Student Recruitment Committee

Student Recruitment Committee

Date of Establishment

Change of name from Student Recruitment and Admissions Committee (2014 to 2019 – SRAC) to Student Recruitment Committee (SRC) with effect from March 2019.

Convener & Administrative Support Area

Chair: Vice-Principal (Global Engagement)

Clerk: External Relations


Committee with primary responsibility for the development and monitoring of implementation of the University’s strategy and policy for student recruitment across the University, in support of the University’s student recruitment and admissions objectives.  It works closely with the University Education Committee in ensuring the University’s offerings are attractive to the market.

Remit: (To be reviewed annually at first meeting of committee cycle)

Responsible for:

  • Oversight of the development and implementation of long-term strategy, policy, planning, and process relating to all undergraduate and postgraduate student recruitment and admissions (including online, transnational education partnerships and English Language provision)
  • Supporting the achievement of student intake targets
  • Managing how we meet the terms of SFC grant including Outcome Agreement commitments relating to student numbers/admission and avoidance of over-recruitment against the University's SFC-limit for Scottish full-time undergraduates
  • Development and implementation of the University’s widening access strategy
  • Recommending tuition fee levels, scholarships, recruitment packages and incentives (including accommodation and fee waivers) for all levels of study
  • Development and implementation of marketing strategy, including market research and analysis to inform and feed into School Plans
  • Reporting and making recommendations to Senior Management Team, University Management Group, Policy & Resources Committee, and other bodies as appropriate regarding student recruitment and admissions issues
  • Review of student recruitment-related risks and action plans in place to mitigate these, recommending and implementing new actions
  • To establish and disestablish sub-committees or working groups to support the work of the Committee
  • Liaise with academic areas and Schools
Composition and membership

A nominee may represent a Member if they are unable to attend.

Vice-Principal (Global Engagement) – Chair

Alan Speight

Dean, Educational Innovation

Kirsty Kiezebrink

Dean, PGR School or nominee

Graeme Nixon

Dean, Access, Articulation & Outreach

Alison Jenkinson

Dean, Portfolio Development & Programme Promotion

Anne-Michelle Slater

Dean, International Stakeholder Engagement

Adelyn Wilson

Dean, International Student Pathways & Progression

Harminder Battu

Deputy Director, External Relations Head of UK Recruitment & Admissions

Emma Forster

Director of Online Education & Academic Development

Gillian Mackintosh

Director of Planning

Hulda Sveinsdottir

Assistant Director (Financial Planning & Budgeting)

Mhairi Rose

President of the Students Association/nominee

Adam Lamber

Deputy Head, UK Recruitment & Admissions/Head of Admissions

Carol Baverstock

Head of Engagement & Conversion

Megan McFarlane

Head of International Student Recruitment

Joe Whimster

School Administrative Manager representative

Julie Timms

Head of School representatives x 2

Chris Collins
Mervyn Bain

In attendance as required:

Admissions Selector

Glynn Hesketh

Director of Digital & Information Services

Brian Henderson

Director of External Relations

Jenny Fernandes

Director of Language Centre

Julie Bray

Head of Marketing & Brand Development


Lead Planning Analyst

Chris Souter

Senior Account (International & Projects)

Scott Sinclair


Quorum: 50% of formal membership (including Ex Officiis).

 Account to be taken of Equality and Diversity in membership

Reporting Line

Formal reporting line:

  • Policy and Resources Committee


  • Access & Articulation Committee
  • Fees & Scholarships Committee
  • Opportunities & Development Committee
  • Online Education & Development Committee
  • Outreach & Engagement Committee
  • Programme Management Committee
  • Product Development Groups
  • Task & Finish Groups

Interface with other committees:

  • University Education Committee
Frequency and Timing of Meetings
  • Meetings to take place approximately every six weeks.
  • Meetings between 9.30-16.30 in accordance with University Policy.
Distribution of papers for information
  • All Heads of School
  • All School Administrative Managers
  • Senior Vice-Principal
  • University Secretary
Date establishment of committee approved

December 2019, approved by Senior Management Team (SMT)

Date TBC approved by Policy & Resources Committee