Jane Artess

Jane began working in higher education as a tutor of the postgraduate Diploma in Careers Guidance at Manchester Metropolitan University following many years working in local authority careers services.  She described it as ‘putting practice back into theory!’ and she particularly enjoyed establishing new academic and professional courses.  As Senior Learning and Teaching fellow she managed PGCE and masters programmes in post-compulsory education.  Developing research interests led to Jane being appointed as Director of Research at HECSU (the Higher Education Careers Services Unit) where she commissioned the Futuretrack studies and developed HECSU’s research work for clients including Higher Education Funding Council for England, Department for Business Innovation and Skills, Universities UK and the Higher Education Academy as well as individual institutions and professional bodies.

Jane’s work has involved contributing to conferences and work programmes in the USA, Denmark, Holland, Romania, Serbia, Japan and all over the UK and Ireland.

Recently Jane was Principal Research Fellow with the International Centre for Guidance Studies at the University of Derby and is now a Visiting Fellow.