Academic Office

The Academic Office team are currently working remotely in response to the current coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak

Although we are not physically in the office, we will continue to support Somerville students and staff as normal through our excellent remote working facilities.

In the first instance, please contact with your enquiries. If we then need to make arrangements to have a phone call or video conversation with you about an academic matter or a welfare matter, we will do so.

If you need to contact the Welfare Officer directly, email (work days given below)

Please check our FAQ page first as you may find your question has already been answered.

Keep up to date with the latest University guidance about coronavirus here:

[Updated: Monday 16th March, 15:10]


About us

The Academic Office is responsible for organising and managing the academic life of Somerville’s students, from undergraduate admissions through to graduation ceremonies, alongside our colleagues working in access and outreach, and student funding. We are split across several physical offices in House building.

For general enquiries please email

House 5

Julia Hill – Undergraduate Officer (Mon-Tues, Thurs-Fri) (manages House 5 team)

Eileen Gartside – Academic Office Assistant (Mon-Tues)
Alison Davies – Academic Office Assistant (Weds-Fri)

Aimée Atkinson – Academic Office Administrator

House 4

Jo Ockwell – Welfare Support and Policy Officer (Mon, Weds-Thurs) (NB – not Tues during vac)

Saphire Richards– Tutorial and Graduate Officer


Senior Tutor’s Office

Steve Rayner – Senior Tutor

Karen Mason – Executive Assistant to the Senior Tutor and Fellows


House 21

Hannah Pack – Access Officer

Nuala Marshall – Access and Outreach Support Officer

Victoria Wilson – Scholarships and Funding Officer