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Miss Natalie Keogh, MArts

Access & Engagement Assistant Manager in the Access and Engagement

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Natalie graduated from Durham University in 2019 with a First Class Honours Integrated Masters in Human Geography. During her degree, she worked as a Durham Student Ambassador, supporting activities ran by the Access and Engagement, and Student Recruitment departments: UCAS fairs, Open Days, school visits, residentials. As an Alumni of the Durham University Sutton Trust summer school, she knows the importance of the activity ran by the Access and Engagement department on an individual’s higher education journey. Therefore, after graduating she began working in the team.

In her role as Access & Engagement Assistant Manager, Natalie works within the Access team on the delivery their Year 12 Widening Participation programmes: Supported Progression, Sutton Trust and the new Durham University Space to Explore Potential, or STEP. As Event Director for the programmes, she is primarily involved in the planning and organisation of activity, from recruitment to delivery. She regularly works with external stakeholders (Sutton Trust and Reach Society), academics, schools, Durham Student Ambassadors and many other colleagues from within the university to implement and run the programmes. As students’ progress through the programmes, Natalie enjoys seeing the students’ confidence grow as they realise their potential and increase their aspirations with regards to studying at Higher Education level.

To find out more about the Year 12 Access programmes, see the links below:

https://www.dur.ac.uk/supported.progression/

https://www.dur.ac.uk/sutton.trust/

https://www.dur.ac.uk/step/