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Karen Hinton

Head of Student Recruitment and Market Development - University of Suffolk

Karen Hinton has been working in student recruitment and widening participation for almost 20 years, starting at the University of Edinburgh before moving to the University of Suffolk. Karen’s team at Suffolk includes the schools-based Higher Education Champions as part of the Uni Connect project, a small team of regional recruitment officers, and the outreach team that plans and delivers the annual residential summer school and a wide range of on-campus activity. Her experience has also spanned EU recruitment and Degree Apprenticeships, and Karen is currently half-way through a PhD researching the impact of Degree Apprenticeships on widening participation to university. Karen previously held a three-year role as Vice Chair (Governance, Policy and Management) for HELOA, and has an interest in all aspects of policy that relates to HE.