Director of Student Recruitment and Admissions appointed

Mike Gibbons, Director of External Relations and Deputy Registrar, is pleased to announce the appointment of our new Director of Student Recruitment and Admissions. 

Karen Varty will take up her position in early October, joining the External Relations Senior Executive Team alongside Helen Keefe (MCD) and Stephen Parkin (International).

Karen has worked in Higher Education for 18 years, and is currently the Head of Academic Services for the Faculty of Science and Engineering at The University of Manchester.  Prior to this she was Head of School Administration in the School of Computer Science, following many years in central and faculty student recruitment and admissions roles.

Mike said: “Karen’s appointment is a key element of our emerging strategy to place Manchester Met at the forefront of students’ minds when considering where to study.  I am delighted Karen will be joining us – she has a fantastic track record of leading services within and across a large-scale organisation like ours, and I know she will make a positive impact on our work here, both within the team, and across the wider institution.”

Speaking about her move, Karen said: “I am very excited to be joining Manchester Metropolitan University at this time and for the opportunity to contribute to delivering its ambitious plans for the future.”