Meet the Team

Alexis Drayson (SUBU Advice Manager)

I have been a member of SUBU Advice since August 2010. Before joining SUBU I worked as an adviser in askBU for two years. Prior to this I taught A-Level and GCSE Health and Social Care Management. I have experience in advising clients on a variety of issues including student finance, housing and academic advice and representation. I have NVQ Level 4 in Information Advice and Guidance and was elected as the SUBU Staff Trustee in 2015.

Phone: 01202 966760



Barbara Fletcher (SUBU Advice Worker)

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I have been at SUBU Advice for 14 years.  Prior to this I was a qualified Citizens Advice advisor for 6 years.  I have NVQ Level 4 in Information Advice and Guidance and qualifications in Life Coaching and Mediation.  I work part-time during term-time only but enjoy dealing with the many and varied issues raised by students on a daily basis.

Phone: 01202 965764


Neil Gallivan (SUBU Advice Worker)

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I joined the SUBU Advice team in April 2015. Prior to this I was employed by Children and Young Peoples’ Social Care, primarily as a Personal Advisor with the Pathways Team advising and supporting young people leaving the care system. The role provided me with experience of guiding and working alongside a diverse group of young people in a broad range of settings. I have also worked alongside students who had been diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorders; this was during my role and an Assistant Team Manager in a residential college. I graduated with a degree in Fine Art and have a passion for traveling.

Phone: 01202 965778


Hanna Coles (SUBU Advice Worker)

I have been at SUBU Advice since August 2015. Before joining SUBU I was a Sabbatical Officer at Canterbury Christ Church Students Union (Welfare & Education) which is what started my passion for giving advice and helping students in their journeys through the student experience. I am qualified CACHE level 3 diploma in child care and education and have a BA (Hons) in Primary Education. I have completed my Advisor Qualification with AdviceUK this year. I have worked in every level of education from nursery education to Higher Education. I really enjoy a housing enquiry or two! But supporting students in any way is my calling. 

Phone: 01202 961226



Mandy Morgans (SUBU Advice Receptionist)

Mandy is here to welcome you to the service . She can answer your more basic advice questions and book up any appointment you need. 

Phone:  01202 965779

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Joe Powell (SUBU Advice Support Worker) 

Joe is in place for 1 academic year as a student support worker. He handles all of our social media posts and will pass you on to an advisor if you send in a question. He also fronts all of our "Money Matters" campaigns throughout the year. 

Phone:  01202 965779


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