• Judith Davison
    Chair

    Currently ASIS Director and Head of the Admissions and Records Office, responsible for all aspects of the University's applicant and student records including data quality, HESA, PBVS, user support and training, system development and implementation.

    Previously spent 11 years in the University Registry with responsibility for the full range of Awards, Examinations and Student Records work. I have also worked in Further Education, Careers and in teaching since graduating from Keele many years ago.

    Tel: 01484 472744

    Email: j.a.davison@hud.ac.uk

  • Phillip Russell-Lacy
    Web Manager

    Currently, my role is to lead on Business Intelligence and Management Information resource development; oversee data quality on corporate information systems and ensure that systems are configured and utilised to allow data extraction for internal and external returns.

    It is my belief that all staff should be empowered to use information, so that they can undertake their roles effectively and to the benefit of the organisation. I have written and presented at conferences and in other specialists groups, on the culture changes needed to be proactive in using information.

    My role on the SROC steering committee is to both co-ordinate and manage the SROC web site, its development and links to SROC_HE (Twitter) and SROC (LinkedIn).

    Tel: 0114 222 1131

    Email: p.russell-lacy@sheffield.ac.uk

  • Jayne Hornsby
    Committee Secretary

    I am Head of the Student Records and Examinations Office at the University of Kent, comprising two Student Administration Teams, Data Quality Team and Information Compliance. Across our two main campuses in Canterbury and Medway, I have overall responsibility for maintenance, validation and development of our systems and processes, as well as all student records, external reporting, official documents and many student – facing operations including enrolment & registration and examinations.

    For the last two years I have been very closely involved with the move from an in-house student data system to SITS, and am Functional Design Authority on the Programme (with special focus on Change Management), and Chair of the Project Board.

    I started off as a faculty administrator in central registry and moved to a secretariat role and then back into an operational role in Student Records.

    I first attended SROC back in 1996 and apart from a brief hiatus in the late 90s, have been back every year since. It is always a stimulating and informative, not to mention very enjoyable conference. I joined the SROC Committee following the Kent Conference 2011 and now work as committee secretary. I also administer the SACRAO bursary competition.

    Tel: 01227 823330

    Email: J.C.Hornsby@kent.ac.uk

  • Maggie New
    Treasurer

    I am Academic Registrar at Northumbria University and began this role in 2014. The Academic Registry is responsible for approval and review, learning and teaching governance, quality enhancement, timetabling, examinations and ceremonies, records (including SITS management), HESA and PSRB returns, and also academic support, assessment board management etc. I also have a wider reach for student experience across the University.

    For the preceding 10 years, I was Head of the Student Progress Service at Newcastle University. This covered many aspects of the student lifecycle including: postgraduate admissions, registration, the student services support team, examinations, research student support, visa support, student casework, timetabling and congregations. I was closely involved in process and system developments to make our activities as efficient and student focussed as possible.

    I have worked in HE since 1991 and my previous roles at Newcastle were in faculty support and in management information (HESA returns). My HE career started as Student Records Officer at Sunderland University.

    SROC is a very focussed conference and you have lots of opportunities to find out about current developments in the HE sector and the approach other have taken to issues.

    Email: maggie.new@northumbria.ac.uk

  • Thomas Moody
    Corporate Liaison

    I am Student Records and Planning Officer at the Royal Veterinary College; responsible for the student records database, from which I make the College's HESA Student Return and KIS return. I also provide management information for academic and operational purposes. I am responsible for strategic planning and produce the College's HESES return. I also act in both an administrative and compliance role to ensure the College maintains its Tier 4 licence and HTS and our students maintain their visas.

    Before joining the RVC, I spent five years working for a Further Education College and in my terminal role I maintained the College's student records database, course portfolio and produced the ILR.

    Tel: 02074685150

    Email: tmoody@rvc.ac.uk

  • Marian Hilditch
    Social Media

    I'm the Head of Data Quality at Teesside University, leading on Systems, Student Reporting and Student Records. Responsible for the overall data quality of the student record from Admissions to Graduation. Operational lead for statutory returns to HESA & HEFCE and project lead for systems developments (Finance & Student).

    Before coming to Teesside, I worked at the University of York in different roles within Systems, Data & Records.

    I joined the committee in 2014, first as Local Organiser (York 2015) and then as Social Media coordinator.

    Tel: 01642 738536

    Email: m.hilditch@tees.ac.uk

  • Lorraine Gaddie
    Breakout Session Co-ordinator

    Presently, my role is to lead on the implementation of the Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR). In my previous role, as Head of Systems & Student Records, my remit included system management and development of the student record, timetabling and customer relationship management systems; student records management, including the preparation and submission of the external statistical returns, including HESA and the Home Office. I have had responsibility for providing business analysis, process review and project management; user support and training; ensuring that all systems adhere to the procedures, policies and regulations of the University. I have worked within education since 1990, including 10 years within admissions.

    Having previously attended a number of SROC conferences and always found them to be an excellent opportunity to network, share knowledge and good practice, I joined the committee in 2014, representing Scotland and Northern Ireland. I now coordinate the SROC Breakout Sessions.

    Tel: 0131 455 2662

    Email: l.gaddie@napier.ac.uk

  • Chris Carpenter
    Local Organiser (Loughborough)

    I am Senior Assistant Registrar at Loughborough University and head up the Student Office within Academic Registry. My office is responsible for a variety of student operations from registration through to graduation, including exams, student finance, and immigration and visa compliance, as well as information governance, the student record and HESA student data returns.

    I find the SROC conferences a great way to broaden my knowledge and meet colleagues with a wealth of experience from around the country. In 2016, we hosted the conference at Loughborough – we very much enjoyed sharing our campus with you all for a few days and hope that you enjoyed your time at Loughborough.

    Tel: 01509 222228

    Email: c.j.carpenter@lboro.ac.uk

  • Craig Stewart Duncan

    I am a Senior Registry Officer within the MIS Unit at Cardiff Metropolitan University, responsible for all aspects of the HESA Student and Aggregate Offshore returns, and the HESES return for HEFCW. I also manage projects and requests for management information and business intelligence, utilising Business Objects and Qlikview to meet the needs of the University. My main focus currently revolves around ensuring high data quality and understanding of data provenance, and employing these to provide student-related data to aid both local and corporate decision making.

    As one of the most recent additions to the Steering Committee, I look forward to sharing my knowledge and practices to supplement the wealth of experience already established.

    Tel: 02920 416031

    Email: csduncan@cardiffmet.ac.uk

  • Sara McDonnell

    I am Head of Planning and Management Information at the University of East London. My responsibilities include student number planning and projections, analysis of key student data outputs and oversight of statutory returns.

    I have recently moved to UEL from being a Strategic Planning Manager at Royal Holloway, University of London. In that role I provided analytical and market intelligence services to enable strategic and everyday decision making. I use internal and external sources of information give to insight and support to evidence based decision making.

    I have worked in Higher Education since 2007, starting as a Planning Officer at the University of Northampton and moving to Royal Holloway six years ago.

    Tel: 02082237176

    Email: s.mcdonnell@uel.ac.uk

  • Noelle Rumball
    Study Day Co-ordinator

    I am the Head of Information and Advice at the University of the West of England, Bristol, where I have responsibility for the student-facing teams who help solve practical, non-academic concerns, like remaining in the UK, paying the rent, and negotiating regulations. In previous HE roles, I have been responsible for HESA and HESES Returns, student number planning, and external reporting to PSRBs. My professional background is mostly in public sector business intelligence and management information.

    I love SROC’s strong practical focus, and am looking forward to building on conference successes with our offer of day sessions.

    Tel: 0117 328 4153

    Email: Noelle.Rumball@uwe.ac.uk

  • Katie Hassall
    Web Manager (shadow)

    I am a Student Process and Records Officer at Sheffield Hallam University (SHU). Having previously worked within student and faculty support I made the move across into Registry Services in 2014. My main areas of responsibility are enrolment, record maintenance and data quality, providing training and advice on the key processes within the student lifecycle. I have very recently moved to the Student Systems Finance Team working on student finance aspects of the student record and reporting.

    I have only recently joined the Team at SROC and I look forward to working with a strong and knowledgeable team from a diverse range of educational institutions.

    Tel: 0114 225 6495

    Email: K.Hassall@SHU.AC.UK