Access & Outreach/
Our Team

Our Access & Outreach team is passionate about raising aspirations, and dedicated to improving access to Higher Education for all.

We want to break down real and perceived barriers to higher education so that all students with the ability and potential to succeed have the confidence, knowledge and skills to apply to institutes like the University of Oxford. Here’s a little bit about our small (but very enthusiastic!) team.


Dr Alexandra Lumbers

Academic Director 

Alexandra read History as an undergraduate at the University of Southampton, followed by an MA in Historical Studies. She then undertook a DPhil in early-modern British History at Brasenose College, University of Oxford. Alexandra joined Jesus College in May 2009 to take up the full-time position of Academic Director, which incorporates the roles of Senior Tutor, Tutor for Admissions (both undergraduate and postgraduate), and Tutor for Graduates. The Academic Director has overall responsibility for the academic administration of the College, and oversees the Academic Office team including Access and Outreach and associated programmes.


Dr Matthew Williams

Access and Career Development Fellow

Matthew took his undergraduate degree in politics at Bristol University and then came to Oxford in 2006 for his Masters and DPhil. Matthew’s role as Access Fellow is the strategic development and delivery of programmes to a broader range of potential undergraduate Oxford applicants through an academic-led programme of activities. Matthew is particularly keen to strengthen ties with schools in Jesus College’s areas of responsibility in South Wales, Lambeth and Wandsworth, as well as start collaborations with our link area schools that have not worked with Jesus College previously. or

Megan Lee

Access Officer

Megan graduated from her undergraduate degree in History at Hertford College, Oxford in 2022. As Access Officer, she works with the Access Fellow to develop and deliver Jesus College’s range of access and outreach programmes.

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