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Donna Ball

Deputy Director, International Student Recruitment, Faculty of Registrars



Donna manages our International Student Recruitment team which encompasses direct international recruitment activity undertaken by the Senior International Relations Managers/International Relations Managers, agent relations/contracts, overseas representatives based in-country, as well as the IELTS Centre.

She has responsibility for aligning the strategic direction of international student recruitment with wider recruitment efforts of the university, to support in the overall achievement of international student recruitment objectives.

Donna comes from a marketing and international recruitment background that spans 9 years in the Higher Education sector. This has involved positions held at De Montfort University and the University of Derby. She has experience of direct recruitment activity from the USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Nigeria, Ghana, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Thailand, Singapore, Kuwait, the UAE and Saudi Arabia. In addition to this, Donna has worked as Global Partnerships Manager, with a specific remit of driving the strategy for 'recruitment' partners across the globe.

Working in close liaison with internal stakeholders to ensure continued growth and diversity of international recruitment is paramount to the overall success of the international student recruitment agenda.