Student Recruitment Officer

Matthew Powell

Alongside working as a Student Recruitment and Admissions Officer at UA92, Matthew works for Loud Speaker, a company playing a part in creating a world where young people have the confidence and tools to speak out and speak well. Both his work with UA92 and Loudspeaker revolves around working with young people to unlock their greatness and improve access to opportunity and Higher Education.

Matthew is passionate about public speaking and believes that engaging with students and an audience revolves around storytelling, body language, and use of voice. With that being said, Matthew creates and delivers high-quality, memorable presentations and workshops which he delivers to students all across the country. He also draws on his experience of being a young carer for his mother to show those in similar situations that they can reach their aspirations.

UA92 is a deliberately different, game-changing Higher Education Institution in the heart of Manchester, with character development, access to opportunity for all, and a hard work ethic at the core of its operation. Matthew is responsible for building strong relationships with schools and colleges across the region, where he regularly delivers interactive and energetic sessions around resilience, reducing stress, goal setting, Higher Education, and public speaking.

Outside of the office, Matthew loves to play football, travel, game, and try as many new things as possible!


Describe what you were like at school in three words?

Considerate, Friendly, Inquisitive

What’s the best thing about Manchester?

The best thing about Manchester is the people, thousands of stories, and experiences in one of the most vibrant cities in the world.

What has been your biggest disappointment?

My biggest disappointment has been certain failures such as failing my final year at university, failing my driving test multiple times, and failing to beat my time in my latest    marathon for example – However, I have learnt that to FAIL is just to experience your First Attempt In Learning, so that any failure is a lesson from which I can come back stronger!

The soundtrack to your life. Which song?

Summertime by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince

How do you relax?

I love to read, take long walks and hikes, listen to podcasts, play football to switch off for a while, and go on long drives with my favourite music playing