Toby Wilson, Outreach and Recruitment Officer, University of Bath
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Toby works at Plymouth University as an Outreach and Recruitment Officer. His role involves visiting schools throughout the South West and beyond, giving advice and talks on subjects such as choosing the right course and university, how to write a strong personal statement, and information about student finance and budgeting. He also attends HE Fairs and UCAS events, promoting Plymouth University and the benefits of Higher Education. He also works with the university’s Faculty of Arts and Humanities to organise bespoke workshops and visits for post 16 students, along with being responsible for subject taster days, and runs an e-mentoring scheme, giving advice and information to prospective students to Plymouth. Prior to this role, Toby completed his PGCE at Plymouth University and taught year two pupils at a Primary School in Cornwall for six years. Part of his role as a teacher was to work with both undergraduate and postgraduate Initial Teacher Training students as a mentor. As Chair of the HELOA South West Group, Toby is looking forward to further developing links with all institutions in the South West, and is keen to increase further the number of members representing the NCOP and Widening Participation fields of Higher Education.
Group Vice Chair
Philip Holley, Recruitment and Events Assistant, Bath Spa University
Phil works in the Marketing team at Bath Spa University as the Recruitment and Events Assistant. He attends numerous schools, colleges and UCAS events, promoting Bath Spa University and the benefits of Higher Education. Much of Phil’s work is to provide impartial well informed advice on the courses that Bath Spa University offers. Phil also delivers, when required, talks on topics such as student finance, student life and personal statements. Phil plans and delivers many initiatives that directly affects the pre application phase of the student recruitment cycle and is a contact for this at the University. Phil is a Business and Management graduate from Bath Spa University so has first-hand experience of being a student at the university. After completing his degree, Phil lived and worked in Canada for almost two years, working predominately within the not for profit sector. Phil has always had a passion to engage with students and help them make the most well informed decisions they can about University and life itself. Phil started his role as Vice Chair General on 21st March 2016, and is excited to be more involved in the work of HELOA.
Group Vice Chair (Training)
Robyn Langdon, Outreach Events Team Leader, Plymouth University
Robyn is the Outreach Events Team Leader at Plymouth University and has worked at Plymouth for almost three years, starting in publications and moving to outreach two years ago. Robyn’s main responsibilities are leading and planning the range of outreach events that Plymouth University offer, including conferences and CPD events for teachers and advisers. During Robyn’s term in office she will build on the CPD aspects of the regional meetings to provide short, training sessions at each meeting and also assist in the running of the annual training day in collaboration with the South East, and she is really looking forward to getting to know the colleagues across the other side of the south!
Group Vice Chair (Administration)
Amy Stringer, Higher Education Liaison and Recruitment Officer, Bath Spa University
Amy works in the Marketing team at Bath Spa University as the Higher Education Liaison and Recruitment Officer. She attends numerous schools, colleges and UCAS events, promoting Bath Spa University and the benefits of Higher Education. Much of Amy’s work is to provide informed advice on topics such as student finance, student life and personal statements. Amy plans and delivers undergraduate open days at her institution, and is the key contact for school and college liaison. Amy is a Media Communications graduate from Bath Spa University so has first-hand experience of being a student at Bath Spa. After completing her degree Amy was elected as Vice President for Activities at Bath Spa Students’ Union, this two year, full time position, sparked her passion for the student experience and the opportunities Higher Education presents. Amy started her role as Vice Chair Administration on 1st December 2015, and is excited to be more involved in the work of HELOA.