Status: Complete

support Laura Grange, Marine Biology lecturer

Laura Grange teaches & researches in Ocean & Earth Science and is threatened with termination after July.

Laura is on a fixed term contract which the university has elected not to renew. This has given little consideration to the quality of teaching within marine biology, supervision of students at all levels, her current contributions to the running of university, & Laura herself. 

Laura is a valuable presence since her work began in 2013, following research positions globally, and an undergraduate and PhD based in NOC. She contributes to numerous modules, and supervises students as a tutor and mentor.

Can university renew her contract?


Dear Sophie, 

As this is being handled by the FNES Faculty Officer at the moment I'm going to close this You Make Change for now. However should the situation change I'm happy to re-open it if needed. 

If you have any questions don't hesitate to get in touch with me.

All the best,

Samuel Dedman (VP Education 2017/18 -

Wednesday 21st Mar 2018 3:07pm

Dear Sophie,

Thanks for getting in touch - it is great to hear that you feel so strongly about your lecturer. 

So that we can best help you, is there any chance that you'd be able to send some more details over to me at It'll really help us in taking this issue forward.

All the best,

Samuel Dedman (VP Education 2017/18)

Friday 9th Feb 2018 1:53pm