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 WhitneyAccess Manager (Contextual Admissions)j.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
Matt LucasWidening Participation Managerm.lucas@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 4930


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
Lana WinslowAccess Officer lana.winslow.20@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 5734
Esra CelikAccess Officeresra.celik@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 8358
Lauren GillettSenior Access Officer (BEAMS)lauren.j.gillett@ucl.ac.uk020 3987 2701
Lucia QureshiAccess Officer l.qureshi@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 2238
Genevieve CheungAccess Assistantgenevieve.cheung.20@ucl.ac.uk020 4108 5548
Chloe RichardsonSenior Access Officer (SLASH)chloe.richardson@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 8286
Beth DouglassAccess Officer b.douglass@ucl.ac.uk  
Sally KettyleAccess Officers.kettyle@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 1215


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. 

Matt LucasWidening Participation Managerm.lucas@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 4930
Rachel Donkor

Senior Widening Participation Officer

UCL Horizons programme lead 



020 3794 0272
Emily StewartWidening Participation Officer emily.stewart@ucl.ac.uk

020 3108 5265 

Amelia SmithWidening Participation Officer


020 3108 1898
Whitney Robinson

Senior Widening Participation Officer

UCL Scholars programme lead



0203 108 5679
Natasha Newton Widening Participation Officernatasha.newton@ucl.ac.uk0203 108 9109
Natasha BarcinskaWidening Participation Officern.barcinska@ucl.ac.uk0203 108 5499
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
Biba OsmanWidening Participation Assistantbiba.osman@ucl.ac.uk020 8138 7403


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
Roberta Livingston-McDonald STEP traineer.livingston-mcdonald@ucl.ac.uk 
Emma Bull Senior Schools Engagement Officere.bull@ucl.ac.uk 
Mo OsmanSchools Engagement Officermohamed.a.osman@ucl.ac.uk 
Ella RuleSenior Schools Engagement Officere.rule@ucl.ac.uk 
Syeshia SweeneySchools Engagement Officersyeshia.sweeney@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. 

Jennifer WhitneyAccess Manager (Contextual Admissions)j.whitney@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 8243
Ben Lund-ConlonSenior Access Officer (Contextual Admissions)b.lund-conlon@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 8277
Vathani MariampillaiAccess Officerv.mariampillai@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 8567


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. 

Sonika TapleyCommunications Managers.tapley@ucl.ac.uk 
Geoffrey OkolVideo Producerg.okol@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 6675
Freddie Locock-HarrisonSenior Communications Officerf.locock-harrison@ucl.ac.uk020 8138 7463
Zahraa AhmedSenior Content and Communications Officerzahraa.ahmed@ucl.ac.uk 


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 
Katie WarrenerData and Reporting Officerc.warrener@ucl.ac.uk 
Daisie LangfordEvaluation Officerd.langford@ucl.ac.uk