The University of Southampton

Undergraduate Senior Tutors 

The role of Undergraduate Senior Tutor for Physics & Astronomy is shared between Malcolm Coe, Caitriona Jackman and Tony Bird. They may be contacted via the confidential email address STphys@soton.ac.uk

The role of the Senior Tutor
  • The Senior Tutor has overall responsibility for the pastoral care of undergraduate students in Physics & Astronomy. This means any issues not directly related to the academic content or structure of the programme of study.
  • He/she will liaise with the Enabling Services to ensure that students with special educational needs are advised and assisted appropriately.
  • He/she will advise individual students on non-academic problems, preferably (but not necessarily) if referred by the personal tutors.

But please note that Personal Academic Tutors (PATs) should always remain the first point of contact for our students if at all possible. The tutors should be familiar with all the lines of support offered by the university.

Finally, please note for all academic issues students should talk to either their personal tutor or the Director of Programmes, Pasquale Di Bari.

Special Considerations
  • A student's performance may be worthy of special consideration if their performance in a relevant assessment has been adversely affected by exceptional circumstances outside their control and there is evidence to support such a claim.
  • Special considerations shall only apply to circumstances which can be clearly related to performance in particular elements of assessment.
  • A student who believes that their performance in a relevant assessment is worthy of special consideration should ensure  they contact the faculty office or their personal tutor at the earliest opportunity. 
 Appeals

Students may appeal against any decision made by the Special Considerations Board or the Examination Board. Appeals must always be supported by appropriate evidence. If you are considering an appeal, talk to your personal tutor first.

Useful links for students & their tutors:
  • FEPS Faculty Office to obtain Special Consideration and Appeal forms and instructions.
  • Your Student Handbook
  • Enabling Services and their various support mechanisms, which include drop-in sessions every afternoon.  Students & tutors may contact them independently.

 


 

Postgraduate Senior Tutors 

The Postgraduate Senior Tutors for Physics & Astronomy are Poshak Gandhi, Malgosia Kaczmarek, Elena Accomando. All three are available to talk to any postgraduate student - you do not need to contact the senior tutor from your own research group.

The role of the Postgraduate Senior Tutor

The Postgraduate Senior Tutors have overall responsibility for the pastoral care of postgraduate students in Physics & Astronomy. Please note for all academic issues students should talk to people within their supervisory team.

 Special Considerations
  • A student's performance may be worthy of special consideration if their progress has been adversely affected by exceptional circumstances outside their control and there is evidence to support such a claim.
  • A student who believes that their performance in a relevant assessment is worthy of special consideration should talk to their supervisory team or one of the postgraduate senior tutors as soon as possible. 
Useful links for students & their tutors:
  • FEPS Grad School Office to obtain Special Consideration and Appeal forms and instructions.
  • Your Student Handbook
  • Enabling Services and their various support mechanisms, which include drop-in sessions every afternoon.  Students may contact them independently.