Meet the school and college team

Vanessa Chetwyn

Interim Senior School and College Liaison Officer for Leicester and Leicestershire

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Hi, I’m Vanessa and I’m the Schools and Colleges Liaison Officer for sixth forms and colleges throughout Leicester and Leicestershire. I graduated from university in 2005 with a degree in Psychology and have fond memories of my student life days.

I have over 10 years of experience advising and supporting students through their journey to university and thoroughly enjoy all aspects of my job. I particularly enjoy arranging visits to our campus and giving students the opportunity to experience student life first hand, it’s the best way to sell the benefits of higher education in my opinion.

My particular area of specialism focuses on working with perspective nursing and midwifery students and supporting them with their research and UCAS applications.

T: 0116 250 6424

Faye Shears

School and College Liaison Officer for Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire

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I am responsible for the planning and delivery of activities and visits for schools and colleges within Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Lincolnshire.

A central part of my role is to ensure that students are aware of all the opportunities within higher education that are available to them. I thoroughly enjoyed my university experience and the opportunities that a university degree has afforded me.

Since I graduated in 2009 with a degree in foreign languages, I have worked primarily within the field of education; I am passionate about promoting the benefits of higher education.

T: 0116 257 7688

Kimberley Lloyd

School and College Liaison Officer for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire and the West Midlands

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Hi there, my name is Kim and I am the Schools and Colleges Liaison Officer for Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire.

I have over three years’ experience working at DMU combined with a previous four years of studying here…I just can’t get enough! I have many fond memories of student life at DMU and therefore enjoy sharing advice and my expertise of all things university.

I am a huge advocate of the benefits of Higher Education, and especially the wider opportunities available whilst studying at university. I hope to support your students in achieving their university place.

T: 0116 207 8847

Vanessa Haye

School and College Liaison Officer (currently on maternity leave)

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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 201 3873

Karla Juerges

Interim School and College Liaison and Enquiries Manager

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Although fairly new into managing the School and College Liaison Team, I have been working with DMU for the past 10 years in various student recruitment roles. I have gained valuable experience talking to and guiding students and their parents/guardians through the higher education application processes.

Myself and the team are here to support you and your students with information, advice and guidance, so please do get in contact to discuss how we can best meet your needs.

T: 0116 257 7541



Jamie Bradford

School and College Liaison and Enquiries Manager (currently on secondment)

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, specifically 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.

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