Hello and Goodbye
7 March 2012
Pam (second from right) with Greek alumni and Dr. Stephen Bentley (ENGIN) at the British Council Study Fair in Athens - November 2011
Strategic Development Division bid farewell to one of the most experienced student marketing officers in the UK upon the retirement of Pam Clarke, Head of Postgraduate Recruitment.
Pam retires in March and below, Brian Richardson Director of Student Recruitment and Web Division (SRWEB) - and Pam - herself take a look back over her career at Cardiff.
Pam’s postgraduate postscript
“Pam’s 36 years continuous service at the University has included more than 25 years in student recruitment roles, including periods as Assistant Registrar (Recruitment and Admissions) at the then University of Wales College of Medicine and Head of Widening Access and Postgraduate Recruitment here at Cardiff upon merger with the College of Medicine,” says Brian.
“Most recently Pam’s role in Student Recruitment and Web Division (SRWEB) has focused on providing the marketing support under-pinning the recruitment of students to taught and research postgraduate programmes, recording year on year increases in applications and instigating many marketing innovations.
“Pam has earned the respect of colleagues as a result of her professionalism, enthusiasm and reliability and is popular because she is always friendly, cheerful and considerate. We’ll miss her for all these reasons.
“Those who know her won’t be surprised to know that Pam has done some advanced planning for her retirement and is quite prepared for a more relaxed pace of life which - with typical high-energy levels - she interprets as including the complete landscaping of the garden and the redecoration of the house from room to room. On a more leisurely note she is also looking forward to spending more time with her elderly father and enjoying long walks in the country with husband Barry.
“We wish Pam good health and much happiness in retirement.”
Goodbye from Pam
“36 years continuous service with one employer has only been possible because I have been so very happy here,” says Pam.
“Staff at every level have been friendly and supportive and my work has been extremely rewarding, having been able to offer guidance initially to young people considering careers in the health professions and latterly to the broader range of subjects at Cardiff University at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
“I will certainly miss the daily challenges of my job but more importantly I will miss all the friends I have made at the University over these many years.”