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The Widening Participation and UK Undergraduate Recruitment Office leads the development and implementation of UCL’s UK undergraduate recruitment strategies, with particular emphasis on widening participation from students and young people from underrepresented groups. 

General Enquiries

Policy and Strategy

Role Email
Katy Redfern
Head of Access
020 3108 1195
Robin Barrs  Access Manager r.barrs@ucl.ac.uk  020 3108 4107
Caroline Fionda  Access Manager c.fionda@ucl.ac.uk  020 7679 1365
Steve Grundy  Access Manager s.grundy@ucl.ac.uk  020 7911 5495
Alison Home  Access Manager a.home@ucl.ac.uk  020 7679 7762

Pre-16 Team

The Pre-16 Team run events and programmes for students in years 7 to 11, and also for families and teachers.

Alison Home Access Manager  a.home@ucl.ac.uk 020 7679 7762
Amandip Bisel

Senior Access Officer

Leads on: UCL Horizons

020 7679 2994
Vijdan Cakli

Senior Access Officer

Leads on: UCL Sutton Scholars, Explore UCL Year 11 Summer School

v.cakli@ucl.ac.uk 020 7679 3016
Louise Sung 

Access Officer

Leads on: school visit requests, University Challenge 

louise.sung@ucl.ac.uk 0203 108 1088
Clare James

Access Officer

Leads on: Bring your families to university days, Explore UCL Year 11 Summer School

clare.james@ucl.ac.uk 0207 679 5758
Nika Farnworth

Sutton Scholars Officer 

Leads on: UCL Sutton Scholars

scholars@ucl.ac.uk 0203 108 1123

07469 118172
Lisa Nicholls

Access Officer 

Leads on: UCL Horizons 

lisa.nicholls@ucl.ac.uk 0203 108 1527 

Recruitment and Transition Team

The Recruitment and Transition Team works with students in years 12 and 13 in secondary schools, sixth form colleges and FE colleges. We also deliver the UCL Transition programme, which provides all first year undergraduates with a mentor from their department.

Caroline Fionda-Dedman Access Manager (Recruitment and Transition) c.fionda@ucl.ac.uk 020 7679 1365
Amber Cuttill

Senior Access Officer 

Leads on July 2015 Open Days

a.cuttill@ucl.ac.uk 020 7679 5733
Paulette Williams Senior Access Officer paulette.williams@ucl.ac.uk  
Jennifer Whitney Senior Access Officer
Leads on September 2015 Open Day
j.whitney@ucl.ac.uk 0207 679 0489
Ben Lund-Conlon Access Officer b.lund-conlon@ucl.ac.uk 020 7679 3089
Sophie Tuhey Access Officer s.tuhey@ucl.ac.uk 020 7679 7003
Farhana Ghaffar Access Officer f.ghaffar@ucl.ac.uk 020 7679 2035
Jenny Shouler Access Officer j.shouler@ucl.ac.uk 020 7679 3471

Communications and Planning Team

The Communications and Planning Team coordinates UCL’s attendance at UCAS and HE fairs, and leads on the evaluation and monitoring of Widening Participation and UK Undergraduate Recruitment programmes. The team also supports UCL's academic departments with the development of their own widening participation initiatives, and leads on internal and external communications.  The team runs UCL's Y12 Summer School programme, Taster Days and Summer Challenge short courses.

Y12 Summer Schools

Summer Challenge

Taster Days

Robin Barrs Access Manager (Communications & Planning) r.barrs@ucl.ac.uk
020 3108 4107
Amy Suddards  Senior Access Officer (Evaluation)
020 3108 1122
Gianpaolo Manalastas Senior Access Officer (Departmental Liaison) g.manalastas@ucl.ac.uk
020 3108 4106
Anna Batcheler Access Officer (SLASH)  a.batcheler@ucl.ac.uk 020 7670 0680
Helen Anderson Access Officer (SLMS) h.anderson@ucl.ac.uk 020 7679 3456
Raoul Morley Access Officer (UCAS and HE fairs)

020 7679 3929
Post vacant - contact Gianpaolo Manalastas with BEAMS queries Access Officer (BEAMS)    
Hannah Searle
Access Assistant


020 7679 3456

Teacher and Professional Engagement Team

The Teacher and Professional Engagement Team leads UCL's support for teachers and related professionals in their widening participation and access work.  The team is currently developing a long-term engagement programme for Y12 and Y13 students to encourage them to find out more about careers in teaching and education. The team also leads on UCL's residential Teacher Summer School programme.

Steve Grundy
Access Manager (Teacher Engagement) s.grundy@ucl.ac.uk

020 7911 5495
Jade Hunter
Senior Access Officer
020 7331 5222

Anna Leamon
Senior Access Officer
020 7911 5489