Staff Profiles

Ms Mandy Archer

Student Support Coordinator

School of Social Sciences

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


Phone number: +44 (0)1865 484134



Mandy has a first degree in Psychology and Anthropology (2001) and an MSc in Primate Conservation (2004), both from Oxford Brookes University. She has been in post as a Student Support Coordinator for the School of Social Sciences and Law since September 2001 and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences since the restructuring in 2011. 


In 2005 Mandy was awarded a Fellowship with ASKe from the Oxford Brookes University Business School, awarded in recognition of excellence in, and commitment to, learning, teaching and assessment.

Along with her Colleague, Rob Drake, Mandy won a small grant from the BSLES fund to present at the European First Year Experience (EFYE) Conference in 2009.  The conference was held at the University of Groningen in The Netherlands and the paper presented was titled The Role of Student Support Coordinators in Retention and Progression

Student Support

Mandy is currently offering support to undergraduate students in the Department of Social Sciences studying Anthropology, Geography, Sociology, Politics and International Relations. Also supported are postgraduate students who are taking the PG Diploma in Anthropology, and Masters' Degrees in Primate Conservation and International Studies.

Supporting our students in a variety of ways Mandy is available full time throughout the academic year and also during vacations. Mandy is based in the Gibbs Building (G104) offering daily office hours for drop-ins but she is happy for students to just call in when they are passing.  You can also email for an appointment.

Support offered includes academic advice, modular programme support, advice on exceptional circumstances applications, pastoral care and signposting to central support services.  This is a completely confidential, non-judgmental and safe environment for students to visit, allowing them to speak freely and with confidence about anything that is on their minds.