New Practitioners Conference:
Postgraduate Recruitment & Marketing

Our New Practitioners Conference took place on Tuesday 2 July 2019 in the Nottingham Conference Centre, Nottingham. The event offered those new to the postgraduate market a chance to build their knowledge, skills and confidence as well as the opportunity to network with colleagues in similar roles at other HE institutions.

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Conference schedule:

09:30 Registration opens & refreshments
10:00 Welcome
10:05 Introduction and scene setting
Penny Eccles, Director of Marketing & Communications, Nottingham Trent University
10:20 Workshop: Making the most of recruitment events (internal & external)
Lindsay Smith, Postgraduate Recruitment Manager, University of Birmingham
11:05 Morning refreshments
11:15 Ask the Expert panel: Motivations of prospective postgraduate students / what makes PG different?
Lorraine Jones, Lindsay Smith, Tom Pinder & Anthony Hudson
12:00 Workshop: Working with your social media influencers to recruit students
Paul Hodgson, Digital Communications Officer and Anne Smart, Digital Communications Manager, The University of Nottingham
12:45 Lunch & networking
13:30 Postgraduate Funding & Loans Schemes (PGT & PGR)
Dr Mark Bennett, Head of Content, FindAUniversity Ltd.
14:00 Workshop: Widening participation to postgraduate study through research internships
Anthony Hudson, Research Manager, University of East London
14:30 Afternoon refreshments
14:40 Brands vs. campaigns: Leveraging a strong brand across your institution
Tom Pinder, Client Manager for Education, SMRS
15:10 Workshop: Working with academics (building stakeholder relationships)
Phil Etherington, Postgraduate Student Recruitment Officer, University of Reading
15:45 Networking drinks reception
16:30 Finish

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