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Professor Shirley Congdon

Professor Shirley Congdon

Vice-Chancellor,
University of Bradford

  • Developing a sustained outreach programme to widen participation through student mentoring services, application support programmes, guidance services and targeted transition activities for new students
  • Broadening access through a progression scheme for disadvantaged students supporting entry for those with lower grades
  • Forming a multi-agency partnership with local authorities, schools and key stakeholders to train frontline professionals supporting disadvantaged young people
  • Building outreach into the new Access and Participation Plan to expand on existing success with 50% of students from deprived areas and 70% of students from BAME backgrounds

University of the Year for Social Inclusion 2020, Times Higher Education