Department of Student Affairs
The Department of Student Affairs assist students and faculty in achieving their educational goals both in and outside the classroom. Our main objectives are providing services that support and encourage student welfare, safety and development. Some of our main service areas include:
- Campus-wide events including Orientation, International Night, Graduation and more
- Immigration and visa information once you are in the UK
- Residence Life (Accommodation)
- Student Activities including clubs and societies, trips and sporting opportunities
- Issuing official University letters for many purposes including visas, council tax exemption and reference letters
- Physical and Mental health services
- Welfare support
- Career development and guidance for life after graduation
- Guidelines for the Student Conduct Code
We can assist with general problem solving for any questions associated with student life in general.
Our offices both on the Richmond and Kensington campuses operate an open-door policy, allowing students to drop by with questions or concerns, and private appointments are also available with our staff.
Below you will find staff profiles so that you can recognise us on campus!
The role of Student Affairs in fulfilling the University’s mission is to advocate for students to ensure that they are the main focus in all decisions and actions central to the overall development of the student learning experience. We aim to accomplish this in partnership with Academic Affairs by offering programs and services which positively impact learning as well as the total student life experience. Our goal is to help develop leadership skills that will enable students to excel in a global environment and to foster appreciation, sensitivity and respect for ethnic diversity and tolerance for cultural and individual differences.
Meet the Staff
Vice President for Student Affairs
Taylor Library (Richmond) or Asa Briggs Hall (Kensington)
Phone: 020 8332 8208
Hello and welcome to Richmond!
I started at Richmond in January 2001, but have been involved in the field of international education since 1993. I have taught English overseas and have also coordinated housing for international students in the US.
I earned my undergraduate degree in Comparative Literature from Colorado College in 1992 and my MA in Foreign Language Education at the University of Texas in 1993. I am currently working on a doctorate in International Education at the Institute of Education, University of London.
At Richmond, I oversee all of the out-of-the-classroom student experience including housing, leadership development and careers, student activities and sports, and health care and counselling.
My staff and I aim to make your University experience the best it can possibly be, so please let us know how we can help you.
Student Affairs Coordinator
Tel: +44 (0)20 8332 8214
Hello my name is Katherine Lytle and I am the Student Affairs Coordinator based on the Richmond campus.
I have always been interested in travel, other languages and cultures and I was an exchange student for one year at a university in northern Sweden, starting my working career there within the study abroad programme. I also have over a decade of experience working in the media and other educational settings in the UK including an international college advising students on settling into university life and immigration matters.
Other interests I have are a love of being active (running, walking, cycling, the great outdoors), enjoying a good detective drama, especially if based in an international setting, and a good philosophical debate.
My role is to offer advice and guidance on any aspect of life outside of the classroom at university be it healthcare and counselling, careers, planning a trip, negotiating the administration within the University and immigration advice.
Residence Life Coordinator
Phone: 0207 368 8502
Hi there, I’m Tracy and I am the Residence Life Coordinator for the Kensington campus.
I am originally from Menominee, Michigan, a small town in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, USA. I earned my Bachelor degree in Education at Northern Michigan University, and I recently earned my MA in International Relations here in London at London Metropolitan University. I have experience in a variety of work environments including education, sales and recruiting, and architecture & engineering.
I enjoy running, volleyball and other sports. I love reading, board games, card games and darts. I also enjoy music and dancing. I am always eager to travel and have visited places all around the UK, US, and Europe. I am very keen to explore more European destinations and other countries around the world.
I am here to help you settle in to university residence life in London, so please come and see me in Atlantic House, Kensington if you have any questions or just want to pop in and say hello. I look forward to meeting you and helping you settle in!
AIFS Resident Director
Phone: 0207 368 8501
Hi! I am originally from Tupelo, Mississippi, but have been living in London since January of 2008, and am now very proud to call the city my home! I am excited to welcome students and introduce them to all that London has to offer. I look forward to supporting them throughout their study abroad experience and / or university experience at Richmond, sharing London’s historic and culturally rich atmosphere over the course of the semester.
During university and graduate school, I studied abroad in Madrid and El Puerto de Santa Maria in Spain, at St John’s College in Oxford, England, and also in London. I have my Master of Arts degree in Higher Education / Student Personnel from the University of Mississippi, and have over three and a half years experience working intensively with American students studying abroad in London. I look forward to bringing my experience and passion to my work with Richmond students.