External Relations

Undergraduate recruitment

The Undergraduate Student Recruitment Team sits within Communications and Marketing and is responsible for marketing the University and its courses to prospective undergraduate students.

Our main objective is to deliver information and communicate effectively with all audiences involved in the undergraduate decision-making process from the beginning to end of the recruitment cycle. We aim to generate enquiries, convert enquirers to applicants and convert offer holders to firm acceptance. 

We are responsible for managing the University's relationship with UK schools and colleges, and delivering a series of undergraduate and postgraduate recruitment events. We are also responsible for managing the organisation of university wide undergraduate and postgraduate open days, campus tour days, support for academic UCAS visit days and implementing the University's schools liaison strategy.

Our primary focus is UK students, but we work closely with the International Office to ensure our materials, in particular the Undergraduate Prospectus and Overview Prospectus, are relevant and suitable for the wider international market. The International Office delivers a range of specific materials aimed at recruiting international undergraduates.

We also work closely with Admissions, Widening Participation and colleagues across the University to ensure our campaigns are targeted and timely, and with schools and departments to help design and deliver supplementary promotional materials specific to them. 


Core activities

The team’s core activities include:

  • producing the annual hardcopy Undergraduate Prospectus and maintaining the online Undergraduate Prospectus
  • developing and managing the undergraduate campaign style
  • producing core undergraduate guides for specific audiences, such as the annually updated Parents' Guide and the recently introduced Mature and Part-time Students' Guide
  • planning and delivering the annual conversion process by producing the Applicants' Guide, Student news conversion e-newsletter and supporting schools with specific conversion materials
  • supporting schools and departments with the production of marketing/promotional materials and advertising
  • supporting schools and departments with copy and imagery for UCAS Entry Profiles 
  • producing exhibition stands and other marketing/promotional materials for use at open days, higher education fairs and other associated events
  • developing and delivering electronic campaigns to help generate applications, improve conversion and inform marketing planning
  • planning and delivering advertising in key online and hardcopy publications for general student recruitment
  • managing the University’s undergraduate presence in a range of national student guides
  • Attendance at UCAS HE Fairs throughout the UK
  • Schools liaison activity - working closely with the Widening Participation team to develop relationships with UK Schools and Colleges
  • Delivery of a number of undergraduate recruitment events including university-wide open days, campus tours and UCAS visit days
  • Annual careers advisers' and teachers' conferences in Nottingham and London
  • Enquiry management through the Enquiry Centre
  • Direct marketing with enquirers and schools and colleges
  • Internal support and 'consultancy' for academic schools including advice on recruitment activity and support for UCAS visit days

External Relations

University of Nottingham
C Floor, Pope Building (Rooms C2-C10)
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 5151
fax: +44 (0) 115 846 6787
email: externalrelations@nottingham.ac.uk