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Miss Dorothy Lamb

Post:Head of Schools Personal Assistant and Student Engagement Coordinator (Mathematical and Physical Sciences (Professional Services), Physics and Astronomy, Mathematics)
Location:PEVENSEY 2 3A2

Telephone numbers
UK:01273 872724
International:+44 1273 872724
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BA Librarianship with French
PGCE (middle school)


My post of Head of School's Personal Assistant and Student Engagement Coordinator encompasses a multitude of areas, including:

  • Acting as administrative assistant to the Head of School and School Management team
  • Secretary to the termly School Meeting, monthly MPS Executive meeting and termly School Student Experience Group
  • Admin responsibility for academic recruitment process within the school
  • Admin responsibility for probation, promotion, sabbatical, grievance, leaving procedures and other academic areas
  • Admin responsibility for committee timetable and organising meetings
  • Coordinating the publication of school information

Assisting the Director of Student Experience with effective and proactive support on matters relating to the student experience

  • Leading the Student Engagement Team - supervising two members of staff
  • Supporting the student and staff experience, including u/g induction planning, National Student Survey (NSS) activities, finalists' parties, cake events and other ad hoc school engagement
  • Admin key contact and support for Student Reps within the School
  • Admin representative on student departmental committees
  • Responsibility for Student Rep web pages


  • Editorial responsibility for the fortnightly MPS update
  • Not officially within my role, but a very enjoyable adjunct, is proofreading

Current post:

2009 -        Head of School's Personal Assistant and Student Engagement Coordinator in the School of 
                  Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Previous posts:

1994-2009 - Biology Librarian in the School of Life Sciences

1990-1994 - Technical Librarian at Seeboard plc

1984-1990 - Bookseller at Robinson's Bookshop, with managerial responsibility for their branch at Brighton  University, Falmer

1982-1984 - Clerical officer in the Medical Physics Department at RSCH


I organise twice-yearly local history lectures for the West Hill Community Association at the West Hill Hall, Compton Avenue, Brighton - usually April/May and October - plus an annual craft fair.

Great admirer of the Victoria Baths, Manchester, Victorian and Edwardian swimming pools in general, particularly Moseley Road Baths, Birmingham, glorious gothic Victorian architecture, the Arts & Crafts movement and follies.

Maker of lots of crafty things - stained glass, mosaic and various knitted items (Clangers and bendy buses included).

Outreach knitting

September 2017 - I knitted bendy buses for Lily Asquith's science bus project with Brighton & Hove Bus Company

January 2015 - I knitted Achilles and a tortoise or three for Dr Filippo Cagnetti to illustrate Zeno's Paradox to schoolchildren in Maths Outreach

July 2014 - I knitted an exhibition of neutralinos, charginos and supersymmetry particles for our Physics & Astronomy department for their stand at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition, see

November 2013 - I knitted pseudospheres used in Dr Omar Lakkis's talk for Cafe Scientifique, Portsmouth

2016-to date - Participant in the University of Sussex craft fairs

2014-to date - Organiser of annual 'Craft Works' craft fair at the West Hill Hall, Seven Dials, Brighton

2010 & 2012 - Participant in Lewes Art Wave

2009 - Participant in the Brighton Artists' Open Houses