Inclusive Education Committee



Committee Secretary : Ms Yasmine Haggar, telephone 01603 59 (1455), email 

Governance Office : Mrs Rebecca Phillips, telephone 01603 59 (3203), email



Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Professor Neil Ward (Chair)

Academic Director of Inclusive Education -  Professor Helena Gillespie (Vice-Chair)

Academic Director of Admissions - Professor Richard Harvey 

Assistant Head of Outreach - Mrs Charlotte Wheatland 

Assistant Head of Planning: WP and BIU - Mrs Becky Price

Business Intelligence Manager: Widening Participation Insight - Mrs Rosie Hannant 

Head of Learning and Teaching Services or nominee - Mrs Rachel Paley 

Head of Student Services - Mrs Jane Amos

Head of Careers Service - Mr James Goodwin

Head of Equality and Diversity - TBC

Representative from the Partnerships Office - Mr Gavin Tash 

Project Office (EDI) - Mr Matthew Gooch 

Widening Participation Academic Officer (only 1 per Faculty to attend)

SCI – Dr Carl Harrington 

HUM – Dr Chris Jones (Nominee for meetings) / Dr Mark Walmsley / Dr Sophie Scott-Brown

SSF – Miss Kristina Garner / Dr Laura Harvey 

FMH – Mrs Sally Homden / Dr Stephanie Jong

Lecturer in Health Sciences and Academic Support - TBC

Undergraduate Education Officer - Mr Callum Perry (2021) 

Welfare, Community and Diversity Officer - Ms Emily Anderson (2021) 

Secretary - Ms Yasmine Haggar

In attendance: Director at the SU Representative - Ms Jo Caulfield 

Terms of Reference


1)            To oversee the design and monitoring, and evaluation of impact, of UEA’s approach to ensuring widening access and participation, inclusive education delivery and equality of opportunity for UEA students.

2)            To set UEA’s strategic approach to meeting its widening access and participation commitments across the student lifecycle including UEA’s five yearly Access and Participation Plan and monitoring regimes as set by the Office for Students. 

3)            To consider and monitor implementation of UEA’s Inclusive Education Policy.

4)            To monitor UEA performance in terms of gaps between different student characteristics and/or in comparison to the sector on key metrics including non-continuation, student experience and engagement levels, academic performance and progression to work or further study. 

5)            To monitor an agreed set of key performance indicators and performance indicators tracking the impact of UEA’s strategic approach and in terms of ‘what works’ in addressing gaps for underrepresented or disadvantaged student groups.

6)            To consider implications of UEA, sector and policy changes on providing inclusive education at UEA including any specific implications for, or impacts on, students from underrepresented groups.

7)            To consider cost/benefit and impact of major initiatives to meet UEA’s Access and Participation commitments, including delivery of Outreach and inclusive and tailored student support approaches; and to support the implementation of UEA’s Inclusive Education Policy.

8)            To monitor the impact of UEA policies, regulatory frameworks and Codes of Practice on academic standards and the student experience from the perspective of widening access and participation, inclusive education and equality of opportunity; and to ensure that remedial action is taken where the outcomes do not meet the University’s requirements or those of external regulatory bodies (including those relating to disability and physical access to buildings).

9)            To consider and report annually on matters concerning inclusive education, widening participation and equality of opportunity relating to students at UEA.

Meetings 2020/2021


tuesday 13 october 2020 

3pm - Microsoft TEAMS 

TUESDAY 24 november 2020 

3pm - Microsoft TEAMS 

tuesday 16 february 2021

3pm - Location TBC (Committee Room 2, The Council House / Virtual) 

tuesday 20 april 2021 

3pm - Location TBC (Committee Room 2, The Council House / Virtual) 

Next Meeting


3pm - Location TBC (Committee Room 2, The Council House / Virtual) 

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