Portrait of Nicola Urquhart

Nicola Urquhart

Lecturer in Careers and Employability


Nicola is a Lecturer in Careers and Employability at Kent Business School. As a qualified Careers Adviser and Coach Nicola uses her in-depth knowledge of the labour market and current recruitment practices to support students to be successful in the highly competitive graduate labour market. Nicola works in collaboration with key graduate recruiters and organisations to ensure students have the necessary attributes and skills required to effectively manage their career.
Prior to training as a Careers Adviser Nicola had a successful career in international finance.


Nicola teaches employability for all stages at the Canterbury Campus. Teaching interests include career-decision making, developing a growth mind-set, employability and career management. 


Previous to Kent Business School Nicola worked as a Careers Adviser and Coach for a number of organisations, including the Careers and Employability Service at the University of Kent. She has also worked for a number of financial organisations including Franklin Templeton.
She is a member of the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services, Institute of Student Employers and is a professionally trained Co-Active Coach.

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