Registrar's Department

Departmental Structure

The Department is organised into Divisions. The link from each Division will take you to the web pages relating to that Division. 

Registrar's Office 

The Registrar's Office team support the day-to-day work of the Registrar and support a range of University activities, from Governance and Honorary Degrees to committee services and Honorary Appointments.   



Governance and Assurance

Governance and Assurance, led by Jason Carter, was formed in September 2019. The division provides services to the University in order to ensure that our legal and statutory obligations are appropriately managed. The division includes the following teams:

  • Animal Research at Nottingham
  • Operational Resilience
  • Educational Excellence
  • Executive Services
  • Governance
  • Health & Safety
  • Information Security & Compliance
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Risk Management
Trent Quad

Student and Campus Life

The Student and Campus Life Division provides services and activity to ensure that students have the support to build productive communities and have an excellent experience whilst studying with the University of Nottingham. The division includes:

  • Accommodation Services
  • Childcare Services
  • Community Engagement
  • Investigations and Conduct
  • Student Welfare

The team also has lead responsibility for Student Equality, Diversity and Inclusion; Student Discipline and Conduct; Arrivals, Welcome and Induction; Incident Management; Safeguarding and Students' Union liasion.



Careers and Employability Service

The Careers and Employability Service is led by Dr Nalayini Thambar. 

It provides a full range of Careers and Employability Services to our students and alumni, including: faculty, central and campus-based teams providing expert careers information, education, advice and guidance and on-campus graduate recruitment activity; co-ordination of the Nottingham Advantage Award and Unitemps. 

The service supports students and alumni from all disciplines and with interest in any part of the graduate opportunity structure in their career planning, skills development and application success.


External Relations 

External Relations encompasses all significant University functions with responsibility for institutional reputation and stakeholder engagement and student recruitment.

Our vision is to deliver communications, marketing, engagement, partnerships and recruitment activity which recruits the brightest minds and engages audiences with our extraordinary world.

The Department comprises the following divisions:

  • Student Recruitment
  • Digital and Marketing
  • Communications and Advocacy
  • Institute for Policy and Engagement
  • Nottingham Lakeside Arts
  • Global and Political Affairs and support for global engagement.



Legal Services

Legal Services provides legal advice and representation to the University.



University of Nottingham Libraries

University of Nottingham Libraries, led by Sue Ackermann, supports students and staff in realising their learning, teaching and research goals. The department provides over 4,500 study spaces across eight UK libraries, giving access to 20,000 journals, 300,000 ebooks, 1.3million books and 300 million records across 600 archives and manuscript collections. Our libraries also offer a range of facilities including PCs, assistive technologies, laptops for hire and cafes. 

As a department, Libraries provides a broad range of unique and valuable services, spanning Customer ServicesResearch support, Teaching and Learning, Learning Technologies, Manuscripts and Special Collections and Content and Discovery (including Collections Management). Physical and digital resources and collections can be found through NUsearch, our online library discovery tool. 



Led by Dan Tilley, The Department of Sport provides a range of facilities and services to help students, staff and the local community to stay active and reach their potential in sport and fitness. 


Planning, Performance and Strategic Change

Led by Laura Clayton, Planning, Performance and Strategic Change supports University strategy, planning and performance. Strategy development support includes horizon scanning, market research and intelligence, risk analysis, student surveys, scenario modelling and managing the strategy and planning process at both University and School level. 

Student number and income forecasting and management of the University’s overall student population. The Division also generates all student related statutory returns and is responsible for the University’s data warehouse and performance monitoring and reporting. Its underlying purpose is to provide decision support: ensuring the right people have the best information possible when making key decisions.



Registry and Academic Affairs

Registry and Academic Affairs, headed up by Chris Hulse, provides a range of support for students to help them on their academic journey at the University, both online and in person.


Residential Experience

Led by Dawn Albery, the Residential Experience team ensures that students are able to enjoy their independence in safe, welcoming, and sociable surroundings.

The Residential Experience Team consists of live-in Wardens, Tutors, and Resident Assistants, as well as administrative support staff who are based in a number of Halls throughout the UK campuses providing a point of contact for any daytime queries.

The team is there to ensure that students get all the support and guidance they need throughout their stay in the University’s Halls of Residence. Moving to somewhere new and starting university can be a daunting experience for many, but the Residential Experience Team ensures that each student’s transition into university life is as smooth as possible and they act as a first port of call in halls for any problems students may have. Whether this is in relation to accommodation, their studies, their safety or their personal life, the team is there to point students in the right direction and are always keen to be a helping hand.


Registrar's Office

Trent Building
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 115 951 5761