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Ailsa Ritchie

Ailsa-Sept 2015

Director of Student Services

Tel:(01334 46)2720


As Director of Student Services, Ailsa Ritchie  is one of the key operational managers of "The Student Experience" within the university, also representing Senior Management to student front-facing services of support and advising.   In this capacity she heads up the teams offering advice on matters of Disability, Academic Advising, Student Finance, International and Immigration, Counselling and wellbeing  and Student Development.  She carries responsibility for the first stop shop for all student information known as the ASC and for Emergency Out of Hours response.  She manages those dealing with Student Discipline and strategically manages the Residential wardennial teams for the 3,600 students in halls of residence

Ailsa has worked in Student Services since 1995 at various Universities specialising in the areas of Disability support, Student Finance and Immigration.  She joined the University of St Andrews in 2000 as Assistant Hebdomadar - a title no longer used - and since then has held various management roles in Student Support Services and now Student Services.

Ailsa has a broad range of experience in supporting students in all matters and is well versed in University procedures and practices. Prior to working in Student Services, Ailsa worked for various financial institutions in asset management and investment. She then worked as a lecturer at Napier University for some time before moving into the field of Student Services.

She is committed to providing the best student experience for a student, believing passionately that the potential to participate in all of student life is important for all students regardless of their personal situation.



Advice and Support Centre
79 North Street
St Andrews
KY16 9AL
Scotland, United Kingdom

Tel: 01334 462020
Fax:01334 461716

Open Monday to Friday
9:30am to 4:30pm

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