Meet the team
The Student Engagement & Outreach Team works with schools, colleges and young people throughout the UK to raise awareness of the Further and Higher Education provision at Bradford College. Our aim is to inspire young people to progress to Further and Higher Education, and advise them about the courses available.
Working with our team of student ambassadors, we organise and attend a wide range of events both in and outside of Bradford College. We regularly attend school and college careers fairs and organise taster sessions and Open Days at Bradford College.
We are committed to providing you with a warm and friendly introduction to Bradford College, its courses and services.
Contact any of our Engagement & Outreach Officers about Open Events, Campus tours, the Student Ambassador scheme, or to arrange school visits.
Charlotte Cooper-Nairn, Student Engagement and Outreach Manager
Charlotte studied A Levels at Huddersfield New College and went on to graduate with a Degree in Performing Arts at De Montfort University. Charlotte focuses on the development and management of all Student Engagement & Outreach activities and events, including the Progression Package, Open Events and Advisors Events.
Call: 01274 433084 Email: [email protected]
Rajesh Bhardwaj, Student Engagement & Outreach Officer
Raj graduated from Aston University with a Foundation Degree in FE/HE Business Administration in 2012. Raj is our most experienced team member, having worked at Bradford College for over 20 years. Raj is responsible for the coordination of Progression Package activities and project management of Open Events. He also coordinates Bradford College’s participation at UCAS HE Conventions.
Call: 01274 433189 Email: [email protected]
Sam Lawrence, Student Engagement & Outreach Officer
Sam studied A Levels at Barnsley College. He graduated with a degree in Media at Leeds Trinity University followed by a Masters Degree in Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds, where he also worked as a Student Host.
Call: 01274 433363 Email: [email protected]
Simona Ionescu, Student Engagement & Outreach Officer
After moving to the UK from Romania in 2012, Simona graduated in Travel & Tourism Management from the University of Huddersfield. She has recently completed a Masters degree in Educational Leadership & Management at the University of Nottingham.
Call: 01274 433091 Email: [email protected]
Roy Ward, NCOP Outreach Officer
Roy studied A Levels at the King George V College in Southport and was the first in his family to study Higher Education. He graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA Hons in English & Philosophy followed by a Masters Degree in American Literature & Culture. Roy is leading on the College’s involvement in the National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP), working with young people, parents and carers within target wards across West Yorkshire to support the application and transition of those pupils into Higher Education.
Call: 01274 433191 Email: [email protected]
Piers Telemacque, NCOP Higher Education Progression Officer
Piers, born and bred in Bradford, studied A Levels at Bradford College, where he also served as the President of the Students’ Union. He went on to work as Vice-President at the National Union of Students in London, before returning to Bradford College.
Call: 01274 438918 Email: [email protected]
Cleveland James, NCOP Higher Education Progression Officer
Cleveland studied GCSEs at Bradford College before moving to London to study Business Administration. He later worked as a Human Resources Advisor for 16 years with the London Borough of Newham. Cleveland has worked recently within the Student Engagement and Outreach Team as a Coordinator. He now works alongside Piers to deliver the NCOP project at College.
Call: 01274 433231 Email: [email protected]
Our Student Ambassadors
Our Student Ambassadors are an important addition to the Student Engagement & Outreach Team, providing a realistic and honest opinion of student life at Bradford College. Assisting at Open Days and events, our Student Ambassadors help deliver campus tours as well as helping out with admin tasks in the office.