Staff in the Department of Educational Studies

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Marcus Aitken

Postgraduate Research & Schools Direct Officer
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Marcus provides administrative support for students studying Schools Direct pathways within the PGCE programme. Marcus also supports the departments PhD programmes, and research programmes.

Linda Akerman

Primary Partnership Administrator
l.akerman ( (0)20 7919 7312

Linda is the departments Primary Partnership Administrator, providing support for the PGCE primary programme’s school experience placements, ensuring that each student is placed in a suitable school. Linda also supports the academic team in the management of training events for the partnership.

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Laurence Connor

l.connor ( (0)20 7919 7326

Laurence is the Administrator for the Goldsmiths Teachers’ Centre CPD Programme and for the BA: Education, Culture and Society Erasmus exchange programme.

She is trained in management and administration, speaks French and Spanish and joined Goldsmiths in 2006.

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Coral McCarthy

c.r.mccarthy ( (0)20 7919 7324

Coral provides administrative support to both the departments Primary PGCE programmes as well as the BA: Education Culture and Society course.

Laura Nicholson

Senior Department Business Manager
l.nicholson ( (0)20 7919 73O3

Laura is the senior Department Business Manager, and has worked in the department since 2006

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David Ramsay

Department Business Manager
d.ramsay ( (0)20 7919 7360

David is the Department Business Manager. He joined the department in 2014 as the departmental science technician before moving onto an administrative role.

Lynsey Salt

l.salt ( (0)20 7717 2245

Lynsey provides administrative support for the PGCE Secondary programmes school placements, ensuring each student is placed in a school for their school experience.

Daniel Snow

Programme Administrator
d.snow ( (0)20 7717 3124

Dan works across the Initial Teacher Education programmes providing support for the PGCE secondary and School Centred Initial Teacher Training programmes.

Macarena Yarza

MA Programme Administrator
m.yarza ( (0)20 7919 7311

Macarena is the departmental administrator for MA programmes.