Jimi is the Head of Widening Access and Participation at the University of Oxford.
Prior to joining Oxford, Jimi worked in the commercial, public and charity sector for a number of education related organisations in the UK and worldwide. Jimi has designed and managed educational programmes in several countries including Sri Lanka, Guyana, China, Thailand and Malawi. He has also worked in vocational education promoting the value of practical qualifications to employers and young people. Whilst working for Oxford Jimi has overseen and undertaken widening participation projects and research in a number of areas including; engaging with primary schools, mentoring, coaching, mental health, pre entry disability support, careers advice, young carers and enabling young people to develop EIQ skills through research.
His role in Oxplore will include evaluation, reporting, strategy and supporting the team with their specific work streams.
Alex is Widening Access and Participation Coordinator (Communications and Engagement).
Alex has worked in research communications, public engagement and PR for several years through roles in HE and the AHRC. She holds a DPhil in English from the University of Oxford and is a part-time HE tutor. Alex has also worked freelance in the arts for several years, particularly for poetry organisations working on increasing their digital engagement.
Her role in Oxplore is leading marketing and dissemination activities including stakeholder engagement and social media.
Sarah is Widening Access and Participation Coordinator (Content Development).
Initially, she trained and worked as an English secondary school teacher and sixth form tutor. In 2013 she completed her masters in Education (technology and learning) at the University of Oxford. Since she has been involved in multiple digital research and schools outreach projects including Poetry by Heart, Oxford on the Times Educational Supplement, and the Home Internet Access Initiative where she provided local young people with support as they went online.
Her role in Oxplore involves coordinating the content development and review process.
Rebecca has worked in many different educational contexts: in the classroom, as an assistant on national and international research projects, and with teachers and other professionals developing educational policy and practice.
Rebecca has a Bachelor’s degree in English and a Master’s degree in Creative Arts Education, and has been working for the University of Oxford since 2014.
As Widening Access and Participation Assistant, her role involves supporting the Coordinators, and assisting with Oxplore’s development and content.