Education Management Group

Shortcuts:Remit | Membership |  Mode of operation | Meeting dates


  1. To act as a source of expertise for the Education and Students’ processes and as the interface between Education Services, relevant central services divisions and the faculties.
  2. To proactively seek and implement harmonised Education and Students’ processes and practices across the University, where desirable and achievable and to share good practice in student administration and education development.
  3. To ensure representation on relevant University committees and working groups; to exchange information and input expertise. To respond to directives from these committees by offering solutions or identifying areas for further development.
  4. To identify issues and recommend changes to the Education and Students‘ processes to Education Services and wider University.
  5. To input into and respond to proposals for new initiatives relating to student administration and, where relevant, to education development and to ensure appropriate communication, consultation and feedback at school and faculty level.
  6. To identify the need for policy and procedural review where appropriate.
  7. To develop and deliver new initiatives and policy changes within faculties.
  8. To ensure that the Education and Students Cycle is implemented consistently across the University.
  9. To plan and agree an annual schedule of work.
  10. To agree, contribute to and develop an annual programme of activities and training for school and faculty staff within the Education and Students’ process, as appropriate.
  11. To discuss and promote opportunities for inter and intra faculty working, e.g. to provide cover and mentoring where desirable.
  12. To discuss and agree areas where personal and professional development may be required


The membership of the Group for 2019-20 is as follows:

Job titleName
Director of Registry Services (Chair) Jen Morgan
Director of Student Operations  (Administration) Steve Hall
Director of Education Quality and Policy  (AQPO) Elinor Davies 
EPI Manager (Education Administration)  Nicky Jones
Faculty Education Manager (Arts) Jayne Brown
Faculty Education Manager (Life Sciences) Abi Stickland
Faculty Education Manager (Engineering) Siobhan Pegler
Faculty Education Manager (Health Sciences) Sarah Wilde
Faculty Education Manager (Science) Mora McCallum
Faculty Education Manager (Social Sciences and Law) Katie Allan
Executive Assitant [Secretary - in attendance] Francesca Migliaccio

If any Faculty Education Managers are unable to attend a meeting, they may send a nominee in their place for specific items only, by prior agreement with the other Faculty Education Managers.

Wider circulation list

The following staff receive copies of papers and meeting reports and (subject to the agreement of the Chair) may attend meetings for particular items:

Job titleName
Academic Registrar and Director of Education Services Paula Coonerty
Education Excellence Manager tbc
Head of Digital Education Hilary Griffiths
Examinations, Timetable and Graduation Office Manager Mark Perrins
Student Funding Manager Matthew Semple
Immigration Advice and Compliance Manager Ri'Anna Stueber
Student Information Manager Chris Flaxman
Head of Student Systems (Operations) Sam Prince
Head of Admissions Kerry O'Shea
Head of International Office Caroline Baylon
Bristol Doctoral College Manager Oksana Kasyutich
Head of Disability Services Karen Hocking
Global Oppertunities Manager, International Office  Samantha Finegold
Rebecca White  Just Ask Manager
Operations Manager, Finance Services Rob Hook

Mode of operation

Formulation of agenda

Prior to each meeting the Secretary will send out a call for agenda items to members of EMG and to the wider circulation list and will draw up a draft agenda for approval by the Chair.  To allow adequate time for dealing with the meeting business, attendance by visiting speakers will normally be limited to one per meeting (with maximum of 20 minutes for the item).

Items for regular and periodic report

 Items may be added or deleted as new initiatives arise or other works in progress become embedded.

Meeting dates

The Group will usually meet every four to six weeks during the academic year (with additional meetings during the summer vacation, as necessary).

Education Management Group meeting schedule 2019/20
Paper deadline for Education Management Group Education Management Group meeting date 
 Friday 20 September 2019  Monday 30 September 2019
Monday 21 October 2019 Tuesday 29 October 2019
Monday 18 November 2019 Tuesday 26 November 2019
Monday 09 December 2019 Tuesday 17 December 2019
Monday 13 January 2020 Tuesday 21 January 2020
Monday 10 February 2020 Tuesday 18 February 2020
Monday 23 March 2020 Tuesday 31 March 2020
Monday 20 April 2020 Tuesday 28 April 2020
Monday 11 May 2020 Tuesday 19 May 2020
Monday 15 June 2020 Tuesday 23 June 2020
Monday 20 July 2020 Tuesday 28 July 2020
Monday 17 August 2020 Tuesday 25 August 2020