Widening Access and Participation Officer

Ramsay Bader promotes initiatives related to affordability and resources.

Ramsay Bader promotes initiatives related to affordability and resources.

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About my position

Being your WA&P Officer means communicating with students from widening access backgrounds and listening to their concerns, whether they are financial, social, or just general. By listening to students’ concerns and experiences, I can promote widening access initiatives and provide support, ensuring that students from widening access backgrounds are well-represented in the student body.

How my position affects you

University can be a daunting and unfamiliar place for many students, especially if they have specific concerns that can make them feel isolated. My position ensures students feel comfortable knowing there is a member to represent their concerns. This position specifically listens to WAAP students experiences and worries, ensuring that proper structure and support can be put in place to better their time at university and of the future students too. For example, promoting funds, scholarships and bursaries, advocating for more affordable accommodation and encouraging university outreach in schools. It is essential to support students through their time at university and give them a sense of belonging.

About me

Hi! I'm Ramsay, and I am a second-year student studying International Relations & Economics. I grew up in New York City, and spent time studying in the UK and South Africa. I come to this position to amplify the voice and concerns of widening access students, and to ensure that they are supported to the full extent that we can provide and that these students are represented across the University in every decision made. If you have any concerns, suggestions, or want to meet - email me at [email protected]

Groups I work with

I sit on the Wellbeing and Equal Opportunities subcommittees.


Previous holders

Note that the position title was Member for Widening Access until 2014/15, and Member for Widening Access and Participation until 2021/22.

Year Name Resources
2021/22 Sophie Craig


2020/21 Tooba Shah


2019/20 Britt McArdle


2018/19 Ciara McCumiskey


2017/18 Ciara McCumiskey


2016/17 Christopher Wilde


2015/16 Maxwell Speirs


2014/15 Daniel Granville


2013/14 Ben Anderson


2012/13 Avalon Borg


2011/12 Claire Simmonds