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For information on the University's Policies and Regulations for all Undergraduate Degree Programmes, please visit the Teaching and Learning Support Office [TLSO]

Meet the Teaching, Learning and Student Experience Team

‌Curriculum and Programmes Team

For queries related to your programme of study such as course units, timetabling, programme changes and academic advisement.


Assessment Team

The team deal with all aspects of exams, including continuous assessment and script viewing


Student Support and Wellbeing Team

Contact the team for support with your wellbeing and for mitigating circumstances, extension requests, interruptions of study and attendance.


Information, Advice and Guidance Team

The team assists with events, student reps, teaching review meetings, PASS and anything related to student experience.


Both the SS&W and IAG teams are based in the School of Natural Sciences Student Support Hub which is on the ground floor of the Alan Turing Building.  The hub is open each weekday from 9am till 5pm so drop in at your convenience.



Teaching and Learning Academic Team

Head of Department

Prof. Stefan Soldner-Rembold

Discipline Head of Education

Gavin Smith

Chief Examiner and Assessment Lead

Dr. Judith McGovern

Year Tutors



First Year

Dr. Draga Pihler-Puzovic

Second Year

Prof. Albert Zijlstra

Third Year

Prof. Justin Evans

Fourth Year

Dr. Patrick Weltevrede

Year Examiners



First Year

Dr. Darren Graham

Second Year

Dr. Ivan Vera Marun

Third Year and Fourth Year

Dr. Judith McGovern

Programme Directors




Prof. Mike Birse

Physics with Astrophysics

Dr. Patrick Weltevrede

Physics with Study in Europe

Dr. Alessandro Principi

Physics with Theoretical Physics

Dr. Jonathan Gaunt

Physics with Philosophy

Dr. Neal Jackson

Mathematics and Physics

Dr. Judith McGovern

Lab Tutors



Chair of Lab Committee

Dr. Neal Jackson

First Year

Dr. Will Bertsche

Second Year

Dr. Paul Walmsley

Third Year

Dr. Michael Keith

Fourth Year

Dr. Patrick Weltevrede

Other Key Roles



Academic Exchange Advisor

Dr. Alexander Oh 

Appeals/Complaints/Discipline Lead

Prof. Richard Battye

PASS Co-ordinator

Dr. Alessandro Principi

Employability lead

Prof. Scott Kay

Chair of Student Reps.




Dr Ahsan Nazir

Teaching and Learning Committee Minutes

‌‌What is the Teaching and Learning Committee?

The aim of the Teaching and Learning Committee is to oversee and provide leadership in all aspects of the undergraduate (UGT) and postgraduate taught (PGT) programme provision in the school. The meetings take place at 3 points in the year (October, February and May).

Student Representatives from all years are encouraged to attend these meetings and play an active role in representing the student body. 


Minutes of previous meetings.