Mark Mullen Recruitment and Outreach Lead

Mark Mullen

I’m the Student Recruitment Officer for SODA. As part of my role I promote the opportunities in SODA here at MMU to prospective students based in Schools and Colleges across the country. Advice and guidance can vary with each student, some are looking for a general insight into SODA and HE, others can be more advanced enquiries and need to be directed to the right point of contact for certain information.

My day-to-day work can vary from being office-based tasks to travelling to various HE Fairs, chatting with lots of students, teachers, and parents.

Since graduating from my own degree in Audio Production in 2016, I have worked full-time in HE. I started in Careers & Employability in Employer Engagement, liaising with employers looking for placement students and graduates to work for them. I also led on a Santander funding incentive allocating a significant amount of funding overall for the benefit of students and graduates. I moved into Recruitment and Outreach in 2018 for a small university, after a year I was asked to apply for a similar role at a different university, I was in that role for approx. two years before moving over to MMU in May this year.

I am very new to Manchester so I would describe myself as an outgoing person since moving! I am really enjoying discovering Manchester and meeting new people.