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Dr Andrew Ross Head of Widening Access and Participation

As Head of Widening Access and Participation Andrew manages the Outreach Team and supports coordination of on course support for under-represented students.


Andrew is the Head of Widening Access and Participation in the Directorate of Undergraduate Admissions and Outreach. He is responsible for leading the Access Team delivering targeted outreach in schools and colleges. He is responsible for creating strategies to achieve targets set by the Office for Students and developing relationships across the University and wider sector. Andrew also has responsibility for engaging with services that offer support to target students whilst on-course.

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Andrew has been in outreach since his PhD in Sheffield. He managed the outreach programme in the Department of Chemistry at The University of Sheffield before moving to Bristol to take up a science communication and Head of Chemistry role at Explorer Dome. He moved to Bath in 2013 and has held a number of roles within the Widening Participation Office progressing to Science Outreach Manager and subsequently to Head of Widening Access and Participation in 2019.


  • Prince2 Project Management Practitioner (2017)
  • PhD, Chemistry, The University of Sheffield (2007-2011)
  • MChem, Chemistry with a year in industry, The University of Sheffield (2003-2007)