Career Guidance
for adults

The Student Services Team

Looking for a career change, or want to get qualifications to step into your dream job? You’re not alone. Our dedicated Student Services team is here to help you. They can give you advice and guidance on:

  • Finding the right career
  • Where your career can take you
  • How can you progress in your career
  • Potential salary opportunities
  • What courses and training you need
  • What pass rates you need
  • Next steps
  • Finances


Meet the team who will support you throughout your time at Queen Alex.

Lindsey GraingerStudent Services Manager
Steph JamiesonStudent Services Team Leader
Deb Walker-MooreIAG Officer
Andrea CorriganIAG Officer
Cathy TurtonIAG Officer
Nicol BramleyIAG Officer
Natalie HayIAG Officer
Angela ManningStudent Finance Coordinator


Studying with Queen Alex as an adult student gets you one step closer to where you want to be. But achieving your goals takes more than just high quality education. You might also need some direction on your career as a whole, which is where our Student Services team comes in.

Our team has been accredited with the Matrix standard, which recognises excellence in delivering information, advice and guidance on learning and work. They’re here to help you figure out where you’d like your career to take you, and what will be required to turn that ambition into reality. From understanding which qualifications you’ll need, the pass rates of particular courses, the different routes into employment and the potential salary opportunities you could one day achieve. Our dedicated advisers deliver the best possible careers guidance, helping you carve a clear path to your future.

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Opportunities of adult study

Many people think Higher Education means moving away to university. But that doesn’t have to be the case. Students that take adult courses at Queen Alex gain the benefit of staying at home while studying at college. This offers a more affordable route to a bachelor’s degree, which can then be topped up to a full honours degree at one of our renowned university partners. 

Part-time courses at Queen Alex also deliver flexibility. They provide adult students with the opportunity to learn a new skill or start their journey towards a new career. Course schedules are designed to help students fit their study around other responsibilities.

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Get in touch

Our team is always ready to help. So if you have questions on courses, your career, or anything else, complete this contact form and we’ll be in touch.