Louise BaileyClient Relationship Co-ordinator
Hi, I’m Louise and I work in the Client Relationships team. Having studied at the University myself I am keen to share my experiences with other prospective students. In my role I coordinate the Student Ambassador Scheme and also help to plan our Open Days.
Wendy PriceAccess to Higher Education and Scholarships Manager
Hi, I’m Wendy and I lead the pre 16 team to deliver targeted outreach provision for local primary and secondary schools. Encouraging participation of under-represented groups is an important part of my role including looked after young people and other widening participation cohorts. I work with schools across the region to provide bespoke support which aims to inspire young people to progress to further and higher education.
Chris HarrisClient Relationship Co-ordinator
Hi, my name is Chris and my role includes planning and delivering our applicant Summer School and organising on campus visits for schools. I love encouraging people to come and see the fantastic facilities we have at the University of Sunderland having graduated from here myself. If you would like to know more about any of our activities please get in touch.
Paul JamesonClient Relationship Officer
Hi, I’m Paul and I coordinate the University’s Returners to Learning Progression Scheme. I am passionate about providing guidance to adults as well as younger 6th Form and college students about their options within higher education. I have over 14 years experience of working in education and enjoy building links with local schools and colleges to help support and raise the aspirations of their students.
Lucy DixonClient Relationship Officer
Hi, I’m Lucy. My role includes advising 6th Form and college students, as well as adults, who are considering applying to university. I regularly visit schools and colleges to talk about higher education and I love helping students and staff make the most of their visits to the university, whether that is for an open day, an individual tour or an academic taster session!
Lindsay BownEvents Assistant
Hi, I’m Lindsay. In my role I assist with the administration and planning of a wide range of key recruitment events such as Open Days and Applicant Days. I provide administrative support to the Events Officer and the Client Relationships Team.
Katharine ReedAccess to Higher Education and Scholarships Officer
Hi, I’m Katharine Reed and I’m an Access to Higher Education and Scholarships Officer. I’ve being developing and delivery activities for young people to raise their aspirations and facilitate their transition into post-16 routes for over 20 years. Through my work, I aim to inspire young people to make informed choices about higher education and beyond.
Beth HendersonAccess to Higher Education Recruitment Assistant
Hi, I’m Beth. I love working with our local pre16 pupils and I am particularly passionate about helping and supporting them to reach their full potential. My role within the team includes the delivery of our Bright Sparks and Primary2Uni programmes. Feel free to get in touch to find out more about how I can support your pupils.
David MetcalfeAccess to Higher Education Recruitment Assistant
Hello, I’m David and I work in the Access to Higher Education Team. I am passionate about encouraging pupils to consider a future in higher education and enjoy being able to share my own experiences of university. Please get in touch if you would like to know more about what we offer.
Nikki BriggsAccess to Higher Education Recruitment Assistant
Hi, I’m Nikki and I work in the Access to Higher Education Team. I am passionate that every young person is given the opportunity to realise their potential to fulfil their future aspirations. I love supporting young people in their journey to higher education from delivering Destination Uni events to arranging interactive STEAM workshops for our Bright Sparks Science Club members.
Heather AskwithNECOP Project Coordinator
Hi, I’m Heather and I work as part of a collaboration between the 5 North East universities, 19 FE colleges and 108 schools. My goal is to help young people find the right path of education and achieve their dreams. I continue to further my own studies too, gaining my PhD part-time at the University of Sunderland.
Nathan OliverHigher Education Ambassador
Hi, I’m Nathan and I’m a Higher Education Ambassador. My aim is to broaden horizons and raise aspirations for pre 16 pupils. Coming from a teaching background, I am passionate about increasing confidence in young people and seeing them progress. I particularly enjoy creative, inspiring lessons, and delivering outreach activities in a wide range of local schools.
Scott HendersonClient Relationship Officer
Hi, my name is Scott and as part of my role I am responsible for our communications with partner schools and colleges. I’ll be in touch throughout the year about the great range of events and activities we can offer you and your students. I didn’t access university via the ‘traditional route’ so I strive to support everyone to access university at any age.
Ashleigh LittleEvents Officer
Hi I’m Ashleigh and I am the Events Officer within the post-16 team, with 8 years experience in Higher Education. I develop on campus Open Days and events that give all prospective students the opportunity to come and experience our fantastic facilities first hand, which enables them to make an informed decision about their future studies.