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School of Social and Political Science: About the school


Undergraduate School

The Undergraduate School is led by the Director of Undergraduate Studies alongside two Deputy Directors, who are responsible for Teaching and Student Progression, as well as the Undergraduate School Administrative Officer.

Overview of the development and implementation of the School's undergraduate teaching policies is provided by a team of administrative staff who make up our School's Undergraduate Teaching Office, while student support is available from our Personal Tutors who work in conjunction with our team of Student Support Officers.

Key Contacts

Richard Baxstrom

Senior Lecturer; Director of the Undergraduate School - SPS; Co-Director, Atelier: Creative Arts and the Social Sciences network; Co-Editor, Visual Culture in Britain
Tel: +44 (0)131 650 4051
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John Harries

Senior Teaching Fellow and Deputy Director of the Undergraduate School (Progression and Student Experience)
Tel: +44 (0)131 651 3065

Lawrence Dritsas

Tel: +44 (0)131 650 4011

Marie Craft

Undergraduate School Administrator
Tel: +44 (0)131 650 3943