Lisa Watson – Advice Centre Manager
Hi, I’m Lisa and I manage the Advice Centre. I used to work in accountancy, but decided to have a complete change in career, and I have now worked in providing advice for well over 20 years! I started as a volunteer with Citizens Advice Bureau where I later became a Specialist Advisor and then a Manager.
I came to work for UCLan Students’ Union in 2011, taking over the role of Advice Centre Manager and I’m responsible for supporting the team of advisors to provide quality, confidential and independent advice to students. I also work with the Elected Officer Team and lots of staff and departments within the University, so that we can represent students interests across the University.
I love the variety of the job, and the fact that the great team I work with can make such a difference to students lives. No two days in the Advice Centre are ever the same!
On a personal note, I love cooking and also love animals.
Nikki Bradford – Student Advisor
Hi I’m Nikki. I studied a Law Degree and the Legal Practice Course, and have over 10 years’ experience in providing advice. I love using the skills gained from these to offer support to students and protect their rights.
In my spare time I enjoy swimming, reading and watching a good box set!
Louise Robinson – Student Advisor
Hi, I’m Louise. I graduated with an English Language & Linguistics degree from UCLAN in 2017 and have worked for the Students’ Union ever since.
Working in the Advice Centre is really rewarding as you can see the positive impact that can be made in students’ lives.
In my free time I enjoy reading, running and watching films.
Chantelle Gardner – Student Advisor
Hello, I am Chantelle. I studied a foundation law degree and then went on to study a Masters in Law at UCLan from 2015-2019.
I was also a Students’ Union Course Rep for 3 years, where I helped and supported students with their feedback and academic experience. Prior to university, I worked for local government as a senior customer advisor for nearly 8 years, delivering a whole wide range of services from welfare rights to highways.
In my spare time I like driving off for adventures with my children. I also love arts and crafts, painting furniture and researching my family history.