Professor Mark O' Hara 
Associate Dean 
I oversee the schemes development across the university. My remit includes employability, high achievers recognition, inclusive educational practices, student well-being and staff development and training. 
Juliette Gaunt 
Associate Professor 
I established HARS as a scheme to nurture the development of high achieving students and I oversee the day to day running. I also work extensively with Health provision in HE, to champion bereavement education in the field of babyloss for undergraduate frontline professionals. 
Sarah Kirwan 
I work with HARS to support the day to day running of the scheme. 
Louise Watson 
Project Support 
I work with students, staff and our external partners to make the HARS offering the most valuable it can be for all who interface with it. I manage the Headspace project collaboration across all Faculties. 
Katie Whitehouse 
HELS Careers+ Manager 
I manage the HELS Careers+ team and work alongside Stef and Kelly providing careers advice and support. 
The HARS scheme provides opportunity for you to have a tailored 1-1 careers appointment at the start of your HARS journey, to help you make the most of the HARS offer as well as plan for the future. 
Stef Cope 
Career Consultant, Careers+ team 
I provide tailored 1-1 careers appointments for HARS students. We will have a general chat about you, your skills and areas of development, discussion on experience and placements if relevant and career planning whilst linking all of this to the HARS scheme and how you can benefit! 
Ana Amona 
International Mobility and Partnerships Officer 
I work with HARS to assist students taking advantage of opportunities to go abroad for a short or long-period of time, including preparing documentation such as the Risk Assessment. This is a fantastic way to gain experiences that adds value to students’ academic, professional and personal development, and bursaries are available to apply for. 
Kelly Coles 
Career Consultant, Careers+ team 
I work with students and Graduates to reflect on their skills and interests, explore their career ideas and create a plan to achieve their ambitions. Alongside this I can support students to search and apply for opportunities, and successfully navigate the recruitment and selection processes they may experience. 
Dr Nicola Clarke 
PDD, Personal Development Department 
This strand was developed to support students to engage in higher order thinking, developing analytical and reflective practice skills. 
Andrew Sayer 
Librarian (LTRS - Learning, Teaching and Research Services) 
I jointly run the Advanced Academic Success strand with colleagues from PDD. We run a series of workshops to enhance student’s academic thinking and skills. 
Dr Gay Johnson 
Head of Personal Development Department (PDD) 
I head up the PDD, and along with my colleague Andrew Sayer from 
LTRS helped set up the Advanced Academic Success Strand that is delivered by Andrew and Nicola. I help out at launch meetings and other HARs events. 
Kevin Faulkner 
Facilitator – “Personal & Professional Development Strand” 
My seminar series enables you to become more self-aware of how you “show up” in the world, how to adapt your behaviours and building professional relationships, enabling success, through being your “Best Self” more of the time. 
Jacquie Smallwood 
Facilitator – Personal & Professional Development Strand 
My work focuses on providing coaching and mentoring for HARS students, including project management support, enabling students to be their best self and supporting the of the professional and personal development stream of HARS. 
Lesley Taylor 
Programme Lead BCU Graduate+ 
With Jack I champion, support and promote HARS by recognising the HARS activities within the Graduate+ Award, including the profile. The Graduate+ team offer 1:1’s to help students attain their Awards with HARS activities. 
Jack Hogan 
Graduate+ Centre Manager 
With Lesley I help HARS students attain their Graduate+ Awards through linking and plotting their HARS activities. 

Personal & Professional Become a Leader 

Academic Success Improve your scores and aim towards a First 

Voluntary / Community Manage or set up a voluntary activity 

Internationalisation The world is out there 

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