Access and Widening Participation


Contact us

The Access and Widening Participation Office leads the development and implementation of UCL’s widening participation and fair access strategies.

General Enquiries


Policy and Strategy

Lucie MarchHead of Access and Widening Participationl.march@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 8281
Jennifer WhitneyWidening Participation Managerj.whitney@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 8243
Caroline Fionda DedmanAccess Manager c.fionda@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 8271
Celine WestUCL East Schools Engagement Managerceline.west@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 8921
Rebecca SurinAccess Manager (Contextual Admissions)r.surin@ucl.ac.uk020 7679 8173


Access team

The Access team runs events and programmes for young people in Years 12 and 13, they also work closely with UCL faculties and departments to support their widening participation activities.

Caroline Fionda Dedman Access Manager c.fionda@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 8271
Matt SkidmoreSenior Access Officer (SLMS)matthew.skidmore@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 8241
Eric NlutaAccess Officere.nluta@ucl.ac.uk  
Lauren GilletSenior Access Officer (BEAMS)lauren.j.gillet@ucl.ac.uk020 3987 2701
Rebecca KellyAccess Officer  (Engineering)rebecca.kelly@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 6689
Carter HowardAccess Officer (Bartlett)carter.howard@ucl.ac.uk  
Desart IsmailiAccess Officer desart.ismaili.18@ucl.ac.uk 
Matt LucasSenior Access Officer (SLASH)m.lucas@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 8271
Chloe RichardsonAccess Officer chloe.richardson@ucl.ac.uk 


Widening Participation team

The Widening Participation team run events and programmes which focus on attainment, advice and guidance for young people up to Year 11; advice and guidance work with young people from specific priority groups; and support for parents and carers. 

Jennifer WhitneyWidening Participation Managerj.whitney@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 8243
Rachel Donkor

Senior Widening Participation Officer

UCL Horizons programme lead 



020 3794 0272
James BryanWidening Participation Officer james.bryan@ucl.ac.uk0203 108 6687
Whitney Robinson

Senior Widening Participation Officer

UCL Scholars programme lead

whitney.robinson@ucl.ac.uk0203 108 5679
Jalal PourSenior Widening Participation Officer (Priority Groups)j.pour@ucl.ac.uk0208 138 7302
Michele SahiriWidening Priority Officer (Priority Groups)m.sahiri@ucl.ac.uk0203 108 6265
Natasha Newton Widening Participation Officernatasha.newton@ucl.ac.uk0203 108 9109


UCL East Schools Engagement team 

The UCL East Schools Engagement team connects the university community with schools in Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest, through free hands-on sessions at UCL and in schools. They introduce students to university subjects and expand their learning through creative-skills-based projects.

Celine WestUCL East Schools Engagement Managerceline.west@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 8921
Emma BryantSenior Schools Engagement Officer e.bryant@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 6432
Salma MohamedSTEP traineeuczr055@ucl.ac.uk 
Emma Bull Senior Schools Engagement Officere.bull@ucl.ac.uk 
Ella RuleSenior Schools Engagement Officere.rule@ucl.ac.uk 

Contextual Admissions team

The Contextual Admissions team is responsible for changing UCL's intake of students from under-represented groups. They do this through developing and delivering UCL's contextual admissions programmes, and leading on widening participation admissions policy. 

Rebecca SurinAccess Manager (Contextual Admissions)r.surin@ucl.ac.uk020 7679 8173
Ben Lund-ConlonSenior Access Officer (Contextual Admissions)b.lund-conlon@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 8277
VacantAccess Officer  


Social Mobility and Student Success 

The Access and Widening Participation team works in close collaboration with the Communications team and the Data and Impact team which are both part of UCL's Social Mobility and Student Success area.

Communications team 

The Communications team works with the Access and Widening Participation team, Student Success team, Data and Impact team, and Student Funding team to ensure that all the teams' key messages are communicated to internal and external stakeholders. 

VacantCommunications Manager  
Huda AhmedSenior Communications Officerhuda.ahmed@ucl.ac.uk 
VacantSenior Engagement Officer  
Geoffrey OkolActing Communications Manager (Student Funding) / Video Producerg.okol@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 6675
Ruth BrooksActing Communications Manager (Data and Impact) / Senior Content and Communications Officerruth.brooks@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 7186


Data and Impact team

The Data and Impact team is responsible for monitoring and evaluating the impact of UCL's access and widening participation work across the life cycle. The team also coordinates and manages the annual Access and Participation budget. 

Vijdan ZorbaData and Impact Managerv.zorba@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 8275
Jade HunterSenior Research Officerjade.hunter@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 7638
Shireen QuraishiSenior Evaluation Officer s.quraishi@ucl.ac.uk020 7679 8169
Muhsina JameelahSenior Data and Impact Officer muhsina.jameelah.15@ucl.ac.uk 
Gabriele Forni Data and Reporting Officergabriele.forni.19@ucl.ac.uk