Academic support

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: Emily Eastham

The Senior Tutor is the College Officer with primary responsibility for student welfare, both academic and personal.They are 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: Louise Scrivens

Responsible for student admissions, graduation and other student events. Phone on 74106.

Administrative Assistant and PA to the Senior Tutor: Evana Archer

​Evana assists the Senior Tutor and Academic Registrar and also looks after University cards and organising progress reviews.

College Adviser

All students are assigned a College Adviser, who is a senior member of the College.

Your College Adviser can:

  • provide pastoral support, for example on health, personal or coping issues, and/or direct you to appropriate persons for assistance;
  • monitor your progress, by discussing your University supervision reports and by being available for consultation, either in person or by email;
  • discuss with you any problems or difficulties you may be experiencing in your Department or Faculty, and/or with your supervisor;
  • consult the Senior Tutor if there are concerns about your academic progress and if you appear to be experiencing difficulties with your academic work;
  • offer guidance on sources of support available within the College and University.

In addition your College Adviser may be able to offer you advice on academic-related matters such as: applications for research funding, conferences and seminar attendance, publication and career plans.

Your College Adviser is not expected to perform the role of your Department or Faculty Supervisor(s), and is not responsible for directing your academic work or for giving detailed academic guidance.

You will first meet your College Adviser during your first term, and you are encouraged to contact your College Adviser as and when you need advice or help. If you are not sure who your Adviser is, please contact the Academic Registrar.

Your College Adviser may be changed during periods of sabbatical or other academic leave. Should there be reasons for you to seek a change of Adviser, you should contact the Academic Registrar.

Progress Meetings

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.