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Val Yates

Director of Access and Inclusion - University of Worcester

Val Yates is the Director of Access and Inclusion at the University of Worcester with a wide range of responsibilities, including supporting the strategy for delivering an outstanding student experience, inclusive student recruitment, widening participation, community partnership and student engagement. She represents the University on a range of collaborative partnerships is an advisor to a number of public and private organisations.

Val has held a number of previous posts, including Head of Widening Participation, Director of the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Aimhigher Partnership, as well as several roles working for students unions, where she still operates in an advisory capacity. Val has a range of experience in both the education and charity sectors and has undertaken several Chair of Trustee board roles, including Chair of Worcester Community Trust which operates youth and community services across Worcester City.