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
Caroline Fionda DedmanAccess Manager (Teacher & Academic Liaison)c.fionda@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 8271
Amy YorkActing Access Manager (Post-16) a.york@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 7619
Lauren SandhuActing Access Manager  (Communications and Planning)lauren.sandhu@ucl.ac.uk020 7679 8175
Jennifer WhitneyAccess Manager (Pre-16) j.whitney@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 8243
Beth CraigieSenior Access Officer (Policy and Development)e.craigie@ucl.ac.uk  020 3108 7613
VacantSenior Access Officer (Policy and Development)  


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 Sutton Scholars programme lead 



0207 679 8155

Sutton Scholars mobile: 07469 118172

Vijdan Zorba

Senior Access Officer (Pre-16)

Currently on maternity leave 

Whitney RobinsonAccess Officer (Pre-16)whitney.robinson@ucl.ac.uk 
Liz DudleyAccess Officer (Pre-16)elizabeth.dudley.15@ucl.ac.uk 
James Bryan Access Officer (Pre-16)james.bryan@ucl.ac.uk 
Jalal PourAccess Officer (Pre-16)j.pour@ucl.ac.uk 


Post-16 Team

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

Amy YorkActing Access Manager (Post-16)a.york@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 7619
Fabrice Yala Senior Access Officer (Post-16)f.yala@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 7249
Rebecca SurinSenior Access Officer (Access UCL)r.surin@ucl.ac.uk020 7679 8173
Michele SahiriAccess Officer (Post-16)m.sahiri@ucl.ac.uk

020 3108 6265

Ben Lund-ConlonAccess Officer (Post-16)b.lund-conlon@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 8277
Nicola RuncimanAccess Officer (Transition)  020 3108 9625

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. 

Lauren SandhuActing Access Manager (Communications & Planning)lauren.sandhu@ucl.ac.uk020 7679 8175
Jade HunterSenior Access Officer (Research)Currently on maternity leave 
Shireen QuraishiSenior Access Officer (Evaluation)s.quraishi@ucl.ac.uk020 7679 8169
Karen RobertsSenior Access Officer (Pupil Engagement)karen.roberts@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 8270
Anisha TailorSenior Access Officer (Research)a.tailor@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 6614
VacantAccess Officer (Evaluation)  
Fatima Ali Finance and Reporting Officeruczrf00@ucl.ac.uk 

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.

Caroline Fionda DedmanAccess Manager (Teacher & Academic Liaison)c.fionda@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 8271
Jo Ward Senior Access Officer (Teacher & Professional Engagement) jo.ward.19@ucl.ac.uk 020 3108 6236
Matt SkidmoreSenior Access Officer (Teacher & Professional Engagement)matthew.skidmore@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 8241
Bev DeeSenior 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 Mihailescu  Access Officer (BEAMS/SLMS - Academic Liasion)amalia.mihailescu@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 8928