Meet the team

Our dedicated Student Recruitment and Outreach team are on hand to assist you and your students as they transition into Higher Education. You can contact any member of the team directly using our live chat feature or you can email them at

Elliot Newstead

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Job Title: Head of UK Student Recruitment and Outreach

Jurisdiction: I manage our UK Recruitment and Outreach team and lead on strategies to meet recruitment targets and access and participation benchmarks

Likes: Football trivia, fundraising, Higher Education policy

Dislikes: Celery, losing at quizzes, Brexit

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Dan Flatt

profile image of danJob Title: UK Student Recruitment Manager

Jurisdiction: I manage the Global Recruitment Officers and help steer the Student Recruitment strategy of the University

Likes: Gin, running, sourdough baking, football

Dislikes: Milk, the phrase 'love you to the moon and back', the song 'Proud Mary'

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Nick Cave

profile image of nickJob Title: Academic Liaison Manager

Jurisdiction: I manage a number of initiatives within the Widening Participation team, including post-16 progression programmes, summer schools and departmental-led outreach

Likes: Computer games, Leicester City FC, good coffee, cooking (and then eating it), guitars

Dislikes: Bad coffee, sprouts, the word "lush" when not used to describe grass

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Oliver Rossetti

profile image of oliverJob Title: Pre-16 Manager

Jurisdiction: I look after the University's national pre-16 outreach initiatives, working alongside the team and stakeholders to implement activities and widen access to university.

Likes: Travelling, Baking (cakes and sourdough), animals, countryside walks, board games

Dislikes: Bad drivers, cakes that have sunk during baking, stormy weather

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Savannah Robinson

profile image of savannahJob Title: Global Recruitment Officer

Jurisdiction: I manage school and college relations in the East Midlands, East of England and the Home Counties to ensure teachers, advisers and students get the higher education opportunities and advice they need to progress to university.

Likes: Looking after animals, theatre, netball, PIZZA!

Dislikes: Parsnip, Justin Bieber songs, buses

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Sarah Tompkins 

Job Title: Global Recruitment Officer

Jurisdiction: I am the London-based contact for the university, working with schools and colleges in London and the South East to support and advise teachers, advisers and students on applying to university.

Likes: True crime documentaries, going to gigs, travelling, doughnuts

Dislikes: Cabbage, coffee, slow walkers

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Ashleigh Williams 

profile image of ashleighJob Title: Global Recruitment Officer

Jurisdiction: I look after school and college contacts in the West Midlands, Oxfordshire and the North, attending and hosting events for post-16 students as well as supporting teachers and advisers on all things 'applying to university'.

Likes: Reading, being outside, music, travelling and eating

Dislikes: Being cold, people spelling my name with a 'y', bad manners and forgetting about your tea and realising it's cold.

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Charlotte Barratt 

profile image of charlotteJob Title: Global Recruitment Officer

Jurisdiction: I look after mature and postgraduate students who are looking at courses at any level (essentially anyone over 21).

Likes: Geekery, cats, growing things, learning

Dislikes: Cauliflower, -isms, bad smells!

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Nicola Lumb

profile image of nicolaJob Title: Widening Participation Officer (Pre-16)

Jurisdiction: I work within WP, focusing on pre-16 students in the East Midlands. I run events on campus and go into schools to run workshops

Likes: Reading, travelling, being busy.

Dislikes: Peas, 'Sunday drivers', the Insurance industry!

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Lorna Powell

profile image of lornaJob Title: Widening Participation Coordinator (Progression Programmes)

Jurisdiction: I am part of the Widening Participation team and coordinate the universities three progression programmes (MedLEAP, Pathways to Law, Realising Opportunities).

Likes: Hockey, gymnastics, guinea pigs, chocolate brownies

Dislikes: Quizzes, salt and vinegar crisps

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