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About the Department


(Professor Malcolm Press, Vice-Chancellor, and student recruitment
colleagues at the 2016 Manchester UCAS Convention)

The Recruitment and Admissions (R&A) department provides a seamless service to potential MMU students from first enquiry through to enrolment for all modes and levels of courses. We are responsible for delivering a range of support services to enquirers, applicants, university staff and external stakeholders.

We have recently reorganised the Recruitment and Admissions Department to closer align to the University objectives. R&A is a large centralised department with over 65 members of staff split in three admissions teams for Undergraduate, Postgraduate and International applications and two recruitment teams split between Events & Outreach and Course Enquiries. We also have a Recruitment and Admissions Data Insight Team and a CRM Project Team.

We operate a high volume quality recruitment and admissions service, annually communicating with over 100,000 university enquirers and applicants through our recruitment campaigns. We manage 40,000 visitors visiting our campuses and deliver over 800 events off campus. We are also responsible for all aspects of offer making and offer communications with over 80,000 applications per year. Quality information, advice and guidance is at the heart of what we deliver, enabling students to make informed choices about going into higher education and Manchester Metropolitan University.

We are an award-winning Department, having won Gold at the 2014 HEIST awards for Best Student Recruitment Campaign and Bronze at the same awards in 2013 for Best Use of Digital/Social Marketing.