Head of students

Each school within the Faculty of the Arts, Social Science and Humanities has a Head of Students (Host) representative who provide students with advice and information on many aspects of the University Rules and Regulations for your degree within the Faculty.

The Head of Students have the responsibility for but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Reviewing and monitoring the progress of all students within the Faculty;
  • Running a system for counselling students, including students whose results and/or progress towards a degree are not satisfactory;
  • Liaising as appropriate with the Student Ombudsman on matters relating to students;
  • Mediating where differences arise between students and academic units.

The Head of Students can provide advice and permission for:

  • Course transfers into the Faculty of the Arts, Social Science and Humanities
  • Advanced Standing
  • Cross-institutional study
  • Enrolling in excess credit points in a session
  • Applications for direct entry
  • Taking leave of absence
  • Problems with eligibility to graduate
  • Advice on appealing a mark in a subject
  • Serious academic consideration
  • Grievances and appeals


Host appointments

Heads of Students are happy to meet with students to discuss their specific needs and circumstances. Please contact ASSH Central  if you would like to make an appointment to see your Host:

Head of students by school

School of the Arts, English and Media

Dr Renee Middlemost

School of Education

Dr Peter Andersen 

School of Geography and Sustainable Communities

 Associate Professor Tam Ha

School of Health and Society 

Dr Joanna Russell
(undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Social Work and Public Health)
Associate Professor Tam Ha
(Bachelor Social Science, postgraduate courses in Occupational Health and Safety, Occupational Hygiene)


School of Humanities and Social Inquiry

Dr Jen Roberts

School of Liberal Arts 

Dr Tristan Bradshaw, or Dr Julian Lamb

School of Psychology 

Dr Timothy Byron, or Dr Mark Schira