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Faculty Operating Service (FOS)

Health Sciences

The Faculty Operating Service in Health Sciences is strategically managed by the Head of Faculty Operations (Paul Knight) and operationally managed by the Head of Business Services (William Edwards) and the Faculty Executive Officer (Bulwinder Buttar).

We work together to facilitate the smooth, effective and quality delivery of an administrative service which meets the needs of a world class faculty.

We are a focal point embedded within the organisational structure, providing professional support and advice, liaison and coordination for academics, research and student communities, and our internal and external stakeholders.

Faculty Operating Service roles and responsibilities

The service comprises of the following functional teams:

Academic Support Team

Contracts Administration Team

Events, Alumni and Communications

Executive Assistant Team

Faculty Resource Team

Research Support Office

Administrative Support

The service also provides administrative support to two academic divisions:

Division 1:  Nursing, Midwifery, Health

Division 2:  Allied Health Professions

For more information on the FOS in Health Sciences please see our intranet page (restricted to staff and students).


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Health Sciences reception area

Faculty Operating Service (FOS)

The Faculty Operating Service at the University of Southampton aims to support faculties in the achievement of education, research and enterprise excellence, working in partnership with academics, other Professional Services and the wider University Community.

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