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.

In the first instance, please contact with your enquiries. You can also call in to House 8 between 9am-12pm and 2-5pm Monday to Friday, or leave forms for stamping and signing in the letterbox when the office is closed. If you are not able to make it during these times or have difficulty accessing House 8, please make an appointment by emailing

If you need to contact the Student Welfare Lead, Jo Ockwell, email (work days given below)

About us

Steve Rayner

Senior Tutor, Tutor for Graduates and Tutor for Admissions
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Lucy Young

Academic Registrar
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Alison Shapton

Tutorial and Graduate Office Assistant
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Saphire Richards

Graduate and Tutorial Officer
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Jo Ockwell

Student Welfare Lead
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Victoria Wilson

Scholarships and Funding Officer
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Helen Johnson

Executive Assistant to the Senior Tutor; Fellows' Secretary
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Hannah Pack

Access & Outreach Officer
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Eren Slate

Access and Outreach Support Officer
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Clare Simmonds

Academic Office Administrator
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Alison Davies

Academic Office Assistant
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Health and Welfare

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Health and Welfare

Academic Information for Undergraduates

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Academic Information for Undergraduates

Academic Information for Graduates

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Academic Information for Graduates