Meet the Team

Meg

I’m the Manager at the Advice Centre and I love working with a great team who are all dedicated to helping students and making a positive difference to people’s lives. I used to work at the Citizens Advice Bureau and was a Welfare Officer when I studied at York University. I then joined the Advice Centre in 2002 as an adviser, became the Deputy Manager in 2006 and Manager in 2009.

Taz

I work as the Advice Centre Receptionist and I’m the first point of contact for students visiting or contacting the Advice Centre. I’ve worked here for nearly four years and love being part of an amazing team, everyone is so different yet we work so well together.

Alex

I’ve been an Adviser with The Advice Centre since 2006. I got involved in the Welfare and Liberation sides of my Student Union while at university and the rest is history. I enjoy that I am able to work as a generalist adviser and advise on the whole range of issues students come to us with.

Lorna

I’ve been working for The Union in various roles since I was a student at MMU. I quickly realised advice work is incredibly rewarding so I volunteered at my local Citizens Advice Bureau to gain valuable experience before returning to The Union. I am Deputy Manager at the Advice Centre and offer advice and support to students and advisers. I have worked here for ten years and as we see students from all around the world, every day is different.

Cathy

I am an Adviser and I have worked at The Union for seven years. My favourite area of advice is housing and I first became involved in advising students on their housing rights when I starting working for Manchester Student Homes back in 2002.

Glenda

I have worked as an Adviser in the Advice Centre since 2011. I enjoy my role enormously as you often get to make a tangible difference to students’ lives. In the more complex cases, you get to go on a real journey with the student, gaining their trust and often producing a positive outcome together. It can be immensely rewarding.

Jackie

I enjoy working as an Adviser as the work is very rewarding and the team are amazing. I started in 2003 and used to work as a Mental Health Caseworker for the Citizens Advice Bureau. Working here so long, I have seen the service grow, develop and improve greatly. The majority of my work, unsurprisingly, tends to be finance based which includes funding, benefits and debt.

Miranda

I’ve worked as an Adviser at the Advice Centre since 2009 and I love playing my part in helping students reach a successful outcome to their problems. We deal with all sorts of enquiries and we’re here to advise and support with any issues students have whilst studying at MMU.

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Opening times - Manchester

  • Mon
  • Tue
  • Wed
  • Thu
  • Fri
  • 09:30 - 16:00
  • 12:00 – 18:00*
  • 09:30 - 16:00
  • 09:30 - 16:00
  • 09:30 - 16:00

*Face to face appointments between 16:00 - 18:00 in term time only

Opening times - Cheshire

  • Mon
  • Tue
  • Wed
  • Thu
  • Fri
  • 09:30 - 16:00*
  • 12:00 - 18:00*
  • 09:30 - 16:00*
  • 09:30 - 16:00**
  • 09:30 - 16:00*

*Telephone, Skype and email service

**Face to face appointments during term time

s.u.advice@mmu.ac.uk

0161 247 6533