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Staff Roles in Maths

There are a number of different staff that you can seek support and guidance from in the Department- below is a list of the staff, and thier roles and responsbilities to help you identify the best person to speak to;

Personal Tutors

  • Initial point of contact for discussion of academic and pastoral matters.
  • To assist students with the process of induction and orientation into University life and to retain an interest in their personal and academic development throughout their academic careers.
  • To provide academic feedback and advice to personal tutees on their progress and development.
  • To respond as promptly as possible to requests for help and advice about pastoral/non-academic matters insofar as they are competent to do so.
  • To signpost and refer students on to professional University support services for further assistance if necessary.
  • To signpost students to relevant careers/skills provision.
  • To act as the student's advocate if required.
  • To act as a possible referee.
  • To keep a record of discussions and any agreed follow-up actions, particularly in relation to confirmed monitoring points.

 Tutor for Women

Dr Claude Baesens

In instances where students would prefer to speak with a female member of academic staff instead do their Personal Tutor, our Tutor for Women is available to act in this capacity. Students can contact our Tutor for Women directly to ask for a meeting, or can do so via the Senior Tutor or Taught Programmes Manager.

Year Tutors

Year One- Dr Adam Epstein

Year Two- Dr Dmitriy Rumynin

Year Three and Year Four- Professor Richard Sharp

  • To provide academic advice and guidance relevant to the year of study they are responsible for, to both personal tutors and tutees.
  • To provide advice and guidance on year specific course regulations, module options, understanding degree classification conventions, and progression criteria, consulting with the DUGS when required.
  • To provide support and guidance to members of academic staff who are personal tutors.
  • To provide support and guidance to students if the personal tutor is unavailable.
  • To assist students of their year cohort with the process of induction and orientation into University life for their cohort.
  • To provide support and guidance to members of academic staff who are personal tutors, consulting with the DUGS when required.
  • To sit on the Mitigating Circumstances panel for their year cohort.

 Senior Tutor

Professor Richard Sharp

  • Responsible for the effective operation of the personal tutor system in their department, including making sure that students know who their personal tutor is, in liaison with the Taught Programmes Manger.
  • To assign tutees to personal tutors at the start of each academic year.
  • To provide support and guidance to students if the personal tutor and year tutors are unavailable.
  • To facilitate a change of personal tutor if requested by a personal tutee.
  • To provide support and guidance to members of academic staff who are personal tutors.
  • To provide support and guidance to the Year Tutors.
  • To ensure that Department practices for Personal Tutoring are in line with Institutional Guidance and best practice, in liaison with the Taught Programmes Manager.

 

Director of Student Experience

Dr Siri Chongchitnan

  • UG SSLC convenor and member of the SGSLC.
  • Outreach to prospective students, open day and offer holder open days.
  • Welcome Week planning and support.
  • Working with personal tutors to support the transition into higher education and to help optimise the mechanism for pastoral and academic support in the department
  • Alumni support
  • Liaison with student careers and skills to promote employability.

 

Careers Link Officer for Mathematics

Ray Ryan is the departments senior careers consultant and he provides impartial and confidential careers information, advice and guidance to help students make effective career decisions. Careers appointments can be arranged with Ray, either in room C1.06 or in the University House Learning Grid through the careers portal My Advantage https://myadvantage.warwick.ac.uk/ Ray can also be contacted at r.ryan@warwick.ac.uk 

The appointments can be used to discuss any aspect of your career planning, particularly if you are feeling uncertain and don’t know how to make a career decision. Appointments can also be used for example to:

 

  • Review applications for internships, graduate jobs and post graduate courses
  • Practise mock interviews
  • Prepare for assessment centres
  • Discuss how to gain the employability skills graduate recruiters require through work experience and extra-curricular activities

 

Ray also organises an annual careers fair to raise students awareness of career options with a mathematics degree as well as a series of presentations from mathematicians who illustrate how maths is used in the workplace.