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Group Chair

Jennifer Barton

Jennifer Barton, Durham University
Email: jennifer.barton@durham.ac.uk
Phone: 0191 334 9195

Jen has worked in the education sector since 2000 and is currently a Student Recruitment Manager at Durham University, where he has worked for almost 15 years. During her time at Durham Jen has worked in a variety of roles spanning both Widening Participation and Student Recruitment. Jen’s currently role involves managing postgraduate recruitment and teacher engagement at Durham.

As chair, Jen is responsible for representing the region at the HELOA UK Committee meetings and supporting the regional Vice Chairs.

Group Vice-Chair, Training & Partnerships

Currently vacant

The Vice-Chair (Training and Partnerships) is responsible for the planning and delivery of various training events and training at Midlands meetings, as well as ensuring that partnerships are built across the region to keep members engaged.

Group Vice-Chair, Training & Partnerships

Marica Shelbourne, University of Huddersfield
Email: M.T.Shelbourne@hud.ac.uk

Marica has worked in the education sector since 2015 and is currently a Schools and Colleges Liaison Officer at the University of Huddersfield, which involves building and managing relationships with schools and colleges across the region as well as delivering a range of activities.

The Group Vice-Chair, Training, helps to identify and develop training and professional development opportunities for the group.

Group Vice-Chair, Membership and Communication

Peggy Cooke, University of Huddersfield
Email: P.R.Cooke@hud.ac.uk

After graduating from the University of Huddersfield with a BA and MA in History, Peggy has worked in a variety of student recruitment and widening participation roles in Yorkshire and London. Her role focuses on providing information, advice and guidance to prospective students along with their parents or guardians, teachers and supporters. This involves attending careers fairs, delivering presentations and workshops and hosting visits to campus. She believes that university and the opportunities it provides should be accessible to all, particularly those underrepresented within higher education.

The Vice-Chair Membership and Communication role is responsible for organising and administering group meetings, recording the minutes and managing elections for group committee vacancies.