Having recently announced Sia as our new NCOP Officer here, and Ella as our NCOP Schools Officer here, AccessHE is delighted to welcome another new addition to its team: Tayler Meredith, who joined in October as one of two new NCOP Outreach Coordinators, alongside Geraldine Douglas – get to know Geraldine here.
Tayler is a former doctoral student at the University of Birmingham, where he also worked as a Teaching Fellow at the Birmingham International Academy. While writing his 80,000 word history thesis he balanced various outreach and access duties in the local area: coordinating a local scholarship, mentoring students, and leading lectures. In recognition of his contribution to Birmingham’s foundation History curriculum, in April 2019 he was nominated for an outstanding teaching award. During his time working at the University of Birmingham he has also published in peer review journals and contributed papers at conferences in Munich, Prague, Zagreb, Minneapolis and Los Angeles.
Having arrived at university via an outreach scholarship, Tayler is motivated by the chance to extend the same opportunities to students across London. Along with three other colleagues in AccessHE, he will help establish a London Outreach Hub to develop new and existing outreach initiatives. Specifically, he will coordinate and manage NCOP initiatives in five Central London boroughs: Hammersmith and Fulham, Westminster, Camden, Islington, the City, Kensington and Chelsea, and Tower Hamlets. Working in a location marked by extreme socio-economic disparities, he hopes that his work with AccessHE and the London NCOP will help address neglected areas of educational disadvantage.
To get in touch with Tayler and find out more about his work with AccessHE, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.