School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development

Staff Profile

Katie Hardy

Marketing and Student Recruitment Manager



I have worked in the role of Marketing and Student Recruitment Manager for SAFRD since 2014 after previously working as the Student Recruitment Assistant for 8 years.

The main purpose of my job is to coordinate, organise and deliver a range of activities and events to support the recruitment and conversion of high quality home and international undergraduate and postgraduate students (taught and research) and to lead on the effective marketing of the School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development to its target audiences.

Roles and Responsibilities

  1. School social media accounts
  2. Marketing and recruitment related printed publicity material
  3. School website - (webmaster)
  4. Organise all marketing and recruitment events
  5. School marketing planning
  6. Coordinate outreach, engagement and recruitment activities
  7. Over sea organisation of University open days and post application visit days 
  8. Undertake competitor market research
  9. Coordinate customer relationship management system
  10. Manage school database
  11. Liaise with faculty and central marketing and recruitment teams.


CMI level 3 award in First Line Management

CIM Professional Certificate in Marketing 

MSc Wildlife Conservation and Management

BSc Animal Science with Hons in Wildlife Biology