Mark Cooper


Mark is committed to improving the life chances and education of people who want to make a positive difference to the world. Professionally, Mark is Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor at the University of Portsmouth where he has strategic and operational oversight for education partnerships. He works very closely with his partner FE colleges to widen participation and provide opportunities for students in those colleges and the wider community to access higher and degree level education. The University of Portsmouth is also an HKF sponsor and Mark and his institution’s commitment to supporting those with challenges in accessing higher education study is at the forefront of their work. Mark was formerly a senior manager in FE colleges for over 15 years and has witnessed

first-hand the positive impact HKF bursaries can have on the career prospects and life chances for those successful in being supported through their studies