Access Agreement Reference Group

Our Access Agreement Reference Group provides an opportunity for the universities and colleges that we regulate to provide input into and feedback on how we operate. It is a key aspect of our approach to regulation.

The group was set up in September 2016 and had its first meeting in October 2016. It will meet two to three times per year to discuss operational aspects of our access agreement and monitoring processes, such as the format of the monitoring return. 

The group’s current membership is:



Birkbeck College

Head of Student Engagement

Birmingham City University

Director of Planning and Performance/Policy Analyst

City University, London

Retention and Success Manager

Cleveland College of Art and Design

Academic Registrar

Conservatoire for Dance and Drama

Widening Participation and Access Co-ordinator

De Montfort University

Associate Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director of Strategic Planning

Edge Hill University

Widening Participation Development Manager

University of Exeter

Management Accountant

Higher Education Funding Council for England

Senior Higher Education Policy Adviser

Kingston University

Associate Director – Widening Participation

Liverpool John Moores University

Director of Student Recruitment and Admissions

Manchester Metropolitan University

Head of Widening Participation and Student Financial Support

University of Newcastle Upon Tyne

Senior Student Recruitment Manager and Head of Widening Participation

University of Northampton

Head of Employability and Engagement

Northbrook College Sussex

Widening Participation Co-ordinator

University of Plymouth

Director of Student Services

Royal College of Music

Admissions and International Manager

University of Sheffield

Head of Outreach and Widening Participation

University of Warwick

Head of Widening Participation and Outreach

University Centre Weston

Assistant Director Higher Education

University of Wolverhampton

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Access and Lifelong Learning)