Meet the Student Futures team
Find out more about us and what we do
The Student Futures Team is made up of Careers and Employability staff, the Start-Up Hub and Unitemps. To ensure you reach the right person, please email initial enquiries to Student Futures in the first instance so your query can be triaged promptly.
Chris Finn (Director of Student Futures)
Angela Standish (Head of Careers and Employability)
Emma Robinson (Head of Work-based Learning and Enterprise)
Stuart Philipson (Employability Services Manager)
Careers and Employability Advisers
Careers and Employability Advisers can help you to explore your options and plan for your career. Thinking about life after LJMU will allow you to assess the options you have, the paths you can take, and give you time to prepare for your next step. They can show you what previous students from your course have gone on to do, what your subject area prepares you for and how to find out about particular jobs after graduation. They can also help you to apply for jobs, volunteering and postgraduate opportunities, review and provide expert advice on your CVs, application forms and personal statements for jobs or postgraduate opportunities. Whether you are looking for casual work, summer work, a sandwich placement, a graduate job or a postgraduate course, the Careers and Employability Advisers can help you make your application effective. They can also discuss work experience and skill development opportunities with you, and can discuss how to best prepare for interviews.
Jenny Hammond (Student Life Building Careers Zone)
Karen Forman (Student Life Building Careers Zone)
Anja Heid (Byrom Street Careers Zone)
Mark Saunders (Byrom Street Careers Zone)
Careers and Employability Consultants
Each faculty has a designated Careers and Employability Consultant. You may meet the Consultant for your faculty in lectures as part of your course’s delivery or during themed panels and events.
Hayley looks after the Faculty of Art, Professional and Social Studies (School of Humanities and Social Science, School of Justice Studies and School of Education) and is based out of the Student Life Building Careers Zone.
Tom is a Start-Up and Enterprise Consultant and looks after Liverpool Screen School and Liverpool School of Art and Design. Tom is based at the Start-Up Hub at the Student Life Building.
Laura looks after the Faculty of Science (School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences and the School of Biological and Environmental Sciences) and is based out of Byrom Street Careers Zone.
Andy looks after the Faculty of Engineering and Technology (School of Computer Science and Mathematics, School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment and School of Engineering) and is based out of Byrom Street Careers Zone.
Linda looks after the Faculty of Business and Law (School of Law and Liverpool Business School) and is based out of the Student Life Building Careers Zone.
Keren looks after the Faculty of Health (School of Nursing and Allied Health, School of Psychology and Public Health Institute) and is based out of Byrom Street Careers Zone.
Careers and Employability Trainers
The training team deliver all Future Focus sessions for Level 4 students as well as our programme of workshops and webinars.
Tom Strodtbeck (Start-up and Enterprise Consultant)
Lynne Jones (Start-up and Enterprise Trainer)
Claire Horan (Start-up Business Advisor)
Sally Partington (Start-up Hub Co- Ordinator)
Employer Engagement Team
Danielle Anderson (Work-based Learning Consultant)
Sarah Nocetti-Haworth (Employer Engagement Officer)
Melissa Sunderland (Employer Engagement Officer)
Julie Wright (Employer Engagement Officer)
Tricia Leonard (Employer Engagement Officer)
Lisa OFarrell (Employer Engagement Officer)
Marnie Blackman-Cook (Branch Manager)
Becky Fitzpatrick (Recruitment Consultant)
Ayesha Ibrahim (Compliance Administrator)
Digital Services and Engagement Team
Paul Dawson (Digital Services and Engagement Manager)
Ellie Halfpenny (Digital Services and Engagement Officer)
Operational Team and Careers Zone staff
Gill Pearson (Operations Manager)
Vanessa Ochoa (Administrator)
Jane McCaldon (Careers and Employability Information Officer)
Chloe Mongan (Careers and Employability Information Officer)
LJMU Graduate Futures team
Shulah Jones (Project Manager)
Keith Brady (Project Officer SMEs)
Shinear Dickson (Project Officer Students and Graduates)
Emma Lyon (Administrator)
LCR Founders team
AGCAS Membership Quality Standard
We are a proud member of AGCAS (The Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services) achieving the AGCAS Quality Standard certification (2023-2026).
AGCAS is the expert membership organisation for higher education student career development and graduate employment professionals. Through our members, we support the best possible career outcomes from higher education for individuals, institutions, society and the economy.
The AGCAS Membership Quality Standard outlines and demonstrates the levels of professionalism with which member services fulfil their purpose.
Statements and guidelines
LJMU Student Futures Impartiality Statement
Student Futures is here to support you throughout your university experience and beyond graduation. We strive to assist you in identifying the best possible career path, based on your interests, skills and ambitions, empowering you to make decisions for your future. We provide impartial and confidential information, advice and guidance service and we regularly seek feedback from all areas of our service stakeholders.
As an AGCAS member we support the AGCAS position on the impartiality and the promotion of particular employers and industry sectors.
All external parties we engage with undertake a thorough company appraisal, for more information on this process please contact contact Employer Engagement.