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Academic registry

Academic Registrar: Liz McGough

The Academic Registry is at the heart of the University and works to ensure that LJMU meets the highest standards of quality across all levels of the academic portfolio. Bringing together all student facing services to support the administrative and learning experience of students, we deliver agile, effective and efficient services to support the registration, enrolment, assessment, progression and graduation of all students.   

The overarching ethos of the Academic Registry is to safeguard and enhance both the student and staff experience by providing a professional service based on clear information, advice and policy guidance.   

The Academic Registry consists of three distinct services: Academic Planning and Information Services which services the needs of the Faculties, Professional Service departments and external statutory bodies through accurate data reporting; the management of the business processes for assessment, examinations, progression, awards and graduation; the underpinning business management of the student information systems and the admissions processes across the University and its collaborative partners.  

Academic Quality Services which upholds the academic quality standards of the University by providing guidance and support for academic teams and the development of policies and process documents.  

Student Administration Services are responsible for the Student Administration Centres where all front-line services for students are delivered, including student registration and enrolment. 

The Service manages all data relating to the student record and manages the relationship with external agencies such as the Student Loan Company, UKVI and local authorities.

The Graduate School forms part of the Academic Registry. It supports the research strategy of the University and provides leadership and support for postgraduate research degree programmes across LJMU.