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Registry Student Support

The Registry Student Support team sits within the University Registry, providing advice and support for matters relating to the academic record where students are requesting a change of circumstance, such as Leave of Absence, Withdrawal, Mode of Attendance (part/full time study) and Fieldwork. We work closely with Student Services when students are experiencing difficulties, referring students on where appropriate.

We can provide information and have a drop-in service for students wishing to consider the various options relating to changes in circumstances, as well as taking forward requests for changes to the student record for approval.

Meet the team

Letizia Vettor

As a Registry Officer (Research Student Support), I work with both MPhil and PhD students to help them explore their options and make well-informed decisions with regards to any planned or unplanned changes of circumstances affecting their studies. After obtaining my Doctoral degree in Italian and Classical Studies from the University of St Andrews in 2016, I have been teaching at postgraduate level, thus further increasing my awareness of the challenges and opportunities that face Research students. Since joining Registry in 2017, I have been involved in the implementation of policies relating to the academic progression of MPhil and PhD students at this University, to ensure that each transition is managed smoothly and efficiently. I enjoy working collaboratively with the Registry Postgraduate Team and the PGR Pro Dean, as well as with the Proctor's Office, Student Services, CAPOD, academic staff, and other university units and student representatives in order to offer well-rounded information, support and guidance to Research postgraduates. 

Adam Welstead

In my role as Registry Co-ordinator (Student Support), I liaise with colleagues across the University to ensure that undergraduate and taught postgraduate changes of circumstance are managed smoothly. I regularly meet with students to provide clear advice and information on areas such as the leave of absence process, withdrawing and changes to mode of attendance, and work closely with colleagues from Registry, Student Services, academic schools and the Proctor’s Office in order that each student receives a streamlined service. I have been a proud St Andrean since 2012, as both an MLitt and PhD student at the University. Through my experiences as an academic tutor at the School of English, as a former listening volunteer and executive committee member of St Andrews Nightline, and as a staff member within the University’s wardennial team, I have developed a strong understanding of the academic and non-academic challenges faced by St Andrews students, and remain committed to being a helpful point of contact for students during periods of transition in their studies.    



Registry Student Support (Undergraduate/ Taught Postgraduate)

St Katharine's West
16 The Scores
St Andrews
KY16 9AX
Scotland, United Kingdom

Tel: 01334 462129


Registry Student Support (Postgraduate Research)

Old Burgh School
Abbey Walk St Andrews
St Andrews
KY16 9LB
Scotland, United Kingdom

Tel: 01334 462256

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