Student Support in the School of Maths

There are a number of support services available to all students both within the School of Mathematics and across the University.

During your time at University you may find yourself facing circumstances that could adversely affect your studies. Such circumstances may be purely academic but could also include disability issues, mental or physical health problems or difficulties with your living arrangements or the social aspects of University life.

Whatever the issue may be, if you feel that you are facing any circumstances that may affect your academic performance, it is important that you speak to a member of staff so that we can ensure you receive the appropriate support. Information regarding the School's Mitigating Circumstances procedures can be found here. Your academic advisor will be able to discuss any circumstances with you, and in many cases may be able to resolve the issue. However, if you are unsure of what help is available or who to speak to, please contact the Teaching and Learning Office.

Below is a list of key contacts and some of the services you can access; they exist to help students make the most of their time at University, so don't hesitate to contact them.

School Support

Key Academic Staff

  • UG Year Tutors - The Year Tutors will act as a back-up to your academic advisor and will be able to provide a range of academic advice about your studies, including advice on changing degree programme or changing your course unit choices.
  • Joint Honours Programme Directors - The Joint Honours Programme Directors have an in-depth knowledge of their respective programmes.
  • Senior Advisor (Prof Jitesh Gajjar) - The Senior Advisor is responsible for ensuring that the academic advising system works correctly. If you have a problem with your academic advisor then you should contact the Senior Advisor.
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies (Dr Mark Coleman) - The Director of Studies has responsibility for overseeing the process by which students change programmes, approve decisions on request to interrupt or repeat years and Chairs the Mitigating Circumstances Panel.
  • Director of Undergraduate Programmes (Dr Mark Muldoon) - The Director of Undergraduate Programmes oversees all undergraduate programme structures, and is responsible for which course units are available and co-ordinates future development of the undergraduate programmes.
  • Director of Postgraduate Taught Studies (Dr Peter Foster) - The Director of Postgraduate Studies oversees the day-to-day running of the postgraudate taught (MSc) programmes in the School and also chairs the Postgraduate Staff-Student Liaison Committee.
  • Director of Teaching and Learning (Dr Charles Walkden) - The Director of Teaching and Learning has overall responsibility for all undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes in the School, chairs the School’s Teaching Committee, and oversees the strategic development of teaching within the School. 

Professional Support Staff in the Teaching and Learning Office

The Teaching and Learning Office (TLO) is based in room G.204 of the Alan Turing behind the reception area, and is open from 09:00am-5:00pm. 

The TLO can help with:

  • Programme information including timetabling.
  • Registration and course unit selection.
  • DIsability support.
  • Pastoral and welfare support.
  • Assessments and examinations.

Contact details: Teaching and Learning PSS - (mathematics@manchester.ac.uk); Tel: 0161 275 5800/01

  • School Reception & University Information Point (Tracey Smith)
  • Teaching and Learning Administrator: Curriculum Management, Timetabling, Student Experience Lead: (Francesca Moss)
  • Teaching and Learning Administrator: Disability Support Officer, Examinations and Assessment, Quality (Stephanie Keegan)
  • Teaching and Learning Postgraduate Administrator (Anna Bigland)
  • Student Support Administrator (Sebastian Rees) is the main Student Support contact who can help with students who are facing circumtances that could adverely affect their studies.  Such circumstances may be purely academic but could also include disability issues, mental or physical health problems or difficulties with living arrangements or social aspects of University life. If you would like to make an appointment or just call in: Email sebastian.rees@manchester.ac.uk or Tel: 0161 275 4632. Alternatively call in via reception.

Support for Students with a Disability

The School’s Disability Co-ordinator is
Stephanie Keegan
Room G.204 Alan Turing Building
Email: Stephanie.keegan@manchester.ac.uk
Tel: 0161 3066415

Stephanie works with the University Disability Advisory & Support Service (DASS) to organize support for students with disabilities, such as extra time in examinations and accessible learning materials. Students who require such support should contact the DASS, dass@manchester.ac.uk, and the Disability Co-ordinator as soon as possible.

Central Support Services

Students who need to contact the University Support Services directly, rather than contact the School, please see the University Advice and Guidance website.

Other useful links are listed below:

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