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The Departmental Office is located in S5.01, Strand Building, Strand Campus.

Key Contacts for the Department of Informatics

Undergraduate student enquiries: ug-informatics@kcl.ac.uk
Tel: 020 7848 2794 (first-year students)
Tel: 020 7848 2005 (second-, third- and fourth-year students)

Postgraduate taught student enquiries: pgt-informatics@kcl.ac.uk
Postgraduate research student enquiries: pgr-informatics@kcl.ac.uk
Tel: 020 7848 2588 (Computer Science & Bioinformatics students)
Tel: 020 7848 2716 (Robotics & Telecommunications students)

Departmental enquiries: sinead.fitzpatrick@kcl.ac.uk
Tel: 020 7848 2621

 

Departmental Office opening hours
 MondayTuesday WednesdayThursday Friday
 09.00 - 17.00  09.00 - 17.00  09.00 - 14.00  09.00 - 16.00  09.00 - 17.00
Mrs Clare Cudby, Department Manager

Email: clare.cudby@kcl.ac.uk

Telephone: 020 7848 1914

Office: S5.10

Clare is responsible for the leadership and management of department operations to ensure a high quality, professional administrative service and the efficient day-to-day running of the departments of Informatics and Mathematics.  She is a member, ex officio, of all departmental committees to ensure standardisation of information.  Her role includes:

  • Working closely with the Director of Faculty Administration, Heads of Department and departmental professional services staff to agree and implement standards for departmental and programme administration
  • Ensuring administrative support for all departmental activities
  • Leading, managing and developing the Informatics and Mathematics professional services team
  • Developing strategies and initiatives to improve support to Heads of Department, academic staff and students
  • Ensuring a robust department level infrastructure for teaching and research
  • Ensuring the effective running of operations in conjunction with central offices including the Assessments and Records Centre, The Compass, the Study Abroad Office and the Admissions Centre.
  • Providing advice and assistance to ensure effective completion and compliance with regulations and policy
Ms Frances Benton, Senior Departmental Coordinator

Email: frances.benton@kcl.ac.uk

Telephone: 020 7848 2216

Office: S5.01

Frances co-ordinates departmental activity that is not related to programme or student administration, working with academic staff in the department to ensure the smooth running of the department, particularly in relation to finances and budgets, space planning & facilities and HR procedures:

  • Manages the departments’ finances on a day-to-day basis, including post-award grant management
  • Manages and authorises purchasing and procurement for the department as required
  • Responsible for arranging contracts for temporary teaching staff
  • Responsible for HR matters in the department including recruitment, academic staff probation, appraisals, promotion and induction of new staff
  • Responsible for recruiting PhD students as teaching assistants, setting them up as casual workers and processing payments
  • Manages departmental space planning for the departments
  • Secretary to the departmental staff meetings
  • Responsible for the content and production of departmental staff handbooks
  • Responsible for the administration of Erasmus bilateral contracts
  • Line-manages the Departmental Officers.
Ms Katherine Calvert, Programme Administrator (Undergraduate)

Email: ug-informatics@kcl.ac.uk

Telephone: 020 7848 2794

Office: S5.01

Katherine is the primary point of contact for all queries relating to undergraduate programmes (first year students only) in the Department of Informatics, including:

  • Responsible for producing the UG handbook for students and staff
  • Maintenance of UG students’ departmental records
  • Co-ordination of induction for new UG students
  • Secretary to the UG Staff/Student Liaison Committee
  • Secretary to the UG Academic Performance Committee
  • Administration of UG examinations
  • Supporting the UG Assessment Sub-Board
  • Maintaining UG student-facing web pages
  • Co-ordinating UG student feedback
  • Supporting the implementation of innovations in the UG Informatics programmes

Mr Jonathan Gabony, Programme Administrator (Undergraduate)
Email: ug-informatics@kcl.ac.uk

Telephone: 020 7848 2005

Office: S5.01

Jonathan is the primary point of contact for all queries relating to undergraduate programmes (second through to final year students) in the Department of Informatics, including:

  • Responsible for producing the UG handbook for students and staff
  • Maintenance of UG students’ departmental records
  • Co-ordination of induction for returning UG students
  • Administration of UG examinations
  • Secretary to the UG Assessment Sub-Board
  • Maintaining UG student-facing web pages
  • Co-ordinating UG student feedback
  • Supporting the UG Staff/Student Liaison Committee
  • Supporting the implementation of innovations in the UG Informatics programmes

Ms Nicola Parsons, Programme Administrator Postgraduate Taught and Research (Bioinformatics & Computer Science)
Email:

Postgraduate taught: pgt-informatics@kcl.ac.uk
Postgraduate research: pgr-informatics@kcl.ac.uk

Telephone: 020 7848 2588

Office: S5.01

Nicola is the primary point of contact for all queries relating to postgraduate taught Bioinformatics & Computer Science programmes in the Department of Informatics, including:

  • Overall responsibility for production of the PGT handbook
  • Maintenance of PGT students’ departmental records
  • Overseeing module related projects
  • Co-ordinating induction for new PGT students
  • Secretary to the PGT Staff/Student Liaison Committee (PGT SSLC)
  • Administration of examinations including Secretary to the PGT Assessment Sub-Board (Bioinformatics & Computer Science)

She is also the primary point of contact for all queries relating to postgraduate research (PGR) programmes in Bioinformatics & Computer Science in the Department of Informatics.  This includes:

  • Primary point of contact for all queries
  • All aspects of postgraduate research student administration (induction, handbook, key stages and progression, departmental funding)
  • Managing PGR space and desk allocations
Ms Nikki Nayler, Programme Administrator Postgraduate Taught  and Research (Robotics & Telecommunications)

Email:

Postgraduate taught: pgt-informatics@kcl.ac.uk
Postgraduate research: pgr-informatics@kcl.ac.uk

Telephone: 020 7848 2716

Office: S5.01

Nikki is the primary point of contact for all queries relating to postgraduate taught Robotics & Telecommunications programmes in the Department of Informatics, including:

  • Overall responsibility for the online PGT handbook
  • Maintenance of PGT students’ departmental records
  • Overseeing module related projects
  • Co-ordinating induction for new PGT students
  • Administration of examinations including Secretary to the PGT Assessment Sub-Board (Robotics & Telecommunications)

She is also the primary point of contact for all queries relating to postgraduate research (PGR) programmes in Robotics & Telecommunications in the Department of Informatics.  This includes:

  • Primary point of contact for all queries
  • All aspects of postgraduate research student administration (induction, handbook, key stages and progression, departmental funding)
  • Managing PGR space and desk allocations
  • Secretary to the PGR Staff/Student Liaison Committee (PGR SSLC)
Mrs Komal Bassi, Senior Programme Administrator (temporary)

Email: komal.bassi@kcl.ac.uk

Telephone: 020 7848 1887

Office: S5.01

Komal supports the Programmes Manager with all teaching and learning administration, assisting with the Department Education Committee.  This includes:

  • Managing the Programme Administrators in the Department of Informatics
  • Implementing and disseminating local processes and procedures, and teaching and learning initiatives
  • Deputising for the Programmes Manager.
  • Secretary to the PGT Academic Performance Committee
  • Coordinating careers events for students
  • Secretary to the Recruitment and Outreach Committee
Ms Jo Stiles, Programmes Manager

Email: joanna.stiles@kcl.ac.uk

Telephone: 020 7848 1509

Office: S5.01

Jo is responsible for the day-to-day delivery and long-term development of administrative support for undergraduate, postgraduate taught and research programmes for the Department of Informatics. This includes:

  • Leading the programme administration team
  • Responsibility for the administration and co-ordination of all programmes and modules offered by the Department, for example, induction, timetabling and maintenance of all programme and module documentation
  • Overseeing the management of all undergraduate and postgraduate taught examinations matters, for example, preparation of exam papers, timetabling and Assessment Sub-Board
  • Supporting all quality assurance-related matters, including module and programme approval, accreditation and providing advice to staff on College regulations
  • Servicing the Departmental Education Committees
  • Supporting the enhancement of student feedback mechanisms, for example online module feedback and Staff Student Liaison Committees (SSLCs)
  • Leading on the implementation of innovations to improve the student experience, including supporting staff with teaching and learning bids (e.g. the Annual Fund) and managing teaching and learning-related projects (e.g. the implementation of Moodle)
Mr James Gilbert, Departmental Officer

Email: james.gilbert@kcl.ac.uk

Telephone: 020 7848 2145

Office: S5.01

James supports the day-to-day administration of the Department of Informatics, including finance, facilities, space, HR, equipment and room-bookings, with responsibility for:

  • Departmental purchasing and ordering stationery
  • Departmental finances for Informatics
  • Ad-hoc room bookings for departmental & centrally timetabled rooms (excluding room bookings for events, which the Faculty deals with)
  • Arrangements for visitors
  • Adding new Informatics staff to the departmental accounts database and website
  • Departmental equipment-booking systems
  • Supports the Senior Departmental Coordinator in departmental HR duties, such as interview organisation
  • Receives calls and organises meetings on behalf of the Head of Department (Informatics)
  • Deputises for the Senior Departmental Coordinator as committee secretary in departmental meetings
  • Supports the Senior Departmental Coordinator in managing departmental space and facilities
Ms Sinead Fitzpatrick, Departmental Officer

Email: sinead.fitzpatrick@kcl.ac.uk

Telephone: 020 7848 2621

Office: S5.01

Sinead supports the day-to-day administration of the Department of Informatics, including finance, facilities, space, HR, equipment and room-bookings, with responsibility for:

  • Departmental purchasing and ordering stationery
  • Departmental finances for Informatics
  • Ad-hoc room bookings for departmental & centrally timetabled rooms (excluding room bookings for events, which the Faculty deals with)
  • Arrangements for visitors
  • Adding new Informatics staff to the departmental accounts database and website
  • Departmental equipment-booking systems
  • Supports the Senior Departmental Coordinator in departmental HR duties, such as interview organisation
  • Receives calls and organises meetings on behalf of the Head of Department (Informatics)
  • Deputises for the Senior Departmental Coordinator as committee secretary in departmental meetings
  • Supports the Senior Departmental Coordinator in managing departmental space and facilities
NMS Computing Support

The Faculty of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, including the department of Informatics, has an extensive range of specialist computing facilities maintained by its own dedicated computing support staff.  Please see the NMS Computing Support page for more details.

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