e-newsletter, events and social media.

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.

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

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Employability Development Officer

Responsibilities

Supporting Careers Consultants within the School of Business and Economics (SBE); including undergraduate, postgraduate and international students.

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 also provides support to Part B SBE students who are searching for placement opportunities, which is mandatory for them as part of their course. Humera's role involves producing regular newsletters for undergraduate, and postgraduate 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.

 

 

 

 

Tracy Salsbury BA Business Studies, Member of AGCAS

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Employability Development Officer - Engineering Schools

Responsibilities

Works with Careers Consultants in the provision of a range of initiatives to enhance student career confidence, employability skills, work experience and personal development.

Tracy supports Careers Consultants in all Engineering Departments and Schools, promoting student communication and engagement. She is also the EDO lead for the Loughborough Employability Award and gives careers information and advice to students in one-to-one appointments, drop ins, workshops and talks.

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 secondment) PG Award Career Education, Information and Guidance in HE, Member of AGCAS

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Employability Development Officer

Responsibilities

Supporting Careers Consultants within The Schools of Science and SSEHS (Sport Exercise and Health Sciences), and promoting employability initiatives such as disability and mentoring through the Loughborough University platform Lboro Connect.

Claire provides careers information and advice to students through drop-ins, presentations, workshops and Quick Advice appointments. This covers a range of topics, including CVs, covering letters and interviews. She promotes relevant opportunities to students to enhance their employability through a regular e-newsletter, and oversees the professional networking platform 'Lboro Connect' to support the development of work experience and mentoring opportunities for students and alumni.

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.

Sophie Flight

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Employability Development Officer

Responsibilities

 

Supporting Careers Consultants within The Schools of Science and The School of Sport Exercise and Health Sciences.

Caseload: Science

  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Natural Sciences
  • Physics

Caseload: School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences (SSEHS)

  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Sciences
  • Human Biology
  • Business Psychology
  • Psychology
  • Psychology with Communication
  • Psychology with Criminology
  • Social Psychology
  • Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Sport and Exercise Science
  • Sport, Coaching and Physical Education
  • Sport Management

Sophie provides careers information and advice to students through Quick Advice appointments, drop-ins, presentations and workshops. 
Sophie has 3 years of Higher Education careers experience, providing students and graduates with internship support and offering additional tailored support for graduates.