Remit (subject to approval by Policy and Resources Committee):

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/EU full-time undergraduates
  • Development and implementation of the University‚Äôs 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
  • Setting up and monitoring of recruitment-related collaboration and domestic and international articulation agreements, study pathways and student progression opportunities
  • Reporting and making recommendations to Senior Management Team, University Management Group, Policy and 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


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

Vice-Principal (Student Recruitment) (Chair) Alan Speight
Vice-Principal (Education) Ruth Taylor
Vice-Principal (International Partnerships) Richard Wells
Dean, PGR School or nominee Graeme Nixon
Dean, Access, Articulation & Outreach Alison Jenkinson
Dean, Portfolio Development & Programme Promotion TBC
Dean, International Stakeholder Engagement TBC
Assistant Director, External Relations & Marketing/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 or nominee Cecilia Wallback
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 Officer representative Julie Timms
Head of School representative TBC

In attendance as required

Acting Director of External Relations & Marketing Jenny Fernandes
Head of Marketing & Brand Development Kate Blake
Director of Language Centre Julie Bray
Lead Planning Analyst Chris Souter
Dean for International Student Pathways & Progression Harminder Battu
Dean for North America Bill Naphy
Director of Digital & Information Services Brian Henderson
Dean for Quality Assurance Kath Shennan
Admissions Selector Glynn Hesketh
Reporting Line

Formal reporting line:

  • Policy and Resources Committee


  • Access & Articulation Committee
  • Task & Finish Groups

Operational Working Groups:

  • UG Communication and Engagement Group
  • PGT Communication and Engagement Group

Interface with other committees:

  • University Committee on Teaching and Learning
Frequency and Timing of Meetings
  • At least six meetings per academic year
  • Meetings between 10am-4pm in accordance with University Policy