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Meet our Careers Coaches

Meet the team of dedicated careers coaches on hand to help students gain their dream career at the Centre for Student Success. You can book one-to-one appointments with one of our coaches for help with:

  • Career development
  • CV review
  • Interviewing skills
  • Employability skills

To get in touch with this team, please send an email to

Kayleigh Isobel Gibson - Coaching and Mentoring Manager

Kayleigh ensures UEL students and graduates are provided with dynamic, innovative, high quality careers support and information as well as providing opportunities to further enhance student employability through mentoring activities. Kayleigh leads the Stratford team of professional Career Coaches, providing effective careers and employability support through one to one sessions, workshops, online tools/resources and e-guidance. Kayleigh is also responsible for professional, community and peer to peer mentoring schemes. Kayleigh has worked in HE for over 8 years, managing and implementing mentoring provisions, student voice representation and engagement related projects, and delivering activities that develop student confidence, transferable skills and employability.

Raksha Mehta - Coaching and Mentoring Manager 

Raksha’s role is to manage, deliver and develop an institution wide mentoring offer that provides students from all disciplines the opportunity to develop and enhance employability skills in preparation for graduate level employment. Raksha also leads and manages a team of careers coaches ensuring students and graduates receive effective careers information, advice and guidance via one-to-one sessions, e-guidance, workshops, talks and events. A professionally qualified practitioner in careers guidance, training and a Solicitor with over 13 years’ experience within the higher education sector. Raksha enjoys building a robust offer that supports retention, progression and graduate level employment outcomes.

Nicholas Corcoran-Jones - Career Coach

Simone Brown-Grant - Career Coach

Andrea Popeau-Thomas - Career Coach

Andrea has been a careers coach since 2008, starting her career in the Welfare to Work. Andrea faced many challenges in helping the long term unemployed get back into work, after 2 years of doing this she went to work for Barking and Dagenham Council managing their Barking Job Shop. Wanting to work in Higher Education seemed a natural transition, in January 2014 Andrea began working with UEL as a careers consultant and is now the link for the Business School with in-depth knowledge of the financial and banking sector.

Shazia Mowlabaccus - PG Career Coach

Patricia Stevenson- Career Coach