Meet the School and College Team
Jamie Bradford, School and College Liaison and Enquiries Manager
I have had the pleasure of working at DMU for 14 years undertaking a variety of roles in home and international student recruitment. I started out as a Student Advisor, specipfically focussed on supporting our local network of FE colleges before moving into a supervisory role leading our operational school and college liaison activity.
Between 2010 and 2012 I spent an exciting two years as the Senior International Officer responsible for South East Asia and enjoyed recruitment visits to Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia.
If you are planning any exotic travels I can heartily recommend all of these locations.I became a father in 2012 and returned to a UK role as School and College Liaison and Enquiries Manager where I lead all school and college activity for year 11 students and above alongside the team looking after all incoming course enquiries. The role is busy and varied with the sector changing dynamically year to year and DMU ever investing and proactively moving forward.
I am lucky to lead a team of natural communicators who all genuinely love their face-to-face work with school and college students. Our mission is to inspire, to inform and to engage and we look forward to working with yourself and your students in the future.
T: 0116 257 7359
Faye Shears, School and College Liaison Officer
I joined DMU in 2015 and have worked in education since I graduated from university in 2009 with a degree in foreign languages. I have fond memories of my university experience, and I thoroughly enjoy advising students on the opportunities available within higher education. I am a big advocate of the benefits of studying at university and I particularly enjoy arranging on-campus visits for prospective students and giving them the opportunity to experience student life first hand.
T: 0116 257 7688
Amber Page, School and College Liaison Officer
An experienced schools and college’s officer and education sector professional. I have over four years of experience in Higher Education recruitment and outreach related roles. I have been inspiring students through a variety of outreach work since I was a Student Ambassador during my university study. Since graduating from a master’s degree in business management, I have worked in both university outreach and recruitment across two Higher Education institutions.
As well as supporting prospective students I also have a wealth of experience supporting current university students. In my previous role I was a student mentor responsible for facilitating and supporting student development on international experiences and I actively champion global experiences at university. I now volunteer as a mentor for current De Montfort University students giving me an insight into the transition challenges students may face during higher education which feeds directly in to my schools and colleges work.
It is a pleasure to work in collaboration with schools and colleges to inform students about future opportunities and maximise student success.
T: 0116 207 8778
Dalvir Uppal, School and College Liaison Officer
For me, education is the ability to open up different opportunities. The further we progress, the more avenues are opened for us to explore. With that being said, I have taken my personal education all the way through from an undergraduate degree to starting my PhD study. Being born and bred in the West Midlands, it was only natural for me to support the schools and colleges within that region with my “brummie” accent.
Being an experienced lecturer I understand the diverse needs of our current students and I aim to provide support and guidance in a manner, which is easily understood. I have a genuine passion for progression and higher education, which could be useful for your institution. Should your school need any help please do get in touch.
T: 0116 250 6236
Vanessa Haye, School and College Liaison Officer
Hi my name is Vanessa, and I am a former DMU Business and Law graduate. Since graduating, I have worked within various roles in the education sector.
My most recent role involved working as a programme manager at a Business school In London. Since moving back to Leicester, I joined the School and College Recruitment Team in November 2014, and support schools and colleges within the West Midlands region.
I thoroughly enjoy having the responsibility of delivering aspiring talks to students, and preparing them for their future education and careers.
T: 0116 250 6070
Ben Howgill, School and College Liaison Officer
I joined the School and College team in Janurary 2018, coming from a Computer Science related degree into world of Student Recruitment and Support!
During my time at University, I worked with De Montfort Students' Union as a Frontrunner for our (award-winning) student media group Demon Media, where I was tasked with organising and running the student magazine and website. Alongside this, I tried my hand at television and radio presenting and production and my interest in media and communication spiraled from there.
Speaking to students and developing their interests in university and investing in their futures is extremely rewarding, and I enjoy discussing with them about the benefits of university, researching their university options.
T: 0116 366 4991
Imtiaz (Ali) Kapasi, School and College and Enquiries Assistant (Recent Graduate Intern)
Hi, my name is Ali, and I am a recent Business and Law graduate at De Montfort University.
My role involves supporting and delivering talks and events in order to makes students aware of all the opportunities available to them. I have worked as an ambassador throughout my studies and have really enjoyed the experience and opportunities that this role has presented to me.
I am passionate about higher education and always happy to share my experiences with students. I enjoy the responsibility that comes with delivering talks to students in the hopes of inspiring them to reach their true potential.
T: 0116 250 6070
Henryk Smolinski, School and College and Enquiries Assistant (Recent Graduate Intern)
T: 0116 250 6070