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Tere Daly

BLibs (Hons), MRes, FCMI, MIoD, Pro Vice-Chancellor, External Relations

Vice-Chancellor's Group

023 8201 3041 ext. 3041

Role at Solent

Tere was appointed as Pro Vice-Chancellor, External Relations in June 2017, having previously held the role of Director of External Relations.  Tere joined the University in March 2015 and now has oversight of the following broad areas:

Admissions and Recruitment Centre (ARC)
  • UK Student Recruitment and Widening Participation
  • Recruitment Events and Prospects Management
  • Admissions and Enrolment (UG, PGT, PGR, Warsash and other professional programmes)
Commercial Partnerships (CP)
  • Business-to-business partnerships and management
  • Apprenticeships
Communications and Alumni Relations (CAR)
  • Communications and Engagement (including staff and students)
  • PR and Media Relations
  • Alumni and Philanthropy
  • Corporate Communications
International Office (IO)
  • International Student Recruitment
  • International Partnerships (including Mobility)
  • International Programmes (including TNE)
Marketing and Content
  • Content and Production
  • Digital Marketing
  • Marketing and CRM

He leads on the University strategies for Recruitment, Internationalisation and Reputation. 

In addition, Tere is a member of the Vice-Chancellors’ Group, University Management Board and Senior Management Team. 


Tere has over 18 years of experience in marketing, digital, student recruitment (UK, EU and international), admissions, advancement, public relations and communications.  

Before joining Solent, he was Deputy Director of the Marketing, Recruitment and Admissions department at London South Bank University (LSBU) where he oversaw the growth of student enrolments at undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as developing the business sponsors network.  Under his leadership, Tere’s schools and colleges team won the ‘THE Award for Widening Participation Initiative of the Year’ in 2012. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and a member of the Institute of Directors (IoD). He is also a judge in the annual Management Book of the Year competition held by the CMI.

A native of New Zealand and a graduate of the University of Waikato, Tere began his career in international recruitment at Auckland University of Technology, where his primary focus was on building international partners in North America and Europe with a focus on growing the quality of students recruited into degree, masters and doctoral studies. After three years, he moved to Study Group to oversee all their marketing and recruitment efforts for their colleges in Australasia. He then moved to Melbourne, Australia to take on the role of General Manager, Marketing and Communications at Victoria University in order to re-build and develop a progressive brand. In this role, he managed an award winning team in marketing, advertising, events, sponsorship, student recruitment, media, publication and design teams.

Research areas

  • Internationalisation and Marketing Strategy
  • Economic Impact of Universities on the local economy
  • Growth through partnership
  • Trans-National Education (TNE)
  • University Branding


  • BLibs (Hons) in Management Systems, University of Waikato (NZ)
  • PGDipMngtSys in Management Systems, University of Waikato (NZ)
  • MSc Business Research, London South Bank University (UK)
  • Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) - Tere is currently completing his DBA in the field of Internationalisation and Marketing Strategy in the HE sector (anticipated completion date in December 2017). 

Committee membership

  • Academic Planning and Recruitment Committee (APRC)
  • CRM Governance Group (CGG)
  • Digital Governance Group (DGG)
  • Gift Acceptance Committee (GAC)
  • Honorary Degree Scrutiny Committee (HDSC)
  • Management Board (MB)
  • Management and Information Technology Committee (MITC)
  • Research and Innovation Committee (RIC)
  • Senior Management Team (SMT)
  • University Brand Group (VBG)
  • Vice-Chancellors’ Group (VCG)

External bodies

  • Board Member: Go! Southampton (Business Improvement District)
  • Member: Institute of Directors (IoD)
  • Member and Fellow: Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
  • Business in the Community
  • DVC/PVC Network – Leadership Foundation for Higher Education
  • Million Plus Public Affairs Group
  • Southampton Connect
  • UUKi PVC Network