Student Recruitment & Admissions

University groups and committees

SRA convenes a number of University-wide working groups and provides representation to relevant University groups and committees.

These include:

Student Recruitment and Funding Strategy Group

The Student Recruitment and Fees Strategy Group is a University committee, responsible to University Executive Group for all strategic matters relating to student recruitment, admissions, fees, and funding. The Group is responsible for overseeing implementation of the University’s student recruitment, fees, scholarships & student funding and widening participation strategies. Its scope encompasses all student domiciles, modes of delivery and levels of study, student recruitment marketing, admissions, outreach, widening participation to the point of entry, tuition fees and student funding.

Convener: Professor Colm Harmon, Vice Principal Students

Secretary: Harish Lokhun - Regional Manager Central and South Asia

Student Recruitment Management Group

The Student Recruitment Management Group (SRMG) is a subgroup of the Student Recruitment Strategy Group. The Group is responsible for monitoring, responding to, and reporting on in-year progress towards recruitment targets, and agreeing recruitment and admissions policy.  Its scope encompasses UK, EU and international, online distance and on-campus, undergraduate and postgraduate study, outreach, recruitment, marketing, admissions and widening participation. 

Convener: Rebecca Gaukroger, Director, Student Recruitment and Admissions

Secretary: Jim Galbraith, Senior Strategic Planner, Governance and Strategic Planning

Admissions Qualifications Group

The Admissions Qualifications Group is a subgroup of the Student Recruitment and Fees Strategy Group. The Group is responsible for ensuring that the University recognises qualifications that provide appropriate preparation for study, so that the University is accessible to students from a wide range of backgrounds.

Convener: Gillian Simmons, Head of Admissions, Student Recruitment and Admissions

Contact: Gemma Docherty

Widening Participation Strategy Group

The Widening Participation Strategy Group oversees the development and implementation of the University Widening Participation Strategy. It provides a forum to discuss and promote WP and social mobility at the University of Edinburgh and beyond. It takes an evidenced-based approach to setting the future direction of WP at the University of Edinburgh and facilitates a strategic and co-ordinated approach.

Convener: Colm Harmon, Vice Principal Students

Contact: wpteam@ed.ac.uk

Postgraduate Recruitment and Admissions Group

The Postgraduate Recruitment and Admissions Group (PRAG) is an advisory group reporting to the Student Recruitment Management Group (SRMG). It liaises with relevant University, College and School committees and working groups to provide informed and expert guidance to SRMG on matters relating to postgraduate student recruitment and admissions. The scope of this work encompasses UK/EU and international students, visiting students, and widening participation at postgraduate level.

Convener: Jane Johnston

Secretary/contact: Beth Colston

Induction Coordination Group

The Induction Coordination Group (ICG) brings together academic and administrative staff from Schools and Services who have a role in welcoming new students to the University. The ICG's main focus is the coordination of September's Welcome Week and the sharing of best practice relating to pre-arrival support and induction of new students. This group also aims to identify opportunities for enhancement within current induction processes and has been making strides forward by coordinating our own activities, sharing information and passing on vital updates. 

Chair: Lesley Ross

Contact: induction@ed.ac.uk