The college staff are the people who make sure the college is running on a day-to-day basis. They are mostly based in the College Office which is located between two of the accommodation blocks. The staff are there to offer you support if and when you need them. The college offices are open Monday – Friday, 9AM to 5PM.
Professor John Ashworth
0191 33 40041
As our College Principal, Professor John Ashworth has overall responsibility for college matters and development. He has worked in Durham for over 30 years, and is an economist who was awarded a chair in 2007.
Dr Jill Tidmarsh
Senior Tutor and Vice-Principal
0191 33 40042
John is supported by Dr. Jill Tidmarsh, who is the Vice-Principal. Jill oversees student welfare, admissions, discipline and academic-related matters. Jill comes from an academic background of Applied Social Science. Jill is based on the first floor of the College Office.
Miss Jane Dove
Assistant Senior Tutor
Jane assists the Vice Principal, and provides financial, academic and welfare advice to Stephenson students, as well as processing admissions applications for all students. Jane is based on the ground floor, close to the College Reception.
Mrs Kate Thompson
College Projects Administrator
Mrs Annie Robinson
Student Support Administrator
0191 33 40738
Annie works closely with Jill, Jane and with other staff and College Mentors providing advice, support, and helping ensure the wellbeing of our students. She will be dealing with students on a day-to-day basis, along with helping the college support systems behind the scenes. She works part time from on Wednesday evenings and Thursday and Fridays. Annie started with Stephenson College in January 2015, after working in the Business School.
Mrs Mandy Wright
Accommodation and Facilities Services Co-ordinator
Mandy manages the accommodation in College, and so can help to you out with any accommodation issues when you live in halls. She also provides advice on private sector accommodation, and is the College Environmental Officer. Mandy is based on the first floor of the College Office.
Miss Claire Basnett
Student Support & Admissions Assistant
Claire was appointed as Student Support Assistant in December 2011 and is your first point of contact for welfare appointments and absences. Originally Claire worked in Central Admin, Queen’s Campus.Claire is qualified NVQ level 3 in Business Administration. Claire is based on the first floor of the College Office.
Miss Alex Prudham
Reception & Clerical Assistant
0191 33 40545
Alex joined the College in July 2014 and is our Receptionist, Alex also assists the College Staff with the day to day operational running of the College.
Miss Michelle Lowe
Receptionist and Clerical Support
Michelle is a Stephenson student studying Primary Education. In her spare time she supports the College Staff with the day to day running of the College.
Mr Glen Heslop
Food and Beverage Services Manager
0191 3340098 or 0191 334 0066
Jan and Glen manage our catering services, and they are in charge of all catering facilities and functions in the Waterside Restaurant and Café Aroma. They are also responsible for the overall management of Bar Central based in Stephenson Central. They can be found in their offices near to the Waterside Restaurant in the Holliday Building.
Mrs Lucy McEnaney
Community Services Manager in the Accommodation and Commercial Services
0191 33 40019
Out of Hours Porters
0191 33 40087 or the yellow phone outside the College Office
The Out of Hours Porter performs security patrols and can be called to help with maintenance, noise and behaviour problems, accidents and health related issues. They are based in the Porters Lodge. These guys are great, so make sure to offer them a cup of tea if you see them about!