Access Team

The Access Team brings together the access, outreach, widening participation and community engagement work of the University into a unified team. This enables the University to better drive forward these important elements of our broader strategies and help fulfil our ambition to be recognised as a university embedded in its community and supporting the development of Suffolk. Bringing together these closely interconnected areas of external facing activity will help us meet our targets agreed with the Office for Students through our Access & Participation Plan and Uni Connect partnership. 

The Access Team at the University of Suffolk is part of the wider Network for East Anglian Collaborative Outreach (neaco) project. We work closely with all universities/colleges within the partnership, as well as the University of Suffolk’s Schools Liaison and Student Recruitment Teams. Within the Access Team are Higher Education Champions who focus on improving the knowledge and experience of Higher Education for a range of learners within the communities we serve, as well as increasing both passion and ambition. The Access Team have a specific emphasis on underrepresented groups work, as well as working closely with the local Further Education Colleges. In addition, we aim to improve local knowledge of Higher & Degree Apprenticeships and Arts, Media & Design courses at HE level. We also increase the understanding and awareness of study options after school/college for parents and carers through our successful Parent/Carer Ambassador Scheme.

Meet the Team

Miles joined the University of Suffolk in 2007 to set up and manage LEAP, a learning and skills partnership led by the University of Suffolk. Miles is actively involved in supporting and promoting adult learning, sitting on the Executive Board of the Suffolk Adult Learning Feder...

Caroline studied English Language & Communication at King's College London from 2006-2009 and completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Education at the University of East Anglia in 2012. She taught English in secondary schools until she became an Outreach Officer at the Un...

Alison graduated from Canterbury Christ Church University with a BSc (Hons) in Applied Social Science & Tourism, Leisure & Recreation Studies in 1998. Alison joined the University of Suffolk as Project Administrator to the Network for East Anglian Collaborative Outreach (nea...

Aimee graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 2012 with a BA (Hons) in Criminology. Aimee has a wealth of experience working with young and vulnerable people in a variety of settings including delivering The Prince's Trust Team Programme, working as an Employability Coach, vo...

Annabel graduated from Norwich University of the Arts in 2014 with a BA (Hons) in Illustration. ...

Christina graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2014 with a BA (Hons) degree in Drama & Dance. After graduating, Christina pursued a career in teaching. For the past seven years, Christina worked as an A Level Drama & Theatre teacher at a sixth form college ...

Claire graduated from the University of Suffolk in 2020 with a BA (Hons) in English. After graduating, Claire joined UoS as a Student Experience Ambassador for the Suffolk Business School where she supported students at course, school and university level. Now part of the Network...