Meet the Team
Rachel Burgon: Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer
Rachel has over 15 years experience working in the UK Higher Education sector.
She has a Masters in International Relations, has worked on strategic projects and programmes in a number of universities and organisations in the UK and overseas and is a Committee Member for Chevening Scholarships (the Foreign Office's official scholarship programme).
She is passionate about helping young people gain skills and experience, especially through exploring opportunities overseas, and is a Trustee of gap-year charity: Lattitude Global Volunteering.
Dr Ross Burgon: Co-founder & Chief Technical Officer
Ross has a PhD in spacecraft engineering and has worked for over 10 years managing complex projects for the space sector.
He has spent many years in the UK higher education sector at the universities of St Andrews, Cranfield, Cambridge, and the Open University and is currently Head of the Space Research and Innovation Network at Leicester University.
He is also passionate about helping young people reach their potential and has previously been a secondary school Maths and Physics teacher.
Chris Coghlan: Business Development Advisor
Chris brings with him vast experience of working within further education, higher education, apprenticeships and corporate learning and development.
Chris has been there and seen it when it comes to students selecting their next steps post 18 and brings with him essential experience of advising students on career pathways.
Chris's focus is on matching students' holistic skills and experience to education and career pathways that will give individuals the best chance of success.
Joshua Hendriks: Marketing Officer
Josh has been an entrepreneur since a young age: co-founding his own social media company at age 17.
He is a recent graduate of the University of Brighton where he gained a First Class Honours degree in Retail Marketing. He has worked on a number of marketing campaigns successfully promoting everything from bike shops to blow up pubs!
His recent knowledge of the higher education sector, including his experience as a Student Ambassador, makes him a real asset to the UNI4U Team.