Many university leaders have been uneasy about the Conservatives’ plans to enforce school sponsorship. Anne-Marie Canning argues that instead, universities should embrace the challenge to help raise attainment in schools.
Anne-Marie Canning is the Director of Widening Participation at King’s College London. She provides leadership and strategic direction for full lifecycle widening participation across the institution. Anne-Marie is currently leading a project with the Cabinet Office examining whether behavioural insights can improve the experience and outcomes of non-traditional learners at university. She is a member of the Universities UK Ministerial Advisory Group and recently served as Chair of the Russell Group Widening Participation Association. Anne-Marie was appointed as the first full-time Access Officer at University College, Oxford in 2008, and her work their earned her a University of Oxford Teaching Award. She has also served as a local councillor and is now a community governor at the Archer Academy.