Michelle Wickenden

Business Development Manager

Michelle worked for several years within Local Authority as the Disabled Students Manager, working with students entering Higher Education – providing financial support via the Disabled Students Allowance

2008 Michelle moved to the Student Loans Company as Student Finance Consultant working with Higher Education and Universities providing Information Advice and guidance on changes within Student Finance, shortly after commencing this role Michelle was seconded to the position of Diversity Manager within the SLC working with both internal and external stakeholders implementing the changes of the Equality Act 2010, undertaking Equality Impact Assessments, Customer Insight surveys, Chairing disability working groups, presenting at seminars, as well being guest speaker at events, providing training to internal and external stakeholders in workshop style events, sole responsibility of development and delivery of the Student Loans Company roadshows targeted at the Disabled Students Allowance 2009/2010, 2010/2011 before moving in 2011 to the role as Business Development Manager for a specialists provider in disability services in independent Assistive Technology training.  

Michelle joined Business Disability Forum in November 2013 as Partner Relations Manager and has recently taken on the role as Business Development Manager.