Meet the Careers Team


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Phil Simcock

Interim Head of Service

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

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

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



Careers Consultancy

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. You can contact the team by emailing: careers@rhul.ac.uk

Meet the Careers Consultancy Team

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Sonia Vij

Careers Consultancy Manager

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Gemma Seabrook

Academic Departments:

  • Social Work
  • Physics
  • Law
  • Criminology & Sociology

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Jo Edmondson

Academic Departments:

  • Drama
  • Media Arts
  • Modern Languages
  • Music

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Louise Ogle

Academic Departments:

  • Classics
  • History
  • English & Creative Writing

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Siobhan Swindells

Academic Departments:

  • Psychology
  • Biological Sciences
  • Geography
  • Earth Science

Book an appointment with Siobhan


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Georgina Lindsay

Academic Departments:

  • School of Business and Management
  • Economics

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Lauren Dullea

Careers Coach Officer


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Application Advisors

Antony, Curtis & Ronan

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Careers Coaches

Aman, Gumana, Isobel, Lauren, Natasha & Teniola

Employer Engagement and Communications

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. The team 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.

We also run the Help Desk in the Careers Hub, providing information on job-hunting and careers resources and taking bookings for appointments. We oversee all the communications that you receive from the central Careers Service, including social media, newsletters, webpages, digital screens and posters around campus. You can get in touch with the team by emailing employers@royalholloway.ac.uk.

Meet the Employer Engagement and Communications Team

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Liz Chapman

Employer Engagement and Communications Manager

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Nabihah Moughal

Senior Employer Engagement and Communications Officer

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Nikki Pickford

Employer Engagement Officer - Events

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Harriet Fletcher

Employer Engagement Officer - Events

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Heather Gammond

Student Experience & Enterprise Officer

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Employer Events and Digital Promotion Assistants

Mia, Abi & Jesse

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Help Desk Assistants

Neeve, Sophie & Jessie


We run the Summer Skills Placement Programme for First and Second Year undergraduate students of Black Heritage, Care-leavers, low-income backgrounds, first in family to go to university and students registered with the College's Disability & Neurodiversity Service, working closely with the academic schools. We offer careers workshops, CV assessment, and interviews as part of the application process. In addition, we provide information on the Optional Placment Year to undergraduate students. You can get in touch with the team by emailing: careersplacements@rhul.ac.uk

Meet the Placements Team

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Lisa Medd

Placements and Work-based Learning Manager

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Emily Hertzell

Senior Placements Officer (Mon-Thurs)

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Tracey Stuart

Placements Officer (Mon-Wed)

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Claire Brown

Placements Officer (Mon-Wed)

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Aishwarya Sunthararajah

Placements Officer

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Laura Haycock

Optional Placement Year Administrator (Mon-Wed)

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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

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Luke Russell

Volunteering Manager

  • Community Action Partners
  • Student Leadership Programme
  • Social Action community projects
  • Volunteering Abroad
  • DBS applications

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Louise McGarr

Volunteering Community Research Coordinator

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

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Francesca Hailey

Volunteering Graduate Intern

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Divine Shanganya

Volunteering Coordinator

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Volunteering Hub Assistants

Alyssa, Alicia & Maha


How are we doing?

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