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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Dan Flatt

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Job title: UK Student Recruitment Manager.

Jurisdiction: I manage the Global Recruitment Officers and help steer the Student Recruitment strategy of the University.

Likes: Gin, running, sourdough baking, football.

Dislikes: Milk, the phrase 'love you to the moon and back', the song 'Proud Mary'.

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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.

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

Likes: Travelling, Baking (cakes and sourdough), animals, countryside walks, board games.

Dislikes: Bad drivers, cakes that have sunk during baking, stormy weather.

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Savannah Robinson

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Job title: UK Student Recruitment Officer.

Jurisdiction: I manage school and college relations in the East Midlands, East of England and the Home Counties to ensure teachers, advisers and students get the higher education opportunities and advice they need to progress to university.

Likes: Looking after animals, theatre, netball, PIZZA!

Dislikes: Parsnip, Justin Bieber songs, buses.

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Ashleigh Williams 

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Job title: UK Student Recruitment Officer.

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: Reading, being outside, music, travelling and eating.

Dislikes: Being cold, people spelling my name with a 'y', bad manners and forgetting about your tea and realising it's cold.

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Nicola Lumb

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Job title: Academic Liaison Officer.

Jurisdiction: My role focuses on working with our academic colleagues to lead on departmental led outreach. I will be working with both pre and post-16 students, predominately from a WP background.

Likes: Reading, travelling, being busy.

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

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Lorna Powell

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Job title: Outreach Officer.

Jurisdiction: I work with pre-16 schools and students to deliver outreach activities. 

Likes: Hockey, guinea pigs, chocolate brownies.

Dislikes: Quizzes, salt and vinegar crisps.

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Anita Johnson

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

Jurisdiction: I work alongside the team, providing help and support to post-16 students with anything related to applying to university, student life, choosing a course, personal statements and much more.

Likes: Dogs, music, netball and baking.

Dislikes: Ketchup, slow walkers and artificial flowers/plants.

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Mohamed Bedar

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

Jurisdiction: I work as part of the pre-16 outreach team delivering outreach activities with the aim of boosting the students aspirations and attainment.

Likes: Sports, video games and lasagne.

Dislikes: Reality TV, broccoli and toffee sweets.

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Isobelle Greenhill

Isobelle Greenhill

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

Jurisdiction: I support the Student Recruitment team by looking after the emails and logistics but I also attend fairs and exhibitions to talk to students.

Likes: Train rides, video games, the smell of new books and afternoon tea.

Dislikes: Vegetables of any kind and anything chocolate orange.

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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: Support with 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!). 


Natasha Stoyce

Natasha Stoyce

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: Cats, music, perfume, unsolved mysteries podcasts, long walks in the countryside, and good literature.

Dislikes: Spiders, snakes and being out in the rain!

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Ross Pickering

Ross Pickering

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

Jurisdiction: I support Student Recruitment and Outreach in schools and colleges in the London and the South-east. This involves attending lots of events for students, teachers and advisers. I'm here to help with anything relating to going to university - what to expect and how to apply.

Likes: Beaches, Eastenders, travelling, swimming and going out for dinner with friends.

Dislikes: Queuing, out of town retail parks, Uber and tuna.

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Zack Hurst

Zack Hurst

Job title: Outreach Officer.

Jurisdiction: I work with pre-16 students and schools by delivering a wide range of outreach activities and events to help them find out more about higher education and how it can be accessed.

Likes: Leicester City FC, live music/festivals, city breaks, cooking and BBQs.

Dislikes: Pigeons, brussel sprouts, loud eaters. 

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