Abbie Harrendence

Assistant Project Officer

I joined the Widening Participation team in December 2017 as part of the Kickstart Internship Scheme, having just graduated from the University of Liverpool with a degree in Psychology.

I mainly look after the campus visits programme where we work with 3500 pupils each year. Pupils are invited to an aspiration raising day of activities and a tour of the campus. I work alongside student advocates to provide pupils with role models and an insight in to what university life is like.

I also coordinate the Fast Trackers mentoring project, designed to support Year 11 students from a Somali, Yemeni and Black British backgrounds to get the most out of their final school year and maximise their results at GCSE level.