Hi! I’m Mair. I will be working alongside the Uni Connect Manager, Naz, to help coordinate the delivery of targeted outreach in schools in Barking & Dagenham and Havering. I previously worked in administration, but have also spent my time volunteering at Citizens Advice and delivering debate sessions in London state schools, to help facilitate social mobility.
I became interested in widening participation after attending university myself and seeing the massive inequalities that existed in higher education. This coupled with seeing first-hand the impact that outreach can have on student’s confidence and future prospects, solidified this interest. I am particularly looking forward to working collaboratively with other strands of the London hub of Uni Connect so I can see how widening participation work is organised across the sector.