Our Undergraduate Student Recruitment Team are available to travel across the UK and appear online to provide personalised higher education sessions and careers fair support. Our Undergraduate Recruitment Officers also have a regional focus, and can be contacted individually through the details below.

Steve Minney

Head of Undergraduate Recruitment Steve Minney

Head of Undergraduate Recruitment

Steve has twenty years experience of student recruitment and has expertise in the transition to higher education, character education, curriculum design and admissions policy.  He has sat on numerous national committees and expert panels and was notably a member of the development team which contributed to the reform of the UCAS tariff mechanism for 2017 entry. Steve's interests outside work include sea swimming, photography and all things Bob Dylan.

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Samantha Thompson

Picture of Student Recruitment Manager Samantha Thompson

Undergraduate Recruitment Manager

Samantha has worked in the Student Recruitment office since 2016, having previously been based at the Hilary Rodham Clinton School of Law at Swansea University. She is responsible for the outreach activity undertaken by the UG recruitment team and manages partnership work between the university and UCAS. Samantha also established the university's relationships with regional Seren network hubs around Wales.

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Nia Stokes

Undergraduate Recruitment Officer Nia Stokes

Undergraduate Recruitment Officer - Midlands

As the recruitment contact for the Midlands region at Swansea, Nia presents virtual and in-person higher education sessions on request, and keeps her region updated on upcoming events and activities at Swansea University. If you are a teacher or adviser from the Midlands area and would like to be added to Nia's mailing list, please get in touch. Her role involves creating digital content for the team, such as blog posts, videos and posters, as well as managing the University's presence on external websites. Nia has previously worked as an Assistant in the Student Recruitment Team, and has been the first point of contact for current students when working as a Student Experience Administrator at the University.

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Vanessa Caines

Undergraduate Recruitment Officer Vanessa Caines

Undergraduate Recruitment Officer - London

Vanessa is the contact for schools and colleges in the London region and can deliver and assist with events, both physical and virtual. She joined the team at Swansea University in December 2018 after having previously worked as a careers lead in a large FE college for 4 years. Vanessa is based in London, and provides the link between London and Swansea. She really enjoys meeting students from different areas, supporting them with the UCAS process and their HE choices. 

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Ben Thomas

Undergraduate Recruitment Officer Ben Thomas

Undergraduate Recruitment Officer - South West England

Ben's remit within Swansea University’s Recruitment Office is to help bridge the gap between higher education links and schools in the South West of England. His role encompasses all aspects of marketing and includes building relationships with schools and colleges to share opportunities and events for students to get involved with. He delivers talks and workshops to students, covering a range of areas that aim to develop their understanding of higher education, UCAS processes, and support their future aspirations. Ben has previously worked within Swansea's Development and Alumni Office and connected with the University's vast alumni community. Activities featured a combination of high profile and small intimate events, philanthropic opportunities and much more. He very much enjoys speaking with students - be it prospective, current or alumni - playing a small part in their university experience.

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Emily Rees

Student Recruitment Officer Emily Rees

Undergraduate Recruitment Officer - Wales

Emily is the Welsh Medium Officer and is the recruitment contact for Wales. She can deliver virtual and in-person sessions in both English and Welsh. Emily has worked at the University for over 3 years and has previously worked at MyUniHub within the university providing student support. This role provided her with knowledge about the student journey and the student support available after enrolment. Emily enjoys meeting students and building relationships with schools in her region.

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