Student Associates 

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Every year, Careers+Placements recruit a number of Student Associates. The role enables students to get involved in various communication, service enhancement, and student engagement projects with the Careers+Placements Team.

To find out more about what a Student Associate does, listen to one of last year's Associates. Click here to view the video.

Please find below information on this year's Associates.


Ugne Okmanite

"I am currently a final year International Business and Management student. I wanted to become a part of the Careers+Placements team to help other students make the most out of their placement year, and to share my experiences about working abroad for 12 months.


Hollie Norris 

“I’m a final year Psychology student and I chose to become a C+P Associate because I wanted to become a part of the student voice in promoting the amazing services that the Careers+Placements team have, and to encourage other students to use them as much as possible. I also want to engage with other students to share my experiences and give advice on how to get the most out of what’s on offer. This opportunity also allows me to put into practice everything that I learnt whilst on my placement.”


Sophie Harvey

“Hi, I'm Sophie and I'm currently studying Psychology. I decided to be a Careers+Placements Associate because I had a fantastic placement year which wouldn't have been possible without the team at Aston. I know how stressful figuring out placements and jobs can be, and I want to share my experiences (both good and bad) and help others with their search.”


Uzair Ahmed

“I wanted to become a Careers+Placements Associate to help my fellow students start their journey in their chosen career path.”


Rumandeep Thandi

“Hello, my name is Ruman and I am studying Biomedical Science. I chose to become a Careers+Placements Associate so that I could act as a student voice while also gaining an insight into the wide range of opportunities that Aston has to offer.”


Anastasia Moore

“My name is Anastasia and I am currently in my final year studying International Business and German. I chose to become a Careers+Placements Associate to pass on my experiences from my year abroad and encourage others to do a placement. I also hope to gain skills from this role that will help me in my future employment.”


Anitha Mohanan 

“Hi, I’m Anitha and I study Psychology. I chose to take on this role to pass on the lessons and skills I learned along my placement journey; from reworking my CV to setting up appointments with members of the Careers+Placements team who ensured I got the best out of my year. I wanted to highlight the importance of starting the placement search early, whilst also being available to give advice where I can – this role provides me with that opportunity!”


Maariyah Imran

“My name is Maariyah Imran and my school of study is Sociology. A Careers+Placements Associate acts as a bridge between students and the Careers+Placements team by providing information and support for students. I want to show other students the importance of placements and all the transferable skills they will gain.”