Priyanka works in learning and development for Places for People, one of the largest property management, development, regeneration and leisure companies in the UK.

In this role, she designs and delivers learning content for 13,000 colleagues – from webinars to eLearning modules. She also advises on professional qualifications, diversity and inclusion initiatives, and employee engagement. Priyanka credits her BU degree, including a placement year in learning and development for a global insurer, as developing her skills and preparing her for a career supporting, motivating and training colleagues.

Since joining Places for People, she has become a subject-matter expert on the role of psychology in the workplace.


Name: Priyanka Sharma
Age: 25
Job role: Learning and Development Co-ordinator
Organisation: Places for People
Course studied: BSc (Hons) Psychology
Graduated: 2017

What their colleagues say

“Priyanka’s qualified knowledge and expertise adds real credibility when she delivers learning interventions. She always adds a touch of relevant theory and background research from the world of psychology that piques colleague interest. As an Organisational Psychologist, she spends time understanding what people need to learn and why as well as how. She helps the rest of the team take a step back and consider the best approach.”

- Emma Brown, Group Head of Digital Learning and Organisational Development, Places for People