Academic support

Academic support

The Registry Team supports students throughout their time at St Antony's, from admission to graduation. The Senior Tutor is the College's lead on academic issues.

(Information about Welfare support is available here.)

Please see here for information about academic-related and welfare support. 

 

Senior Tutor

Registry Team

College Advisor

Warden

 

Senior Tutor

The Senior Tutor, Professor Doug Gollin, is available to all St Antony's students for advice on any issues which are affecting their academic work. The Senior Tutor holds office hours during term time for students who would like to see him. In Trinity Term 2017 these will take place on Wednesday mornings from 09.30 - 11.00* in Room 5 of the Old Main Building. It's advisable to email him beforehand to set up an appointment. 

*In Week 1, office hours will take place on Friday between 9.30 - 11.00am. 

You can also email him if you are not in Oxford this term and would like to set up a Skype appointment.

Please also consider contacting your College Advisor if you are experiencing difficulties or would like to to talk in confidence about another issue.

 

Registry Team

The College Registrar, Helen Etty, manages the College Registry. The Registrar is the first point of contact for queries about disability, exam arrangements and hardship funding. 

The Deputy College Registrar, James McBain, should be contacted with queries about scholarships, travel grants and graduation. Graduate progression (GSO) forms should also be sent to the Deputy College Registrar. 

The Registry Administrator, Michelle Steers, is the first point of contact for all admissions enquiries, as well as transcripts and student status letters. 

The Registry team are usually available before and after the office opening times, but students should email for an appointment as the office doors will not be open. Queries can also be answered by email or phone.

Phone: +44 (0)1865 284703 

 

College Advisor

All St Antony's College students are assigned a College Advisor, who is a Governing Body Fellow or Emeritus Fellow of the College.

Your College Advisor can:

  • provide pastoral support, including on any health, personal or coping issues, and/or direct you to appropriate persons for assistance;
  • monitor your progress, by discussing your University supervision reports and by being available for consultation, either in person or by email;
  • discuss with you any problems or difficulties you may be experiencing in your Department or Faculty, and/or with your supervisor;
  • consult the Senior Tutor if there are concerns about your academic progress and if you appear to be experiencing difficulties with your academic work;
  • offer guidance on sources of support available within the College and University.

In addition, your College Advisor may be able to offer you advice on academic-related matters such as applications for research funding, conferences and seminar attendance, publication and career plans (College Advisors would not normally be expected to provide academic references, as others are better placed to do so. They might provide a reference for other purposes or a character reference.)

Your College Advisor is not expected to perform the role of your Department or Faculty Supervisor(s) and is not directing your academic work or giving detailed academic guidance. At St Antony's College, your College Advisor will be a member of a different Department/Faculty to the one you are enrolled in.

You will first meet your College Advisor at the College Advisors' Drinks Reception in Welcome Week. New students will be informed of the date and time of this compulsory event in advance. 

You are encouraged to contact your College Advisor as and when you need advice or help. (You should also feel free to consult other College officers as necessary; see below).

Details of your College Advisor will be emailed to you at the start of each term. Your College Advisor may be changed during periods of sabbatical or other academic leave. If you have a reason to seek a change of Advisor, you should contact the Senior Tutor.

If you have any questions, would like further information or have any problems liaising with your College Adviser, please contact the Deputy Registrar.

 

Warden

All students are expected to meet with the Warden once a year to discuss academic progress and to raise any issues they may have. These meetings are called the Warden’s Graduate Consultations. The Warden’s Personal Assistant emails students with the dates of these meetings.