Charlotte Imlach

Access and Participation Officer (Transition)

Learning and Teaching
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Charlotte is part of the Access and Participation team at the University of Suffolk, dedicated to fostering inclusivity and equity in higher education. Working to remove barriers and provide support to ensure learners from all backgrounds have access to educational opportunities, empowering them to thrive academically and beyond. Charlotte’s current work focus is on the provision of transition support, specifically focused on students from our priority groups, ensuring their seamless integration into higher education and facilitating their continuation and successful completion of their academic journey. She is currently building the 'Ignite Your Spark' transition support programme for students who may face additional barriers entering University.

She has a background in student support and wellbeing within higher education, with focus to enhancing the student experience with fostering a supportive and inclusive environment within academic institutions. Within her time working at a collegiate university Charlotte has experience in community development and civic engagement alongside managing large scale events and academic conferences. Prior to her current role Charlotte worked as a Higher Education Champion, working with young people in local Ipswich schools, to raise aspirations and support them with their future pathways.

She has a passion for student voice and wellbeing, with a strong commitment to fostering inclusive and equitable environments. As a Governor at a local Ipswich high school, Charlotte actively contributes to shaping educational experiences and advocating for student representation. In addition is an active member of the University of Suffolk Anti-Racism Collective, with a focus for positive change within the University.

Charlotte graduated from Durham University in 2011 with a BA (Hons) in Combined Social Sciences (Psychology, Education, Sociology and Criminology).