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Get help within your faculty

Based in your faculty, these officers can help you navigate University life and processes

Student Engagement Officers (SEOs) are here to support you whilst you study within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

We’re your cheerleaders when things are going well and a listening ear when they’re not. We can support you with academic, social, emotional, physical and mental health, and everyday worries.

We complement the work of Personal Tutors, talk you through University procedures and regulations (such as ECFs), and can signpost you to other Faculty or support services as appropriate.

We're also looking to start up new initiatives to enhance your student experience in FHSS. Look out for information on these when we get them up and running. We are committed to developing our support offer to best suit our students - any ideas or feedback that you have would be very welcome.

Your Student Engagement Officers

There are two SEOs in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences: 

Tanya Grayston-James

School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
School of Area Studies, History, Politics and Literature

Tanya has a background of supporting students with Careers and Employability; College students with work experience, placements, and extracurricular activities; and qualifications in Information, Advice and Guidance, and Counselling.

She also studied for her BA Hons International Relations and Politics at Portsmouth, and has experience of the University from both a student and staff perspective.

Louisa Caine

School of Education and Sociology
School of Languages and Applied Linguistics

Louisa has worked in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences since 2003 in a variety of roles. She has previously worked in roles supporting students, including in the MyPort Information Hubs.

She has completed courses in mentoring and is also an alumnus of the University, having studied for her BA Hons Business, Leadership and Management degree at Portsmouth. She has experience of the University from both a student and staff perspective, and extensive knowledge of University regulations and systems. 

Get in touch

Book an appointment to see us in person

Appointments, either face-to-face or virtual are available every day between 10.00am - 4.00pm via your School’s booking calendar, on our Moodle page.

Tanya (for the Schools of Criminology and Criminal Justice, and Area Studies, History, Politics and Literature)

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: Park building, 2.12

Louisa (for students in the Schools of Education and Sociology, and Languages and Applied Linguistics)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: St Georges building, 3.25

Also, please feel free to drop in and see either of us - regardless of your School - at any time if you're in these buildings and need support. If our door is open then we are happy for you to pop in, but if it is closed then we're already in a meeting.

Email your enquiry

You can contact your school using the below email addresses: