Careers Network

About Us

LU London Team

Students on our London campus have a dedicated careers consultant

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.

Nadine Lewis BA (Hons) Social Welfare and Community Studies, PG Diploma in Career Guidance, Qualification in Career Guidance, Member of AGCAS

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Careers Consultant - Loughborough University London

Responsibilities

Caseload:

London campus postgraduate students

Nadine joined the Careers Network team in November 2017 from her role as a Careers Consultant at the University of East London and The University of Law. She qualified as a careers professional from Coventry University in 2014 and has ten years’ experience supporting students, graduates and professionals in diverse settings. Nadine has an interest in widening participation and adopts various career-counselling theories and models in her one-to-ones and workshops.

She worked with students across a range of disciplines including Business and Law, Health, Sport and Bioscience.  She successfully coordinated several projects and built relationships with employers from various sectors to promote graduate, mentoring and volunteering opportunities. At the University of East London, she supported the Professional Development Award and managed twenty-five employability champions. Nadine was nominated and shortlisted for Best Support Staff as part of the Student Led Teaching Awards 2016 and 2017.

Hayley Jones BA Geography and Sports Management

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Student Enterprise Adviser (Loughborough London)

Responsibilities

Hayley has supported the development of start-up businesses and enterprise in Higher Education for the past three years and is now our Student Enterprise Adviser at the Loughborough University in London campus. Prior to this, Hayley worked in banking.

Supporting students and young start-ups motivates Hayley as she wants to make a difference by empowering the next generation of entrepreneurs. She is passionate about innovation and enterprise and it is Hayley’s role to inspire London-based students to get involved in bigger-scale activities and events including: Creative Hacks, Venture Crawl, LEN Nights and entrepreneurial competitions and conferences.

Dr Salman Malik BEng Biomedical Engineering, MSc in Biomaterials, PhD in Biomaterials Engineering, Enterprise Fellowship (RSE)

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Resident Entrepreneur / Business Adviser (Loughborough London)

Responsibilities

Dr Salman Malik (Sal) is an experienced entrepreneur and ex-scientist based part-time at Loughborough University London as Loughborough Enterprise Network (LEN)’s Resident Entrepreneur.

Sal supports students at the London campus to develop the skills and knowledge they need to get started in business. He is actively involved in running workshops, running 1:1 appointments with students, and supports the team with enterprise events and activities hosted across LEN.