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Fiona Winfield

Fiona Winfield

School Employability Manager

Employability

Staff Group(s)
Academic Division

Role

Fiona is responsible for working with colleagues in Nottingham Business School and the wider NTU Employability Team, to ensure that employability is embedded throughout the curriculum. She works closely with the NBS Personalisation team and the NBS Sustainability Coordinator. She is also the academic lead on postgraduate work placements within NBS.

In 2017, her submission to the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC) Green Gown Awards (linking employability to sustainability), won the Employability (large institution) award.

She is also a member of the NTU TILT group on Work-based Learning & Employability; the NTU Sustainable Development Academic Forum and the International Students’ Task Group within Employability.

Career overview

Before moving into her current employability role, Fiona was a senior, then principal lecturer in international marketing, and undertook various course management roles within Nottingham Business School. Concurrently, she spent 6 years as a Verifier (academic quality role) working with partner institutions in Malaysia and the Czech Republic.

Before joining NTU, she worked for almost a decade in sales and marketing in the construction industry at British Gypsum (part of St Gobain), This included several years in marketing research and analysis (including international projects), followed by management of two different area sales teams.

Prior to British Gypsum, she worked in both France and Germany and is a keen linguist. She is an alumna of NEOMA Business School (France) and studied for two years at the Reims campus as part of her bachelor’s degree.

Research areas

Links between employability and sustainability.

External activity

Fiona is a member of the Nottingham Local Volunteer Board of Young Enterprise (part of Junior Achievement Worldwide) and has been a Business Advisor for the NTU Enactus team for many years.

In 2015, she set up the Vale of Belvoir, Rosbif French conversation group and has previously organised local art exhibitions and other events, as part of the Orston Village Hall committee.