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Ms Sophie Ray, BA

Access & Engagement Manager in the Access and Engagement
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 49121

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Sophie graduated from Durham in 2009 with a BA (Hons) in Classical Past. Having worked as a student ambassador during her studies, Sophie joined Access and Engagement full-time in October 2009 to support the development of the Supported Progression programme.

Since working within Access and Engagement, Sophie has held a number of different roles. As Access and Engagement Manager, Sophie currently oversees our provision for schools and colleges with a particular focus on supporting prospective students from the North East. Sophie also works closely with collaborative partnerships including the North East Collaborative Outreach Programme (NECOP), North East Raising Aspiration Partnership (NERAP) and Advancing Access.

Sophie feels lucky to be able to work with so many talented prospective students and to support them in achieving their aspirations.