Meet our Placement Liaison Team

Our Placement Liaison Team are here to support you at each step of the way. With over 10 years of combined experience in sourcing placements for students, they can help find out the right student for your practice.

The team get to know all the students very well; being involved in the rigorous interviewing process before course places are offered, and staying in regular contact throughout their programme. This contact ensures they can provide a dedicated and informed point of contact for both students and practices alike.

To speak to a member of the placement team please call 01480 422060.

Lisa Hardman

My name is Lisa Hardman and I joined the Placement Team at the College of Animal Welfare in 2023. I have previously worked in the Veterinary Industry and I qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2017.

I have always had a keen interest in education and animal welfare, which brings me here at the College. My role is to source the placements for all the Middlesex University BSc students and Level 3 Diploma students which is incredibly rewarding.

I live in the West Midlands and in my spare time I enjoy getting out on country walks and fitting in coastal trips.

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Karen Brightman

Karen Brightman
My name is Karen Brightman and I’ve been part of the placement team here at The College of Animal Welfare since 2009.

Sourcing placements for approximately 250 FdSc and Level 3 Diploma students certainly proves challenging! Watching a student grow into a confident qualified veterinary nurse is extremely rewarding – I can only wish that one day more training practices and clinical coaches will be able to support them on their journey too.

I live in a small village near Bedfordshire with my partner Steve. I have three grown up daughters, and 3 beautiful grandchildren, Holly, Alfie and Finley.
In the little spare time I have, we enjoy taking off in our caravan exploring different areas in the UK, and am hoping to get over to France soon.

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