From your first visit as an applicant to the day when you graduate, the Academic Office will play a key role in your time at Somerville. Led by the Senior Tutor, our friendly and supportive team will oversee every aspect of your academic life.

The Academic Office team is here to help with the small stuff, such as making sure you’ve got all the materials you need in order to work. But they’re also here for the really important stuff, like awarding scholarships, overseeing your wellbeing and arranging tutorials, teaching and exams. The Academic Office also includes our wonderful Access and Outreach team, the Scholarships and Funding Officer and the Welfare Officer. Academic Office staff are based across several physical offices in House building and can be contacted via email.  

The Academic Office

Victoria Wilson

Scholarships and Funding Officer
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Saphire Richards

Tutorial and Graduate Officer
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Karen Mason

Executive Assistant to the Senior Tutor; Assistant to the Deans
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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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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)

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