June aims higher
A Southampton college manager has been recognised for her sterling work in helping encourage students into higher education.
June Crump, Student Services Manager at Totton College, has been presented with an Aimhigher award for her outstanding contribution to promoting the benefits of going on to study at university, particularly at the University of Southampton, which is based a few miles away.
The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Aimhigher programme aims to widen participation in higher education for young people from under-represented communities.
Alongside her many other duties, June also spends a lot of time liaising with Aimhigher officers at the University helping to ensure that young people from Totton College benefit from all the on-campus and outreach opportunities.
Richard Kennett, Acting Head of UK Student Recruitment and Outreach at the University of Southampton, said: “June wants the best for her students and seeks the best opportunities for them.
“She truly believes in higher education as a means to enable mobility and change. She is tireless, working to support her students in her own time, and she takes them to activities at universities in Hampshire and across the country to gain the motivation and understanding of the opportunities available to them for further study.”
People like June are vital to the work of the University of Southampton’s student recruitment and outreach team.
The team works with schools, colleges and local communities to encourage potential students to consider enrolling in higher education.
It delivers educational liaison activities locally, regionally and nationally through a range of on and off-campus activities, including campus tours, open days, taster events and Easter and summer school residentials.
Team members also carry out visits to schools and colleges, attend careers and higher education fairs, and give presentations to thousands of prospective students on higher education and on the University of Southampton.
June received her award from Tony Acland, Regional Director of Aim Higher Hampshire and Isle of Wight, at a special ceremony at the Novotel, in Southampton.