Head of Community Engagement

Pickle Jar Communications

Simon Fairbanks has over 15 years of experience in the education sector. This includes student recruitment, marketing, and events roles at four different universities in the UK: Nottingham, Birmingham, Warwick, and Coventry.

Simon is the Head of Community Engagement at Pickle Jar Communications, a content strategy consultancy for the education sector. He helps schools, colleges, and universities share their stories through digital communications.

Simon is an international speaker. He has spoken at a variety of conferences, including CASE, ContentEd, FindAUniversity, HELOA, HighEdWeb, SU Digital, and Utterly Content. He was Chair of the Newcomers Track at CASE Europe Annual Conference from 2020 to 2023.

As a published author, Simon is particularly interested in storytelling in the education sector. He spends his free time reading, writing, running, and finding new ways to make his children laugh.

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2024 Session