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The Academic Registrars and Heads of Student Support Community of Practice provides a subject specialist group for sharing effective and innovative practice, thinking about future strategic issues and challenges and creates a learning space as well as opportunities for responsive discussion and networking. 

The Group is attended by senior staff with wide ranging remits across Registry, Student Support, Learning, Teaching and Assessment. Meetings occur virtually 3-4 times a year. 

Our group facilitator: 

This group is facilitated by Rhiannon Birch, SUMS Principal Consultant.  Rhiannon’s expertise ranges across higher education policy, operations and leadership.

Who should attend?

Attendees include Academic Registrars, Directors of Academic Affairs, Directors of Student Support and Student Services 

Why should you attend?

  • Share knowledge and best practice, network and seek solutions. 
  • At each session we consider current topics and provide a safe space to share and discuss what’s happening in your institution. 

How to join: 

Contact Rhiannon Birch on to join. 

Summary of topics previously covered in the group: 

  • Harassment and sexual misconduct 
  • Marking and Assessment Boycott 
  • Responses to industrial action 
  • Dealing with Graduation disruption 
  • Supporting students with the cost of living 
  • Managing mitigating circumstances