Unite Foundation

Trustees and Patron

Jenny Shaw (Acting Chair)

Jenny Shaw (Acting Chair)

Head of Student Services and Insight, Unite Students

“Throughout my career in higher education, I have championed access to university for disadvantaged students. I’m proud to be involved with the Unite Foundation which works at a national level, providing vital support to our talented Foundation scholars.”

Nik Miller

Nik Miller

Director, The Bridge Group

“The Bridge Group is an important voice in support of social mobility, influencing government, business, schools and universities. Fairer access is why we exist, and the Unite Foundation is helping to further social mobility in the support it gives to young people estranged from family or leaving care.”

Shân Wareing

Shân Wareing

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Northampton

"This is a chance to promote greater awareness within higher education providers and at national policy level of the needs of the students the Foundation works with, so the potential for social good reaches even beyond the individual students who benefit from the Unite Foundation."

Andrea Dlaska

Andrea Dlaska

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Learning and Innovation, Middlesex University

"Starting university life can be challenging, especially if you cannot turn to family to help you settle in. The Unite Foundation supports scholarship students throughout their studies and provides a sense of community and belonging which is so important to students’ experience of higher education and success in their studies and beyond university."

Wayne Hemingway

Wayne Hemingway

Patron

"Supporting access to education is supporting fairness, and will generate a real return on investment in the form of young lives transformed. The Unite Foundation is part of changing the ways young people get the help they need. I'm proud to be patron of the Unite Foundation and hope everything you see here will convince you to support it."