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Durham University

University College

PG Student Mentors

PG student mentors are postgraduate students, and members of Castle MCR, who are there to help undergraduates with their studies.

Whether it's your work, dissertation, module choices or career advice, we're here to help – and from a fellow student’s perspective!

Please feel free to get in touch with any of the mentors below at any point.

If you're unable to find a Student Mentor in a suitable subject area, or if any MCR members wish to be added to this database, please contact our Junior Mentoring Officer, Isabel Airas (

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Thomas Wright Archeology, Museum Studies
Harriet Walsh Classics
Peter Donnelly Classics
Sara-Louise Dobson Classics, History, Sociology
Suditi Jindal Creative Writing
Becky Clark Early Modern History
Tia Shah Early Modern History, Geography
Elizabeth Dawson English
Fraser Riddell English
Melissa Chaplin English
Rhiann McAlister English
Rachel Fennell English Lit
Cheryl Julia Lee English Literature, Creative Writing
Antony Mullen English Studies
Blaz Zabel Greek Literature, Philosophy, Comparative Literature, Art History
Rasa Gostautaite Heritage, History, Anthropology
Callum Murrell History
Rhiannon Snaith Late Mediaeval and Early Modern History
Rebecca Neale Theology and Religion, Philosophy and Religion, Art History, Religious History, Visual Arts and Culture Studies
Xiaoxuan Zeng Translation Studies, Chinese Studies
Emily Smith Classics (particularly Greek)

Faculty of Science

Rebecca Quelch Biology
Daniel Moore Biology, Marine Biology, Zoology, Genetics
Elizabeth Pinneh Biology, Chemistry
Li Yang Earth Sciences
Nick Spong Physics
Andrew Griffin Physics, Astronomy
Yiheng Yu Psychology, Applied Statistics
Alex Llewelyn Biology, Organic Chemistry
Jenny Horrocks Geography, Earth Sciences
James Black Physics
Jonathan Cullen Physics, Maths
Nicole Darling Biology

Faculty of Social Sciences & Health

Heather Munro Anthropology, Jewish Studies
Jason Nadell Biological anthropology
Josh Jowitt Constitutional Law, Human Rights and Political Philosophy
Johannes Schmalisch Economics and Management
Menglu Hu Education
Huiqi Luo Finance Management, Marketing, Computer Sciences
Patrycja Dlugosz-Stroetges Geography
Isabel Airas Geography, Government and International Affairs
Fabian Stroetges Government and International Affairs, Economics, International Relations
Marina Costa Esteves Coutinho Human Rights, Public International Law
Rutuja Deshpande Law
Sahiba Bali Marketing
Kayle Giroud Political Science
Dominic Hauschild Politics and International Relations
Beth de Vega Alavedra Spanish and Catalan Languages, Political Science