Access Delivery Group


To help the Scottish Government meet its goal of tackling socioeconomic inequality in higher education by leading on the implementation of the recommendations contained in the final report of the Commission on Widening Access A Blueprint for Fairness.

The group meets two to three times a year.


  • Jamie Hepburn, Minister for Higher Education and Further Education, Youth Employment and Training (chair)
  • John McKendrick, Commissioner for Fair Access
  • Susan Stewart, Open University in Scotland
  • Alastair Sim, Universities Scotland
  • Kirsty Conlon, Head of Learning and Teaching and Widening Access Policy
  • Jim Thewliss, School Leaders Scotland
  • Greg Dempster, Association of Head Teacher and Deputes in Scotland 
  • Lydia Rohmer, Colleges Scotland
  • Andy Witty, College Scotland
  • Steph McKendry, Framework for Fair Access Governance Group
  • Toni Giugliano, NUS Scotland
  • Sofia Khan, NUS Scotland
  • Murdo Mathison, UCU Scotland
  • Vikki Boliver, Durham University
  • Andrew Creamer, Education Scotland
  • Neil Croll, University of Glasgow
  • Russell Gunson, The Robertson Trust,
  • Linda O’Neill, CELCIS
  • Fiona Burns, SFC
  • James Dunphy, SFC
  • Lauren McNamara, SAAS
  • Nazira Karodia, Edinburgh Napier University 

Scottish Government officials:

  • Shazia Razzaq
  • Debbie Browett
  • Karen Frew
  • Jonathon Sewell
  • Alan Sloan


Access Delivery Group: terms of reference



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