North Team

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Where can you find the North team?

UK University Search - sign up for these events online.

National Virtual Fair – 30th March 2022

National Virtual Fair – 15th June 2022

In-person events

Manchester – 4th February 2022

Leeds – 1st March 2022

London - 3rd March 2022

Surrey - 8th March 2022

Birmingham – 11th March 2022

Sheffield – 16th March 2022

Leicester – 18th March 2022

Bristol - 24th March 2022

Kent - 28th April 2022

Liverpool – 29th April 2022

UCAS

In-person events

Manchester - 1-2nd March 2022

Sussex - 4th March 2022

Northern Ireland - 9-10th March 2022

London - 14-15th March 2022

Exeter - 17-18th March 2022

Hereford and Worcester - 24th March 2022

Cornwall - 25th March 2022

East Midlands - 29-30th March 2022

Cardiff - 26th April 2022

North Wales - 27th April 2022

Bristol - 28th-29th April 2022

Tees Valley - 4th May 2022

East London - 7-8th June 2022

Kent - 9th June 2022

Tyneside - 14th June 2022

Essex - 15th June 2022

Norfolk - 16th June 2022

What Uni? live

Virtual events

In-person events

Birmingham - 4th and 5th March 2022

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Kirk Wadsworth

Kirk is the Student Recruitment Officer for the schools and colleges in the North West. He also works with the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Having looked after boarding students for the last 10 years and working closely with parents, Kirk is keen to develop links with prospective and current parents to help them navigate the HE landscape.

He studied Business Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University before switching to Sport Science degree at the University of Wales – Bangor, due mainly to his love of sport and the outdoors. After 7 years in the Royal Engineers he ventured into the world of education as a PE teacher and Boarding House Parent, travelling to Austria and Thailand before returning home to a State school in the Lake District. Kirk's favourite part of working at Lancaster is its proximity to the Lakes and the Dales.

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Nichola Mason

Nichola is the Student Recruitment Officer for the North West, but is currently on maternity leave. Kirk Wadsworth is covering this region for her until September 2022. She studied in Lancaster at the University of Cumbria for a degree in teaching. Nichola loved teaching but wanted to see the world so decided to move aboard soon after graduating, and from there lived in Portugal, Sicily, Menorca and France working as a childcare manager.

Missing the northern charm Nichola returned from her 4 years abroad and started working in FE in school partnerships, admissions and events. It was within this role that Nichola found her calling for HE, and where she learnt how valuable sound advice and guidance is on helping those progressing from FE to HE.

Nichola is keen to use her FE experience to help develop Lancaster's pre 16 support offer to schools and colleges.

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Elle Zientek

Elle is our Student Recruitment Officer for Yorkshire & The Humber and the East Midlands. She also provides support to Kirk within the North West. Additionally, Elle is a College Adviser and supports current Lancaster students during their time at University.

Elle studied Linguistics and English Language at Lancaster University, and after graduating she worked as a HE Engagement Assistant at a large FE College in her home town in South Yorkshire.

Pronouns: She/her

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Jonny Parks

Jonny is our Student Recruitment Officer for the North East, West Midlands and the Isle of Man. He also supports Kirk with his work within the North West. Jonny is a Lancaster University History graduate, who completed their MA in History at Lancaster and also worked within the recruitment team as an Outreach Ambassador.

In his spare time he is usually found near a musical instrument of some description or out exploring the Lake District, but most likely near an instrument. His favourite Lancaster fact; ‘did you know the term ‘dinosaur’ was coined by Sir Richard Owen, a born and bred Lancastrian?’

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Erin Wilson

Erin is a Student Recruitment Assistant and a Lancaster University English Literature and History graduate. Her current role supports Officers in the North team, as well as visiting schools for events and presentations relating to higher education.

Her biggest hobby is reading, with her favourite book being North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell, and she read 100 books in 2020! She is also into her baking from cakes and biscuits to brownies and bread.

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Tai Rosemin

Tai is a Student Recruitment Assistant and a Lancaster University Design graduate. His current role supports Officers in the North team, as well as visiting schools for events and presentations relating to higher education.

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George Canning

George completed his BA (Hons) Acting degree at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David and California State University Fullerton before moving into education, studying a PGCE Secondary Education in Drama at Manchester Metropolitan University. His current role supports Officers in the North Team, as well as visitin schools for events and presentations relating to higher education.

Local to Lancaster, George can often be found either mountain hiking or wild swimming and always in shorts right through winter! His hobbies include travelling, flying, reading a good history book, learning Swedish and watching new plays at the theatre.

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