Meet the Staff
During your time at university you will meet lecturers, technical and administrative support staff. They are all willing to help, if at all possible, and their areas of responsibility are largely self-explanatory.
Use your judgement about who you should approach with particular queries. You will meet academic staff in lectures, practical classes and tutorials, as appropriate, for each module. They come in various guises and fit into a "hierarchy" which is not necessarily fixed.
The School Office (H608) assist students with a wide range of enquiries; however more in-depth academic related enquiries should be made to your Personal Tutor or Course Leader.
Your Personal Tutor should be one of your first ports of call when you need help.
Course leaders are responsible for their degree programme within the school. Everyday queries can be handled by a specific lecturer, a module leader or personal tutor. A course leader’s task is to oversee their degree programme that they are responsible for, not to answer questions on detailed module content.
Module leaders are responsible for the overall administration and content of any particular module. Specific questions about the module should be addressed either to the person lecturing on a particular sub-topic within the module, or to the module leader.
A Personal Tutor is the member of staff who should be one of your first ports of call, unless the issue is best addressed by another lecturer or a Module Leader. They may, or may not, also be a Module Leader or Course Leader! Again, use your judgement and common sense.
Student Welfare Officer
Dr. Lara Barnes is the Student Welfare Officer who is available for a friendly, informal chat about the issues concerning you. Come and see Lara in room 503c, Cockcroft Building.
Or you can arrange an appointment by contacting her at L.Barnes@brighton.ac.uk, 01273 643918. Lara can also provide support and information via email or over the telephone.
To find out staff members' contact details, as well as their research interests, click here.
Some useful links... for other support servies at the University of Brighton:
Course Work Grades explained
- 70%-100%: First Class
- 60 %-69%: Upper Second Class
- 50%-59%: Lower Second Class
- 40%-49%: Third Class
- 0%-39%: Fail