Faculty of Science


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Lauren Cummings

  • Qualifications: BA (Hons) Advertising
  • Role Title: Faculty Teams Support Manager
  • Address: St Michael's Building, White Swan Road. Portsmouth. PO1 2DT
  • Telephone: 023 9284 4486
  • Email: lauren.cummings@port.ac.uk
  • Department: Faculty of Science
  • Faculty: Faculty of Sceince


I graduated from Southampton Solent University in 2008 with an upper, second class honours degree in BA Advertising. I started working for the University of Portsmouth as a course administrator in the Department of Sport and Exercise Science in September 2008, where many of my responsibilities included registration, exam boards, maintaining the student database and the day to day running of the department. In February 2009 I took a career break to travel the world for 12 months.

I returned to the Department of Sport and Exercise Science as a course administrator in February 2010 and after six months moved to a full time position in the School of Health Sciences and Social Work in September 2010; I continued to network with academics from all departments and help to maintain and improve the student experience within the Science Faculty.

In April 2012 I was promoted to School manager in the School of Biological Sciences, where I managed a dynamic team of four course administrators. 

I was part of the first cohort on the Aurora programme, which is supporting women as leaders and managers in Higher Education; as part of this I attended a series of workshops and was able to network with many academics, administrators and managers from HE institutions from across the UK.

In October 2015 I was appointed as School Manager for the School of Health Sciences and Social Work, where I manage six members of administrative staff. I am often the first point of call for enquiries from staff and students.