Annual Admissions Conference 2019

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Peter Derrick

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


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

Peter took up post as the Deputy Director of Marketing, Recruitment and Admissions, at Imperial College London at the end of 2023. He leads the admissions, market insight and admissions systems teams across the university.  
After graduating with a BSc (hons) in Biochemistry and Physiology, Peter served two terms in office as Vice President of his Students' Union. He subsequently worked in a broad range of roles across the institution relating to applicant and student administration at the University of Southampton.

Peter moved to Middlesex University in early 2013, where he was the Head of Admissions and Visa Compliance, responsible for all aspects of the central admissions service and international student visa processes including running an enhancement project to transform the applicant experience. 

Peter joined UCAS in late 2015 as the Head of Operations, leading the service delivery portfolio. This included the admissions and results services, along with data management and assurance teams to deliver the end-to-end admissions cycle and the annual Confirmation and Clearing activity. He also established the new Digital Learning at UCAS as well being active across the breath of UCAS’ change initiatives.

He moved to UCL in early 2022 as the Director of Admissions Transformation, leading an ambitious and transformational programme of work to improve the applicant and staff experience of Admissions at UCL, including replacing the technology platforms for applicants and staff. 

He  is committed to lifelong learning, completing an MSc in Systems Thinking in Practice with the Open University, a programme specializing in the development of holistic thinking skills and how you can act to bring about improvements in complex situations. He concentrated on the application of systems methodologies to widening participation in Higher Education.  

Tuesday 9 April 2019 14:35 - 15:25
Tuesday 9 April 2019 09:40 - 10:30

UCAS Undergraduate application management service (UG AMS) – looking forwards to the 2021 application cycle

Monday 8 April 2019 15:45 - 16:35
Monday 8 April 2019 16:40 -17:30

Extra, Clearing, and Records of Prior Acceptance (RPAs), in practice for the 2021 application cycle

Monday 8 April 2019 11:45 - 12:40

Fraud and verification review