Faculty teams are a key part of the Student Education Service and work in close partnership with academic colleagues.
Faculty teams are responsible for providing services to students and academic colleagues within their faculty. Depending on the faculty, they may operate as a single co-located team or may be located in individual schools.
Within the teams there are some key leadership roles.
Faculty Education Service Managers (FESMs)
Each faculty team is led by a Faculty Education Service Manager (FESM). FESMs lead and manage the provision of services to students and academic colleagues within their faculty, as well as shaping and influencing University-wide strategies. They do this by working in partnership with central teams and other University communities. FESMs are also co-convenors of cross-institutional functional management teams (CIFMTs).
In each faculty there are also (generally):
School Education Service Managers (SESMs)
These members of staff are based in academic schools and manage staff supporting learning and teaching activities in their school.
Education Service Functional Managers
The Service is based around five functional areas: admissions, assessment, programme support, quality assurance, student support. Each of these has a functional manager in each faculty.
These members of staff work together to share good practice within their faculty and more broadly across the institution through the CIFMTs. They are tasked with improving the consistency of the experience provided to students and the service delivered to staff. Some faculties have a small number of additional functional managers to cater for their specific needs.