Christine McGuinness

Chris McGuinness

Head of Student Wellbeing & Support (Lowestoft campus)

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Chris has 24 years’ experience in the FE sector and moved to Lowestoft College, now East Coast College, in 1990 and took up the post of Director of Students and Community at the College in 2014.

She has been responsible for student support including the reorganisation of Student Services and Additional Learning Support. Whilst working with the community and Job Centre Plus Chris has built close working relationships with partner organisations and individuals to enrich the support available for our students. She works closely with local high schools to facilitate transition for young people into post 16 education and to support areas for development across Waveney including skills gaps and low aspirations. She has built a team of staff who focus on the students and supporting their achievement both in college and progression into work.

Chris has a management qualification as well as Counselling and Information, Advice and Guidance.