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Admissions and Student Recruitment

These pages are designed for University of Dundee staff & students, if you are looking for information about our courses, please visit our external site.

What we do

Admissions & Student Recruitment (ASRS) is part of Student Services and handles applicants via MARKETING, ENQUIRIES & APPLICATION, to MATRICULATION – thereafter students are supported by Academic Schools, Student Support Services and Registry

Our core activities relate to:

  • Undergraduate courses
  • Taught Postgraduate courses
  • Research degrees
  • UK applicants
  • EU applicants
  • International applicants
  • Students elsewhere who are coming on an exchange or visiting programme
  • University of Dundee students or staff who are planning an exchange or visiting programme
  • Access & Participation activities, including DUAL Summer School

We do not currently process applications for distance learning or CPD courses, but we assist with the marketing of them via our website.

Who we are

ASRS staff are grouped into operational teams, though some staff are part of more than one team. We want to work with you to market and recruit to your courses, as efficiently, effectively and professionally as possible. If we can be of any assistance, please contact the relevant team leader (listed below). It's often helpful for us to meet new staff, for us to visit your area, and for you to come and meet our team.

Head of Admissions & Student Recruitment – Dr Shane Collins (from January 2014)

Marketing Communications and Management Information Team – led by Karen Martin

  • Responsible for directing all student recruitment marketing and communications activity across all channels and liaising with College Marketing Teams
  • Producing promotional publications including the University prospectuses, online programme listings and email newsletters, and providing guidance to academic schools on marketing programmes 
  • Managing the corporate and promotional gifts orders from Schools and Colleges
  • Managing and updating content on the MyDundee for Applicants School organisations
  • Providing management information via SITS and Cognos to all staff. This includes providing reports via MyDundee for Staff (ARMI) - information requests

Web and Social Media Team – led by Rob Ryder-Richardson

Operations Team – led by Dr Wendy Webster

  • Technical, business and data issues associated with enquirers and applicants, including SITS, eVision, UCAS Apply and UKPASS
  • This includes programming letters/emails to be sent to applicants – which Schools can run themselves. Such letters/emails are then recorded in SITS, so there is an audit trail – this is the recommended method of communicating with applicants.
  • Implementation of SITS related admissions projects, such as Paperless Processing, using UKPASS for Research applications etc

UK/EU Recruitment Team – led by Ali Clark

  • On campus visits, including campus-wide Visit Days, Post Applicant Visits, Individual Applicant Visits, Discovering Degrees for Schools etc - external facing pages
  • Off campus visits, our team of Recruitment Officers attend school careers events, give talks and present workshops in schools and colleges across Scotland, the rest of the UK and the EU
  • Recruitment Officers represent the institution at the series of UCAS Conventions and some Postgraduate Fairs across the whole of the UK

Access and Participation Team – led by Dr John Blicharski

Undergraduate Admissions Team – led by Kirsten Swankie

  • The Information Assistants process application forms, via UCAS, and UCAS Teacher Training (UTT)
  • The Admissions Officers make decisions on UCAS applications for most non-interviewing courses
  • The Information Assistants are the first point of contact for applicants with queries - they record our offers to applicants, and their decisions, plus update conditional offers when exam results are known
  • The Admissions team manages access to MyDundee for Applicants by sending all applicants their access details by email upon receipt of their application
  • UCAS & UTT Clearing is co-ordinated by the Undergraduate Admissions Manager  - external facing pages

Postgraduate and International Admissions Team – led by Gillian Sharp

Head of International Operations - Jason Norris

International Recruitment Team

  • The International Recruitment Officers are the first point of contact for academics with any queries regarding international qualifications, overseas institutions etc. and make offers on most international undergraduate applications
  • The International Recruitment Officers handle our Overseas Representatives (Agents)
  • The International Recruitment Officers visit targeted counties and institutions overseas, speaking at schools and universities, attending careers fairs and visiting our Overseas Representatives - external facing pages
  • Possible market or partnership opportunities are identified by International Recruitment Officers and fed back to Schools/Colleges as appropriate

International Development

  • Identifies University-wide research links and funding opportunities
  • Manages international partnerships, agreements, articulations and MOUs across the University
  • Coordinates the Principal’s international activity and trips
  • Manages all international visits by overseas institutions to the University

Where we are

ASRS is located at 2 & 4 Airlie Place. Our reception are is at the Enquiry Centre on Campus Green.

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