Portrait of  Sue Spence Sue Spence

s.spence@hud.ac.uk | 01484 473034


Sue is based in the Careers and Employability Service and is the Careers Adviser currently working with the Business School, with a specific remit for Teaching and Learning activities.  Sue began her career as a school teacher with a degree in Education and subsequently trained to be a Careers Adviser, completing the PG Dip in Career Guidance accredited by the Institute of Career Guidance. She has since completed a Masters in Higher Education Practice and is currently undertaking a Doctorate in Education.


  • BA(Hons) Education -  Leeds Metropolitan University
  • Post-graduate Certificate in Guidance incorporating Qualification in Career Guidance – University of Huddersfield
  • MA in Higher Education Practice – University of Huddersfield
  • EdD ongoing – University of Huddersfield
  • Train the Trainer – AGCAS
  • Qualified Myers Briggs Type Indicator
  • British Psychological Society Certificate of Occupational Testing – Level A

Research and Scholarship

  • Career Mentoring
  • Employability
  • Career paths of Career professionals working in higher education

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Spence, S. and Hyams-Ssekasi, D. (2015) ‘Developing business students' employability skills though working in partnership with a local business to deliver an undergraduate mentoring programmeHigher Education, Skills and Work Based Learning , 5 (3), pp. 299-314. ISSN 2042-3896


Spence, S (2014) ‘Employability and engagement key to graduate success’. In: When IAG grow up.... London, UK: NUS. pp. 20-21.


  • Director of AGCAS, the professional association for higher education careers professionals, with a specific remit for the strategic direction of professional development, including training and events.
  • Nominated by students for a Thank You award in 2014.
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy since 2010
  • Fellow of the Institute of Lifelong Learning at the University of Warwick
  • Accredited trainer for AGCAS on postgraduate professional qualifications
  • Member of the National Occupational Standards Working Group for the Career Development Institute