Our team has a wealth of experience and knowledge to support your school and college and look forward to working with you and your students.
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If you’re interested in contacting a member of the team about their work, or to book one of us for a talk in your school or college, please get in touch.
Orockanyo Nsoatabe – Widening Participation Manager (she/her)
Orock grew up in Manchester before going to university to study English Language and Literature. She worked as a Student Ambassador while studying and has since worked in widening participation and outreach at the universities of Cambridge, Oxford, and Bristol.
In addition to this, she has worked in access and participation policy for the Office for Students, the higher education regulator. Orock is passionate and committed to improving equality of opportunity for students from all backgrounds and has overall responsibility for strategy, planning, training, evaluation, and partnerships in the Widening Participation team.
Christabel Yeboah – Widening Participation Officer (she/her)
Christabel is a London native with a degree in Media Performance. Throughout her career, she has focused on working with young people, helping them to build confidence and achieve their aspirations. She began her professional journey at New City College and later joined UCL as a Widening Participation Officer in the pre-16 team. She then worked with the Salvation Army, providing support to local families and school students facing difficult circumstances.
During this time, she also worked with students with SEND through a volunteer position at a local secondary school. At Goldsmiths, Christabel is responsible for managing our partnerships with Aimhigher London and Lewisham Borough Council. She leads on our engagement with primary schools and works with secondary schools across Greater London. Christabel supports the Goldsmiths School of Culture and Society with their outreach activities.
Jade Baker-Smith – Widening Participation Officer (she/her)
Jade grew up in Portsmouth where she obtained a degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice and a Masters in Forensic Psychology. During her studies, she also volunteered with Hampshire’s Youth Offending Team. Jade then went on to work as a Widening Participation Officer and Progression Mentor for the Southern Universities Network where she also completed a Level 4 qualification in Information, Advice and Guidance. After this, Jade moved to London to begin her role as Widening Participation Officer for Birkbeck University of London before joining Goldsmiths.
Jade is responsible for managing Goldsmith’s partnership with the Brilliant Club as well as maintaining relationships with a portfolio of secondary schools across London and beyond. She also manages our Gold Futures sustained mentoring project. Jade works closely with academics within the School of Professional Studies, Science and Technology to develop and deliver outreach activities with an academic focus.
Megan Bastable – Widening Participation Officer (she/her)
Meg moved to London in 2015 to study BA Drama, Applied Theatre & Education before going on to work in student and community engagement roles for not-for-profit organisations, such as Middlesex University Student Union, Imperial Health Charity, and The Winch. Meg’s roles have focused on improving the experiences of students and community groups, as well as advocating for representation and diversity within decision-making. She is driven by the important role education has in creating equity within our society and enjoys delivering practical projects with and for students. At Goldsmiths, Meg leads projects with our priority groups, such as mature students and care-experienced students, including refugees and those seeking asylum. Meg works with Colleges across London and the South-East and is the Widening Participation contact for Goldsmiths Progression Agreements. She supports and facilitates academics within Goldsmiths Arts and Humanities School to deliver talks, workshops, and other activities for prospective students, including supporting the delivery of the annual Art Summer School.
Anika Mannan, Student Recruitment Officer
Anika, born and raised in London, has completed her BSc degree in Economics with Econometrics at Goldsmiths University of London, followed by an MSc in Management. Since 2018, she has been working in higher education and has found joy in her professional journey so far.
Anika is passionate about supporting students in their educational endeavours and actively works with local schools and colleges, providing workshops and talks to guide them in making informed decisions about their future paths. She also takes on project leadership roles at Goldsmiths, overseeing the university's participation in large-scale events like UCAS and UK University Search.
Outside of her professional commitments, Anika engages with her local community through volunteering efforts. She actively volunteers for charities focused on ending world hunger and promoting access to education in underdeveloped countries. Additionally, she collaborates closely with a women's group in East London, contributing to their initiatives and projects.
Fay Russell-Clark, Student Recruitment Officer
Fay has lived in the borough of Lewisham her whole life. She studied at Lewisham College and later Goldsmiths, before moving on to work in various roles, including a tutor, a community support facilitator and a young person’s engagement officer.
Fay has always been passionate about education and was the first in her family to go on to Higher Education. Partly because of this, she decided to change her career and moved into the education sector. After working at both Lewisham College and the University of Greenwich, she came home to roost at Goldsmiths.
In her spare time, Fay enjoys exploring Lewisham’s green spaces with her German Shepherd, Sephiroth.
Jack Kirby-Lowe, Student Recruitment Manager
Jack moved to London from Yorkshire to study English at Goldsmiths from 2007-2010 and spent twelve years working with youth charities before returning to Goldsmiths in 2023 as Student Recruitment Manager.
Jack is motivated by a desire to create and promote opportunities for young people to increase and realise their potential, whether that’s through self-development, community engagement, empowerment over their sexual health or making informed decisions about Higher Education.
Jack also enjoys working directly with young people through residential projects and work placements. Through his time at Brook, Jack has experience and awareness of working with safeguarding concerns.
In his spare time, Jack enjoys spending time with his young family and utilising the creative writing skills he developed at Goldsmiths to write comics for younger readers.
Elizabeth McCullough - Head of UK Student Recruitment
Elizabeth has worked in the Higher Education sector for over 20 years. During this time she has worked in undergraduate and postgraduate marketing and recruitment roles for a range of universities including - Leeds Beckett, Newcastle, Manchester Metropolitan, and Sheffield.
Good practice in student recruitment is about ensuring that students are calmly making informed decisions about their subject and university choices, and making affordable choices that can be sustained throughout their course.
With the team, she uses data and market intelligence to ensure that the projects and events offered to teachers, careers advisers, students and parents address current issues and provide a fresh perspective.
If you have any questions for our team or are interested in any of the activities we have available you can get in touch with us via our enquiry form.