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Meet the Widening Participation team

The widening participation unit delivers a range of projects, events and activities designed to increase the participation, attainment and success of individuals from groups under-represented in higher education.

Head of Widening Participation - Jenni Woods

Head of Widening Participation - Jenni Woods

Jenni leads the team and is responsible for developing widening participation strategies, the University's access agreement with the Office for Fair Access (OFFA) and reporting to external regulators on our progress against WP targets.

Email: j.woods@kingston.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 3031

Education Liaison

The Education Liaison team co-ordinates Kingston University's contact with primary schools, secondary schools and colleges.

Education Liaison and Outreach manager – James Cannon

Education Liaison and Outreach manager – James Cannon

James oversees all of our schools and colleges outreach work and has overall responsibility for  evaluating and monitoring the impact of our work.

Email: j.cannon@kingston.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 3137

Education Liaison officer – Tim Dhir

Education Liaison officer – Tim Dhir

Tim is responsible for our activities withpost-16 students and for school and college staff.. He also runs the Fast Track programme , a targeted programme of support for post-16 students.

Email: t.dhir@kingston.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 3244

Education Liaison officer – Ben Kahn

Education Liaison officer – Ben Kahn

Ben is responsible for our programmes for Key Stage 4 students and our work with adult and mature learners.  Also in his remit is our work with pupil referral units and working with Lisa on STEM outreach.

Email: b.kahn@kingston.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 3244

Education Liaison officer – Mark Alger

Education Liaison officer – Mark Alger

Mark is responsible for Key Stage 2 and 3 outreach activities, our work in art & design and humanities and social sciences. Mark also runs activities for learners with disabilities and those in local authority care.

Email: m.alger@kingston.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 3102

STEM outreach officer – Lisa Pritchard

STEM outreach officer – Lisa Pritchard

Lisa coordinates the Kingston branch of the National Science and Engineering Saturday Club. She organises our labs in lorries and our STEM outreach centre (expected September 2016). Lisa also works with Ben on general STEM outreach.

Email: l.pritchard@kingston.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 6854

Access, Transition and Support

Kingston University's Compact Scheme offers an enhanced package of information, advice and guidance to prospective and current students from particular backgrounds, including those who are the first in their family to go to university, have a low household income or are entering higher education as a mature learner. The KU Cares programme is an extension of the Compact Scheme and offers specific and tailored support for care experienced learners and young adult carers from enquiry through to graduation.

Access and Transitional Programmes Manager – Kelly Barnett

Access and Transitional Programmes Manager – Kelly Barnett

Kelly has leadership responsibility for the Compact Scheme and associated activities and events, including the Head Start Summer School which aims to help prepare Compact Scheme students for starting university.

Email: k.barnett@kingston.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 3233

Access and Support Manager – Emily Hughes

Access and Support Manager – Emily Hughes

Emily has leadership responsibility for the KU Cares programme and the development of policies and initiatives to support fair access, success and progression for care leavers and young adult carers.

Email: e.hughes@kingston.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 6934

Widening Participation Officer (KU Cares)  – Chrissie Farley

Widening Participation Officer (KU Cares) – Chrissie Farley

Chrissie is responsible for managing and developing outreach activities for looked-after children and acts as the University's main point of contact for care-experienced learners, young adult carers and practitioners working with these groups. 

Email: c.farley@kingston.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 3286

Widening Participation Officer (Compact Scheme) – Michael Khachatour

Widening Participation Officer (Compact Scheme) – Michael Khachatour

Michael designs and delivers activities and resources that aim to support the access, transition, retention and progression of students who are part of Kingston University's Compact Scheme.

Email: m.khachatour@kingston.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 6611

Widening Participation Coordinator – Jane Hargreaves

Widening Participation Coordinator – Jane Hargreaves

Jane acts as the first point of contact for Compact Scheme students and provides administrative support to the Compact Scheme and KU Cares. 

Email: j.hargreaves@kingston.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 3648

Student Ambassadors

The Student Ambassador scheme is integral to all of our widening participation work, with many of our ambassadors coming from non-traditional backgrounds themselves.

Student Ambassador Manager – Julia Millette

Student Ambassador Manager – Julia Millette

Julia oversees our Student Ambassador scheme and has responsibility for managing a programme of recruitment, selection and continuing professional development events.

Email: j.millette@kingston.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 3134

Education Partnerships intern – Alice Bird

Education Partnerships intern – Alice Bird

Alice assists with the day to day running and development of the Student Ambassador scheme.

Email: a.bird@kingston.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 6727 

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