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Proctor's Office

About the Proctor’s Office

The Proctor’s Office is part of the Principal’s Office and is headed by the Proctor and Senior Vice-Principal who has responsibility for all matters relating to teaching, learning and assessment across the University, as well as Student Services, the Graduate School, student discipline and a range of student-facing areas such as the Chaplaincy and the Students’ Association. The Proctor is supported by the Provost and Director of the Graduate School, and Dean of Arts and Divinity, and Dean of Science  who manage their team of Associate Deans and Pro Deans. The Proctor’s Office is supported by the following members of administrative staff.


EmilyFeamster
Academic Policy Officer (Research Postgraduate)

Email: ef54@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)1334 46 2010
Location: College Gate

The Academic Policy Officer (Research Postgraduate) is responsible for the development and implementation of postgraduate educational strategy and policy within the University.

  • Develop and implement the University’s regulatory and policy framework for postgraduate research.
  • Advice, guidance and support in relation to research postgraduate policy matters.
  • Lead developments to enhance the research postgraduate student experience.
  • Clerk for the Postgraduate Research Committee.
  • Lead and support institution-wide projects and working groups related to research postgraduate education.
  • Maintains an overview of sector developments in research postgraduate education.

Dr Alexander Griffiths
Academic Policy Officer (Taught Degrees)

Email: aig3@st-andrews.ac.uk    
Phone: +44 (0)1334 46 2003
Location: College Gate

The Academic Policy Officer (Taught Degrees) is responsible for the development and implementation of strategy and policy within the University.

  • Develop, implement and monitor the University’s regulatory and policy framework for taught degrees, ensuring that policies remain streamlined and fit for purpose.
  • Advice, guidance and support in relation to taught degrees policy matters.
  • Lead developments to enhance the undergraduate and taught postgraduate student experience.
  • Clerk for the Learning and Teaching Committee, Academic Monitoring Group, and Academic Assurance Group.
  • Lead and support institution-wide projects and working groups related to taught degrees.
  • Maintains an overview of sector developments in learning and teaching education. 

Drusilla Haskett
Personal Assistant to the Proctor and Senior Vice-Principal

Email: dnh2@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)1334 46 2583
Location: College Gate

The Personal Assistant to the Proctor and Senior Vice-Principal is the Proctor’s first point of contact with people from both within and outside the University.

  • Diary management and meeting organisation.
  • Management of the Proctor’s email account, ensuring timely responses, prioritising issues, taking action or referring on issues as appropriate.
  • Support the Proctor in the preparations for graduation.
  • Support the Proctor in dealing with student disciplinary matters.
  • Ensure that the Proctor is prepared for public and ceremonial occasions such as the annual welcome event for new academic staff, and speeches at internal and external events. 

Nicola Milton
Head of Education Policy

Email: nam6@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)1334 46 2131
Location: College Gate

The Head of Education Policy is a member of the Proctor’s Office management team working closely with Senior Vice-Principal & Proctor and Deans.

  • Conduct research for the Proctor preparing briefings and reports for all engagements and/or external meetings.
  • Manage special projects and/or initiatives on behalf of the Proctor and Deans.
  • Clerk to the Academic Business Committee.
  • Management of the administrative team.
  • Liaise with external agencies.
  • Strategic policy development.
  • Liaison with and working alongside the Planning Unit and Graduate School on policy and institutional matters.
  • Lead initiatives in collaboration with decanal team. 

Caroline Rodger
Administrative Officer & Personal Assistant to the Deans

Email: chr4@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)1334 46 2159
Location: College Gate

The Administrative Officer and Personal Assistant to the Deans is the Deans’ first point of contact with people from both within and outside the University, and provides administrative support to the Deans of Arts & Divinity, and Science.

  • Diary management and meeting organisation.
  • Support the Deans in their preparations for graduation.
  • Support the Deans in dealing with student business such as appeals and complaints.
  • Organise the University’s Professorial Inaugural Lecture Programme.
  • Coordinate stipend payments for Advisors of Studies and Pro Deans.
  • Liaise with the Master’s Personal Assistant about decanal representation on academic appointment panels.

Katja Schubert
Administrative Officer (Proctor’s Office)

Email: ks47@st-andrews.ac.uk, deansoffice@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)1334 46 3230
Location: College Gate

The Administrative Officer is responsible for supporting the Proctor’s Office in a broad range of learning and teaching activities, specifically academic misconduct administration, Teaching Development Awards and Funds for Learning and Teaching projects.

  • Coordinate the Teaching Excellence Awards ceremony, Good Practice Exchange, Teaching Development Fund and the Undergraduate Research Assistant Scheme.
  • Clerk to the Younger Hall Project Board; STEM Building Project Board; and William and Mary Academic Board.
  • Academic Misconduct administration, answering and forwarding policy queries as appropriate and setting up Boards of Adjudication for University-level cases. 
  • Maintains and develops the Learning and Teaching websites.
  • Administrative support for the Associate Deans.
  • Coordinates the publication of semester dates and key reporting assessment deadlines 
  • Schedules and provides administrative support of the annual calendar of committee meetings for Learning and Teaching Committee, Postgraduate Research Committee, Academic Business Committee, Academic Monitoring Group and Academic Assurance Group.