Widening Access and Participation Officer

Nathaniel leads initiatives related to affordability and resources.

Nathaniel leads initiatives related to affordability and resources.

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About the Role

Nathaniel Rice, as the Widening Access and Participation Officer, ensures that the University’s diverse student population is represented within St Andrews.

Specifically, the Widening Access & Participation Officer:

  • Promotes widening access & participation initiatives and voluntary opportunities to the student body.
  • Ensures that students coming from a widening access & participation background are well represented.
  • Represents the Students’ Association on University open days
  • is an active member of the Equality Committee
  • Serves on the Students’ Representative Council
  • Regularly communicates via online channels and in person with students regarding access and participation
  • Reports to the SRC on matters relating to widening access & participation
  • Liaises regularly with the University Admissions, the Principal Ambassador, the Association President, the Director of Wellbeing and Equality, and other elected officers

Role holders take office in April and end their term in March the following year. On average, the Widening Access and Participation Officer spends between 5 and 8 hours per week on their role.

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
2023/24 Katie McAdam  
2022/23 Ramsay Bader  
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