Anna joined the University of Suffolk as a Careers and Employability Adviser in 2019.
She supports students in all stages of their career planning, decision making and employability development, offering one-to-one advice and guidance as well as group workshops. This includes supporting students to reflect on their employability and identify opportunities for skills development, through to exploring options for their next steps and making successful transitions with practical support in application and interview processes.
She is aligned with the Schools of Social Sciences & Humanities and Health & Sports Sciences, working closely with course teams to embed careers and employability activity into the curriculum as well as delivering student sessions to explore various related topics. Anna also works closely with the Apprenticeships team to ensure our University of Suffolk apprentices are supported in developing their career management skills alongside their programme of study.
Anna oversees the University’s bespoke FutureMe Award, a five-stage online programme based on established career theory which supports students to develop their employability using an extensive range of interactive resources alongside personalised guidance.
Anna works with employers to develop and promote opportunities for students, including employment, volunteering, internships and work placements. She also supports the organisation of employer events for specific courses as well as the wider student body.
Anna graduated from the University of York with a BA (Hons) in Sociology before going on to qualify as a Careers Adviser. She has a Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance Theory, Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice and is a Fellow of the HEA (Higher Education Academy). She has been working within Careers and Employability for over 20 years.