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Education Quality and Policy Office


Education Quality and Policy Office
Student Services Centre
Bene't Street
Cambridge CB2 3PT  

Members of the team are shown below; you can also access a list of institutions and projects with key contacts.  General enquiries should be sent to 

Due to limited resource in the EQPO the following arrangements for Faculty and Department liaison are in place for Michaelmas Term 2021. 

School/Faculty/Institute/ Course

Liaison Officer


Arts and Humanities

Andi Bawden

Biological Sciences

Emma Dollard

Clinical Medicine

Emma Dollard


Emma Dollard/Andi Bawden and

Humanities and Social Sciences

Marianna Kaimaki


Emma Paulus

Institute of Continuing Education

Emma Dollard

Faculty of Education

Emma Dollard


Alice Benton 

Alice Benton, Head of Education Services


Alice is the Head of the section and, as such, has overall responsibility for educational policy at the University.  Working with the PVC (Education), she is responsible for taking forward the University's strategy for learning and teaching, and is the Secretary for the General Board’s Education Committee and the Executive Secretary for the Senior Tutors’ Committee.


Gemma Long Gemma Long, Head of Education Quality & Policy

(on secondment to January 2022)

Gemma manages the day-to-day business of the section and works closely with Alice to ensure strategic priorities are taken forward, and to monitor adherence to internal and external quality assurance procedures.

Kerri Gardiner, Acting Head of Education Quality & Policy

Kerri is the Deputy Head of the team and works closely with Gemma to manage the day-to-day business of the team and to support the General Board's Education Committee.  Kerri focusses on matters relating to PGR students, assessment and business improvement.  Kerri is the Secretary to the Postgraduate Committee and the Graduate Tutors' Committee.

 Andi Bawden, Administrative Officer

Andi is the Liaison Officer for the School of Arts and Humanities and the Language Centre.  She also provides support to the Doctoral Training Partnerships Committee and the Student Finance and Welfare Committee.

Picture of Jo Overhill Emma Dollard, Administrative Officer

Emma is the Liaision Officer for the Faculty of Education; School of Clinical Medicine; Medical Sciences and Veterinary Sciences Tripos in the School of Biological Sciences; Department of Veterinary Medicine and the Institute of Continuing Education.  She is also responsible for managing General Board Learning and Teaching Reviews and the Foreign Travel Fund.  She is the Secretary to the Senior Tutors' Education Committee and the Academic Standards and Enhancement Committee.


Marianna Kaimaki    Marianna Kaimaki, Administrative Officer

Marianna is the Liaison Officer for Departments within the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, save for HPS and Education.  She is responsible for managing the University-wide student surveys (National Student Survey and Student Barometer), and matters of Equality and Diversity in relation to education.


 Emma Paulus, Administrative Officer

Emma is the Liaison Officer for the Colleges, and helps to support the Senior Tutors' Committee, and other STC sub-committees.  She also provides administrative support for a number of University and College Committtes supporting student health and wellbeing, and is the Liaison Officer for Departments within the School of Technology.

Melissa Rielly    Melissa Rielly, Administrative Officer

Melissa provides support for the Technology-Enabled Learning Service and contributes to strategic planning in the use of technology for teaching and learning at Cambridge.  She is responsible for managing the University’s Unistats return, and technological support for education including Turnitin and the Timetable system.


 Sarah Cook, Office Manager

Sarah assists in the appointment of Examiners and Assessors for degrees, and supports Committee meetings for all areas.  She provides general administrative support and can help you find the right member of the team to assist with your query.