Dr Farheen KhanSteering Group Member

I head up the NCW Champion program for schools and colleges. If you want to run a student careers champion program, have a look at the free resources and message me for support. I was a careers leader for 7 years at a large academy school, and have a CDI Level 6 qualification in Careers Leadership. I am a great believer in the power of connection and collaboration and for this reason am a fellow of the RSA.

I have a PhD from Cambridge University and was doing biotechnology research for British Nuclear Fuels, so have experience of both industry and academia. This was followed by some years in the charity sector and the civil service. I was drawn to the field of careers education as I believe it’s the only sphere of education that can give young people a sense of their own agency, that can map out the landscape of the labour market and help them to navigate the world of work and education on their own terms.