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Your Student Futures and Careers Service

When you come to study with us, you receive in-depth advice and assistance with your career development. We want you to achieve your ambitions, make the most out of your experiences, develop your skills and to help you manage your future career.

What can you expect from your Student Futures and Careers Service?

Our Careers Service offers a wide range of support to help you throughout every step of your journey. We will ensure you are exposed to the best possible options for work-experience and career opportunities from your first year right through to graduation.

Many of our services can be tailored to suit your career path of choice. You can expect to receive bespoke support from our team, that reflects the style of interview and CV that is required for your route of choice.

The Student Futures and Careers team offer the following services:

1-2-1 Appointments

Our Career Consultants are here to offer you career guidance face-to-face and virtually. These flexible appointments can take place throughout the day or in the evenings and are designed to fit around your studies. Each appointment is completely bespoke, to suit your needs and the sector you are interested in.

Appointments can cover the following:

  • Career planning
  • CV writing
  • Cover letter and application reviews
  • Mock interviews
  • Enterprise activities
  • Psychometric test practices

Whilst you are studying with us, you will receive unlimited access to our online Careers Portal, , full of helpful resources including employer videos and practice psychometric tests.

We also put together a weekly newsletter, highlighting current job opportunities as well as on-campus workshops and events in your local area. Find out more about networking opportunities and employed-led events, alongside upcoming recruitment simulations, to help you prepare for assessment centres.

The Internship and Placement Service help you obtain industry-related work-experience, as well as paid work (subject to visa restrictions). Whether this is part of your Advance Practice Masters or to develop your employability skills outside of your studies, our team are on hand to offer you support and guidance with finding placements.

You can now access your online careers portal from any computer, tablet or via our new app!

Careers Online gives you 1-click access to all of your career resources, so you can develop your employability skills on the go. You can also use the app to book appointments, sign-up to events and receive work experience opportunities. Getting online is easy, just follow the steps below:

On your smartphone:
Download the app from the App Store or Google Play.

On your computer or tablet:
Type the URL: into your browser and click “my profile” to generate your code. Enter the code along with your username (email address) on the login page to access the content.

Meet the Team

Your Student Futures and Careers Team are on hand to help you throughout your career development journey, find out more about the team below.

Juliette Chase - Head of Careers

Juliette works alongside her team to provide careers and employability services across all campuses. Juliette has worked in various careers settings including at Roehampton University, where she set-up and ran the only faculty careers service in Law.

On joining ǿ in 2017 her first job was to set-up the service and build the team. Juliette is responsible for strategic developments of the service but still loves to work with students and help them achieve their career ambitions; as her team will testify, nothing pleases Juliette more than finding a rogue comma in an application form or CV.

Petya is the Senior Careers Manager for QAHE working with students across our London, Manchester and Birmingham Campuses. She is responsible for delivering careers advice and guidance, and career development learning to students across university partnerships. Petya has more than 6 years of experience working in Higher Education, where she has worked with both Postgraduate and Undergraduate students. She has previous experience working with both students and employers in variety of roles for number of universities such as UCL and Liverpool John Moores. Petya enjoys working and supporting students with their careers journey, and is really keen to develop action plans to further support career development within learning and teaching for QAHE.

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Marija works across all university partners. She engages with both students and employers to expand work opportunities and provide further knowledge about different sectors and career paths. She is managing the Advanced Practice internship option supports with internship search and module approval.

Marija has worked in higher education employability for over 7 years and also has experience in different sectors, which informs her work with students and employers. She is always happy to support students finding the right work opportunity to get closer to their desired career.

Zane is the Employer Engagement and Internship advisor supporting both Northumbria and QAHE. With a background in pastoral care and government work Zane has recently moved to the United Kingdom from New Zealand. Zane’s previous work in fast paced environments supporting multiple stakeholders sets him up to provide a high quality service to all students.

Humera Aftab

Humera is a Careers Advisor supporting our Birmingham and Manchester students. She has previous experience as a Job Coach where she has managed a caseload of jobseekers and supported them with employment and overcoming any barriers to employment. This included working intensively on a 1:1 basis assisting job seekers with job searching, CV and cover letter writing, interview preparation and job applications. Humera supports QAHEs students with CV and cover letter writing, job searching activities, scheduling 1:1 appointments with Career Consultants and any other career related queries. Humera also supports the Internships Team alongside her duties within the Careers Service.

With a wealth of Sarah excels in guiding students towards meaningful career paths, offering invaluable insights into the evolving job market. Sarah’s passion lies in cultivating strong partnerships with employers, ensuring students have access to opportunities that align with their aspirations and the demands of the modern workforce. From helping craft compelling CVs and cover letters to targeted job searches and conducting thorough interview preparation, Sarah’s tailored approach is designed to empower individuals at every stage of their career advancement.

Offering personalised guidance, Armando supports students in overcoming employment barriers, applying expertise honed as an English for Academic Purposes tutor, an ESOL teacher, and a Community Training Coordinator. Passionate about student success, Armando is committed to empowering individuals, providing personalised assistance in CV and cover letter writing, job searching, and interview preparation, ensuring they not only secure employment but also realise their full potential in both academic and professional realms within a supportive framework.

Harry Stamp

Harry is the Career Advisor supporting our London students. With a background in internal recruitment, Harry has worked with a number of students looking to enter the field of recruitment, including the sourcing and screening of entry level talent in both London and the Southeast. Prior to recruitment, Harry trained to become a teacher and this were his passion working with students comes from.

With the aim of helping individuals achieve their professional goals, Harry provides personalized guidance and support to our London based students. From CV and cover letter writing to job searching and interview preparation, Harry is dedicated to empowering individuals on their career journey.

Contact Us

Want to know more about the careers support available to you? Email the team on yourcareers@qa.com to book an appointment or drop into the Student Futures and Careers office when you are next on campus.

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