Meet the Widening Access Team

Krisha Bainham

Head of Widening Access

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Krisha has worked at the University of Derby for over 20 years and has worked within higher education since completing a BA (Hons) Sociology and Business Psychology degree in 1997. Krisha has a Masters degree in Guidance Practice and has been involved in widening participation work for over 15 years, providing direction, support and leadership to teams of widening access and outreach professionals.

Luke Gordon-Calvert

Widening Access Senior Officer

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Luke is a BSc (Hons) Geography graduate from the University of Derby where he worked as an Ambassador alongside his studies. Luke has been delivering outreach activity at the University for over five years, following a brief period in teacher training and as a Supply Teacher. Luke is the Officer responsible for Derby City schools.

Charlotte Wisson

Widening Access Senior Officer

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Charlotte is a qualified primary school teacher who completed her PGCE at the University of Derby and a BA (Hons) Geography degree at Keele University where she worked as a Student Ambassador throughout her studies. Following working as a primary school teacher in Derby, Charlotte has worked for the Widening Access team for two years and is now the Officer responsible for Derbyshire schools.

Aaron Mace

Widening Access Facilitator

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Aaron is a BA (Hons) Technical Theatre graduate from the University of Derby, where he worked as a Student Ambassador throughout his three years of study. Aaron now works as a facilitator for the Widening Access team, organising and leading on a variety of activities. 

Beth Mansfield

Widening Access Graduate Intern

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Beth is a BSc (Hons) Music Technology and Production graduate from the University of Derby, where she worked as a Student Ambassador throughout her studies and is currently in the final stages of completing her MSc Audio Engineering. Beth is now the Widening Access Graduate Intern, responsible for the general administrative and data processes within the team. She also delivers on events and activities to support the rest of the team when required.

Connor Todd

Widening Access Evaluation Assistant

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Connor is a BSc (Hons) graduate from the University of Derby in Sport and Exercise Science and spent the last year working as the Widening Access Graduate Intern. He has also previously worked as an Officer Trustee within the Union of Students. Connor is the Widening Access Evaluation Assistant, who supports the process of evaluating and monitoring the data that has been collected from our events and activities.

Our Student Ambassadors

We have a dedicated team of trained Student Ambassadors who help the team to deliver activities. They offer authentic advice and guidance and give school and college students information about what university life is really like.