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Who's Who

Senior leadership team:

Principal – Professor Tim LuckhurstProfessor Tim Luckhurst

As Principal of South College, Professor Luckhurst has lead responsibility for the development and management of the College, its community of staff, students, and members of the Senior Common Room. He works directly with the other College officers and with the Executive Committee of the Student Common Rooms.


Vice Principal – Lee Worden Lee Worden

As Vice Principal of South College, Lee has responsibility for managing staff and services underpinning student support and wellbeing. He is also involved in induction and student development. As Vice Principal, Lee deputises for the Principal in his absence.


Assistant Principal – Lynn Preston
 Assistant Principal Lynn Preston

As Assistant Principal of South College, Lynn leads our work on student support. She promotes pro-active wellbeing and development initiatives within the College. Lynn also works closely with student leaders and the Student Welfare Team.



College office team: 

College Administration Co-ordinator – Yasmin Porter

Yasmin is responsible for administration within College and supports the Principal to enable the delivery of an outstanding student experience. She assists with the admissions process, the delivery of the college development programme, the well-being programme, social and scholarly events, and with SCR matters.   


Estates and Facilities Relationship Manager South College Shield

This position looks after the College’s Buildings and Facilities. They provides a proactive, front-facing, service-focused role to support all aspects of communication and service provision, to ensure the agreed service standards are achieved across the College.


Food and Beverage Service HeadA picture of Phil Smith - Phil Smith 

As Food & Beverage Services Head, Phil manages the Café-Bar and Catering Services for the College. Phil also works closely with the JCR Café-Bar Steward and the Café-Bar committee.




Facilitator (Accommodation and Facilities)  
- Sarah Urquhart

Sarah is the first a point of contact for advice on all aspects of living in College. Sarah has oversight of the College Residences and implements the College's accommodation policies.



Reception Helpdesk Assistant - Jamie Dixon  

Jamie is the first point of contact when you enter the Pitcairn Building. He is responsible for all front-desk administration, including welcoming students, visitors, and contractors. Jamie can assist students and visitors seeking to see members of staff. Jamie is also responsible for post and parcels. He is available Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm at the Reception Desk.


Student Support Administrator - Kaitlin Lawson

A picture of Kaitlin Lawson

Kaitlin is responsible for supporting the Assistant Principal with student support meetings and wellbeing in college. She can assist in arranging support meetings with the Assistant Principal or signposting to the appropriate support systems in place in the University. 




Assistant Student Support Officer - Laura Grant South College Shield

Laura assists the student support team here at South College and is available to meet with students regarding any issues they might be having throughout their time here at University. Laura is also a first point of contact for any students emailing the student support email address. 



Finance Team – Emma Allison & Faye Lowe South College Shield

Emma & Faye provide financial support for South and many other Colleges. 




Junior Common Room President: 

JCR President -Haf Serajee 

Haf works with students and College & University staff to support the JCR. Primarily, they works with the JCR Executive Committee to support them in their roles and make sure South succeeds. They can be contacted for enquiries relating to anything South, so please feel free to get in touch, whether you’re a current student with suggestions on how we can make College better, or a prospective student with any questions about College.  


College Mascot:

College Mascot - Oswald T. Owl A picture of the South College Mascot, Oswald T Owl. Oswald is a wood carved owl.

As College mascot, Oswald frequents all of the important events at South, including the College Matriculation Ceremony and formal dinners.