Office of the Dean of Students

Claire Hartridge (Dean of Students) is responsible for a wide range of responsibilities including:

  • Student Support & Welfare teams
  • Student Wellbeing
  • The Chaplaincy
  • University Day Nursery
  • The Medical Centre
  • Student complaints and appeals.

Geri Ward and Claire Hartridge
Claire Hartridge (Dean of Students)

Areas of responsibility


The Chaplaincy is based in a purpose–built, multi-faith and multi-cultural centre. Both students and staff are welcome to take time out for the spiritual side of life.

Community Partnership Office

The Community Partnership Office monitors, improves and impacts on community-based engagement and interaction with the local community.

Student Wellbeing

Student Wellbeing delivers a range of professional, specialist services to support you with emotional, mental health, disability and health related issues.

Medical Centre

The medical practice on the Hatfield College Lane campus has been specifically developed to meet the needs of students living on campus or in the local area.

University Day Nursery

The University has a Day Nursery on the College Lane Campus and is committed to the provision of childcare facilities for use by the students and staff.

Contact us:

Email the Office of the Dean of Students for more information on any of the above.