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Meet the Student Support and Wellbeing team

Student Support and Wellbeing is made up of a diverse group of experienced staff dedicated to supporting students throughout their time at UCL.

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For general enquiries, please get in touch with us through askUCL, our student enquiries system.

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Leadership team 

Denise Long
Lina Kamenova
Natalie

Denise Long

Director of Student Support and Wellbeing

Lina Kamenova

Acting Director of Student Support and Wellbeing

Natalie Humphrey

Head of Student Support and Wellbeing

(Disability, Mental Health and Wellbeing)

Barry Keane
Sonia
Mitesh

Dr Barry Keane

Deputy Director of Student Support and Wellbeing
Psychodynamic and CBT Therapist

(Student Psychological and Counselling Services)

Dr Sonia Greenidge

Acting Deputy Head of Service
CBT Therapist

(Student Psychological and Counselling Services)

Mitesh Vagadia

Head of Student Support and Wellbeing

(Development, Communications and Projects)


Disability, Mental Health and Wellbeing team

Responsibilities

  • Delivers non-therapeutic face-to-face support and advice, enabling students to thrive, through drop-ins and appointments.
  • Oversees implementation of reasonable adjustments, including mental health mentoring and study skills tutoring for students with specific learning difficulties.
  • Manages return to study and Student of Concern processes. 

Chilima

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Caroline

Chilima Sianyeuka

Student Support and Wellbeing Manager

(Mental Health and Wellbeing)

Vacant

Student Support and Wellbeing Manager

(Disability Support)

Caroline Burkitt

Mental Health Coordinator

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Sandra
Jacqueline

Vacant

Mental Health Coordinator

Sandra Christian 

Mental Health Coordinator

Jacqueline Mallon

Mental Health Coordinator

Roisin Armstrong
Carmen
Chloe

Roisin Armstrong

Mental Health Coordinator

Carmen Straker

Mental Health Coordinator

Chloe DaCosta

Mental Health Coordinator

Kleo
Nina
Kenny

Kleo Kourmpi

Student Support and Wellbeing Adviser

Nina Appleby

Student Support and Wellbeing Adviser

Kenny Aruwa

Student Support and Wellbeing Adviser

Andrea
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Chantelle

Andrea Almeida Sanchez

Student Support and Wellbeing Adviser

Saeed Zeydabadi-Nejad

Student Support and Wellbeing Adviser

Chantelle Clarke

Disability Adviser

Lina Ahmed
Louise Grimmett
Lucy

Lina Ahmed

Disability Adviser

Louise Grimmett

Disability Adviser

(Specific Learning Difficulties)

Lucy Balaam

Disability Adviser

(Autism Spectrum)

Tim
Jo
Hannah

Tim Pearce

Disability Adviser

(Specific Learning Difficulties)

Jo Smith

Specific Learning Difficulties Study Skills Tutor

Hannah Tracey

Specific Learning Difficulties Study Skills Tutor

anna

Charlotte Vaughan

Emily

Anna Batcheler 

Mental Health Mentor

Charlotte Vaughan

Mental Health Mentor

Emily Smith 

Mental Health Mentor

   
nadia
Sue
Joanna

Nadia Drews

Mental Health Mentor

Sue Beecroft

Mental Health Mentor

Joanna Hooper 

Disability Administrator

   
   

Student Psychological and Counselling Services (SPCS) team

Responsibilities

  • Delivers therapeutic support through counselling (cognitive behavioural therapy and psychodynamic counselling).
  • Offers psychiatric consultation and group workshops. 
Gopi
Valentina
Maxine
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Gopi Nandagopal

Senior Executive Officer

Valentina Arnold

Senior Executive Officer

Maxine Wilson

Senior Executive Officer

Julius Tylecote

Senior Executive Officer - Evenings

Charlotte Feinmann
David Sturgeon
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Dr Charlotte Feinmann

Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr David Sturgeon

Consultant Psychiatrist

Dashnye Daloye

Student Counsellor (CBT Therapist)

Tarynne Quirk

Student Counsellor (CBT Therapist)

Rachel Euba
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Zoi Kontakou
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Rachel Euba

Student Counsellor (CBT Therapist)

Denise Garcia Kalmus

Student Counsellor (CBT Therapist)

Zoi Kontakou

Student Counsellor (CBT Therapist)

Dr Jacob Maunders

Student Counsellor (CBT Therapist)

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Liane Fakur
Patricia Almeida
Sarah Carter

Caroline Rose

Student Counsellor (CBT Therapist)

Liane Thakur

Student Counsellor (CBT Therapist)

Patricia Almeida

Student Counsellor (Psychodynamic Therapist)

Sarah Carter

Student Counsellor (Psychodynamic Therapist)

Isabelle Hans
Richard Harrison
Fotini Roberts
 

Isabelle Hans

Student Counsellor (Psychodynamic Therapist)

Richard Harrison

Student Counsellor (Psychodynamic Therapist)

Fotini Roberts

Student Counsellor (Psychodynamic Therapist)

 

Faith Support

Responsibilities

  • Delivers pastoral support and advice around religious or faith concerns.
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Lizzie Baughen 

UCL Chaplain and Interfaith Adviser 

Olivia Raw

UCL Catholic Chaplain

 

Study Abroad and International Student Support team 

Responsibilities

  • Manages outgoing international student mobility for undergraduates, including through Erasmus.
  • Manages short-term international student mobility opportunities.
  • Supports UCL students while studying abroad.
  • Supports incoming international students adjust to life in the UK.
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Clare
Chris

Catriona Hanks

Head of Study Abroad and International Student Support

Clare Herbert

Undergraduate Mobility Coordinator

Chris Bromley

International Student Support Coordinator (Acting)

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Charlotte Odell

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Kuldip Chana

Global Experience Coordinator

Charlotte Odell

Exchanges Coordinator

Vacant

European Programmes Coordinator

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Alix Twiggs

Study Abroad Adviser

Mary Mena

International Student Support Adviser

 


Student Enquiries Centre team

Responsibilities

  • Delivers face-to-face administrative and enquiry support out of the Student Enquiries Centre.
  • Manages the askUCL student enquiries system.
Kate Joseph
 
Finola
Maria

Kate Jones

Head of Student Enquiries Management

(Student Success Platform Project)

 

Finola Gibson

Student Support and Wellbeing Manager

(Student Centre and Enquiries)

Maria Negoita

Student Centre Coordinator

Alice Williams
 
Bryte
Kerry

Alice Williams

Student Centre Coordinator (Student Enquiries)

 

Bryte Amponsah

Student Centre Coordinator (Student Enquiries)

Kerry Bivand

Student Centre Coordinator (Student Enquiries)

Angela
 
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Kieron Woolley

Angela Tran

Student Enquiries Coordinator (SSP Project)

 

Mohamed Omar

Student Enquiries Coordinator (SSP Project)

Kieron Woolley

Student Enquiries Coordinator (SSP Project)

Rachel
 
Stuart
Louise Bone

Rachel McKenzie

Student Enquiries Centre Officer

 

Stuart Andrews

Student Enquiries Centre Officer

Louise Bone

Student Enquiries Centre Officer

Rahat
 
Shila Panchasara
Vida Koster

Rahat Chowdhury

Student Enquiries Centre Officer

 

Shila Panchasara

Student Enquiries Centre Officer

Vida Koster

Student Enquiries Centre Officer

Juwayria Choudhury
 
Greg Butler
Beth Campbell

Juwayria Choudhury

Student Enquiries Centre Officer

 

Greg Butler

Student Enquiries Centre Officer

Beth Campbell

Student Enquiries Centre Officer

Hannah Laycock
 
Ameena Qureshi
 

Hannah Laycock

Student Enquiries Centre Officer

 

Ameena Qureshi

Student Enquiries Centre Officer

 

Development, Communications and Projects team

Responsibilities

  • Manages SSW’s online information and resources.
  • Promotes awareness of SSW’s support services and healthy lifestyles.
  • Manages partnerships with external organisations.
  • Delivers continuous improvement projects.
  • Leads enhanced coordination of student inductions across UCL.
  • Leads support in halls of residence through Wardens and Student Residence Advisers (SRAs).
  • Responds to crisis situations.
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Wes Durdle

Student Support and Wellbeing Manager

(Communications and Projects)

Holly Anderson

Health Care Campaign Coordinator

(Communications and Projects)

Vacant

Student Support and Wellbeing Adviser

(Communications and Projects)

Lily Baker Haynes
Suriyah Rashid SSW
 

Lily Baker Haynes

Student Support and Wellbeing Adviser

(Communications and Projects)

Suriyah Rashid

Student Support and Wellbeing Adviser

(Communications and Projects)