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Mrs Michelle Kavan

Mrs Michelle Kavan
Senior Lecturer (Professional Practice)/Director of Work Placements UG/PGT

Eastern Gateway 202p


As Director of Employability in the Business School I am responsible for developing the School's Employability Strategy, coordinating employability initiatives across the School and together with colleagues in the university's Professional Development Centre, supporting students on work placement.  I am module leader of the undergraduate and post graduate placement programmes and am respnsiblle for placement visits and the assessment of placement reports.  I also work with a range of employers from SMEs to MNCs to generate work opportunities for students and promote digital skills and courses to help students develop extra-curricular skills that will faciliate graduate employment.  

I chair the School's Employability Committee, responsible for developing the School's Employability Strategy and overseeing its implementation.  I am also a member of the Department Management Board where I report on employability events and activities that take place in the School.

I hold a Master degree in Marketing and a CIPD level 5 diploma.  I previously managed the centralised Placement Team at Brunel and have experience in other universities and the public and private sectors.  I was chair of the natiional Work Based Learning Task Group of the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS) for eight years before joining the Business School.


PG Dip Careers Guidance - University of Reading

MSc Marketing - University of Manchester