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Registry Student Support

The Registry Student Support team sits within the University Registry, providing advice and support for matters relating to the academic record where students are requesting a change of circumstance, such as Leave of Absence, Withdrawal, Mode of Attendance (part/full time study) and Fieldwork. We work closely with Student Services when students are experiencing difficulties, referring students on where appropriate.

We can provide information and have a drop-in service for students wishing to consider the various options relating to changes in circumstances, as well as taking forward requests for changes to the student record for approval.

Meet the team

Alex Griffiths

I joined Registry Student Support as the Registry Officer for Research Postgraduate Students in January 2015. In this role I advise PGR students on changes in circumstance that affect the progress of their studies. I also work closely with the Postgraduate Research Team, the Provost’s and Proctor’s Offices, and other University Units such as Student Services and CAPOD, in the development and deliverance of services and policy to support PGR students from the start of their studies right through to submission, examination, and graduation. Prior to joining Registry I trained as a Psychologist completing my MA and PhD at the University of St Andrews, and my MPhil at the University of Cambridge. As a former MPhil and PhD student myself, I understand the challenges that face PGR students during their studies and I am committed to enhancing the student experience for PGRs at the University in the coming years.

Jennie Parkinson

Having studied for both my undergraduate degree and PhD in Modern Languages at St Andrews, I was delighted to return as a Registry Officer for Student Support in 2013. I work with undergraduate and taught postgraduate students to ensure that any changes of circumstance are managed smoothly. This involves close liaison with other Registry teams, Student Services, the Proctor's Office, and academic staff to provide information and a streamlined service. As a SSSC-registered social worker, I enjoy using my training and different experiences of student and academic life, as well as life outside the University, to work with and support students in periods of transition.


Registry Student Support (Undergraduate/ Taught Postgraduate)

St Katharine's West
16 The Scores
St Andrews
KY16 9AX
Scotland, United Kingdom

Tel: 01334 462129


Registry Student Support (Postgraduate Research)

Old Burgh School
Abbey Walk St Andrews
St Andrews
KY16 9LB
Scotland, United Kingdom

Tel: 01334 462256

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