Administrative staff

General enquiries

For all general enquiries please contact the History Reception, which is located in Vanbrugh, Room V/223. You can email us, or telephone on 01904 322981. (International callers, please dial +44 1904 322981.)

Reception is open to student enquiries between 9.30am and 3.00pm each working day. All administrative staff are available to help with day-to-day organisational matters.

For specific enquiries, please consult the following list and contact the relevant member of staff:

Contact detailsResponsibilities
Caroline Edwards
Departmental Manager
Tel: internal 2980, external (01904) 322980
Vanbrugh College, V/206
  • Financial Management, including post-award research funding
  • Strategic Support for Head of Department
  • Member of Senior Management Group
  • Departmental policies and procedures
  • Secretary to the Research Committee and REF Working Party
  • Deals with HR matters, including recruitment
  • Secretary to the Workload Planning Committee
  • Responsible for physical structure of department
Sally Walters
Undergraduate Programmes Manager
PA to Head of Department
PA to Chair of the Board of Studies
Tel: internal 2982, external (01904) 322982
Vanbrugh College, V/207
  • Office manager
  • Oversees all administration for the Undergraduate Programme
  • PA to Head of Department
  • PA to the Chair of the Board of Studies
  • Secretary to the Board of Studies
  • Secretary to the Senior Management Group
  • Secretary to the Teaching Committee
  • Administrative staffing matters
  • VLE administration
  • Responsibility for producing annual teaching timetable

Sarah Hall
Admissions and Events Administrator
Tel: internal 2983, external (01904) 322983
Vanbrugh College, V/242 (Mon-Thur)

  • Manages the annual admissions processes for all students 
  • Supports the recruitment of undergraduate and postgraduate students 
  • Services the Recruitment and Admissions Committee 
  • Organises Departmental events 
  • Assists with conference administration 
  • Liaison with the University's international partners, including visits and exchanges
Emlyn Roberts 
Module Data and Teaching Programme Administrator
Tel: internal 4708, external (01904) 324708
Vanbrugh College, V/242 (Wed & Thur)
  • Maintains the departmental timetable
  • Maintains modular teaching structure data
  • Website updates and approvals
  • Data entry
Carolyn Campbell
Tel: internal 2981, external (01904) 322981
Vanbrugh College, V/223 (9.30 am – 3.00pm)
  • Reception duties
  • Termly Room Bookings; keys for bookable rooms
  • Maintains departmental stationery supplies
  • Maintains general departmental noticeboards
  • Administers feedback
  • Assists with departmental administration

Jonathan Hanley
Impact Administrator

  • Working with the Impact Manager and academic staff to support impact activity
  • Responsible for devising and maintaining administrative systems to support impact
  • Assisting the Impact Manager with the production of reports and policies
  • Carrying out social media and website work in relation to impact


Bridget Hunt
Ruth Ray
Undergraduate Administrator
Tel: internal 2969, external (01904) 322969
Vanbrugh College, V/242
  • Undergraduate administrator (all years), providing administrative support including visiting students and students studying abroad
  • Maintains departmental undergraduate student database
  • PGWT administrator
  • Visiting student and study abroad administrator
  • Secretary to the Student Support Committee and Student/Staff Forum
  • Oversees Exceptional Circumstances affecting Assessment (ECA) processes, servicing ECA committee

Helen Crevald
Finance and Office Administrator
Tel: internal 4708, external (01904) 324708
Vanbrugh College, V/242 (Mon-Wed)

  • Maintains the departmental staff database and issues lists
  • Maintains the equipment inventory
  • Maintains the archive and its surrounds
  • Assists with financial processing

Carole Nicolson
Postgraduate and IPUP Administrator
Tel: internal 2961, external (01904) 322961
Vanbrugh College, V/242

  • Postgraduate records administrator
  • Disability Administrator for Research Postgraduate students
  • Distance Learning Course administrator
  • Secretary to the Graduate School Board
  • IPUP administrator 
  • Amendments of departmental website
Sarah Rubery
Taught Assessment and Disability Administrator
Tel: internal 2972, external (01904) 322972
Vanbrugh College, V/242
  • Oversees and administers taught course (UG and PG) assessment and progression
  • Provides administrative support to the Chair of the Examinations Committee
  • Develops and maintains departmental databases related to undergraduate student records
  • Disability Administrator for undergraduate and taught postgraduate students