Explore University Team

Below are the key staff from each of the four universities involved in Explore University. Click on a photo to send that person an email:


Rachel Brookes
Widening Participation Officer
Harper Adams University

Rachel is taking the lead in the Explore University project for Harper Adams University, working closing with the Universities two local primary schools and arranging the events both on and off campus. Rachel has also been involved in developing this website.


Sarah Beech
Outreach Officer (Student Finance)
Keele University

As Project Manager for the Explore University project at Keele, Sarah is the main contact for representatives from the partner universities, and for the selected primary schools. Sarah is responsible for liaising with the partner schools to arrange visit days and events as determined by the objectives of the project, and is responsible for evaluating the effectiveness of the events. Sarah is also responsible for managing Keele's budget for this project.


Janet Scrivens
Programme Manager (Outreach)
Keele University

Programme Manager representing Keele University within the Explore University scheme, Janet is responsible for managing collaborative funding and allocation of resources; robust targeting and evaluation; sharing responsibilities with partner HEI's whilst working towards agreed aims and objectives of the scheme.


Rose Taylor
Outreach Coordinator and Children's University Manager
Staffordshire University

Rose's role involves the management of a wide range of projects and Explore University is part of the University's primary work. Rose works closely with a small team to ensure that the project is successful and this involves liaising with collaborative colleagues and our two partner schools (Harpfield Academy and Flash Ley Primary School). Rose also work with academic colleagues to provide workshops that will inform and inspire Year 5 and Year 6 pupils at the two events that occur throughout the year.


Amy Allen
Outreach and Progression Coordinator
University of Wolverhampton

Amy's role includes engagement with Black Country primary schools and the coordination of the University of Wolverhampton's 'Children's University' programme. Within this project Amy will be responsible for organising the events for the target primary schools and working with data coordinators to collect and analyse information concerning the impact and extent of our engagement.