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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

caroline.edwards@york.ac.uk
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

Jessica Adler
Admissions and Events Administrator

history-admissions@york.ac.uk
Tel: internal 2983, external (01904) 322983
Vanbrugh College, V/242 (Mon-Fri)

  • Manages the annual admissions processes for all students 
  • Supports the recruitment of undergraduate and postgraduate students 
  • Services the Recruitment and Admissions Committee 
  • Organises Departmental student recruitment events 
 
Carolyn Campbell
Reception and Office Administrator

history-enquiries@york.ac.uk
Tel: internal 2981, external (01904) 322981
Vanbrugh College, V/223 (9.30 am – 3.00pm)
  • Reception service includes responding to enquiries, dealing with incoming and outgoing mail, booking taxis, monitoring stationery, maintaining keys / security passes, overseeing the photocopiers
  • Assists with arranging meetings, events and conferences to include catering, room bookings and travel/accommodation
  • Prepares and distributes student feedback forms
  • Updates webpages with student hours and Departmental minutes
  • Responds to maintenance requests, assists with refurbishments

Helen Crevald
Travel and Office Administrator

helen.crevald@york.ac.uk
Tel: internal 4708, external (01904) 324708
Vanbrugh College, V/242 (Wed-Thur)

  • Books travel for academic / research staff and PhD students, providing guidance
  • Maintains staff contact database and other staff lists
  • Maintains the student archives and its surrounds
  • Assists with arranging meetings, events and conferences to include catering, room bookings and travel/accommodation
  • Liaises with IT Services re computer hardware, setting up new equipment
  • Responds to maintenance requests, assists with refurbishments

Sarah Finch 
Student Services Manager

sarah.finch@york.ac.uk  
Tel: internal 2982, external (01904) 322982 
Vanbrugh College, V/207 

  • Oversight of all administration for the Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes
  • Management of the Departmental Student Services team
  • Review and planning of student-related administration, to include support for quality-related initiatives, curriculum planning, NSS etc
  • Secretary to the Board of Studies
 

Kirsty Hanson 
Teaching Data and Student Administrator

history-pg-enquiries@york.ac.uk  
Tel: internal 4708, external (01904) 324708 
Vanbrugh College, V/242 (Mon, Wed and Friday)

  • Collates teaching and staff data to feed into the timetable and the workload plan, to include preparation of the Officers of the Board and the programme books
  • Works with the Chair of the Board of Studies to support the workload planning process
  • Works with the Embedded Timetabler to produce timetables for staff and students
  • Updates module data via the Programme Module Catalogue
  • Postgraduate records work e.g. changes to student registration, tier 4 etc
  • Postgraduate assessment
  • Postgraduate module choices administration

Tom Metcalfe
Student Experience and Support Officer

tom.metcalfe@york.ac.uk
Tel: internal 2976, external (01904) 322976
Vanbrugh College, V/109

  • Coordinates the provision of pastoral support to students across the Department of History
  • Provides support to individual students
  • Ensures disability support requirements are in place
  • Contributes to relevant committees such as ECA Committee and the Teaching and Assessment Committee 
  • Contributes to outreach and Widening Participation activities

Carole Nicolson
Postgraduate Administrator

history-pg-enquiries@york.ac.uk
Tel: internal 2961, external (01904) 322961
Vanbrugh College, V/242

  • Postgraduate records work includes changes to student registration, tier 4 etc
  • Postgraduate assessment and progression
  • Disability support to PG students
  • Postgraduate student events
  • Postgraduate internships and MA placements
  • Administrator for the Graduate School Board and PG Student/Staff Forum

Rebecca Postlethwaite
Undergraduate Administrator

history-ug-administrator@york.ac.uk
Tel: internal 2969, external (01904) 322969 
Vanbrugh College, V/242
  • Leads on UG records work, to include student induction, ECA claims, changes to student registration, tier 4, funding for current students etc
  • Module choices
  • GTA Administrator
  • Assists with UG assessment and progression
  • Assists with UG Disability support
  • Administrative support for Year Abroad / Placements
  • Provides support to relevant committees and meetings

Sarah Rubery 
Undergraduate Assessment and Disability Administrator 

history-ug-assessment@york.ac.uk
Tel: internal 2972, external (01904) 322972
Vanbrugh College, V/242

  • Lead on UG assessment and progression
  • Lead on UG Disability support, including SSP extensions
  • Assists with UG records work, to include module choices, student induction, ECA claims, changes to student registration, tier 4, funding for current students etc
  • Administrative support for Year Abroad / Placements
  • Provides support to relevant committees and meetings