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Kirsty Mayson

Outreach Officer (Primary), Faculty of Registrars



The Widening Participation Team leads the University's work to engage learners from less advantaged backgrounds in education and support their progression to higher education, including the University of Nottingham. The Team delivers over 80,000 places on more than 3,400 outreach activities each year. We support measures across the student lifecycle relating to admissions, success, financial support and progression.

I'm part of the Primary Schools Team in Widening Participation. We deliver outreach activities for 5-11 year olds both on campus and in schools. Our projects are for schools in areas where children would not typically progress to university. They are designed to:

  • increase children's awareness of higher education
  • raise their aspirations for the future
  • enhance their interest in learning

We work with school teachers, pupils, university colleagues and student volunteers. You can find out more about what we do here: www.nottingham.ac.uk/go/primary

My role within the team is to lead and support a variety of outreach projects to help raise the aspirations of Primary aged children to Higher Education. I am primarily involved in running the "Exploring Aspirations", "Discovery Day" and "Learning Journey" projects, which support learning in local schools.

External Relations

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C Floor, Pope Building (Rooms C2-C10)
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Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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