This Community of Practice Group brings together university Marketing and Communications Directors to discuss their response to emerging issues and share ideas and good practice.

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A final agenda can now be downloaded below.

Our 2019 meeting will focus on student recruitment conversion strategies and research communications.

Over the course of the day, attendees will:

  • Find out the latest in public affairs and big picture trends
  • Learn more about social media and student recruitment
  • Hear how the University of Reading worked with SUMS on the evolution of their brand
  • Discuss and pool ideas for engaging academics in conversion activity
  • Find out about new services and support from SUMS for marketing and communications professionals;
  • Discover the triumphs and trials of research communications
  • Share and discuss their own challenges and put questions to peers facing similar issues.

Booking Information:
Places are limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Booking is required to attend.

SUMS Members - Free to attend
Non-Members - £250 (Non-members will be invoiced once a booking is received)

If you are unsure whether your institution is currently a member please ask and we can advise.

For booking assistance or any other questions, please contact Grace Parsons - Events and Administration Coordinator at

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