#TeamDANCOP are inviting you to get to know us in our Meet the Team series! Each week we’ll be focusing on a different team, their interests and what they get up to in an average week. This week we are meeting Amy and Nina from our Outreach Hub team, who are based at The University of Derby.

The Outreach Hub is a dynamic duo: Amy Hawksworth (Legacy Champion) and Nina March (Legacy Administrator). Together, we are working on mapping outreach provision available across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire and working to plug any gaps where learners aren’t getting the support they need.

What is your team’s mission statement?

To create sustainable outreach projects across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, ensuring all underrepresented groups have access to outreach activity to support their progression to higher education.

What does an average week look like?

The Outreach Hub team has started work within lockdown, so an average week isn’t really what we signed up for! However, we’ve been working hard on collating all outreach activities available across the region. A typical week at the moment involves virtual meetings with partners, teachers and careers advisors, discussing how we can support them in their activities and projects.

What’s your favourite thing about being part of #TeamDANCOP?

Amy: #TeamDANCOP is such a collaborative and creative team. Everyone is so passionate about supporting young people and are always happy to help each other out.

Nina: I have only worked in #TeamDANCOP for a short time but it has already become one of the best teams I have ever worked for. Not only do I come to work every day and have the opportunity to work with people that have a shared vision, but I also feel like I am making a difference.

What’s next for the Outreach Hub?

Watch this space – we’re currently working on our webpages which we will be launching in September. These will act as a “one stop shop” for all your outreach needs; showing you exactly what’s available to your learners across the region.

If you want to find out more about the Outreach Hub, you can contact them at hub@teamdancop.co.uk