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Office Team

Mrs Nicola Skelly
Head of the Vice-Chancellor’s Office
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Nicola is responsible for leading the Vice-Chancellor's Office and is Secretary to the University Executive Board. 

Key elements of the role include:  leading the development and implementation of the work of the University Executive Board; provision of high level administrative support to the Vice-Chancellor and Pro Vice-Chancellors; interacting, on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor, with a wide range of key/senior individuals within and outside the University and supporting the Vice-Chancellor in the development and implementation of the University's Corporate Plan.

Nicola is also in charge of managing specific projects as directed by the Vice-Chancellor; preparing policy papers; support the senior management retreats and regular meetings of the senior management team.  The Vice-Chancellor's Office plays a key role in Graduation and Nicola leads all aspects of the Office's involvement in Graduation.  Nicola also provides support to the University Chancellor.

Prior to taking up this post, Nicola was Head of the University's Research Policy and Postgraduate Office.

Key Contacts

Head of the Vice-Chancellor's Office            

Nicola Skelly
028 9097 5134                       

Senior Administrator

Rachael Wilkinson
028 9097 3132

Senior Administrator

Claire Lewis
028 9097 1138


Catherine Pollitt
028 9097 5177                                             

Vice-Chancellor's Executive Personal Assistant

Louise McGrath
028 9097 5130                                                                             

Office Manager and Secretarial Support
to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education and Students) 

Pauline Allen
028 9097 5220 

Secretarial Support to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor
(Research and Enterprise)

Karen Hood
028 9097 5221