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New Director of Student Recruitment and Admissions appointed

The University has appointed Dr Shane Collins as Director of Student Recruitment and Admissions.

Dr Shane Collins

Dr Collins will join the University on 1 May from the University of Dundee where he is currently Director of Future Students, leading a strategic portfolio that includes domestic and international student recruitment, marketing and admissions.

Dr Collins has extensive experience within higher education having worked within widening access whilst completing his PhD at Durham University and subsequently leading their UK student recruitment operation.


I am really looking forward to joining the University and working with colleagues to deliver the ambition and vision around student recruitment. I know this ambition is shared by academic and professional services colleagues across the University and I very much look forward to leading the expert and committed team within Student Recruitment and Admissions.

Dr Shane Collins

I am delighted Dr Shane Collins has been appointed as the University’s new Director of Student Recruitment and Admissions. Dr Collins brings a wealth of knowledge and experience across this strategically important agenda as we seek to deliver our ambition around our future student communities.

Leigh ChalmersVice-Principal and University Secretary

This role reinforces our commitment to attracting the world’s best minds, while welcoming people from a wide range of backgrounds and experience, both close to home and across the globe. Congratulations to Dr Collins on his appointment and I look forward to working together.

Professor Colm HarmonVice-Principal Students

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