Each undergraduate student is registered on a programme either leading to a degree (e.g. the BSc in Accounting and Finance) or involving study at the School for a set period (e.g. the one-year General Course).
You need to be aware of the general regulations for students as well as the specific regulations for your programme.
You belong to one of the 31 academic departments or interdisciplinary institutes here at the School.
All academic staff and students are members of a department. If you are following a 'joint' degree (e.g. the BSc in Government and Economics) you will be allocated to one of the two departments, normally the first mentioned in the title.
Each department has a head (the Convener), who normally holds office for a period of three years.
If you are on the General Course please see General Course for information regarding your programme.
Your academic adviser
You will have an academic adviser, who will advise you on course selection and will monitor your academic achievement throughout the year. Your adviser is the first point of contact for advice on any matter - academic or personal - affecting your undergraduate experience. You are expected to see your adviser regularly.
For more information see Code of Good Practice for Undergraduate Programmes: Teaching, Learning and Assessment.
Departmental Tutors and Departmental Managers
In each department there is a Departmental Tutor, who in addition to your adviser can give you advice on more complex academic and personal issues.
Each department also has a Departmental Manager, who can help you with matters relating to your degree programme and the courses offered.
Dean of Undergraduate Studies
The role of the Dean of Undergraduate Studies is currently under review by the School. In the interim period, students are encouraged to contact the Advice and Reception Team in the Student Services Centre for guidance. The Advisers to Male and Female Students can also offer support.
The Advice and Reception team can be contacted by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), telephone (+44 (0) 20 7955 7849) or in person at the Student Services Centre.
Most departments have a room for use by their students for study and discussion, but these rooms are often used for teaching during the normal teaching week.
Every Graduate student is registered on a programme either leading to a degree or Postgraduate Diploma (e.g. the MSc in Development Studies or the Diploma in Business Studies), or involving study at the School for up to one year (e.g. visiting research student in Sociology).
You belong to one of the 31 academic departments or interdisciplinary institutes. Each department and institute has a head (the Convener, who normally holds office for a period of three years.
You will have a supervisor who will advise you on course selection and will monitor your academic achievement throughout the year. Your supervisor is the first point of contact for advice on any matter - academic or personal - affecting your postgraduate experience.
The Departmental Manager
Each department has a departmental manager who can help you with matters relating to your degree programme and the courses offered.
Dean of Graduate Studies
Dr. Sunil Kumar
The Dean has a wide range of duties relating to the School's graduate community. He is available to any graduate student who wishes to discuss academic or personal issues. The Dean works closely with members of academic staff, including Supervisors, Programme Directors, Heads of Department, and with other support services across the School, such as the Disability and Wellbeing Service and the Teaching and Learning Centre, to help maximise graduates' learning potential and enhance the student experience.
The Dean will see students by appointment (normally Wednesday and Thursday). Appointments can be made through his Executive Assistant, Giovanni Graglia.