Meet the Careers Team


Simon 2020

Dr Simon Mantell

Head of Service

Academic Departments:

  • Electronic Engineering & Year-in-Business
  • Computer Science & Big Data Year-in Business
  • Maths
  • Information Security & Year-in-business

Book an appointment with Simon


 Our Careers Service is made up of four teams, here to assist you on your career journey.

  • Careers Consultants
  • Employer Engagement and Events
  • Placements
  • Volunteering

Take a look below to discover more and contact the teams.



Careers Consultants

We offer support to help you narrow down your options, work out the best way forward and apply for jobs or further study. We also work closely with academic departments to provide tailored advice and events linked to your discipline or area.

Meet the Careers Consultants

Doreen 2020

Doreen Thompson-Addo

Deputy Head of Service

Academic Departments:

  • Philosophy
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Geography
  • Earth Sciences
  • Researcher Development Program - (PhDs) 

Book an appointment with Doreen

Gemma 2020

Gemma Seabrook

Academic Departments:

  • Social Work
  • Physics
  • Law
  • Criminology & Sociology

Book an appointment with Gemma

 Jo 2020

Jo Edmondson

Academic Departments:

  • Drama
  • Media Arts
  • Modern Languages
  • Music

Book an appointment with Jo

 Louise 2020

Louise Ogle

Academic Departments:

  • Classics
  • History
  • English & Creative Writing

Book an appointment with Louise

 Siobhan 2020

Siobhan Swindells

Academic Departments:

  • Psychology
  • Biological Sciences

Book an appointment with Siobhan


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Georgina Lindsay

Academic Departments:

  • School of Business and Management
  • Economics

Book an appointment with Georgina

Employer Engagement and Events

We bring employers onto campus to help you find jobs, refine your career choices and improve your chances of application success, through our varied programme of fairs, alumni panels, employer presentations, skills sessions and one-to-ones. We promote a wide range of careers opportunities and events to all students and recent graduates, and our Careers Portal advertises 1400+ graduate jobs, placements and part-time roles.You can get in touch with the team by emailing employers@royalholloway.ac.uk.

Meet the Employer Engagement and Events team

 Liz 2020

Liz Chapman

Employer Engagement and Communications Manager

Email Liz

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Nabihah Moughal

Senior Employer Engagement Officer

Email Nabihah

 Nikki 2020

Nikki Pickford

Employer Engagement Officer - Events

Email Nikki

Harriet 2022

Harriet Fletcher

Employer Engagement Officer - Events

Email Harriet


We run the Professional Skills & Insights Programme for First and Second Year undergraduate students of Black Heritage, Care-leavers, low-income backgrounds, and students registered with the College Disability & Dyslexia Service, working closely with the academic schools. We also offer careers workshops, CV assessment, and interviews as part of the application process. In addition, the team co-ordinate internships in partnership with Santander, including the Santander Employability Scheme, and the Open Minds Scheme. More information about these will be communicated later in the academic year.

Meet the Placements team

Lisa 2020

Lisa Medd

Placements and Work-based Learning Manager

Email Lisa

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Emily Hertzell

Senior Placements Officer

Email Emily

Tracey Stuart 2021

Tracey Stuart

Placements Officer

Email Tracey

Ellen de Montfalcon 2022

Ellen de Montfalcon

Placements Officer

Email Ellen


We support students to pursue excellent opportunities in the local community. Many of these students have graduated and become leaders in the third sector, as well as other industries. We work across multiple departments to ensure that as many students as possible get the chance to increase their skills, meet new people and make a difference through community engagement. The Volunteering Hub is open termtime Monday to Friday 10am-4pm, and students can register as volunteers and explore opportunities on our Volunteering Platform at: volunteering.royalholloway.ac.uk

Meet the Volunteering team

Phil 2020

Phil Simcock

Volunteering Manager

  • Community Action partners
  • Student Leadership Programme
  • Turing Scheme

Email Phil

 Luke 2020

Luke Russell

Volunteering Coordinator

  • Social Action community projects
  • Volunteering Abroad
  • DBS applications

Email Luke

Louise McGarr 2020

Louise McGarr

Volunteering Community Research Coordinator

  • Community Research Hub
  • Voluntary Work Placements
  • Optional Placement Year

Email Louise

Katie 2022

Katie Smith

Volunteering Graduate Intern

  • Project Days
  • Club and Society Volunteering

Email Katie


How are we doing?

We love to hear your feedback to help us improve our service. Provide feedback by email