The people in the Widening Participation team:
Kathleen manages Widening Participation (WP) staff and resources and oversees all of the University’s WP activities.
Neil works on a number of Widening Participation projects as a practitioner and researcher. His particular interests include: peer support, peer assisted learning, retention, returning adult learners, early years engagement and the underachievement of males.
Lesley co-ordinates a number of the current Widening Participation projects including Pathways to the Professions, Support for Care Leavers, the Kickstart Summer School and the University's work with LEAPS.
Melanie liaises with the University’s academic schools and works on a number of the current Widening Participation projects, including Pathways to the Professions.
Aoife is the project officer for Reach, which supports potential applicants to high demand professional areas in selected schools in the Scottish Borders and Forth Valley.
Rob is the project officer for ACES, which supports potential applicants to art and design courses in selected schools in the Edinburgh, the Lothians and the Scottish Borders.
Matthew is responsible for the statistical analysis of our WP projects and produces reports on our activities.
Ryan is currently on the team working on various Widening Participation projects.
This article was published on Jul 30, 2013