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Academic Support Office

Faculty Support

The Academic Support Office is responsible for:

  • managing the faculty level of all quality management processes (for taught and research degrees);
  • managing the University's student progress processes for postgraduate students (such as concessions, appeals, Academic Progress Notices), and the research degree examination process;
  • and supporting senior faculty officers in the operation of the Department Strategic Planning Process; servicing faculty boards; and administering faculty-level quality assurance procedures.

The Academic Support Office has three faculty teams, each of which is led by an Assistant Registrar who takes the lead on all postgraduate issues in their faculty. These teams also include a Faculty Support Officer whose primary responsibility is for undergraduate matters, and a number of administrative staff who support the Assistant Registrars and Facutly Support Officers. The members of the faculty teams are:

Arts and Humanities


Social Sciences and Health

Assistant Registrar (PG Support)

Simon Appleton

Sam Graham

Ellen Chapman

Faculty Support Officer (UG Support)

TBC Nicola Brennan

Jess Stacey

Administrative Support

Suzanne Bradley

Gillian Murphy

Ruth Alsop

Pamela Jubb

Contact Details

Academic Support Office
Durham University
Palatine Centre 
Stockton Road
Durham DH1 3LE

Phone: +44 0191 334 6104
Fax: +44 0191 334 6250