As Senior Tutor I am responsible for all student academic administration, the Library, Archives, Communications and Welfare. I am also a Classicist and reading for the DPhil at Oxford.
During your time at Wolfson there are a variety of people available to provide administrative support and /or advice related to your studies.
The Academic Office
The Academic Office is responsible for all aspects of student administration handled by the college, starting with the admissions process, continuing through your course and finishing with your graduation ceremony.
The office is open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday and until 4pm on Fridays. It is located on the top floor of the main quad, on the side closest to the Lodge.
The Office Team consists of:
Senior Tutor: Gillian Hamnett
The Senior Tutor is the College officer with primary responsibility for student welfare, both academic and personal. She is available to advise students on academic, College or personal matters.
Academic Registrar: Kate Gear
The Academic Registrar is the contact for all current student enquiries, including progress and GSO forms, disability issues, examinations, scholarships/awards and change of status. Phone on 74105.
Admissions Officer: Rachael Connelly
Responsible for admissions (students, visiting students, Visiting Scholars and Research Members of Common Room), graduation and other student events. Phone on 74106.
Administrative Assistant and PA to the Senior Tutor: Nuria Francy Afonso
Nuria assists the Senior Tutor and Academic Registrar and also looks after University cards and organising progress reviews.
Each student is allocated a senior member of the College as a College Adviser. This is in addition to the graduate student's Supervisor, appointed by the University, who is responsible for directing the academic work of the student. Your College Adviser is available as a source of help and advice. Sometimes this may concern academic matters in the broad sense, but may also be required in connection with financial or personal problems, in which case your adviser provides an additional avenue of approach to the College or University administration. Advisers see the termly Supervision reports, and so can discuss any matters arising from them. Further details about the College Advisor Scheme may be viewed in the attached document available at the bottom of the page.
Please contact your College Adviser whenever you feel the need. If you are not sure who your Adviser is, please contact the Academic Registrar.
Students have a yearly meeting with the President and/or Senior Tutor to discuss their academic progress and express any concerns they may have. Meetings last about 10 minutes.
For first year students this takes place in Michaelmas term, for second years in Hilary and for third and fourth years in Trinity.
Progress meetings are compulsory and students must attend when requested.