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Academic Registrar and Team


 Chris Twine

Academic Registrar

Dr Chris Twine

Chris started his Higher Education career following completion of his PhD in International History at Aberystwyth University, beginning with a clerical post at the University of Cambridge. Following a subsequent short time as a researcher with the BP Official History Unit, he joined the University of Warwick as a generalist Administrative Officer from 2001-2003. Chris moved on to become Student Records Manager at the University of Birmingham, where he progressed his career becoming Assistant Director of Academic and Student Administration in 2007 and Director of Student Services from 2010-2015. Whilst in the latter post, he led the student welfare, Graduate School, student funding, awards, student experience and congregations functions, and oversaw the development of a £12million Student Hub project, delivering a new service model across a range of operations. He was also a member of the Executive of AMOSSHE, the Student Services Organisation, from 2012-2014. Chris became Academic Registrar at the University of Wolverhampton in early 2015 and subsequently oversaw a major restructure of Registry and Faculty-based student services.

Chris joined Warwick in 2018 as Academic Registrar, and leads the senior team responsible for: Student Recruitment, Outreach & Admissions; Education Policy & Quality; Student Opportunity; Academic casework; Work-based and Professional Learning; and Student Administrative Services. Chris is also Secretary to the Academic Resourcing Committee.


Telephone: 024 765 22785


Departmental Administrator

Alison Thomas

Alison joined the Academic Registrar's Office in October 2009 as ARO Office Co-ordinator and PA to the Academic Registrar. She previously worked in the Vice-Chancellor’s Office for five years and prior to that spent 15 years at Barclays Bank as a senior PA.

Alison now works as a Departmental Administrator for the Academic Registrar's Office & Secretary to Council's Office.


Telephone: 024 765 75683

Michelle O

Personal Assistant

Michelle O'Keeffe

Michelle started work in the Academic Registrar’s Office in September 2016 as PA to the Academic Registrar. She joined the University in 1992 and worked as Personal Assistant to the University Secretary before moving to the Learning and Development Centre. She joined the Executive Office as Personal Assistant in 2005 supporting the Vice-Chancellor and in 2014 she became PA to two Pro-Vice-Chancellors.


Telephone: 024 765 75679

Head of Work-based & Professional Learning

Dr Sam Hardy

Sam is the Head of Work-based & Professional Learning within the University’s Education Group. Sam leads the team responsible for the development and delivery of Degree Apprenticeship programmes across the institution. The WPL team work closely with academic departments and employers to identify opportunities to develop new Degree Apprenticeship programmes that meet the needs of industry. The team is also responsible for ensuring that the University’s systems & processes are well aligned with Degree Apprenticeship delivery requirements. Before establishing the WPL team Sam was responsible for Business Engagement activities in the energy and data science sectors, where he managed several strategic partnerships on behalf of the University.


Telephone: 024 7657 5497


Senior Assistant Registrar, Student Complaints and Academic Casework

Nathan Morris

Following completion of a PhD in Microbial Genetics, including an internship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Nathan commenced a career in Higher Education. This has involved working in a number of academic departments culminating in being appointed the Director of Administration for Warwick Law School in August 2007. Nathan moved into the central administration at the University of Warwick in October 2013 with responsibility for both student and external complaints. Nathan joined the Academic Registrar’s Office in October 2017 and currently leads the Student Complaints and Academic Casework Team responsible for: Student Complaints, Academic Appeals, Investigating Committees of the Senate, Fitness to Practise, Continuation of Registration Committees and day to day oversight of matters relating to the Office of the Independent Adjudicator. Nathan is still currently responsible for external complaints and is responsible for the administration of the University’s Human Tissue Licence on behalf of the Registrar.


Telephone: 024 7652 3773

Team Leader, Doctoral College

Rhiannon Martyn

Through the Board of Graduate Studies, this section is responsible for all postgraduate provision at the University, ranging from short CPD courses in Warwick Medical School and The Institute of Education, to postgraduate research degrees. The Graduate School also has responsibility for postgraduate scholarships, research degree examinations, monitoring of research degree students and postgraduate appeals and complaints.


Telephone: 024 7615 0887

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