The College exists primarily as an academic and educational community. Formal and informal structures are in place to meet this objective.

The size of the University makes it especially useful to be able to work within a place as small and familiar as this College.

  • The Senior Tutor has general oversight of the academic program and resources and is available for consultation and conversation on any matter where he might be useful.
  • The Senior Common Room is a rich source of expertise in various intellectual domains.  Students should make themselves familiar with the skill on offer there, and use it.
  • The Student Dean is responsible, among other things, for making sure that students, especially freshmen are aware of the academic support available to them within the College.
  • The Area Tutors, all of them students, are each responsible for a particular disciplinary area: Humanities and Social Sciences; Languages; Law; Medicine and Science; Business and Economics; and Engineering.  They play a fundamental part in the arrangement of the tutorials and the academic welfare of students in their areas.

However, the core of the system, and one of the original reasons for the College’s existence, are its tutorials.

See the tutorial timetable, which is organised by the Assistant Senior Tutor and Area Tutors.

The various colleges collaborate in offering tutorial support in cases where classes would otherwise be too small.  If that seems to be your case, contact the Senior Tutor. We work particularly closely with The Women’s College.

All students, but especially first-years, are expected to attend tutorials regularly.

“Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is enlightenment” lao tzu