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.

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 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, Jo Ockwell, email (work days given below)

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

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About us

Helen Johnson

Executive Assistant to the Senior Tutor; Fellows' Secretary
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Victoria Wilson

Scholarships and Funding Officer
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Saphire Richards

Tutorial and Graduate Officer
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Julia Hill

Undergraduate Officer
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Eileen Gartside

Academic Office Assistant
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Alison Davies

Academic Office Assistant
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Jo Ockwell

Welfare Support and Policy Officer
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Nuala Marshall

Access & Outreach Support Officer
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Hannah Pack

Access & Outreach Officer
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Steve Rayner

Senior Tutor, Tutor for Graduates and Tutor for Admissions
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