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 Student Welfare Lead. Academic Office staff are based across several physical offices in House building and can be contacted via email.  

The Academic Office

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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