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In this FREE PG Marketing Conference Webinar, which took place on Wednesday 8 December, attendees learnt what postgraduate outreach & recruitment looks like in 2021/22 from our panel of representitives from four UK universities.

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The presentation

10:00AM GMT | Engaging prospective postgraduates; approaches across the sector
Presented by Jonathan Atkinson, University of Liverpool; Jack Clare, University of Wolverhampton; Jen Barton, Durham University; Elliot Newstead, University of Leicester; Jamie Graney, University of Liverpool.

In this session, five key topics were discussed, burning audience questions were answered about our experiences & plans when it comes to engaging with students considering Postgraduate Taught, MRes & Research options. You have learnt about:

• Convincing that your institution is the one for them!
• Supporting transition to PG study and how to support applicants
• How we, as a sector, can collaboratively support students into postgraduate study
• The importance of existing and prospective student voice and opinion in shaping practice and policy

The speakers

Jonathan Atkinson
Hybrid Recruitment & Events Manager, University of Liverpool

Jonathan has worked in HE for eight years from assistant to manager across UK undergraduate and postgraduate outreach, recruitment and events.

Jack Clare
Head of UK Recruitment, University of Wolverhampton

Jack Clare is Head of UK Recruitment at the University of Wolverhampton, and oversees the coordination and delivery of both internal and external postgraduate recruitment events for both enquirers and applicants and assigned nurturing initiatives.

Jen Barton
Student Recruitment Manager, Durham University

Jen has worked in HE from 2004, with three years of experience in PG management, including the recruitment of postgraduate students, organising internal and attending external physical and virtual postgraduate recruitment events and managing a team of postgraduate ambassadors.

Elliot Newstead
Head of UK Student Recruitment and Outreach, University of Leicester

Elliot is responsible for the recruitment of postgraduate students from the UK to Leicester through the delivery of physical and virtual events both on and off campus.

Jamie Graney
Student Recruitment Officer, University of Liverpool

Jamie completed his undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at Lancaster University, and now leads the outbound PG Recruitment activities for the University of Liverpool’s Student Recruitment Team.

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