Director

Lorna
Lorna Dargan

  • Lorna is responsible for the overall leadership, strategy, and service delivery of the Careers Centre, as well as providing leadership within the institution around student and graduate employability and career management. She works closely with other university services, including OSDS/CEED, Development, and Admissions, to deliver a joined-up approach to employability.
  • Lorna also manages the Careers Centre staff working in career guidance/advice, enterprise, communications, and international opportunities.
  • Nationally, Lorna is an active member of AGCAS (Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services. She is a member of the AGCAS Professionalism Working Party, which focuses on the AGCAS quality agenda and defining professional standards; and is a trainer on the AGCAS/University of Warwick course ‘Guidance Skills (Advanced)’.

Lorna's email: dircar@st-andrews.ac.uk


Assistant Director (Career Management)

Craig Phillips
Craig Phillips

  • Craig is responsible for the strategic development and delivery of employability, focusing on the Careers Centre’s student-facing work. He focuses on our provision of quality-assured careers education, information and guidance, including
    provision of workshops and appointments, and on building partnerships with academic Schools.
  • He also has strategic and operational management of the service’s career guidance and information staff.
  • As a practicing Careers Adviser, Craig works with the following academic Schools:
    • Classics
    • Divinity
    • History

Craig's email:  cwp1@st-andrews.ac.uk


Assistant Director (Opportunities)

Karen
Karen Hall

  • I am responsible for the strategic and operational management of the Opportunities Team.
  • My team is passionate about the University and ensuring that we offer our students challenging and diverse opportunities locally, nationally and internationally in which to flourish.
  • We continuously strive to increase our knowledge of the University's direction of travel, and the future of work, to ensure through business development and effective partnership working with industry, organisations and alumni a positive outcome for all.
  • Please get in touch - myself and the team always welcome the opportunity to discuss future collaborations.

Karen's email:  kms35@st-andrews.ac.uk


Careers Advisers

While our Careers Advisers have sector and school-based specialisms, all are experienced at advising students and graduates on many career-related topics.  These might include career direction, diversity & equality (including disability-related issues) postgraduate study or advice on CVs, applications and interviews.

How to book an appointment with a Careers Adviser

 

Julie McLellan
Dr Julie McLellan

Careers Adviser

Julie works with the following academic Schools:

  • Biology
  • Graduate School for Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Medicine
  • Psychology & Neuroscience

In addition, Julie has a focus on supporting postgrads, postdocs and early career researchers.


Philip Ireland
Dr Philip Ireland

Careers Adviser

Philip works with the following academic Schools:

  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Physics & Astronomy
  • The International Education Institute

Amy Kinsman
Amy Kinsman

Careers Adviser

Amy works with the following academic Schools:

  • Art History
  • Earth & Environmental Science
  • Economics and Finance
  • Modern Languages
  • Philosophical, Anthropological and Film Studies

Darren
Darren Johnson

Careers Adviser

Darren works with the following academic Schools:

  • English
  • Geography and Sustainable Development
  • International Relations
  • Management

 

 


Jane Whitmore
Jane Whitmore

Careers Adviser

Jane works with the careers team on a part-time basis and runs appointments with all students.


Enterprise Adviser

Bonnie new
Bonnie Hacking

Enterprise Adviser

Bonnie offers:

  • Advice for self-employment and starting your own business options, for students and graduates of any subject
  • Enterprise and entrepreneurship education, teaching MN2112 Enterprise & Creativity in the School of Management and running a variety of extra-curricular workshops and seminars.

As part of Student Enterprise, she works closely with SIE and other support organisations, offering a range of competitions and events to encourage students and graduates to find and develop good ideas and the skills necessary to turn them into successful ventures.


CV Advisers

Our team of professionally trained CV Advisers offer weekday appointments for students wanting advice or feedback on CVs, covering letters or LinkedIn.

How to book an appointment with a CV Adviser


International opportunities team

Jenyth
Jenyth Macdonald

North American Opportunities Manager (secondment)

 Jenyth is responsible for:

  • developing new career resources for North American students and alumni.
  • coordinating networking and career events for North American students and alumni.
  • growing opportunities for students interested in working and living in North America.
  • engaging with North America-based employers and alumni to make work opportunities accessible to students’

Ellen
Ellen Wei

Asian & PGT Opportunities Manager

Ellen is responsible for:

  • developing new career resources for Asian students and alumni.
  • coordinating networking and career events for Asian students and Alumni.
  • working with admissions and student services to improve postgraduate student experience.
  • engaging with Asia-based employers and alumni to make work opportunities accessible to students

Kristyn Emmer, Careers Adviser
Kristyn Emmer

North American Opportunities Manager

Kristyn is currently on a secondment. For all enquiries, please contact careers@st-andrews.ac.uk.


Engagement team

Tracey
Tracey Dall

Information Officer

Tracey is responsible for:

  • the overall management of the Careers Centre website. 
  • the management, development and updating of all careers information resources and subscriptions.
  • compiling and distributing the weekly online “Career Matters” student newsletter.
  • organising and coordinating service promotion events, including the Careers Centre Open Day and other Careers Centre and university events
  • managing and administering the Careers Centre Internship Experience Certificate.
  • jointly running the Careers Centre’s operating system 'CareerConnect'.

Tracey is also part of a cross-service team providing reception cover and frontline services.

 


Tracy Allen
Tracy Allan

Operations Manager

Tracy is responsible for:

  • all administrative matters relating to the Careers Centre
  • supporting unit management and processes
  • HR related administrative requirements
  • all matters relating to finance and procurement

Tracy is also our Health and Safety Officer and the main reporting Officer for Estates and is part of a cross-service team providing reception cover and frontline services.


Lucy P
Lucy Portchmouth

Opportunities & Events Co-ordinator

Lucy is responsible for:

  • employer-facing and recruitment activity on campus (including annual fairs, employer presentations and skills sessions)
  • marketing across all applicable social platforms
  • operational management of SaintConnect, the university’s alumni and student networking platform
  • organising virtual events with employers and alumni
  • systems administration for the employer functions of CareerConnect
  • the administration support lead for internships

Lucy is also part of a cross-service team providing reception cover and frontline services.

Email: employers@st-andrews.ac.uk


Ruth Christie
Ruth Christie

Opportunities & Events Co-ordinator

Ruth is responsible for:

  • employer-facing and recruitment activity on campus (including annual fairs, employer presentations and skills sessions)
  • marketing across all applicable social platforms
  • operational management of SaintConnect, the university’s alumni and student networking platform
  • organising virtual events with employers and alumni
  • systems administration for the employer functions of CareerConnect
  • the administration support lead for events

Ruth is also part of a cross-service team providing reception cover and frontline services.

Email: employers@st-andrews.ac.uk