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Director's Office

Karen Barnard - Director, UCL Careers


Karen has been the Director of UCL Careers since 2004. Her work involves managing the team of c.50 professional staff and taking responsibility for the strategic development of careers and employability provision for the 35,000 students at UCL as well as recent graduates and post doctoral staff. Karen studied Physics at university and began her professional life teaching. After working in secondary education in the UK, she moved to Colombia, South America. She helped set up and subsequently became Head of the first school in Bogotà to offer the full British curriculum to both expatriate and local students.

As well as being the Director of UCL Careers, Karen is also responsible for the provision of careers education and advice to the departments of Medical Physics & Bioengineering, Physics & Astronomy and Space & Climate Physics. Karen is also a member of the Directorate of The Careers Group, University of London – the parent body of UCL Careers.

Moira Good - Office Administrator and PA to Director


Moira joined UCL in October 2013 and is PA to the Head of Service and Departmental Administrator for UCL Careers. Prior to joining the team Moira worked for the Crown Prosecution Service for a number or years. She has also worked as a Teaching Assistant in a local Primary School and previous to raising her family worked in Fashion Retail.

Manpreet Dhesi - Marketing Communications Manager


Manpreet joined UCL Careers in May 2012 and is responsible for all the Careers Service’s marketing communications and social media. After graduating with a BSc from the University of Westminster in Psychology, she realised that communications were where her passion lay. She has spent time working as a publicists in the entertainment industry working with bands, comedians, on product launches and events. She later moved to a digital design and development agency, overseeing all events, marketing and communications for the company. She also holds a MSc in Marketing Communications.