Norfolk Scholars Programme Team Norfolk Scholars Programme Team

The Norfolk Scholars team includes the following staff:

Laura Anderson, Programme Manager
Having worked at UEA for six years, Laura has a wealth of experience promoting higher education to a variety of audiences.

Laura is passionate about UEA and widening the aspirations of students who are traditionally less likely to go to university. Laura holds a first class BA (Hons) Business Economics from UEA and two professional marketing qualifications including the Diploma in Digital Marketing. Her interests outside of work include playing the flute in a local orchestra and keeping fit by running and attending Fitness Pilates classes.

Megan Broughton, Student Learning Mentor
Megan graduated  from the University of Leicester with a BSc in Biological Sciences. She got a taster for working with young students whilst working as student ambassador at university and enjoys helping students on the Norfolk Scholars Programme to progress onto Higher Education.

Outside of work Megan’s biggest interest lies with netball, playing for an East Regional Team and coaching for a local club.  Megan has a strong passion for charity fundraising and has raised over £7000 for two children’s charities.

Rebecca Foster, Student Learning Mentor
Rebecca studied Classical and Historical Archeology at the University of Sheffield with a particular interest in Greek religion.  After graduating from university she spent two years teaching English as a second language abroad in China and Spain.

In her spare time, Rebecca likes to bake, paint and learn Spanish.

Carrie Tooke, Student Learning Mentor
Having studied BA Media and Performance at Salford University, Carrie spent a number of years working in media production as a Production Co-Ordinator and Producer and in recent years has worked on Production Logistics for both the London and Sochi Olympics with American media giant, NBC. 

Having spent many years as a Girl Guide Leader, Carrie is enthusiastic and passionate about working with children and young adults and is moving into education as a career change.  Alongside her work, she has spent the last year volunteering in schools and colleges supporting students in their classroom learning and coursework.

Zoe Mitchell, Student Learning Mentor
Zoe completed a BA (Hons) Literature and History and MA Modern European History at the University of East Anglia.  Whilst studying, Zoe worked as a student ambassador and volunteered in schools to gain experience of working with young people.  These roles helped her decide on a career in widening participation. 

In her spare time she enjoys writing fiction, action and practising ballet.  She performed at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival alongside UEA students. 


Lucy Reynolds-Mckay, Student Learning Mentor
Lucy graduated from the University of Exeter with a Law degree, before completing a PGCE in Primary Education at UEA.  She taught in different settings across Norfolk and Suffolk for just over 10 years before starting her role as a Learning Mentor.

In her spare time, Lucy enjoys reading and writing and completing crafts.


As a team, we are keen to make a difference to the lives of able Scholars from disadvantaged areas.

To contact the team directly, please email or call us on 01603 591487. We look forward to hearing from you!