Pro Dean Advising - Science
The Pro Dean Advising for Science is responsible for the undergraduate advising process and other academic processes for the Faculty of Science; works with Admissions on development of admissions strategy and processes; facilitates interaction between the admissions and curriculum development processes.
- Oversee the undergraduate academic advising process.
- Consider requests for:
- late module changes
- Faculty transfers
- variations from programme requirements
- waivers of specific academic policies or regulations.
- academic intervention process, including probation and termination of studies
- Honours entry process.
- Provide Faculty contact for:
- advice and policy or regulatory development on undergraduate academic matters
- advice on academic misconduct, including penalty approval
- serious student matters related to changes of circumstances including V-coding, leave of absence and student absence.
- Facilitate development of admissions strategy on student intake numbers with respect to degree type, programme, and entrant demographics.
- Oversee communication on academic issues with prospective students and offer holders.
- Identify admissions-related issues in the curriculum design and approvals process.
- Monitor patterns of student demand at module and programme level, and feed into curriculum design process.
- Contribute to the work of the Qualifications Group within the Admissions Unit.
- Approve penalties for cases of student academic misconduct.
- Provide academic advice and oversight for the evening degree programme.
- Convene examination boards and consider student appeals for ID modules.
Dr Graham Kirby
The current Pro Dean Advising for Science is Dr Graham Kirby.
Graham Kirby is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Computer Science, where in recent years he has taught first-year programming and Honours-level software engineering and distributed systems. His research interests are in distributed systems in general, and distributed storage, peer-to-peer systems and middleware in particular. He is currently involved, with colleagues at Edinburgh and Cambridge, in a project to construct an automatically linked genealogy of Scottish historical records, with the aim of producing a data set of research interest to historians and social scientists.