Academic Support for Graduates

Graduate students will have supervisors or course leaders in their departments who have primary responsibility for their academic progress. Graduate students should not hesitate to contact their advisers for academic advice and pastoral support: this is what they are here for.

Every graduate student also has a graduate adviser at Univ who is available to discuss academic problems and academic progress. In most cases the college graduate adviser will work in an area related to the graduate student’s own subject area, and so should be well placed to understand difficulties faced by the student.

Graduate students should not hesitate to contact their advisers for academic advice and pastoral support: this is what they are here for. Graduate students who may require extended deadlines or who may wish to take time out should discuss this not only with their department but also with the College.

Who to Contact

Graduate students may turn to Professor Peter Jezzard, the Dean of Graduates at Univ; to the Senior Tutor, Dr Andrew Bell; or to college officers and staff with a more general welfare role. These include the Chaplain, the College Nurse, and the Adviser for International Students. Graduates are welcome to contact any of them with concerns about their work or about any other matter.

Graduate students who wish to see Dr Bell may contact him directly (andrew.bell@univ.ox.ac.uk) or may contact the Academic Services Manager to make an appointment with Dr Bell (sally.stubbs@univ.ox.ac.uk, 2-76951).

Graduate students who wish to see Professor Peter Jezzard should in the first instance email the Academic Services Manager.

Support for Disabled Students

Each university department has a designated person responsible for overseeing specific support and special arrangements for graduate students who have a disability. The College also has a great deal of experience in this area, and graduate students who have a disability are encouraged to consult the Senior Tutor, Dr Bell, as soon as possible after they accept a place at the College. 

Confidentiality

Sensitive information about disabilities or illness are securely filed in the Student Welfare Office, and are not part of a student’s academic record. Further information is available in the College Confidentiality Policy.