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

Robin BarrsHead of Accessr.barrs@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 8268
Lucie MarchActing Head of Accessl.march@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 8281
Caroline Fionda DedmanAccess Manager (Teacher & Academic Liaison)c.fionda@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 8271
Alison ForbesAccess Manager (Post-16) alison.forbes@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 8267
Lucie MarchAccess Manager  (Communications and Planning)l.march@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 8281
Jennifer WhitneyAccess Manager (Pre-16) j.whitney@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 8243
Suzanne HewingsSenior Access Officer (Policy and Development)s.hewings@ucl.ac.uk 020 3108 7613
Amy YorkSenior Access Officer (Policy and Development)a.york@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 7619


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

UCL Horizons programme lead 


Horizons mobile: 07852 312221
Abi Robertson

Senior Access Officer (Pre-16)

UCL Sutton Scholars programme lead 



020 3108 7680

Sutton Scholars mobile: 07469 118172

Vijdan ZorbaSenior Access Officer (Pre-16)
On maternity leave
Jake FeatherstoneAccess Officer (Pre-16) 



020 7679 8159

Sutton Scholars mobile: 07469 118172

VacantAccess Officer (Pre-16) scholars@ucl.ac.ukSutton Scholars mobile: 07469 118172
Felicity Hayter-GareAccess Officer (Pre-16)



0203 108 7864

Horizons mobile: 07852 312221

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

0207 679 8155 Horizons mobile: 07852 312221


Post-16 Team

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

Alison ForbesAccess Manager (Post-16)alison.forbes@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 8267
Kemi HassanSenior Access Officer (Post-16)oluwakemi.hassan@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 7846
Rebecca SurinSenior Access Officer (Access UCL)r.surin@ucl.ac.uk020 7679 8173
Ben Lund-ConlonAccess Officer (Post-16)b.lund-conlon@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 8277
VacantAccess Officer (Post-16)   
Alex OwusuAccess Officer (Transition) a.owusu@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 8337

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. 

Lucie MarchAccess Manager (Communications & Planning)l.march@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 8281
Jade HunterSenior Access Officer (Research)jade.hunter@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 7638
Shireen QuraishiSenior Access Officer (Evaluation)s.quraishi@ucl.ac.uk020 7679 8169
Lauren SandhuSenior Access Officer (Communications)lauren.sandhu@ucl.ac.uk020 7679 8175
Karen RobertsSenior Access Officer (Pupil Engagement)karen.roberts@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 8270
Anisha TailorAccess Officer (Evaluation)a.tailor@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 6614
Morag WrightFinance and Reporting Officermorag.wright@ucl.ac.uk020 7679 5269

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, Taster Days and Summer Challenge short courses.

Caroline Fionda DedmanAccess Manager (Teacher & Academic Liaison)c.fionda@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 8271
Carly SandySenior Access Officer (Teacher & Professional Engagement) carly.sandy@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 7639 
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
Alice KingAccess Officer (SLASH)alice.king@ucl.ac.uk0203 108 6689
Vacant Access Officer (SLMS) 020 7679 5269
Kate Geller Access Officer (BEAMS)k.geller@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 6265