Outstanding Contribution to Widening Participation – Commendation
Since graduating from the University of Manchester in 2011, Jamie has worked in widening access and is now Project Manager for the Manchester NCOP. Jamie is passionate about widening access and the benefits of higher education for young people. Starting her career working on the University of Manchester flagship widening access programme for post 16 learners, the Manchester Access Programme (MAP), Jamie has been instrumental in the successful development and delivery of the Greater Manchester Higher Network. While Jamie might not have been in the sector for as long as some other nominees, what she has achieved in her career has been exceptional and the reach of her passion, enthusiasm and professionalism has been felt by learners across Greater Manchester and colleagues in all the Greater Manchester Higher partner institutions. Colleagues across the partnership speak highly of Jamie, of what she has done for the Network and how often she goes above and beyond for the benefit of the Network and to ensure its success.