Who We Are

The College Team are the Managers of the College, who work alongside the CSA at Constantine. Together, the Team are dedicated to look out for you, help answer any queries you have and make sure you have the best stay once you join the community. Look out for them on arrivals day! Meet the Team…

College Principal 

Rob Aitken
Head of College

Responsible for the College’s strategy and relationships with the university and wider community.  Rob chairs the College Council, and represents the College at University meetings alongside other Heads of Colleges. Rob is a Senior Lecturer in Politics and a social anthropologist. His doctoral research focused on political culture, local identities and state formation in Mexico.

Email: rob.aitken@york.ac.uk.

College Manager

Jonny Lovell
Assistant Head of College

Day-to-day responsibility for the well-being and support of college members.  I manage the College Team, and work closely with other sections of University.  I have been both a student and an academic at the University, completing my PhD in Social Policy and Social Work in 2017, which investigated self-disclosure of mental illness by mental health practitioners.

Phone: 01904 325212

Email:  jonny.lovell@york.ac.uk

Visit:  office in The Forum.

College Administrator

Jacqui Fountain
College Administrator

Key point of contact during office hours. Jacqui works with Accommodation Services, Campus Services, Student Support, and student committees. Jacqui organises, administers and promotes college activities and events, and communicates with students regularly.  

Phone:  01904 325213

Email:  constantine@york.ac.uk

Visit:  office in The Forum.

College Tutors 2018-19

Tutors will run regular drop-ins in The Forum throughout each term during the day and evening.   If you have a personal or academic problem that you need help with, or if you just want to call in to say hello and have a friendly chat, look out for the drop in time which will be advertised in your kitchens, blocks, and in The Forum. You can contact tutors outside of drop-in times via email: constantine-help@york.ac.uk or on Facebook at bit.ly/ConsEagle. Tutors are also responsible for keeping in contact with their own blocks and giving out information on activities & support.

Dan Rogers

Eleanor Clark

David Rose

Francesca Killoran

Mentors – STYMs

During welcome week, you will also be introduced to the Second and Third Year Mentors (STYMS) for your flat. Your STYMS will be a point of contact throughout the year to aid your transition into the college community and are run by the College Team. They will run interactive sessions and provide information about campus life, opportunities in Constantine, YUSU and different support services that the university has for students. They will also plan relaxing social opportunities; helping you to potentially develop new hobbies and take a well deserved break from the books! STYMS also function as a familiar face should you come across difficulties during your time as a resident. STYMS can point you toward sources of support and are also trained to escalate to the college team where appropriate. All in all, STYMS are friendly, approachable and caring people who have been hand selected to welcome you as a college member and to help you make the most out of where you live and study!