Our team of higher education advisers and outreach officers are on hand for students, parents, carers, teachers, tutors and advisers.

Unsure where to start? Email us on schools@uea.ac.uk or call +44(0)1603 591957 and we'll point you in the right direction.

Higher education advisers

Our higher education advisers offer a range of support and guidance to schools and colleges across the UK and EU. 


  • Megan Broughton
    Megan Broughton
    England: Essex, Northamptonshire, Suffolk Rest of UK/EU: Germany M.Broughton@uea.ac.uk
  • Lauren McWilliams
    Lauren McWilliams
    England: Dorset, East Sussex, Hampshire, Kent, Surrey, West Sussex, Isle of Wight Rest of UK/EU: Jersey, Guernsey, France, Belgium Lauren.Mcwilliams@uea.ac.uk
  • Lydia Newton
    Lydia Newton
    England: Berkshire, Greater London Rest of UK/EU: Ireland, Northern Ireland L.Newton@uea.ac.uk
  • Lucy Nottingham
    Lucy Nottingham
    England: Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Oxfordshire Rest of UK/EU: Greece, Cyprus L.Nottingham@uea.ac.uk
  • Jessica Smith
    Jess Smith
    England: Cheshire, Cumbria, Derby, Durham, East Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, North Yorkshire, Northumberland, South Yorkshire, Tyne and Wear, West Yorkshire Rest of UK/EU: Isle of Man, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal Jessica.A.Smith@uea.ac.uk
  • Beth Sturgeon
    Beth Sturgeon
    England: Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire B.Sturgeon@uea.ac.uk
  • Hannah Wake
    Hannah Wake
    England: Birmingham, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, Shropshire, Somerset, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Wiltshire, Worcestershire Rest of UK/EU: Italy H.Wake@uea.ac.uk


Our Outreach and Widening Participation team work with targeted local schools and colleges to help give young minds from the most under-represented backgrounds the opportunity to shine. If you have a general question about our outreach work, you can email us at schoolsoutreach@uea.ac.uk or call +44 (0)1603 591521.

  • Liz Ferguson
    Liz Ferguson
    Norwich City College, Paston Sixth Form College E.Ferguson@uea.ac.uk
  • Becky Foster
    College of West Anglia, Dereham Sixth Form College, East Coast College, East Norfolk Sixth Form, Easton and Otley College, West Suffolk College Rebecca.Foster@uea.ac.uk
  • Scott Knight
    Scott Knight
    University Technical College Norfolk Scott.Knight@uea.ac.uk
  • Darren McMorran
    Darren McMorran
    Ormiston Victory Academy D.Mcmorran@uea.ac.uk
  • Laura Bell
    Laura Bell
    Hellesdon High School, Thetford Academy Laura.Bell@uea.ac.uk
  • Heather Monsey
    Heather Monsey
    Attleborough Academy, City of Norwich School, Downham Market Academy, Fakenham Academy, Jane Austen College Sixth Form, King Ed VII, Lowestoft Sixth Form College, Mildenhall College, Sir Issac Newton Sixth Form, Sir John Leman Sixth Form, Springwood Sixth Form, Sprowston Sixth Form Heather.Monsey@uea.ac.uk
  • Gemma Standen
    Gemma Standen
    Gemma is our Widening Participation Officer for Mature Students working with College of West Anglia, City College Norwich, East Coast College and community groups. Her work includes talking to those looking to return to learning, supporting applications to university, and being on hand for students once they arrive at UEA. G.Standen@uea.ac.uk