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Ottolie Wekezer - Director of Student Recruitment and Marketing


Ottolie joined the University of Nottingham Malaysia this week as our new Director of Student Recruitment and Marketing. She holds responsibility for the University’s student recruitment, marketing and external communications, leading our domestic and overseas recruitment teams, corporate marketing, digital engagement, alumni and donor relations.

Ottolie joins us with over 18 years of higher education marketing and recruitment expertise. In her most recent role as Regional Director Education UK based in New Delhi, Ottolie led the British Council’s work across the South Asia region supporting the UK to achieve challenging recruitment targets and strengthen reputation through the delivery of the UK Government’s 3MGBP Education is Great campaign.

Ottolie grew up on a farm in Scotland and left a sleepy village for the bright lights of London to study Philosophy at Kings College. She developed a love of travel and after graduating spent 3 years living in northern China working for a number of UK TNE programmes. She returned to the UK to complete a Masters in Chinese Business Studies at the University of Newcastle. In 2003, Ottolie was appointed East Asia Regional Manager for the University of Leeds where she led on recruitment from the region and grew their network of TNE programmes. From there she moved with her husband to Oxford and led International Marketing and Recruitment at Oxford Brookes University before joining the British Council in 2013.

“I’m delighted to be joining UNM at such a critical time to lead and support the university’s recruitment and marketing ambitions. I’m looking forward to shaping our future strategy to grow our student enrolments, reenergise communications and increase our brand footprint both locally and internationally. I am a passionate innovator and I am very excited to be working my new team and across the university to further strengthen our reputation and market position”

Ottolie has a love of new people and places having travelled and worked in over 30 countries. She is a keen photographer and portrait artist. Since moving to Malaysia she has found a new passion for jungle trekking and street food!


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Notes to editors: The University of Nottingham is a research-intensive university with a proud heritage, consistently ranked among the world's top 100. Studying at the University of Nottingham is a life-changing experience and we pride ourselves on unlocking the potential of our 44,000 students - Nottingham was named both Sports and International University of the Year in the 2019 Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, was awarded gold in the TEF 2017 and features in the top 20 of all three major UK rankings. We have a pioneering spirit, expressed in the vision of our founder Sir Jesse Boot, which has seen us lead the way in establishing campuses in China and Malaysia - part of a globally connected network of education, research and industrial engagement. We are ranked eighth for research power in the UK according to REF 2014. We have six beacons of research excellence helping to transform lives and change the world; we are also a major employer and industry partner - locally and globally.

Posted on 24th August 2020

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