School of Social and Political Science

Support Team


Student Support Officers (SSOs) are available to meet students online via MS Teams.

Your SSO can advise you on a wide variety of matters throughout your studies. They offer guidance on rules and processes and can help you to access other services in the School and University. If you have a question and are not sure who to ask, contact your SSO. If they can't help you themselves they will help you to find someone who can.

For all student support queries, email

Your SPS Student Support team

Subject Area Name
Politics SSO Alex Dysart
International Relations SSO Natalie Stroud
Social Anthropology SSO Sahara Choudhury
Social Policy SSO Alex Dysart
Social Work SSO Karen Dargo
Sociology SSO Karen Dargo
Sustainable Development SSO (also SPS Student Experience Officer) Sue Renton
Student Support Assistant Seonaid Philp
Head of Student Support and Enhancement Catriona Elder
Student category
Student support