European Social & Political Studies


Role Descriptions

Administrative Assistant Provides administrative support in all areas relating to the teaching and learning activities of students from enquiry to completion, including admissions, examinations, attendance monitoring, student and programme records and the servicing of committees; website.
 Programme Administrator First point of contact for students. Responsible for attendance and academic progress, module selection, timetabling, year abroad, moodle, minuting of DTC, SSCC, Extenuating Circumstances meetings.
Administrative Manager
Oversees the administration of the programme. Responsible for admissions, examinations, estates, finance, human resources, dual degree.
Academic Director Oversees the running of the programme, liaises with outside bodies and the College administration.
Chair, Steering Committee Oversees the successful functioning of ESPS, reviewing its procedures and instituting changes, when necessary. The Steering Committee includes representatives from participating departments and is responsible for the overall management of the programme.
Admissions Tutor & Widening Participation Representative Oversees the admissions process, selecting applicants for assessment days, and determining the number of offers made.
Dual Degree Coordinator Oversees the successful functioning of the Dual Degree. Responsible for developing programme content and student handbook.
Year Abroad & Affiliate Tutor Responsible for advising students with regard to the year abroad, as well as affiliates.
Dissertation Coordinator Monitors progress of dissertation, ensures guidelines are observed, and liaises with supervisors.
Chair of Board of Examiners; Deputy Chair of Board of Examiners Ensure that examination procedures are followed, exam papers are double-marked and adjudicated by the External Examiner, and that the meeting of the Board is conducted fairly and according to the rules. Responsible for drawing up the marking schedule.
Exams Liaison Officer Liaises with External Examiner, responsible for collating and uploading marks and preparation of all material for Exam Board meetings.
Year Personal Tutors Responsible for pastoral care and available to discuss any problems whether academic or personal. May be approached for references regarding summer jobs, stages, postgraduate study, or full-time employment. (Full details on requesting references are given on the ESPS moodle admin page.)
Careers Liaison Officer Organises career information events and refers you to the Careers Advisory Service for further advice. Careers Advisor Saiyada Smith will provide advice on career paths, postgraduate study and further training.
Green Champion Oversees the local implementation of UCL’s environmental sustainability policies.
E-Learning Champion Oversees the local implementation of UCL’s E-learning policies.
Departmental Safety Officer Assists the Academic Director with the implementation of UCL’s safety policies by regularly reviewing local health and safety arrangements.
Departmental Equal Opportunities Liaison Officer Assists the Academic Director with the implementation of UCL’s Equal Opportunities policies by acting as a local resource.
Joint Faculty Teaching Committee representative Represents ESPS at Joint Faculty Teaching Committee meetings. The representative is responsible for informing the DTC about matters raised at JFTC and for bringing any matters of concern from the DTC to JFTC. The representative should be available on a Tuesday from 3-5pm for the whole year. A Deputy may be appointed in cases of unavoidable absence.
Faculty Board of Examiners representative Represents ESPS at Faculty Board of Examiners meetings.
Faculty Library Committee representative Represents ESPS at Faculty Library Committee meetings.
Convenor ESPS9001 Dissertation Convenes the presentation component of the final year core module.
Convenor ESPS1001 IEHLPP Convenes the first year core module.
Social and Academic Events Coordinator
Involves the organization of departmental events; for instance, those connected to the finalists' research seminar, an end-of-year quiz, similar events for first and second years, and ESPS research seminars. It also involves attendance at the SSCC and the development of ideas for students' participation in extra-curricular activities and in the life of the department.