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Natasha joined the UCL Careers Service in November 2012 and currently works primarily with the Faculty of Engineering. She has advised students in HE for the last two years after gaining her Qualified Career Guidance status in 2010. Prior to this, she worked as a Design Engineer and then as Project Manager at a major UK engineering consultancy for 8 years gaining ICE Chartership status. She worked in various roles and levels on major projects such as West Coast Mainline, Dubai Metro, and Birmingham New Street.
Kathy began her professional career by obtaining
a PhD in Immunology at the University
of London. She then moved
to the USA
where she developed a passion for developmental biology. On her return she
obtained a University Research Fellowship from the Royal Society and set up her
own laboratory at University College London. In addition to carrying out
research programmes, she lectured and supervised undergraduate and postgraduate
students. Kathy subsequently moved to the Careers Service where she has
particular responsibility for careers provision in the Biosciences Division of
the Life Science Faculty and research staff across the whole university. Kathy became one of the Deputy Heads at UCL Careers Service in 2012.
Trevor is a Careers Consultant based at UCL and also working at C2, the University of London's commercial careers service. Trevor is currently dedicated to The Department of Management Science and Innovation, with particular focus on the MSc Technology Entrepreneurship and MSc Management. Here, he is providing a programme of 1:1s, interview practice and skills training, bespoke to the department.
Trevor is very enthusiastic about recruitment and staff development, having been involved in management, HR and interviewing for over 15 years. He has worked in sales for a larger IT company and in stark contrast, most recently, as an Operations Manager for a small gift company. It was there that he gained a strong understanding of the SME environment, helping the company grow from a handful of employees to over 30!
Dave is a Careers Adviser based at UCL from Monday to Friday. He is currently the 'GradClub' careers coach and runs a programme of specific careers support for those who have graduated recently from UCL. For more information about GradClub workshops, events and 1 to 1 coaching see our GradClub pages. He is also one of the Careers Advisers specifically attached to the UCL MSc Management course. Previously, he qualified as a Chartered Accountant working with KPMG and spent a number of years working in account management within London-based marketing and advertising agencies.
Jana is a Careers Consultant with a background in academic research and teaching. After obtaining her PhD in General Linguistics and Experimental Phonetics at the University of Oxford, she worked as a Research Fellow at Oxford University and then University College London. For the following thirteen years Jana taught undergraduates and postgraduates and carried out research in experimental and applied phonetics as a lecturer at UCL. After moving into the careers profession in 2012 Jana has been involved primarily in the provision of career programmes and guidance to PhD students and research staff at UCL and also at SOAS.
Mark is a full time careers adviser at UCL where he is part of the MS&I careers team (with specific responsibility for the IMB course). Mark also works with The Slade and the departments of History and History of Art.
Mark has experience in a wide variety of sectors. Following a managerial career with a large FMCG company, Mark was a solicitor for over 10 years in the City and for a niche practice, where he advised on construction and engineering projects. Mark has also worked for an educational charity in Central Europe.
Elaine is a Careers Consultant at UCL and is also a Chartered
Psychologist. She worked for ten years
as a Consultant for an international management training organisation where she
was involved in design and delivery of management coaching and training programmes. She then worked as an independent Occupational Psychologist,
specialising in selection and assessment and employee retention. Since becoming a Careers Consultant, Elaine has been involved in the
provision of tailored careers programmes for the Institute of Archaeology, the Division Psychology and Language Science and the UCL Medical School. Elaine also works at C2, the consultancy arm of The Careers Group, where
she is involved in delivering career support to external clients including the BMA, The London Deanery, Prospects and Cancer Research UK.
Robert is a Careers Consultant at UCL (Monday-Friday), responsible for providing careers programmes for the following departments: Computer Science, Greek and Latin, Philosophy, and Science & Technology Studies, plus the Arts & Science (BASc) programme. Prior to UCL, Robert worked for a number of years in both higher education and commercial environments, covering a series of IT project management and information management roles.
Stephen is a the Laws Careers Consultant and Employer Relations Manager, embedded within Laws to provide tailored support to students. In addition to providing one to one guidance, applications advice and practice interviews in Laws, Stephen liaises closely with employers to ensure that the bespoke events programme offered to students reflects the latest trends in the market in addition to the needs of the students.
Stephen also manages the Law Careers Blog. Prior to joining UCL, Stephen trained and practised as a Solicitor at a leading international law firm.
Tina has responsibility for the departments of English, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Spanish and Latin American Studies, Scandinavian Studies, Human Communication Science, the Ear Institute, and Year Abroad. Tina obtained a degree in Business Studies with Japanese and trained as a teacher. Prior to joining The Careers Group, she worked as a finance consultant, specialising in NGOs.
Calum Leckie is a Careers Consultant at UCL with a background in academic research. After obtaining a PhD in plant pathology from the University of Birmingham, Calum went on to do two postdoctoral research projects, both in cell physiology, at Lancaster and Newcastle Universities. This was followed by a Wellcome Trust funded fellowship at the University of Newcastle Medical School and at the University of California at Berkeley. Since becoming a Careers Consultant, Calum has been involved in the provision of tailored careers programmes to PhD students and research staff at UCL, and shares responsibility for managing the delivery of careers provision to students at the UCL Division of Biosciences. Calum has also been involved in a range of external activities including course organiser for the Graduate Entry into Medicine Day for the Careers Group, University of London, and worked as a Careers Consultant at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical medicine for several years.
Irrum is a careers consultant currently working on the ‘GradClub’
programme, advising and coaching recently graduated students from UCL. As well as this she works with the Division of Biosciences and the European Social and Political Sciences (ESPS) department.
Over the last 3 years of her career and prior to joining UCL, Irrum’s work in corporate consultancy involved dealing with a wide range of mid-career professionals contemplating career change, career development and other career related issues. Working with a range of clients, she provided their staff or their members with careers advice services, training workshops, career development websites and redundancy careers coaching. Irrum completed her undergraduate degree in International Relations before pursuing a Postgraduate Diploma in Guidance (QCG qualified) at London South Bank University. Her professional background includes working in the charity, education and event management sectors. Irrum also has a keen interest in crafting and runs her own online business.
current career Jeff graduated with an English Literature degree from the
University of Sussex and joined the public relations team at British Telecom
London. Since then he has worked as a Careers Consultant in several
universities – both in London and in Australia and has written a number of
careers books on teaching, counselling and international development and has
trained as a Life Coach. He currently works with the Economics, Statistics and
Mathematics departments at UCL and is part of the team working with our
GradClub members. He also runs a number of Facebook and websites that
focus on careers in international development, international relations and
Currently he works at UCL on Mondays and Tuesday and at Queen Mary, University of London the rest of the week.
Saiyada works with the Management Science & Innovation department and is responsible for designing the department's careers and alumni relations strategy. Additionally, she is responsible for establishing collaborations with HEIs overseas and delivering a comprehensive student exchange programme. Saiyada has worked at UCL for over 7 years; during her time she launched the International Students Careers Programme during which she undertook graduate employability research visits to China and India.
Prior to joining the Careers Service, Saiyada worked in advertising, where she was involved in media planning and buying. She has since worked within marketing in a number of sectors including charity, finance and education. Saiyada originates from Tanzania and is currently patron for a charity supporting AIDS orphans in her hometown of Mwanza.
Victoria is one of the dedicated Careers Consultants offering support to UCL GradClub members. She also works with the Anthropology department, the Hebrew & Jewish Studies department and the School of Pharmacy.Prior to life at UCL, Victoria worked in fundraising and then facilities management. She later moved into market research as a Project Manager, working for eight years with a wide range private and public sector clients. Victoria was responsible for recruiting and managing staff which developed her interest in career management and employability skills. Victoria works at UCL on Monday, Tuesday and Friday and at St George's, University of London for the rest of the week.
Andy is a Careers Consultant at UCL and works in partnership with the following departments: Geography; Chemistry; Earth Science; Natural Science and Human Science. He is passionate about giving students the tools and insight to manage their own futures and loves to encourage those on the careers journey at whatever stage they may be. Andy also oversees and delivers the bespoke International Student program. Prior to life at UCL Andy worked in political campaign management and corporate sales.
Patrice Ware is a Careers Consultant at UCL - having an established background in personnel and training and in graduate recruitment consultancy before returning to the higher education sector to become a Careers Consultant. Her years of experience within the University of London span quite some time, and several colleges, including the LSE, and many kinds of client group. Her responsibilities at UCL focus on careers work mainly with SSEES (School of Slavonic and East European Studies), The Faculty of Built Envionment [The Bartlett] and also with Faculty of Laws, with SPP (School of Public Policy), and the Department of Information Studies (formerly SLAIS). An A to Z of other interests? Begin with D for Dogs and end with T for Theology - and then add lots more in between, including I for Islands and P for People.
Natasha joined the UCL Careers Service in September 2012 and currently works on the MSc Management bespoke careers programme. Prior to this, she worked as a Management Consultant at a Big Four company, working on IT related projects for financial services and private sector clients. Following her graduation in BA French and German, Natasha worked as a Project Manager at a global financial data and news company before her move into consulting,
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