The Whatuni advisory group was set up in 2014 to provide vital guidance for our products and services. The expert group provides a crucial sector view as we respond to significant market changes, in order to help students make the right education decisions and to help universities and colleges recruit the right students. It has helped shape key initiatives including the Whatuni Student Choice Awards, Insights, Enrolment Matcher and careers advisor ‘Destination’ tools. In 2016 the group was expanded with a widened remit to also cover our other International products and services. This includes www.hotcoursesabroad.com and our country sites.
Professor Michael Arthur – President and Provost, University College London
Professor Michael Arthur, President and Provost of UCL, is internationally renowned for his contribution to education and medical research. He studied medicine at Southampton, becoming a research fellow and a lecturer in medicine. He was appointed to the Chair of Medicine and was later appointed as Dean of Southampton’s Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences. Professor Arthur’s expertise in liver research is internationally acknowledged. He chairs the advisory group.
Executive Director External Relations and Vice Principal
University of Glasgow
Director of Student Recruitment & Administration
Edge Hill University
Founder and Chief Executive
Head of Careers
St. Clare’s International College
Head of Student Recruitment and Widening Participation
University of Cambridge & HELOA
Deputy Director, Marketing and Communications
University of Hertfordshire & HEERA
Managing Director Transnational Education at BSC / Chair of English UK
British Study Centres &English UK
Director of International Affairs
University College Dublin
WonkHE’s Founder, CEO & Editor in Chief
Independent Higher Education
Head of Business Intelligence and Surveys
Director of Marketing & Student Recruitment
Director of Student Recruitment and International Relations
University of Southampton & BUILA
Group Chief Executive Office
Oxford International Education Group, UK
Global Marketing Manager
Head of UK Student Recruitment
University of Wolverhampton
Co-founder and former CEO of Hotcourses Group
Head of Recruitment and International Office
University of Strathclyde
IDP Client Advisory Group
The IDP Client Advisory Group was established to provide a mechanism for co-design of new, and refinement of existing, IDP products and services, hand in hand with our partners to help us achieve our joint student engagement goals. The IDP Client Advisory Group includes a number of our university and non-university clients, selected for their extensive experience and expertise in the international education sector, as well as their collaborative approach to helping us build our global platform and connected community. The group’s insights help shape our product innovation roadmap so we can build solutions that empower clients to achieve their marketing and recruitment goals.
Student Advisory Board
The Whatuni Student Advisory Board is a panel of 27 students from across England and Wales who meet to chat and debate all things higher education. The board is made up of Year 12 and 13 sixth form/college students, university students and Students’ Union presidents who all applied for a position in 2017. The board boasts a real mix of educational backgrounds, career aspirations and current accolades, including course reps, student mentors, student ambassadors and a MENSA member.
Their feedback ensures that the student voice is presented and relevant, not only on our site, but in our day-to-day business. They keep us aware of the latest goings on, help us understand the current feelings and thoughts from students and ensure we’re always putting the student first in an ever-changing sector. The board’s feedback also helps the Advisory Group by providing valuable insight into both current and prospective student’s thoughts and ideas.
You can meet the current student advisory board, and watch a video of their first meeting here.