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College Advisors

Every graduate student in Keble is assigned a College Advisor who is your point of contact within college for any academic issues and/or welfare concerns you may have whilst in Oxford.   It is important to point out that your University supervisor is formally responsible for your academic progress.   College Adviser is not intended to be a Co-Supervisor but someone who is a member of the same faculty as your Supervisor.  He or she may also familiar with your research area broadly defined and who knows.  The College endeavours to appoint College Advisors who have similar or cognate research interests to their Advisees though this is not possible in all cases.

You will see your College Advisor, along with the Warden and Senior Tutor once a year for an Academic Progress meeting. These meetings provide an opportunity for you to discuss the termly reports on your work, provided by your University Supervisor.

Your College Advisor is also available at other times throughout the year.  College advisors are expected to see their advisees at least once a term to discuss their work, but this is flexible norm; some students prefer to meet less frequently, or to keep in touch via e-mail.  This is fine, providing that both parties are happy with the arrangements.  College Advisors are there to discuss any difficulties you might be experiencing in your work, or with your supervision. In most cases they will be members of the Faculty to which you are affiliated, and may provide advice on how to address any problems you are having there. Some graduate students are keen to gain experience teaching undergraduates. Your College Advisor may be able to help you in that area, if your University Supervisor is unable to do so. They may also be able to provide careers advice, and write references for job applications.

In some exceptional circumstances your College Advisor may be prepared to read your written work. You should not assume, however, that this will be the case.