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Miss Claire Colburn

Post:Placements Manager (Careers and Employability Centre)
Location:LIBRARY 106 Level 1

Telephone numbers
UK:01273 877528
International:+44 1273 877528
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I am the Placements Manager for the University and have nearly 10 years experience in employer engagement, work-based learning and Higher Education.

I manage a team of 6 people and provide a consultancy service for staff involved in work-based learning, across all disciplines. 

I can advise on setting up and embedding placements, promoting placements to students and employer engagement. 

I also have responsibility for the work experience element of our offer to First-Generation Scholars, including the UK and China Internship schemes. 


Finalist for the Undergraduate Employability Awards Best Placement Service (Over 100 placements), 2018

Professional Membership

Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations

Member of the Chartered Management Institute


Currently studying an MBA at the University of Brighton; on track for a Distinction

Postgraduate Diploma in Public Relations from the Chartered Institute of Public Relations; Merit

BSc Astrophysics (University College London); Upper Second


Director of Employer Liaison, South-East Physics Network, University of Sussex
Regional Flood Awareness Campaign Principal Officer, Environment Agency