Careers ServiceMeet the team

Meet our teams! All of our staff are committed to providing a first class service to students, graduates, University staff and employers. Find out more about them.

Head of Careers and Employability Service

Katrina Forbes

As Head of Careers and Employability, it is my role to ensure the University is able to provide the best quality Careers Service and Employability Support that it can. I lead the various teams below to ensure our service is able to provide students and graduates with opportunities to explore post-study options by providing high-quality professional information, advice, guidance and education to all, allowing them to be able to achieve the best possible outcome from education.

We work with employers to provide and promote a range of opportunities for Strathclyde students to experience work and develop skills related to their learning in a workplace setting as well as access to high-quality graduate jobs. I am responsible for ensuring all that we do is fair, impartial and confidential and is meeting the needs of all students and graduates.

We work in partnership with academic colleagues to support the development of careers and employability content in the curriculum. I work with colleagues across the university on projects which support employability development.

I have been a Careers Adviser across many settings since qualifying in 1995, spending the last 20-plus years working in HE. I am a great believer in the transformative impact our service can have on people and am glad you have found your way to our amazing service.

Faculty Careers and Employability Consultants

The Faculty Careers and Employability Consultants are professionally qualified. We support students and graduates with Careers, Education, Information, Advice, and Guidance. We offer confidential and impartial advice for every stage of your career planning process. We can help you if you:

  • want to explore your career options
  • practice your interview techniques
  • want advice on Postgraduate study
  • are changing or leaving your course
  • are ready to plan your next steps

Nicola and Anna are the Careers and Employability Consultants for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS). They support students, graduates, and Faculty staff in the following schools:

Anna Selwood, Senior Careers and Employability Consultant

Nicola Sutherland, Senior Careers and Employability Consultant


Rachel Pooley, Careers and Employability Consultant

Undergraduate & Postgraduate Research Students:

Postgraduate Masters students:

Camrie Hole, Careers and Employability Consultant

Postgraduate Masters students:

MBA students have a dedicated careers service based in the business school. You can find more information about this service on their webpage 

Camrie Hole is the Careers Coach for our international students across the entire university, providing additional support with their development of career management and employability skills.

Thomas Devaney is our Entrepreneurship and Employability Lead 

His responsibilities aim to foster an entrepreneurial spirit among our students and include:

  • Delivering the Exploring Entrepreneurship Challenge (EEC) - an initiative which provides students from all disciplines an opportunity to dive deep into the world of entrepreneurship, encouraging them to bring their innovative ideas to life
  • Supporting the delivery of E4A Bootcamps - these intensive training sessions are designed to equip our budding entrepreneurs with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the business world
  • Creating and delivering Entrepreneurial Skills modules for the Careers & Employability Service - COMING SOON! These modules will enhance the entrepreneurial skills of our students and prepare them for the dynamic challenges of the modern workplaceare. 


Employer Engagement Team

The Employer Engagement Team is the first point of contact for all employers who wish to engage with the University of Strathclyde Careers Service. We work with a wide range of firms, from large corporates and SMEs to micro companies and start-ups. The Employer Engagement Team:

  • help employers promote their brand and opportunities to our students and graduates. This is done via our vacancy platform, Careers Fairs and various employer events
  • organise Careers Fairs, employer presentations, and workshops

If you'd like to get in touch with the Employer Engagement Team for a chat or to arrange a meeting, please email

Gill Cowan

External Development Coordinator

(Monday to Thursday)

Nicola Comerford

Marketing and Events Coordinator

(Monday to Friday)

Donella McGrattan

Employer Engagement Coordinator

(Monday to Thursday)

Information team

The Information team is your first point of contact with the Careers Service, and you'll be greeted by one of our friendly and professional team members. The trained Information staff can help you with information enquiries, direct you to our helpful online resources and book you onto suitable appointments. We can help you:

  • with information enquiries
  • book you onto suitable appointments
  • information on a specific job/employer
  • information on qualifications
  • look for graduate jobs, placements, internships, work experience and voluntary opportunities
  • prepare for interviews, assessment centres and psychometric tests

To get in touch with any of our information team please email

Andi Anderson

Careers Information and Technology Manager

(Monday to Friday)

Margo Cox

Careers Information and Statistics Assistant

(Monday to Thursday)

Monica Kaur

Careers Information and Statistics Assistant

(Tuesday to Thursday)

Siobhan Chalmers

Student Enquiries and Finance Assistant

(Monday to Friday)

Maureen Hendry

Student Enquiries Assistant

(Wednesday to Friday)