Melanie Smith

Widening Participation Manager

Background

Melanie is a WP manager  and leads on the team's early aspiration and engagement work including overseeing our widening access summer schools and wide variety of on-campus and online events and projects for school pupils and teachers.  She is responsible for the new school partnership project Your Ed and collaborates with external organisations including The Brilliant Club and the Social Mobility Foundation.  Melanie is the main liaison between the WP team and the University's College of Arts, Humanities and Social Science (CAHSS)  supporting  its WP Champions and  WP work. She leads on the WP team's communications and training programme and is a trained Coach, Equality & Diversity Trainer and Stonewall Ally. She leads on a 'working with schools' group bringing together expertise,  good practice and support for university-wide colleagues involved with school-aged outreach.