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Amey Dawe

SUN Project Leader – Widening Participation

BA (Hons) Drama - University of Exeter


Amey graduated from the University of Exeter in 2011 with a 2:1 in BA (Hons) Drama. After graduating, Amey spent 3 years working at The Media School at Bournemouth University, working closely with both future and current students in the Student Support Team.

Amey started working at the Arts University Bournemouth in April 2015 in the Admissions team as the International Admissions Officer.

Amey joined the Widening Participation team in February 2017 as the Southern Universities Network Project Leader, working with schools and colleges across Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight delivering the National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP). Amey is responsible for the development, management and delivery of a range of outreach projects in accordance with the aims and objectives of NCOP.

Professional practice

The Southern Universities Network is a partnership of six universities focusing on specific local areas where higher education participation is lower than might be expected, delivering the  National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP).

Comprising the Arts University Bournemouth, Bournemouth University, Solent University, University of Portsmouth, University of Southampton, and University of Winchester, this exciting partnership has had a three-pronged approach:

  • a core offer, led by SUN staff, of a more traditional outreach model offered directly to NCOP learners with a particular focus on resilience, transitional skills and building confidence
  • a project proposal bid process which means there are over 70 projects being led by frontline staff working in schools, colleges and partner organisations (such as the Education Business Partnership) across the region, working with NCOP learners and their key influencers
  • strong partnership work between local authorities and the partner higher education institutions to look holistically at the region, with particular focus on identified growth areas and skills gaps.
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