Information for Penryn Campus staff

The working here pages contains all staff-related information, including news, facilities, and personnel and staff development information for all University of Exeter staff.

Professional services

Ruth Grimmer Head of Professional Services 01326 371807
Helen Wonnacott P.A. 01326 371818

The Cornwall Communications and Marketing team are responsible for both internal and external communications at the University's Penryn and Truro campuses. Collectively, we can assist you with press releases, webpages, social media accounts, newsletters, outreach events, advertising, public relations, and more. We work closely with colleagues in the central Communications and Marketing Service, FXPlus, and Falmouth University to support our staff and students.

Rachel Caunter Communications and Marketing Officer 01326 255166
Frank Zirger Communications and Marketing Assistant 01326 259154

Please note that media enquiries should be directed to the central Press Office via or +44 (0) 01392 722391.

The Events Management team is responsible for delivering events ranging from building openings and guest lectures to VIP visits and holiday celebrations. It can provide assistance with many aspects of events, including selection of catering options, room bookings, signage, parking and transportation options, and itineraries.

Louise Misselbrook

Tel: 01326 371805
Building: Peter Lanyon Building, Room A045, Penryn Campus
Working hours: Mon/Wed/Thurs 9am-3pm and Tues 12-3pm

Cornwall Education Services (CES) comprises two teams: Education Support Services and Admissions and Student Recruitment. The CES is a single, cross-college team providing coordinated support and expertise to help students throughout their academic journey.

Education Support Services

Our Education Support Services team provides programme administration, support, and advice for all undergraduate and taught postgraduate students across all colleges on our Penryn Campus.

Our Student Information Desk is the first port of call for all student programme administration queries. You can e-mail or pop in to see us at the Student Information Desk in Peter Lanyon Building (9:00-17:00 Monday to Friday).

We provide support and advice for the following:

  • Programme administration
  • Assignment submission and feedback
  • Mitigation and support
  • Timetable enquiries
  • Registration, unicards, and student letters
  • Examinations
  • Graduation ceremonies
Staff name ESS team role
Catriona Bell Education Business Partner
Terri Stoddern Education Support Manager
Liz Fath Senior Administrator
Jo Shepherd Senior Administrator
Caroline Simons Senior Administrator (Graduation, Exams and Student Records)
Debby Wright Student and Education Support Administrator
Claire Guy Student and Education Support Administrator
Hayley McCormack Student and Education Support Administrator
Bea Underwood Student and Education Support Administrator
Fiona Williams Programme Administrator
Monique Clark Student Education and Support Assistant
Ashley Johnson Student Education and Support Assistant

Admissions and Student Recruitment

The Admissions and Student Recruitment team aim to attract and recruit high quality, dedicated students, regionally, nationally, and internationally, who wish to study at the Penryn Campus. The Student Recruitment team organise open days, UCAS conventions, campus tours, and outreach events, both on campus and in local schools. The Admissions team provide advice on requirements for each programme, and processes applications for all undergraduate and postgraduate applicants for the Penryn Campus.

You can send general enquiries to the team at, UG admissions enquiries to, and PG admissions enquiries to Alternatively, you can call the team on +44 (0)1326 371801.

Staff name Admissions and Student Recruitment team role
Joanne Thacker Admissions and Student Recruitment Manager
Richard Prest Outreach Officer
Laura Vaughan Widening Participation and Student Recruitment Assistant
Susie Catlin Enquiries and Events Assistant
Nik Farrant Admissions Officer
Hayley Edwards Admissions Supervisor
Kelly Hodge Admissions Administrator

International student support

The International Student Support Office is dedicated to advising and supporting non-UK students. We provide: pre-arrival information, orientation programmes, information on immigration, Visa extensions, post-study work visas, supporting diversity events on campus, your International eNewsletter, working with student societies and events, workshops.

Advice is offered free of charge and without discrimination. The service operates according to the UKCISA/AISO Code of Ethics for advising international students. Immigration advice meets the strict rules and standards of the Immigration Services Commissioner.

Penryn Campus Immigration Support

Caroline Simons
Senior Registry Assistant (Graduation, Exams and Student Records)

Caroline is based at the Penryn Campus and provides one-to-one immigration advice to current international students. She primarily advises current students on applying for visas within the UK but can also assist potential students with applying for visas whilst abroad. She can also signpost students to the appropriate help on a wide range of other issues.


Find out further information about all the services we can help you with on the International student support webpages.

The Innovation, Impact, and Business team can offer tailored packages of support to suit the needs of business that range from large multinational organisations to microbusinesses. More information is available on our Business pages.

Amie Fulton Head of Impact, Innovation and Business (Cornwall) 01326 371886

The Cornwall Finance Operations Team is based in the Peter Lanyon Building at Penryn Campus. We maintain close links with finance teams in colleges as well as central Finance services, aiming to deliver a seamless service across the campuses. Our main task is to purchase and pay for all goods and services required by colleagues at the Penryn and Truro campuses. We also process expenses claims for Cornwall-based staff, students, and non-staff claimants. Other tasks include raising sales invoices and dealing with a wide range of finance-related enquiries.

Laura Hames Deputy Head of Academic Support +44 (0) 1326 371811
Sharon Rose Senior Finance Assistant +44 (0) 1326 371814
Jane Phelps Finance Assistant (Purchasing) +44 (0) 1326 371812
Rachel Cole-Powney Finance Assistant (Purchasing) +44 (0) 1326 254189
Nicola Griffin Finance Assistant +44 (0) 1326 259393
Alison Webb Finance Assistant +44 (0) 1326 259394
Claire Wills Finance Assistant (Purchasing) +44 (0) 1326 259394  – to submit Purchase Requisitions, and request information on the status of your purchase  – to advise receipt of goods/services and for all other enquiries

Postal Address: Cornwall Finance Operations (Rm A058), Peter Lanyon Building University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE

View information on Expenses, How to buy, Travel, Vehicle hire

Academic colleges

The following Colleges are represented at our Cornwall campuses:

College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences 
including the Camborne School of Mines (CSM), Renewable Energy, Geology, and Mathematics

College of Humanities 
including English, History and Flexible Combined Honours

College of Life and Environmental Sciences
including the Centre for Ecology and Conservation (CEC) (Biosciences), theCentre for Geography, Environment and Society (Geography), and Environmental Science

College of Social Science and International Studies 
including Politics and Flexible Combined Honours

The European Centre for the Environment & Human Health, part of the University Medical School, is at The Knowledge Spa on our Truro Campus

The Business School's BSc Business programme is a career-focused business and management programme based at our Penryn Campus