Student Recruitment Team

The University of South Wales's Student Recruitment Team operate as part of the wider Marketing and Student Recruitment department. The Team's officers and assistants are responsible for student recruitment in the UK and for promoting outreach, engagement and learning opportunities with schools and colleges up and down the country.

The eleven-strong Team are based across the university's campuses and have their own remits, regions and specialist areas. The Team offers talks, presentations and visit days (both on and off-campus) on a variety of HE topics, including UCAS, the application process, university life and studying a university degree at a partner college among many others. The Team also provides direct advice and support to schools and colleges, their staff and students on a variety of educational and university-based queries.

Our Team



Sarah Watkins - UK Recruitment Manager

Sarah Watkins

UK Recruitment Manager

Sera Evans-Fear - Student Recruitment Officer

Sera Evans-Fear

Caerphilly | Merthyr Tydfil | South West England

Joseph Murphy Profile

Joseph Murphy

Rhondda Cynon Taf | Bridgend | Mid Wales

Rebecca Bowen - Student Recruitment Officer (Welsh Medium)

Rebecca Bowen

All Welsh-medium Schools

Sandra Veasey - Student Recruitment Officer

Sandra Veasey

Newport | Monmouthshire | West Midlands of England

Rebecca Breen - Student Recruitment Assistant

Rebecca Breen

Gwent | Torfaen | West Midlands of England

Karan Broad profile

Karan Broad

Student Recruitment Assistant (Widening Access)

Alexander Kennedy - Student Recruitment Assistant

Alexander Kennedy

Cardiff | Vale of Glamorgan | South West England

Thomas Hill - Student Recruitment Assistant

Thomas Hill

Neath Port Talbot | Swansea | West and North East Wales

Salema Ahmed - Student Recruitment Assistant

Salema Ahmed

Student Recruitment Assistant

Alexandra Hamer - Collaboration, Recruitment and Progression Assistant

Alexandra Hamer

Bridgend College | Cardiff and Vale College | Neath Port Talbot (NPT) College

Anthony Richards - Collaboration, Recruitment and Progression Assistant

Anthony Richards

Coleg y Cymoedd | Coleg Gwent | Merthyr College

Contact



Staff Member

Contact Information

Responsibilities and Regions

Sarah Watkins

UK Recruitment Manager

Email

sarah.watkins@southwales.ac.uk

Telephone

(01443) 4 83375

Responsibilities

  • Overall responsibility for the work of the Student Recruitment Team throughout the UK. This involves overseeing our range of student recruitment activities, visits and events and our links with agents, schools and colleges throughout the UK.

Sera Evans-Fear

Student Recruitment Officer

Email

sera.evans-fear@southwales.ac.uk

Telephone

(01443) 6 54408

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for working with all English-medium schools in Wales and England.
  • Organising events for schools/colleges to visit the University’s Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science.

Regions

  • Caerphilly
  • Merthyr Tydfil
  • South West England

Joseph Murphy

Student Recruitment Officer
(Widening Access)

Email

joseph.murphy@southwales.ac.uk

Telephone

(01443) 4 82849

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for managing the University’s Partnership, Target and USW Bloggers schemes
  • Delivering talks and events for sixth form students.
  • Organising visits for schools and colleges to the Faculty of Business and Society.
  • Assistance with co-ordinating the University’s Open Days and the annual Teachers’ and Advisers’ Conference.

Regions

  • Rhondda Cynon Taf
  • Bridgend
  • Mid Wales

Rebecca Bowen

Student Recruitment Officer
(Welsh Medium)

Email

rebecca.bowen@southwales.ac.uk

Telephone

(01443) 6 54299

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for working with Welsh-medium and bilingual schools and colleges.
  • Organising subject-specific events for schools/colleges in the creative industries.

Regions

  • All Welsh-medium schools in Wales

Sandra Veasey

Student Recruitment Officer

Email

sandra.veasey@southwales.ac.uk

Telephone

(01633) 4 32299 (Newport)

(01443) 4 83592 (Treforest)

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for working with all English medium schools and colleges in Wales and England.
  • Organising events at Newport City Campus and for the Faculty of Life Sciences and Education.
  • Delivering talks and presentations for sixth form students.

Regions

  • Newport
  • Monmouthshire
  • West Midlands of England

Rebecca Breen

Student Recruitment Assistant

Email

rebecca.breen@southwales.ac.uk

Telephone

(01443) 4 83479

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for assisting in the co-ordination and delivery of student recruitment events including Open Days, Open Evenings and Applicant Days.
  • Building strong links with schools and colleges in the UK through visits and on campus events.
  • Working closely with the Faculty of Life Sciences and Education.

Regions

  • Gwent
  • Torfaen
  • West Midlands of England

Karan Broad

Student Recruitment & Events Assistant
(Widening Access)

Email

karan.broad@southwales.ac.uk

Telephone

(01443) 4 83695

Responsibilities

  • To support the team of schools liaison officers and co-ordinating newsletters, events and visits for schools, colleges, prospective students and teachers.
  • Working closely with the Faculty of Creative Industries.

Alexander Kennedy

Student Recruitment Assistant

Email

alexander.kennedy@southwales.ac.uk

Telephone

(01443) 6 54495

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for delivering talks and events to sixth form students and organising visits for schools and colleges.
  • Assistance in coordinating HE events, such as Open Days and applicant days for prospective students and teachers.
  • Working closely with the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science.

Regions

  • Cardiff
  • Vale of Glamorgan
  • South West England

Thomas Hill

Student Recruitment Assistant

Email

thomas.hill@southwales.ac.uk

Telephone

(01443) 4 82506

Responsibilities

  • Management of the USW Bloggers programme.
  • Assistance in organising on-campus events for schools/colleges and prospective students, including Open Days and Applicant Days.
  • Working closely with the Faculty of Business and Society.

Regions

  • Neath Port Talbot
  • Swansea
  • West and North East Wales

Salema Ahmed

Student Recruitment Assistant

Email

salema.ahmed@southwales.ac.uk

Telephone

(01443) 4 83562

Responsibilities

  • Working on various projects within the marketing department.

Alexandra Hamer

Collaboration, Recruitment & Progression Assistant

Email

alexandra.hamer@southwales.ac.uk

Telephone

(01443) 4 83464

Responsibilities

  • Support of partner college staff and students in a number of ways, from individual advice and guidance on the availability of higher education (HE) provision, through to group talks on the benefits of higher education in general.
  • Working closely with current HE students studying USW provision at the colleges, to support them during their studies, advise them of top-up degree options at USW campuses, as well as supporting them with finance queries and the application process.

Regions

  • Bridgend College
  • Cardiff and Vale College
  • Neath Port Talbot (NPT) College

Anthony Richards

Collaboration, Recruitment & Progression Assistant

Email

anthony.richards@southwales.ac.uk

Telephone

(01443) 4 83669

Responsibilities

  • Attendance at USW partner colleges to speak with groups of level three students about the availability of higher education courses within their college.
  • Provision of advice and guidance to both staff and students on the nature of the qualifications and subjects available, the progression opportunities at USW and how partner college students can be supported whilst they are studying a franchised course.
  • Attendance at partner college open evenings and higher education events to promote USW franchised courses and to help answer any queries that potential applicants may have.

Regions

  • Coleg y Cymoedd
  • Coleg Gwent
  • Merthyr College

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