Teachers and careers advisers

Meet the team

Our dedicated Student Recruitment and Outreach team are on hand to assist you and your students as they transition into Higher Education. You can contact any member of the team directly using our live chat feature or you can email them at schools@le.ac.uk.

Elliot Newstead

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Job title: Head of UK Student Recruitment and Outreach.

Jurisdiction: I manage our UK Recruitment and Outreach team and lead on strategies to meet recruitment targets and access and participation benchmarks.

Likes: Football trivia, fundraising, Higher Education policy.

Dislikes: Celery, losing at quizzes, Brexit.

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Hannah Wake

Job title: Student Recruitment Manager.

Jurisdiction: I manage the UK Student Recruitment Officers and help steer the University's undergraduate and postgraduate recruitment strategy.

Likes: Travelling, reading, chocolate orange, independent coffee shops and TK Maxx.

Dislikes: Baked beans, mashed potato and wearing coats (I'm Northern).

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Nick Cave

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Job title: Academic Liaison Manager.

Jurisdiction: I manage a number of initiatives within the Widening Participation team, including post-16 progression programmes, summer schools and departmental-led outreach.

Likes: Computer games, Leicester City FC, good coffee, cooking (and then eating it), guitars.

Dislikes: Bad coffee, sprouts, the word "lush" when not used to describe grass.

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Oliver Rossetti

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Job title: Outreach Manager (Pre-16)

Jurisdiction: I lead the University's pre-16 outreach team, working alongside the team and stakeholders to implement engaging activities and widen access to university.

Likes: Travelling, hiking, baking (Nanaimo bars are the best), board games.

Dislikes: Cakes that have sunk, seagulls, films that end with more questions than answers.

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Isobelle Greenhill

Job title: UK Student Recruitment Officer (East Midlands and East of England).

Jurisdiction: I work within the UK Student Recruitment team managing the recruitment strategy of undergraduate students within East Midlands and the East of England. My role focuses on relationship management with teachers and advisors and the delivery of HE IAG to schools across the region.

Likes: New books, castles, afternoon tea and Pokemon.

Dislikes: Vegetables in any format and chocolate orange.

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Steven Joesbury 

Job title: UK Student Recruitment Officer (West Midlands and the North West).

Jurisdiction: I look after school and college contacts in the West Midlands, Oxfordshire and the North, attending and hosting events for post-16 students as well as supporting teachers and advisers on all things 'applying to university'.

Likes: Playing guitar, travelling, curry, football and gaming.

Dislikes: Bad drivers, peas, loud noises and early mornings.

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Charlotte Coleman

Job title: UK Student Recruitment Officer (London and South East).

Jurisdiction: I work within the UK Student Recruitment team managing the recruitment strategy of undergraduate students within London and the South East. My role focuses on relationship management with teachers and advisors and the delivery of HE IAG to schools across the region

Likes: Reading, drinking tea and always ordering dessert no matter how full am.

Dislikes: BBQ sauce, pigeons and a limited dessert menu.

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Nicola Lumb

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Job title: Medicine Calling Project Manager and Academic Liaison Officer.

Jurisdiction: I lead on our Medicine Calling project, working to put mental health careers at the forefront of people's minds. I also lead on general Medicine Outreach and run our AccessLeicester: Medicine programme.

Likes: Reading, travelling, being busy.

Dislikes: Peas, 'Sunday drivers', the Insurance industry!

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Fran Nicol

Job title: Outreach Officer.

Jurisdiction: I work on the University's national pre-16 outreach initiatives, working alongside the team and steakholders to implement activities and widen access to university.

Likes: Houmous, walks with a good view, live music and reading.

Dislikes: The dark, pickled onions and spiders.


Shahla Idikut

Job title: UK Student Recruitment and Outreach Assistant (year in industry).

Jurisdiction: I work within the Student Recruitment team and provide support in delivering talks, and attending other recruitment events.

Likes: Basketball, music, scented candles, movies.

Dislikes: Early mornings, too much socialising, pears.

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Ola Tomkowicz

Job title: UK Student Recruitment and Outreach Student Assistant (year in industry).

Jurisdiction: I work on the University's national pre-16 outreach initiatives, working alongside the team and stakeholders to implement activities and widen access to university.

Likes: Taylor Swift, summer, hot chocolate, sticky toffee pudding and travelling.

Dislikes: Spiders, mornings and getting out of the bed during winter.

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Anna Gilbert

Job title: UK Student Recruitment and Outreach Support Coordinator (Student Recruitment).

Jurisdiction: I work to support the UK Student Recruitment and Outreach teams, looking after the team inbox, social media pages and all things logistic.

Likes: Tipping point, catfish, spending time with my puppy and mindfulness.

Dislikes: Birds, pork chops, the Game of Thrones ending.

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Dr Daisy Ogle

Daisy Ogle

Job title: Academic Liaison Officer.

Jurisdiction: I work within the Academic Liaison team, working closely with academic colleagues to deliver science outreach activities. I lead on our post-16 STEM progression programme, which supports WP students.

Likes: True crime podcasts, eating seafood and drinking wine (ideally together), my rescue guinea pigs and going to the theatre.

Dislikes: Scotch eggs, awkward small talk, sport being on the TV, hugs.


Abqurah Al-Haddad

Abqurah Al-Haddad

Job title: UK Student Recruitment and Outreach Support Coordinator (Academic Liaison).

Jurisdiction: I work within the Academic Liaison Team to support with our progression programmes, Pathways to Law, AccessLeicester: Medicine, AccessLeicester: STEM.

Likes: Harry Potter, books, chocolate and ice cream all year round.

Dislikes: Mint flavoured chocolate, coconut, being late (it really stresses me out!). 


Alisha Mohindra

Job title: Postgraduate Student Recruitment Officer.

Jurisdiction: My job focuses on helping students who are looking at studying postgraduate courses make informed decisions on their studies.

Likes: City breaks, veggie food, (almost all) music and a good natter over a cuppa!

Dislikes: Liquorice, rainy grey days and getting the hiccups.

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Kierun Patel

Job title: Outreach Officer.

Jurisdiction: I work on the University's national pre-16 outreach initiatives, working alongside the team and stakeholders to implement activities and widen access to university. 

Likes: Climbing, Leicester City, festivals, travelling, PC games and table top games!

Dislikes: Silence, waking up early, and the cold (I'm always cold).


Amy Zala

Job title: Academic Liaison Officer.

Jurisdiction: I lead on the development, implementation and day to day management of the Pathways to Banking and Finance progression programme, a core element of the University’s Widening Participation programme and wider school liaison activity.

Likes: Dancing to music (mostly disco please don't judge!), eating homemade kimchi, crafting and spending time with my basset hound!

Dislikes: Being stuck in traffic, especially when there's no car sweets left.


Phillippa Grounds

Job title: Academic Liaison Officer.

Jurisdiction: I work within the Academic Liaison team leading on our Pathways to Law progression programme, which supports post-16 WP students.

Likes: Chocolate, leopard print, escape rooms, and watching World's Strongest Man (which is weirdly addictive!)

Dislikes: Cheese, table tennis, peeling oranges and reality TV.

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