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Collectively, the teams within Student & Academic Services are responsible for helping academic departments develop and enhance their academic programmes, supporting academic colleagues to manage their own professional development and working with students to enhance their academic and life skills.


S&AS Executive Team

The Executive Team oversee the work of the services within S&AS to ensure strategic priorities are delivered, while acting as a link between those services and the Faculties they support:

Jamie Butler: Associate Director of S&AS (Student Administration & Academic Affairs)

Helen Smith: Associate Director of S&AS (Careers & Employability Services)

Amy Jeffries: Associate Director of S&AS (Education Development Services)

Sambit Sen: Director of Apprenticeship Delivery and Compliance

Andy Winter: Director of Student Support Services & Associate Director of S&AS 

Debra Ogden: Deputy Director of Student Support Services

Richard Simpson: Director of the English Language Teaching Centre

Willy Kitchen: Head of the Department for Lifelong Learning

Contact details for specific teams are available on the Staff Hub (login required)