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

In light of the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak, the UCL Access and Widening Participation Office is working remotely and is best contacted by email. We are unable to take telephone calls at this time. 

Policy and Strategy

Lucie MarchHead of Access and Widening Participationl.march@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 8281
Celine WestHead of Schools Engagement, UCL Eastceline.west@ucl.ac.uk 
Karen RobertsActing Access Manager (Post-16) karen.roberts@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 8270
Bev DeeActing Access Manager (Teacher and Academic Liaison)b.dee@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 6850
Jennifer WhitneyAccess Manager (Pre-16) j.whitney@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 8243
Vijdan ZorbaActing Access Manager (Communications and Planning)v.zorba@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 8275
Suzanne HewingsSenior Access Officer (Policy and Development)s.hewings@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 7613
Lauren SandhuActing Access Manager (Communications and Planning)Currently on Maternity Leave 
Caroline Fionda DedmanAccess Manager (Teacher and Academic Liaison)Currently on Maternity Leave 


Pre-16 Team

The Pre-16 Team run events and programmes for students in years 6 to 11, and also for parents, families and teachers.

Jennifer WhitneyAccess Manager (Pre-16)j.whitney@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 8243
Lauren Summersell

Senior Access Officer (Pre-16)

UCL Horizons programme lead 



0207 679 8155


Alice Reilly

Senior Access Officer (Pre-16)

UCL Scholars programme lead



0203 108 5659
Whitney RobinsonAccess Officer (Pre-16)whitney.robinson@ucl.ac.uk0203 108 5679
Liz DudleyAccess Officer (Pre-16)elizabeth.dudley.15@ucl.ac.uk0203 108 5602
James Bryan Access Officer (Pre-16)james.bryan@ucl.ac.uk0203 108 6687
Jalal PourAccess Officer (Pre-16)j.pour@ucl.ac.uk0208 138 7302
Vijdan ZorbaSenior Access Officer (Pre-16)Currently on secondment 


Post-16 Team

The Post-16 Team works with students in year 12 and 13 in secondary schools, sixth form colleges and FE colleges.

Karen RobertsActing Access Manager (Post-16)karen.roberts@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 7619
Rebecca SurinSenior Access Officer (Access UCL)r.surin@ucl.ac.uk020 7679 8173
Ben Lund-ConlonActing Senior Access Officer (Post-16)b.lund-conlon@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 8277
Nicola RuncimanAccess Officer (Transition) n.runciman@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 9625
Hannah RogersTemporary Access Officer (Post-16)hannah.rogers.14@ucl.ac.uk 
Michele SahiriAccess Officer (Post-16)Currently on Parental Leave


Communications and Planning Team

The Communications and Planning Team coordinates UCL's external Widening Participation communications, and leads on the evaluation and monitoring of Widening Participation and UK Undergraduate Recruitment programmes. The team also leads UCL's contribution to Widening Participation research and policy. 

Vijdan ZorbaActing Access Manager (Communications & Planning)v.zorba@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 8275
Jade HunterSenior Access Officer (Research)jade.hunter@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 7638
Shirley WangSenior Access Officer (Communications)shirley.wang@ucl.ac.uk 
Shireen QuraishiSenior Access Officer (Evaluation)s.quraishi@ucl.ac.uk020 7679 8169
Muhsina JameelahAccess Officer (Evaluation)muhsina.jameelah.15@ucl.ac.uk 
Emily BurchellResearch Assistante.burchell@ucl.ac.uk 
Fatima Ali Finance and Reporting Officerfatima.j.ali@ucl.ac.uk020 7679 9289
Lauren SandhuActing Access Manager (Communications & Planning)Currently on maternity leave 
Karen RobertsSenior Access Officer (Pupil Engagement)Currently on secondment 

Teacher and Academic Liaison Team

The Teacher and Academic Liaison Team leads UCL's support for teachers and related professionals in their widening participation and access work, including leading on UCL's residential Teacher Summer School programme. 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 Year 12 Summer School programme and Summer Challenge short courses.

Bev Dee

Acting Access Manager (Teacher and Academic Liaison)

Senior Access Officer (Academic Liaison)

b.dee@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 6850
Rebecca Kelly Access Officer (SLASH - Academic Liasion)rebecca.kelly@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 6689
Amalia MihailescuAccess Officer (BEAMS/SLMS - Academic Liaison) amalia.mihailescu@ucl.ac.uk0203 108 8928
Harvey WiltshireTemporary Access Officer - Academic Liaisonharvey.wiltshire@ucl.ac.uk 
Matt SkidmoreSenior Access Officer (Teacher & Professional Engagement)matthew.skidmore@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 8241
Caroline Fionda DedmanAccess Manager (Teacher & Academic Liaison)Currently on maternity leave 

UCL East Schools Engagement

Celine West

Head of Schools Engagement, UCL East

 Emma BryantSchools Engagement Manager: Museumse.bryant@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 6432