Alternative Personal Tutors (Undergraduates)
You can always talk to your tutors if you’re having problems. But sometimes you might prefer to speak with someone else, and that’s fine.
Every undergraduate has an Alternative Personal Tutor who isn’t involved with teaching them. They are someone you should feel comfortable approaching when you have problems, particularly within some of the “grey areas” of overlap between academic and personal issues.
They won’t contact you on a regular basis, but they’re available as a back-up when you need them.
You will be told who your APT is at the start of the year. But if you forget, please contact Penny Bateman, the Student Administration Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org or ext.72711).
Contact details and further information about all College Fellows are available on the College website here.
Every graduate student has a college graduate advisor, your point of contact within college for any academic issues and/or welfare concerns you may have whilst in Oxford.
They are not intended to duplicate the role of supervisor or course advisor, but they can be a good source of advice if you’re having problems with your course or Department. They have access to your GSR reports, but they’ll generally wait for you to contact them if you think they can help.
The graduate advisor will normally be a member of your Faculty or Department, so they’ll have some insight into the kinds of issues that can arise. Even if they can’t help you, they may know who can.
Your college adviser should contact you at least once a term to offer you the opportunity to meet about any issue you might have. Mostly things are fine and there is no good reason to meet up. But you’re free to contact them at any time.
If your College Adviser does not respond to your emails – or you’ve forgotten who it is – please contact the Senior Tutor at email@example.com.