Professional Services staff provide expertise across the UCO to support the delivery of our strategic aspirations. The departments aim to provide exceptional support directly to students and staff; and to other clients of the UCO, including the local and regional community; and to a range of partners, friends and supporters.

Student Support

Clive Carswell, Counsellor

Tiana Jones, Student Learning Advisor

Will Podmore, Head Librarian

Jas Verdi, Head of Student Services

Sara Wazifdar, Student Support Officer


Registry & Admissions

Katie Climo, Deputy Registrar (on maternity leave)

Irene Harwood, Registry Officer (maternity cover)

Nahid Hossen, Student Admissions Officer (maternity cover)

Sophie Rose, Admissions & Registry Officer (on maternity leave)

Ian Sanderson, Registrar

Fay Slater, Deputy Registrar (maternity cover)



Jessa Harris, Head of Marketing & Communications (on maternity leave)

Mubarik Ibrahim, Student Recruitment Officer

Bea Nagy, Marketing & Communications Manager (maternity cover)

Stuart Smith, Marketing & Communications Officer (Digital)



Julie Boyd, CPD Development Co-ordinator

Alison Pick, CPD & Events Officer


Human Resources 

Husaina Waliji, HR Officer