Welcome to Helen Smith

Deputy Director of Academic Programmes and Student Engagement and Head of Careers

Helen Smith will join the University as Deputy Director of Academic Programmes and Student Engagement and Head of Careers on 23 September 2019. Helen joins us from Loughborough University where she has held the position of Head of Careers and Employability for the past seven years.

Helen’s extensive track record of delivering high performance in the careers functions has elevated Loughborough to one of the highest performing institutions in the country. She will build on our already successful Careers Service and work with colleagues across the University to enhance student skills and employability development, career guidance services, placements, and employer engagement.

She said: "I am privileged to be joining the University of Sheffield at such a moment, and in a role that can so directly contribute to the success of students as they progress through their studies and prepare for their future lives and careers.

"I very much look forward to joining the APSE and Careers Service teams and to be working with colleagues across the University, employers and students who contribute so much to the quality and range of services and student opportunities. Together we'll continue to enhance inclusion and participation, advance students' skills and career confidence, and inspire achievement and positive graduate outcomes for all."

Helen Smith