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)’.

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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:

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Assistant Director (Opportunities)

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.

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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


Careers Adviser
Dr. Bhavya Rao

Careers Adviser

Subject areas

In addition, Bhavya is a member of the OSDS team (Organisational and Staff Development Services), helping to deliver career skills development courses, with a focus on postgrads and postdocs in the physical sciences.

Julie McLellan
Dr Julie McLellan

Careers Adviser

Subject areas

  • Biology
  • Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Graduate School for Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Medicine
  • Psychology & Neuroscience

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

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Dr Philip Ireland

Careers Adviser

Phil works with the careers team on a part-time basis and runs appointments with all students, but has a specific focus on:

  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Physics & Astronomy

Lucie Johnston
Lucie Johnston

Careers Adviser

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

Jane Whitmore
Jane Whitmore

Careers Adviser

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

Bonnie Hacking

Enterprise & Employability 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 five professionally trained CV Advisers offer weekday appointments for students wanting advice or feedback on CV and Covering letters.

How to book an appointment with a CV Adviser

International opportunities team

Kristyn Emmer, Careers Adviser
Kristyn Emmer

North American Opportunities Manager

Kristyn 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.
  • providing visa information for working/starting a business in the UK/abroad after graduation.

Support staff

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.
  • providing visa information for working/starting a business in the UK/abroad after graduation.
  • working with admissions and student services to improve postgraduate student experience.

Tracey Dall

Information Manager

Tracey is responsible for:

  • the overall management of the Careers Centre website. 
  • the management, development and updating of all careers information resources - both paper-based and online.
  • managing the work experience and graduate case studies databases; editing and approving profiles. 
  • purchasing and cataloguing of the Careers Centre books which are kept in the University Library.
  • managing and administering the Careers Centre Internship Experience Certificate.
  • co-ordinating the ordering of  bulk copies of publications.
  • managing maintenance and new operator access rights within CareerConnect.


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Imogen Carter


Imogen is responsible for:

  • Meeting all visitors to the Careers Centre and directing them to relevant information and resources.
  • Answering and forwarding phonecalls and dealing with a wide variety of face-to-face enquiries.
  • Publicising careers information to students via social media.

Morag Fraser
Morag Fraser

Student Connections Facilitator

  • Morag takes care of Saint Connect, identifying and recruiting new members for all students and alumni to get in touch with.
  • She is responsible for the content posted to all the groups, sourcing items of interest to share to the community.
  • She facilitates networking, making connections in the wider world to inspire and assist  people in making a start across all the areas of interest to St Andrews students and alumni.
  • Morag also works on bringing inspiring Alumni and employers to St Andrews virtually, taking care of Alumni InSights and virtual events at large.