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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

Professor of Anthropology and the Humanities; Deputy Head of School and Director of Learning and Teaching - School of Social and Political Science
Tel: +44 (0)131 650 4051
Email:; for matters pertaining to SPS Learning and Teaching:

John Harries

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

Lawrence Dritsas

Lecturer, Acting Director of Undergraduate School
Tel: +44 (0)131 650 4011

Marie Craft

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