- Institutional Members
- Events and Publications
- Member Information
- Key Contacts
HELOA London comprises of 26 higher education institutions within Greater London which meet 4 times annually to share good practice and keep up to date on current education liaison issues and developments. The membership is very diverse and includes colleagues working in the areas of Schools and Colleges Liaison, Student Recruitment, Widening Participation, External Relations, Marketing, and Student Services.
There are other higher education institutions located in the London region who are not listed here as they are not HELOA members. For full details of all HE providers in the region please see the UCAS website.
Caroline Fionda, UCL
Caroline has been working in Higher Education since graduating in 2001 and joined HELOA in 2008 when she began work in the LSE Student Recruitment team. Her current role within UCL’s Outreach Office involves managing all engagement with students in the Post-16 age group including Open Days, Conferences, Student Ambassador Scheme, school visits and HE fairs and the UCL enquiries service.
Group Vice-Chair, Training
Rachel Leighton, UCL
Rachel has been working in Higher Education since graduating in 2010, having taken a keen interest in access issues as part of her university studies. A member of HELOA since 2011, Rachel has worked at several institutions in London and the South East. Her current role as an Outreach Officer at UCL involves working with young people from under-represented backgrounds attending non-selective London state schools.
Ivor Lobo, University of West London
Since 2008, Ivor has held the post of Education Liaison Officer at the University of West London where he organises activities for school and college students, including campus visit days, taster lectures and summer schools. You may also find him travelling to schools, colleges and events across London and further afield to give presentations and advise students different aspects of progression to higher education.
Group Vice-Chair, Partnerships
Kevin Cheshire, King’s College London
Kevin has been working in Higher Education at King’s since graduating in 2009, working first at the Students’ Union before joining the Widening Participation team at the College in 2011 and becoming a HELOA member. His current role as Mentoring Officer involves working with young people from a wide range of under-represented backgrounds to support them in their journey to university.
Events for Students
UCAS Higher Education Conventions
London: 27 February – 1 March 2013
National Hall, Olympia
Thames Valley: 25 – 26 March 2013
University of Reading
East London: 28 June 2013
Queen Mary, University of London
For more information about these events and to book places, please see www.ucasevents.com/conventions
HELOA London members can deliver a range of activities to support students, schools, colleges and other organisations. Please see individual universities websites for more details.
Welcome from Group Chair:
Welcome to HELOA London!
The group prides itself in the commitment and hard work given by its members in promoting the work of the organisation promoting Higher Education. 2011/2012 is a time of transition and uncertainty and as an association we need to accommodate this shift. The importance of consistent and timely IAG amongst the sector is ever increasing and I feel as a region we are well placed to offer consistency when the sector is being fuelled with speculation. Our strength as a group is our diversity. From single campus facilities to sprawling multi campus layouts, teams of two to teams of twenty we cover nearly all the schools and FE colleges in London and the surrounding area.
For any further information regarding HELOA London please feel free to contact any of the HELOA committee, we would be delighted to hear from you!
- Please find below, the key contact for each institution within the HELOA London Group. We welcome enquiries from school/college teachers, advisers, staff at other higher education institutions and other organisations.
Birkbeck College (University of London)
Karen Auld - firstname.lastname@example.org
City University London
James Busson - email@example.com
Goldsmiths (University of London)
Bobbi Hartshorne - firstname.lastname@example.org
Heythrop College (University of London)
Imperial College London
Sarah Fionda - email@example.com
Kings College London
Schools and Colleges Liaison – firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah Baba - email@example.com
London Metropolitan University
London South Bank University
Queen Mary, University of London
Anne Philpott - firstname.lastname@example.org
Royal Holloway, University of London
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London
St George’s (University of London)
Martha Holland - email@example.com
St Mary’s University College
Rachel Trippitt, Senior Recruitment Officer - firstname.lastname@example.org
University of East London
University of Greenwich
University of West London
Ivor Lobo - Ivor.Lobo@uwl.ac.uk
University of Westminster
Paul Hampson - email@example.comLondon student finance contacts:Student Loans Company (SLC):Ben Rutter - firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 07554 458871National Association of Student Money Advisers (NASMA):Sukhie Mattu - email@example.com
Tel: 01494 605032