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Rachael Barlow

Receptionist/Teaching & Learning Assistant (PGR)

The T&L Receptionists are the first point of contact for visitors to the Teaching & Learning Offices of the School of Materials; they provide a helpful and welcoming service to students, staff and external visitors to School. Additionally, each Receptionist provides additional administrative support as Teaching & Learning Assistant to one of the three T&L functions (assessment, programmes, PGR).

Their responsibilities include:

  • Working within a small team of receptionists, being first point of contact for callers and visitors, on the telephone, by email and in person, providing a professional, helpful and welcoming service. 
  • Greeting visitors in a friendly and welcoming manner, and providing excellent customer service to the School’s students, staff and other visitors.
  • Monitoring and maintaining stationery and office supplies within the office including requests for the maintenance of general office equipment (e.g. facsimile machines, photocopiers, printers etc.) and fault reporting as necessary.
  • Building up a thorough understanding and knowledge of the Teaching & Learning administrative area and a general understanding of the wider School in order to resolve enquiries/issues in an accurate, efficient and effective manner.
  • Escalating enquiries/issues that cannot be resolved to appropriate colleagues in a timely and efficient manner to minimise inconvenience to the person raising the query.
  • Distributing relevant information via the student listservs.
  • Attend specific timetabled lectures to record student engagement.

Reception posts are rotated between SSB and MSS. The general email for all enquiries is: materials@manchester.ac.uk

Contact Rachael

  • x64143
  • rachael.barlow@manchester.ac.uk