Billy Reed, King’s College London
Holding a joint role at King’s College London, Billy splits his time between the Widening Participation Department and the Dental Institute. As a Widening Participation Officer (Summer Schools) he plans, manages and delivers the Sutton Trust student summer school and STEM Teacher summer school. Within the Dental Institute he manages the Dentistry Outreach programme and mentors students on our widening participation dentistry course.
As HELOA London Group Chair I aim to ensure that group meetings give members the chance to undertake pertinent, interesting and valuable training. I would also like to increase our use of social media and improve communication methods with members of HELOA London.
Group Vice-Chair, Training
Rupa Lakhani, City. University of London
Rupa has a BA in International Studies (Economic Development) from Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC Canada. After two study abroad terms at University of Leicester and the National University of Singapore, she realised her passion for helping students as she often supported international students and those with English as an Additional Language.
Having been one of few students from her high school class in rural USA to go to university, Rupa was immediately drawn to Widening Participation initiatives upon moving to London in 2012. Since then she has worked within different roles at City University London and is currently a Widening Participation Projects Officer and Designated Member Staff for Care Leavers.
As Vice-Chair Training for London regional group since December 2014, Rupa aims to coordinate trainers, workshop providers and speakers who meet the needs of the groups diverse personal and professional development requirements to attend meetings.
Group Vice-Chair, Administration
Becky Robson, University of Roehampton
I have a BA in Classical Civilisation from the University of Roehampton and am currently studying for my MRes in Classical Research. I work full-time at Roehampton and have been in this post for just over 18 months. This is my first role in Higher Education, however I enjoy the opportunity to talk to students and raise their aspirations about their university career. As part of my role I currently liaise with schools to organise campus visits, attendance at HE Fairs and help to run the Compact Scheme for our Partner Schools and Colleges.
As VC Administration my role is to provide support with organising Group meetings and help with the running of elections.