Meet the team


Kate Blackmore, Pathways to Law & Widening Participation Coordinator

I enjoy working with students of all ages from primary school to sixth form, and hope to provide experiences at university or in school to aspire these students to come to university in the future. I have now been working at the university for six years, and before that in Further Education in the north-west.

Tel: +44 (0)1392 725628

Melissa Barrett, Marketing and Widening Participation Assistant

I have been working at the University for over two years in Communications, Marketing and Digital roles, initially within the College of Humanities and now in Social Sciences and International Studies. I also studied here, completing an BA in English and an MFA in Theatre Practice: Staging Shakespeare, joining not long after graduation. In my outreach role, I am driven to help increase opportunities for, inspire and raise aspirations for students, as well as ensure that they have the best experience at our events. 


Tel: +44 (0)1392 724769

Academics & teaching staff

Dr Sarah Cooper – Lecturer in Politics

Dr Owen Thomas – Lecturer in Politics and international Relations

Martin Moorby – Postgraduate Teaching Assistant