School of Social and Political Science

Student Support in SPS


Your Student Support Officer (SSO) can advise you on a wide variety of matters throughout your studies. SSOs offer guidance on rules and processes and can help you to access other services in the School and University. If you are encountering challenging circumstances which are having an impact on your studies, your SSO can help. 

From September 2021, SSOs are available to meet students online via MS Teams or in person in the Chrystal Macmillan Building.

To contact your SSO and for all other student support queries, email

Your SPS Student Support team

Gerhard Anders Director of Student Experience and Engagement /
Senior Tutor
Catriona Elder Head of Student Support and Enhancement
Sue Renton Student Experience Officer
Undergraduate Student Support Officers  
Sahara Choudhury Social Anthropology
Karen Dargo Social Work; Sociology
Alex Dysart Politics (including PPE); Social Policy
Sue Renton Sustainable Development
Natalie Stroud International Relations
Postgraduate Student Support Officers  
Kasia Mazurkiewicz Politics and International Relations; Social Policy; Management of Bioeconomy; Innovation and Governance; Science and Technology in Society
Noureen Ehsan CAS and International Development; Social and Medical Anthropology; Social Work; Sociology 



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