Suely Ludgero-Newlove (She/Her)

Suely Ludgero-Newlove (She/Her)

Location: Lancaster | UK

Suely Ludgero-Newlove (She/Her)

Suely is originally from Brazil and migrated to England in 2002.

Suely’s background is in Business Management, in the fields of quality management and social responsibility systems, consultancy, education and training. She has worked in a variety of industrial, retail and educational organisations in the last 25 years across South America and Europe.

She worked in the industrial sector in Brazil for 9 years, subsequently moving her practice into education and charitable work where she has been involved with professional development of teachers in fundamental education to improve the quality of teaching in primary and secondary schools in the countryside of Paraiba state, located in the northeast of Brazil.  In addition, she has worked with many public organisations, civil society and local authorities to protect children against sexual exploitation and ensure their access to fundamental education. She has also been involved with advocacy and campaigned to tackle child sexual exploitation and prostitution in the northeast city of Joao Pessoa, Brazil. She was an education projects  volunteer at the Bom Pastor children’s shelter for three years and delivered literacy classes and recreational-cultural projects for the children living there. 

In the UK, she worked in further education at Preston’s College for 10 years as a Librarian and for two years as English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), supporting and teaching adult and young students from diverse ethnic and international backgrounds.

Suely is currently working in the higher education sector as Equality, Diversity and, Inclusion (EDI) Officer at the University of Central Lancashire [UCLan] and has been part of the EDI team since September 2018. Suely works with programmes and projects for inclusion of ethnic minoritised and broader under-represented groups.

Her current role focus on enabling a sense of belonging to staff, students and wider community and ensuring an inclusive culture is widely rooted at UCLan. Some of her activities include provision of EDI awareness raising training to the University community and its stakeholders, positive actions to tackle hate crimes and incidents, community cohesion and partnerships with Preston City Council, Lancashire County Council and Lancashire Police to promote social justice. She is also responsible for the coordination and delivery of the University’s EDI annual training, communication and events plan that includes celebrations and observance of key EDI dates.

Additionally, Suely is part of the working groups for decolonising the curriculum, race equality, gender quality and sexual orientation chartermarks and frameworks.

Suely is also Vice-chair of  Preston City of Sanctuary, providing support to refugees and asylum seekers in Lancashire, particularly in accessing higher education and organising meetings and events.  She developed Pre-Sessional English Sanctuary Award (PESA) programme to offer free places for refugees and Asylum Seekers at the University to study Academic English to remove educational barriers and improve their access to higher education.   

Suely is also a human rights activist and member of workers’rights, charities and community political groups such as Amnesty International, Another Europe is possible, Unison, Preston City of Sanctuary, Preston Black History Group (PBHG) and Independent Race Equality Panel (IREP) in Lancashire. Suely is also an advocate of the LGBT+ community and co-founder of the online support group Rainbow Lancashire.


MA in Social Justice in Education (2021-Ongoing)

Teaching English for Speakers of other Languages (TESOL) Certificate (2017)

Post Graduated Certificate in Education (PGCE) (2011)

Post Graduated Diploma in Quality and Productivity Management (1996)

BA (Hons) in Business Administration (1993)