Sapna Shankar


Higher Education Liaison Officer

The schools I work with are: Oxford Spires Academy, Greyfriars Catholic School, The Oxford Academy, Larkmead and Wheatley Park School. Day-to-day I work with young people in Oxfordshire by delivering events in school and co-ordinating events away from school which support students to make the most of their future.

More About Me:

Since March 2000 I have worked in varying roles within the Higher Education sector. In my previous role as a Quality Officer, there was a constant focus on widening participation which created a deep seated awareness and drive in me to explore the necessity of addressing this on a community scale. I joined the Study Higher team believing this position would afford me a unique opportunity to transform the lives of students by enabling them to fulfil their full potential regardless of the challenges presented to them.

I am curious by nature and consider myself a “lifelong student” and, as such, I look for opportunities to learn and seek engagements to challenge me and regularly upskill. I want to share this passion for learning with young people and set them up for success by empowering them with the skillset and tools to sculpt their own futures.

In my own time, I also have a passion for dance and teach and perform the Indian classical dance “Bharatanatyam” to students of all ages both in Oxford and Banbury.

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