Academic & Admissions Office

The Academic Office handles all aspects of academic administration within the College, including undergraduate and graduate admissions. 

General enquiries

You can use these contact details to contact any member of the team. The office is open 9.00am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday.

Email: Academic Office 

Telephone: 01865 286089 

Individual staff and areas of responsibility

Academic Administrator (UG Admissions and Access) 

Email: Kirsty Simpson Telephone: 01865 276412 

  • Admissions for undergraduates, Erasmus and exchange students
  • Access and outreach events, including school visits and open days
  • Visiting students
  • Matriculation
  • Support to the Access Fellow and OxNet
  • Committee Secretary for Student Welfare and Equality Committee

Academic Administrator (Graduates & Compliance)

Email: Alison Franklin Telephone: 01865 276410 

  • Graduate admissions
  • On-course graduate students
  • Collections and exams administration
  • Degree ceremonies
  • Prizes and awards
  • Right to work
  • Committee Secretary for Academic Committee

Academic Administrator (Undergraduates)

Email: Kirstie Smith Telephone: 01865 286089 

  • Undergraduate on-course administration, including processes, exams and welfare
  • Financial administration, including  Fellows and Tutors’ allowances, administering the OxCORT system, advising students on financial matters and hardship funding, and administering vacation grants
  • Assistance with academic staff HR and OxCort payments for staff
  • Exam administration for undergraduates
  • Scholarships and Exhibitions
  • Rokos internships scheme
  • Visa checks and returns for undergraduate and visiting students

Academic Administrative Assistant 

Email: Philippa White Telephone: 01865 610903 

  • Diary support and correspondence on behalf of the Academic Director
  • Organisation of events such as freshers’ dinners, academic reviews and Scholars’ dinner
  • Enquiries and requests for room bookings, transcripts and meetings
  • Assistance with academic staff recruitment
  • Assistance with Visiting Student administration, including transcripts
  • Assistance with major events, such as admissions and exams
  • Mailing lists for students and academic staff

Academic Registrar

Email: Annette McCormack Telephone: 01865 276411 

  • Oversight of Academic Office, including systems, policies and procedures
  • HR matters for academic staff, including recruitment, appointment, inductions, contracts, parental leave, sick leave and sabbaticals
  • Appointment of College Associates and Junior/Senior Research Fellows
  • Budget administration, including invoices, payments and buy outs
  • Disability Coordinator for students
  • Support with all areas of undergraduate and graduate administration, including Student Handbooks, freshers’ week, communications, web, exams and welfare
  • Committee Secretary for Fellowships Committee

Academic Director

Email: Nancy Braithwaite Telephone: 01865 276419

  • Overall responsibility for the College’s academic strategy, policy and operations, and for student welfare policy
  • Formal roles include: Senior Tutor, Tutor for Admissions, Graduate Tutor, Dean of Visiting Students and Disability Lead

OxNet Access Programme: Finance & Development Advisor

Email: Matthew Garraghan