Parent Ambassador project highly commended at national awards

Posted on 26 February 2015

Keele's Parent Ambassador project was highly commended in the NEON Awards 2015 for Widening Access Initiative of the Year.

Janet Scrivens and Kiran Pharwaha, from the University's Recruitment, Outreach and Access team, and Carole Trueman (one of our parent ambassadors), went to the The Palace of Westminster, London this week to receive the award from Steve Kendall, chair of NEON executive committee

NEON is the professional organisation supporting those involved in widening access to higher education.

Keele's parent ambassadors work to support parents of prospective students, despite having never been to university themselves. Since its launch in 2006 it has been a distinctive and innovative project within the HE sector - parents are able to relate with the parent ambassadors, who have been through the experience of supporting a child through university.