Senior management team

Meet the director and assistant director for the Careers Centre.

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Lorna Dargan

As Director, Lorna focuses on the overall leadership, strategy, and service delivery of the Careers Centre, and provides leadership within the institution regarding student and graduate employability and career management.

Lorna has worked in universities since 2002, first as a researcher and lecturer and, from 2007, as a careers and employability professional, taking on the role of Director of Careers at St Andrews in 2018. She has also been actively involved in the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS) throughout her career and is currently the Vice President.

Assistant Director (Opportunities)

Karen Hall

Karen heads up the Opportunities Team which, for the benefit of our students, continuously strives to establish connections to grow effective partnerships working with industry, organisations, and alumni. She has over 20 years of work experience across sectors ranging from energy and finance through to third sector. Karen is passionate about ensuring we offer our students challenging and diverse opportunities locally, nationally, and internationally.

Assistant Director (Career Management)

Jim Campbell

Jim has responsibility for the strategic and operational management of the Career Management team. He also contributes to the leadership and management of the Careers Service overall, alongside the Director and Assistant Director (Opportunities). Additionally, he delivers careers advice, guidance and education for students as part of a small practitioner caseload, working with the schools of Management and Divinity.

Jim has worked in the higher education sector since 1998 in a variety of universities and roles, namely Lancaster (Careers Adviser), Stirling (Careers Service Manager), Glasgow (International Careers Adviser), Abertay (Student Services Manager) and now St Andrews. Throughout that time, he has been active within the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS). He served on its Board of Directors from 2007–2010 and is currently a member of its Internationalisation Task Group.