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Rachel SandisonExecutive Director and Vice Principal, External Relations

Rachel Sandison is the Executive Director of External Relations at the University of Glasgow, UK, where she has responsibility for leading an integrated service covering Marketing, Recruitment & Admissions, International Affairs and Development & Alumni Relations. Rachel is also the University’s Universitas 21 network Senior Leader.

Rachel is a Chartered Marketer and Chair of the Glasgow Economic Leadership HE/FE Marketing group and a member of CASE’s US Commission in addition to sitting on a number of sector advisory boards. She is also a member of Faculty at the CASE Europe Strategic Marketing Institute and a current School Governor.

Previously, Rachel was the Director of Marketing, Student Recruitment and Alumni Relations at the University of Aberdeen, UK.

University of Glasgow

Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow has been inspiring great minds for over 560 years. Our alumni include world changers from economist Adam Smith and engineer James Watt to the inventor of television, John Logie Baird and the writer and producer of Doctor Who and Sherlock, Steven Moffat. In addition, the University has fostered the talents of one Prime Minister, seven Nobel Laureates and Scotland’s current First Minister. We have a diverse and growing student population with more than 27,000 students from almost 140 different countries.

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Our roots are in Glasgow,our reach is worldwide

As a globally connected university with deep civic roots, for over 560 years Glasgow has established creative and vibrant partnerships with communities, colleagues and students across the world. We have over 300 formal agreements with universities overseas covering a wide range of activities from research collaborations through to joint degrees and international student mobility arrangements. As well as developing innovative international partnerships, we have developed a significant overseas presence, building on well-established links in Asia to achieve a range of transnational education provision in Singapore (Engineering and Computing Studies), and with two top-ranked ‘985’ Universities in China – UESTC in Chengdu (Engineering) and with Nankai University in Tianjin.

Mission and vision

  • To be a world-class, world-changing university.
  • To bring inspiring people together and create a world-class environment for learning and research, empowering staff and students alike to discover and share knowledge that can change the world.

Ranked in the top 1% of world universities


Active researchers


Annual research income

The University is ranked in the top 1% of world universities and is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive UK universities. It enjoys a long-standing reputation as a research powerhouse with a focus on research excellence. It is one of the UK’s top 10 earners of research income with total earnings over £180m per year and has a base of over 2000 active researchers. Our priority themes and multidisciplinary research networks bring these researchers together with practitioners, policy makers and NGOs to create academic communities which focus on key issues and challenges, including: precision medicine; quantum technologies; nanotechnology; sensor systems; space; future cities; water; digital humanities; global security; international development; refugee, asylum and migration; human rights and sustainable development. Find out more at www.glasgow.ac.uk/research/infocus

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