The team

Jessica Woodsford

Founder & Co-Director


I have spent the last decade of my career working in the Higher Education Sector. First for the Office for Fair Access, and then the Office for Students, where I worked with higher education providers to improve equality of opportunity for underrepresented students. As well as working with students, I'm interested in working with providers to help them develop a whole provider approach that embraces fair access and participation.

Outside of my career, I have also worked with underrepresented students as a mentor and a coach for different not-for-profit organisations, as well as being the Trustee of a local charity.

This is an area I have always been very passionate about, and I am excited to be bringing the power of coaching to such an important agenda

Rose Sellman-Leava

Founder & Co-Director


Working in the Higher and Further Education sectors since 2015, for the UK's National Research and Education Network, Jisc, I have been coaching clients within the company, across the Higher Education sector and beyond for the past three years. My client base has included lecturers, students, senior management and social influencers. 

I have also worked within Devon County Council's 'Transition' social care team, supporting social workers and getting to know the opportunities and difficulties that care-experienced young adults moving through Higher and Further Education experience. 


The outcomes that coaching achieves are powerful, and I am passionate about empowering all students to reach their full potential and access a future that is right for them. 

Our Associate Coaches

To support us in delivering our programmes, we work with a small, selected team of Associate Coaches, who have the experience and know-how that supports what we do. Our Associate Coaches all have a great passion for both coaching and supporting underrepresented students.
All our Coaches are DBS-checked, adhere to a strict safeguarding policy and are committed to following our Code of Ethics. 

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