Professor Mark O' Hara
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.
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.
I work with HARS to support the day to day running of the scheme.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Programme Lead BCU Graduate+
With Jack I champion, support and promote HARS by recognising the HARS activities within the Graduate+ Award, including the Potential.ly profile. The Graduate+ team offer 1:1’s to help students attain their Awards with HARS activities.
Graduate+ Centre Manager
With Lesley I help HARS students attain their Graduate+ Awards through linking and plotting their HARS activities.