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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

NameRoleEmailTelephone
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.

NameRoleEmailTelephone
Jennifer WhitneyAccess Manager (Pre-16)j.whitney@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 8243
Abi Robertson

Senior Access Officer (Pre-16)

UCL Sutton Scholars programme lead 

a.robertson@ucl.ac.uk

scholars@ucl.ac.uk

020 3108 7680

Sutton Scholars mobile: 07469 118172

Vijdan Zorba

Senior Access Officer (Pre-16)

UCL Horizons programme lead

v.zorba@ucl.ac.uk 

horizonsgcse@ucl.ac.uk

Horizons mobile: 07852 312221
Neelam Chhara Access Officer (Pre-16) 

n.chhara@ucl.ac.uk

scholars@ucl.ac.uk

020 7679 5269

Sutton Scholars mobile: 07469 118172

Lauren SummersellAccess Officer (Pre-16)l.summersell@ucl.ac.uk

horizonsgcse@ucl.ac.uk
 
0207 679 8155 Horizons mobile: 07852 312221
Liz DudleyAccess Officer (Pre-16)elizabeth.dudley.15@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. .

NameRoleEmailTelephone
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 7846

Ben Lund-ConlonAccess Officer (Post-16)b.lund-conlon@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 8277
VacancyAccess 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. 

NameRoleEmailTelephone
Lauren SandhuActing Access Manager (Communications & Planning)lauren.sandhu@ucl.ac.uk020 7679 8175
Jade HunterSenior Access Officer (Research)jade.hunter@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 7638
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 TailorAccess Officer (Evaluation)a.tailor@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 6614
VacantFinance and Reporting Officer  

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.

NameRoleEmailTelephone
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