The University of Sheffield is a leading global university renowned for the excellence, impact and distinctiveness of its research-led learning and teaching across a wide range of disciplines. It continues to be recognised for outstanding teaching and research and is ranked 75th in the word in the QS World University Rankings.

The Director of Student Recruitment & Admissions develops and enhances the University’s strategy for student recruitment, working directly to the Director of Academic Services and the Vice President for Education to provides academic leadership in this area. As the new Director, Dan will lead the delivery of student recruitment, targeting those aligned with the Student Recruitment strategy and the overarching objective to improve the market share of the highest quality of UK, EU and international students

For the past nine years Dan has worked at the University of Lancaster where he is currently Head of Global Student Recruitment Office. He has been responsible for managing a significant level of resource in this area, as well as leading, formulating and implementing global student recruitment/marketing and outreach strategic plans which ensure that Lancaster achieves appropriate numbers of high-quality applications globally that translate into registrations.

On his appointment, Dan notes: 

 "I am delighted to be joining the team at The University of Sheffield at a time of exceptional change and challenge within the Higher Education sector and an increasing need to ensure Students receive the best possible service when applying to University. This role will allow me to use my extensive experience in this area, as well as embrace new challenges and help shape the student experience at Sheffield.

Thanks to Mahfuza and Simon at Society for their professionalism and accessible approach to the recruitment process. It has been great to engage with an agency that is personable, ethical and friendly and their support really made a difference throughout the recruitment process and I’m looking forward to joining Rob and the team at Sheffield early in the New Year."