Annual Admissions Conference 2019

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Plenary speakers

Aaron Powell

Chief Digital and Data Officer, UCAS and Managing Director, UCAS International, UCAS

Adrian Dutch

Director of Global, Recruitment & Admissions, University of Westminster

Ben Colliard

Teacher of History and UK University Counsellor, International School of Geneva

Caitlin O’Carroll

Biochemistry Student, University of Surrey

Charles Quinn


Clare Marchant

Chief Executive, UCAS

Dr Eleanor Parker

Planning and Projects Manager (Skills), University of Bath

Fiona Johnston

Chief Product Officer, UCAS

Hannah Hart


Josephine Hansom

Managing Director, YouthSight Research

Louise Evans

Head of Operations Transition, UCAS

Olivia Hooper

Psychology Student, Cardiff University

Patrick Cosh

Deputy Head of International Recruitment, Cardiff University

Professor Sir Steve Smith

Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive, University of Exeter

Rachel Hart


Risto Iyambo

International Student, University of Liverpool

Robbie Willis

Head of Global Operations, The University of Edinburgh

Sander Kristel

Chief Operations Officer, UCAS

UCAS speakers

Adam Glaudot, Service Delivery Manager (Technical), UCAS

Amy Smith, Associate Director, Admissions and Applicant Experience, Nottingham Trent University

Andrew Harrison, Head of Analytical Product Development, UCAS

Andy Frampton, Customer Success Director, UCAS

Callie Hawkins, Lead Product Manager (Advisers) , UCAS

Carys Willgoss, Principal Policy Adviser, UCAS

Charlie Brown, Lead Data Scientist, UCAS

Clare Cozens, Lead Product Manager, UCAS

Finlay Willicott, Marketing Product Lead, UCAS

Fraser Nicoll, Service Lead, Information and Advice, UCAS

Gianni Au, Agile Test Engineer, UCAS

Hazel Rudge, Principal Data Scientist, UCAS

Heather McNeill, Data Scientist, UCAS

Jill Eyes, Service Delivery Manager (Results), UCAS

Jo Boyd, Service Delivery Partner (Results), UCAS

John Stanley MBCI, UCAS Risk & Resilience Manager, UCAS

Julia Whittaker, Data Collection Support Officer, UCAS

Kate Bevan, Product Owner (Collection Tool), UCAS

Kate Butland, Head of Customer Strategy, UCAS

Lisa Hardy, Lead Data Scientist (Survey Data Services), UCAS

Lou Deer, Insight Consultant, UCAS Media

Louise Cyprien, Service Delivery Manager (Admissions Service), UCAS

Mark Wilson, Customer Experience Manager, UCAS

Matt Puddy, Senior Media Consultant – Postgraduate, UCAS Media

Matthew Welbourn, Professional Development Manager, UCAS

Mike Adams, Principal Insight Consultant, UCAS Media

Naomi Hollis, Senior Client Partner, UCAS Media

Nicola Turner, Senior Fair Access Adviser , UCAS

Peter Derrick, Deputy Director of Marketing, Recruitment and Admissions (Admissions and Data), Imperial College London

Philip Marshman, Strategic Product Manager, UCAS

Rachel Taylor, Insight Consultant, UCAS Media

Rajesh Mulchandani, Technical Team Leader, UCAS

Rebecca Bale, Strategy Manager, UCAS

Rhiannon Roach, Senior Insight Consultant, UCAS Media

Sarah Barr Miller, Head of Insight and Consulting, UCAS Media

Sarah McDonnell, Service Delivery Partner (Collection & Search), UCAS

Silva Carver, Business Readiness and LMS Lead, UCAS

Suzanne Campbell, Senior Insight Consultant, UCAS Media

Tim Dutton, Service Delivery Partner (Collection & Search)

Breakout speakers

Alicia O’Grady, Director, External Relations, University of Bristol

Alison Phillips, Head of Digital Transformation, Staffordshire University

Arron Pile, Student Inclusion and Diversity Manager, University of Salford

Carol Baverstock, Head of Admissions, University of Aberdeen

Chris Davis, Deputy Service Owner for the application service for postgraduate teacher training, Department for Education

Christopher Stacey, Co-Director, Unlock

Claire Pryke, Associate Director Outreach, Recruitment and Admissions, University of Bradford

Colin Charlton, Higher Education Business Manager, Pythagoras

Dave Norton, Undergraduate Admissions Manager, Loughborough University

Dave Webster, Director of the Centre for Innovation and Teaching, SOAS University of London

David Winstanley, Director of Global Recruitment and Admissions, University of Southampton

Dee Easter, Head of Resources

Dr Arti Saraswat, Senior Policy Manager for Higher Education, Association of Colleges

Dr Dominique Thompson, GP and Director, Buzz Consulting

Dr Peter Chetwynd, Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions, King’s College London

Fiona Eccles, Product Owner: Applications and Admissions/Student Admissions Manager, The University of Manchester

Heather Macleod Jones, Senior Admissions Officer (Access), University of Sheffield

Heidi Page, Student Recruitment and Widening Participation Officer (UK and EU Qualifications), University of Manchester

Holly Short, QA Analyst, Tribal

Jennifer Geary, Head of Admissions, Goldsmiths University

Jo Wilson, Head of Sixth Form, Pingle Academy

Joel Staley, Disability Service Manager, Student Services, University of Bath

Judith King, Associate Director for Admissions, University of Liverpool

Julian Simcox, Head of Sixth Form, All Saints' Academy

Kim Eccleston, Head of Strategy and Reform, UCAS

Kirsty Knox, Deputy Head of Recruitment, Admissions, and Participation Service, University of the West of Scotland (UWS)

Liz Carlile, Associate Director (Admissions & Access), University of Sheffield

Louise Foster-Agg, Head of Undergraduate Admissions, Aston University

Luke Willetts, Director of Operations, Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership

Michael Youlton, Undergraduate Admissions Service Manager, University of Warwick

Michelle Magee, Assistant Director (Admissions), Canterbury Christ Church University

Neil Beadle, Senior Developer, Tribal

Nick Hull, Director of Admissions, University of Birmingham

Nikki Fabry, Guidance Manager, Brighton Hove & Sussex Sixth Form College

Parent Panel Members

Peter Fidczuk, UK Development and Recognition Manager, International Baccalaureate

Rebecca Leech, Head of Admissions , UCLAN

Richard Shiner, Head of Evaluation, Fair Access and Participation Directorate

Roshan Walkerley, Deputy Head of Student Recruitment (International), University of Cambridge

Ruth Jones, Head of Placement, NCUK

Sally Armstrong, HE and Careers Adviser, Bishop Wordsworth's Grammar School for Boys

Sally Rutterford, Head of Admissions, Cardiff University

Sarah West, Head of Undergraduate and ITE Admissions, UCL

Scott D Ochander, Partner and Chief Marketing Officer, Carnegie Dartlet

Simon Jones, Deputy Director of Recruitment and Admissions, Coventry University

Stephanie Lee, Head of Widening Participation and Outreach, The University of Manchester

Steve McArdle, Deputy Head and Director Post-16, Durham Johnston Comprehensive School and the North-East representative for the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL)

Susie King, Head of Admissions, Middlesex University London

Tony Flaherty, Head of Admissions, University of Sheffield