Hello!  I’m Chelsey, the Placements Officer for the Faculty of Social Sciences.

I help support the Placements Team in sourcing, and students in applying for, a wide variety of opportunities across many Departments.

We also run a number of workshops, seminars and events throughout the year with exciting guest speakers from small local organisations to industry leaders.

I joined the University of Essex in 2015 having spent 7 years in Brighton.  My background is Hospitality where I worked in Hotels and Events after graduating from Brighton Business School.  Before joining the University I was working on a number of large events such as Brighton Marathon, Labour Party Conference 2015 and Sussex Life Awards to name a few.  I have worked on many marketing teams, in different industries with very different audiences and target markets and always love a new challenge to take on.

Seeing the growth of many graduates in the organisation and actively supporting work-based learning, I love seeing student’s progression and the invaluable experience they gain from placements, whether one week or one year.