Meet the team

Tim DobsonTim Dobson

Head of Schools Engagement

Tim is the strategic lead and has oversite of all University schools engagement opportunities. He is also the point of contact within the team for the Corby NCOP schools.

Linda Davis-SinclairLinda Davis-Sinclair

Schools Engagement Lead

Linda has worked at the University of Northampton since 2002 and has worked extensively with our students helping them to develop themselves and their skills to enable them to pursue further training and Graduate careers.

Judy Edwards Judy Edwards

NCOP Pathways Co-ordinator

Judy co-ordinates events and projects for Pathways, such as Faculty Plus, Work Placements and The Moulton Residential. Judy is the specific point of contact for the NCOP schools in Wellingborough and East Northampton.

Rachel Hooper Rachel Hooper

NCOP Project Manager

Rachel has worked at The University of Northampton in several different roles which have all supported young people and students to fulfil their potential. Rachel is the Project Manager for the Pathways consortium (Northampton) of the National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP) project which is supported by the Office for Students.  This project aims to double the number of disadvantaged young people in higher education by 2020 and to increase by 20% the number of students in HE from ethnic minority groups.  The project works with over 20 schools and colleges within Northamptonshire to raise aspirations and specifically targets students in Years 9 – 13.

Sam McKaySam McKay

NCOP Pathways Co-Ordinator

Sam is involved in the delivery of the Pathways activities in Northamptonshire. One of her first projects was the Car Crash Careers event which gave students the experience of working in a car crash scenario, ginving them an insight into studying subjects such as Paramedic Science, Nursing, Policing, Criminal Justice, Occupational Therapy and Podiatry.

Natasha MycawkaNatasha Mycawka

Schools Engagement Lead

Natasha has worked within the University of Northampton, Aimhigher and Northamptonshire County Council, and with a variety of schools, key stages and education settings. She is currently completing her MA Education to complement her working knowledge of the education sector.

Liam NortonLiam Norton

NCOP Pathways Co-ordinator

Liam is the link to three Northampton schools: Abbeyfield, The Duston School, Northampton Academy and Northampton College. Liam also delivers activities such as the ‘Hello Waterside’ campus tours, school assemblies, English and Maths mentoring programmes as well as collaborating on events including ‘Women into STEAM’ and Changemaker residentials.

Rowena PanterRowena Panter

Changemaker Hub Coordinator

Rowena shares responsibility for the Changemaker Student Award, the Creative Writing Festival and Creative Writing Workshops.

Kate Robinson

Changemaker Hub CoordinatorKate Robinson

Kate shares responsibility for the Changemaker Student Award, the Creative Writing Festival and Creative Writing Workshops.


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