School of History, Classics & Archaeology

Key Roles

A list of the academic administration roles and key support staff.

Academic Administration Roles

The Head of School is the principal office bearer in the School and is responsible for the academic leadership and overall management and strategy of the School including development of academic and resource plans, promotion of research activity and management of resources (e.g. staff, budget, space). The Head of School convenes the School Management Committee.  

The Undergraduate Director supports and advises the Head of School in all aspects relating to undergraduate teaching, development and strategy and in delivering University, College and School UG-related plans and best practice. He/she also convenes the School UG Studies Committee and UG Board of Studies and represents the School on the College UG Studies Committee. 

The Undergradate Schools Liaison and Widening Participation Advisor  [TBC].

The Postgraduate Director supports and advises the Head of School in all aspects relating to postgraduate teaching, development and strategy and in delivering University, College and School PG-related plans and best practice. He/she convenes the School PG Studies Group and represents the School on the College PG Studies Committee. 

The Deputy Postgraduate Director [TBC]

The Postgraduate Recruitment & Engagement Officer  [TBC].

The Research Director supports and advises the Head of School in all aspects relating to research development and strategy, research ethics, and in delivering University, College and School research related plans and best practice. He/she convenes the School Research Committee and represents the School on the College Research Committee. 

The Deputy Director of Research (Impact) [TBC]

Heads of Subject Area assist the Head of School and Directors in propagating and delivering the College and School academic, research, resource and financial plans within the Subject Areas and exercise delegated management of Subject Area operations, academic staff and tutors.  Each subject area has a Head of Subject Area.

The Director of Quality advises the Head of School and other key office bearers on all matters relating to QA&E, monitors QA systems, co-ordinates and writes the annual School QA report and promotes best practice and QA&E developments across the School. The QA&E representative sits on the College QA&E Committee and also on the School P&RC, UGSC and PGSG. 

The Library and Computing Officer advises on Library policy and provision as far as these affect teaching and research, advises on and oversees allocation of funds from the Library budget and communicates and consults on Library developments and issues within the School and between the School and University Library and the College. He/she sits on the College Library Committee.  Also convenes the School Computing and Equipment Committee which formulates policy on computing and IT issues, considers and agrees computing and IT spending priorities, provides a forum for discussion of computing and IT strategy and issues within the School and provides feedback and recommendations to the School P&RC and College C&EC

The Disability, Teachability and Co-ordinator of Adjustments Officer is responsible for taking a lead on Teachability work within the School, including engaging in activities at College and University level to monitor progress and share good practice. 

The Director of Equality and Diversity promotes awareness of equality and diversity issues and events in the School and College, acting as a first point of contact on related matters, disseminating information on legislation, guidance, policies etc and representing the School and Subject Areas on the College Equality and Diversity Committee.  

The Academic Conduct Officer supports the College Academic Misconduct Officer as a member of the College Academic Misconduct Panel, provides feedback and advises Subject Areas of any development points from cases of plagiarism and provides advice on plagiarism issues to Course Organisers and Conveners of Boards of Examiners if requested. 

The Deputy Academic Conduct Officer [TBC]

The Senior Tutor is responsible for the operation of the Personal Tutor system for undergraduates in the School.  He/she works closely with the Student Support team and with PTs, and co-ordinates all aspects of personal tutoring, including the scheduled individual and group PT meetings; he/she also organises the School-wide group meetings and puts on training for new PTs.  He/she chairs the Senior Directors’ Committee which interviews failing Sub-Honours students and makes decisions and recommendations regarding their progression.  Through involvement in the University’s Senior Tutor Network, he/she has an input into the development of the Personal Tutor system at University level and participates in reviews of the system in other Schools. 

The International Director has overall responsibility for the many international exchanges available to students in the School during their undergraduate career and to handle matters relating to full fee International Students, part year and full year Visiting Students. S/He also oversees academic and pastoral concerns for both incoming and outgoing students. The Coordinator is also a member of the College of Humanities and Social Science International Committee which provide a forum for the discussion of issues relating to the recruitment and care of international students, within the context of the University's international strategies on international student recruitment. 

Professional Services

The School Director of Professional Services supports the Head of School in all aspects of the organisation, operation and management of the School. He/she is directly responsible for financial strategy and management, project management, estates management, HR administration, and for overall management of the School’s support services.  

The School Resources Manager manages the organisation, development and operation of the School's resource-related administrative activities and support staff; namely those relating to: the School Office, finance and human resources, research, estate and Research Centres. 

The School Head of Student Administration is responsible for the organisation, management and operation of the School's Undergraduate and Postgraduate administrative activities.  

The School Secretary is the first point of contact for the School and provides a secretarial service to the Head of School and School Administrator in support of the smooth running of the School Office and School business and administration.  The School Secretary is Ms Julie Lockley

The School Finance Adminstrator administers and supports School finance. First point of contact for advice or assistance on applying for funds from any of the School budgets. 

The School Human Resources Administrator administers and supports human resource related activities.  

The School Research and Knowledge Exchange Administrator provides administrative support for the co-ordination of and preparation for the Research Assessment Exercise, supports the School Research Committee and Director of Research, assists in the organisation & processing of research award applications, provides advice and assistance to staff in making and processing research applications, publicises funding opportunities and research related events and workshops and organises research events for School staff. 

Subject Area Administrators provide administrative and secretarial support for the Subject Areas and support the Head of Subject Area. He/she manages the Subject Area office, ensures smooth running of business, supports undergraduate teaching and learning and monitors the Subject Area operational budget. 

The School Student Administration Officer provides executive level administrative support for Teaching Programme administration, manages teaching-related projects (analysing the implications for the School) and formulates strategic recommendations based on these projects. He/she line manages the UG teaching support secretaries and coordinates the School's QA processes (including TPR). 

The School Student Experience Officer is responsible for managing academic administration in relation to student support within the School, covering a range of areas which span the full (UG and PG) student life cycle, from prospective student to alumnus. 

The School IT Manager is responsible for advising on, managaing and developing e-learning materials for use by academic staff in teaching and promoting the use of virtual learning environments across the School. He/she contributes to equipment, e-learning and web planning and website development and is a member of the School Computing and Equipment Committee. 

The School Liaison Librarian is responsible for developing library liaison with, and services delivered to, the School of History, Classics and Archaeology in accordance with the teaching, learning and research requirements of the School. He/she has strategic oversight of the building of the library collections in the School and provides professional guidance and support to ensure that Library service provision fully meets its needs. 

The Senior Marketing and Communications Officer [TBC]