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Lisa Owen

Primary Schools Engagement Manager, Faculty of Registrars


Expertise Summary

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 is to develop, manage and evaluate primary school programmes. I look after the Learning Leaders and Family Learning programmes and liaise with staff in primary schools on a daily basis. I also manage the Widening Participation Small Grants Scheme.

I manage outreach officers and work with university colleagues and students to develop and deliver projects and activities for children in target primary schools.

You can ask me about developing projects and programmes suitable for a primary aged audience delivered in a school or University setting and for details on the Small Grants Scheme.

My name rhymes with visa and Pisa, ergo, Lisa as in visa or the Leaning Tower of Pisa.