6.3 Departmental Support
There are many sources of support in the Department of Statistics and a brief description of the roles in the Department of Statistics are shown below. Section 1.3 provides the names of the staff who are currently fulfilling the roles.
The Departmental Senior Tutor ensures that the personal tutoring system runs smoothly and efficiently within the Department and provides help and advice to the Personal Tutors. At the same time, the Senior Tutor serves as a link between the Department and the Faculty Senior Tutor. The Senior Tutor may also interact directly with students to help in specific matters whose nature require resources and/or support beyond the role of the Personal Tutor (for example, cases of personal issues with the student’s Personal Tutor, cases of temporary withdrawals, cases of concerns for lack of attendance, specific cases of mitigating circumstances, and so on).
Year Tutors are a new role in 2019/20; it is expected that they will contribute to student information sessions, develop the community, work with the Senior Tutor to provide contextual information to Personal Tutors and provide year specialist briefing to students regarding examinations and progression.
The department’s Director of Student Experience and Progression (DSEP) is responsible for working with students to enhance the student experience. The DSEP works closely with the department’s SSLC, and will carefully consider any students’ views or feedback.
The Disability Coordinator liaises with Disability Services and teaching staff to provide interpretation of reasonable adjustment recommendations in the context of statistical education.
The Equality and Diversity Representative is the Departmental champion who implements and embeds initiatives in the Department. They are also available to support students and their personal tutors with any issues relating to equality and diversity.