Skip to main content

Communications & Marketing

Matt Shepherd

Recruitment & Engagement Manager

Having graduated from Bournemouth University in 2017, Matt joined Exeter in 2019 as Sport Scholarship & Recruitment Officer and has been Recruitment & Engagement Manager since August 2021, leading on all communications, marketing and commercial aspects of sport. 

Alongside this, Matt works cross-department within the University and with the performance sport coaches to lead on strategies and delivery of recruitment of student-athletes into our performance sport programmes.

For all prospective student enquiries regarding the performance sport programme, please contact Matt on

Phone: 01392 723359

Poppy Manning

Communications Assistant

Poppy is part of Exeter’s Graduate Business Programme, taking on communications across the sports department, assisting with website development, social media content and external marketing. Poppy has a variety of industry experience, working with Channel 5, PR Agency ‘Working Word’ and interning with Welsh Cycling. Most recently, Poppy has been lecturing second year Marketing students, teaching ‘Skills for Market Research’. With a general enthusiasm for sport, Poppy has always got stuck into most sports, and wants to see more from student sport.