Angela Vesey

Angela Vesey

School Employability Manager

Employability

Staff Group(s)
Social Work and Health

Role

Angela is a Senior Lecturer in Guidance and Youth Studies in the Division of Social Work and Professional Practice. She is Course Leader for BA Youth Studies. She is also year tutor, personal tutor and module leader for a range of modules across the course.

Angela has responsibility for induction programmes for new and returning students to the course and coordinating the course response on Admissions. In addition, Angela is a tutor on the ‘Guidance Interventions’ module of the Postgraduate Qualification in Career Guidance.

Angela's professional and research interests are related to graduate employability and the impact of work experience on the career development of undergraduate students. She is also interested in student engagement, retention and the student experience. Angela was awarded the AGCAS John Roberts Memorial Prize for research in 2011. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Angela has recently completed a term as an External Examiner for a Creative Career Management Module at the University of Kingston.

Career overview

Angela has extensive experience as a professional practitioner working with young people. Prior to joining the Division, Angela was employed as the University's Employability Development Adviser where she had responsibility for facilitating the design and delivery of career education into the undergraduate curriculum across the University.

Research areas

Angela's research interests include:

  • a historical perspective on service developments for young people
  • study skills
  • young people's experiences of learning
  • career education in the curriculum.

External activity

Angela is:

  • Member of the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Press expertise

  • Careers
  • Employability