Your Tutor is your representative in College and in the University, and takes an interest in your wellbeing and progress and can offer help and advice on any matter - academic, social, financial, medical or personal.
A Tutor's key roles include:
- Advising on academic issues, work/life balance etc.
- Helping you negotiate all aspects of College and University Administration
- Offering support if you face personal difficulties, such as homesickness, bereavement or relationship trouble.
- Supporting you in extracurricular activities and advising on applications for travel grants and funds.
- Supporting you in applications for maintenance bursaries and other funding and advising on financial problems.
- Acting as a referee in job applications (for postgraduate students the course director or supervisor will usually be the most appropriate person to ask) .
- Representing your interests if you get into trouble with the College, University, or Police.
- Supporting you (and if necessary liaising with your Director of Studies, your Department or the University) should you be taken ill.
- Offering advice if you are considering changing subjects.
Your personal Tutor will deal sensitively with any issue, but if you prefer to discuss a particular matter with any other Tutor, you are welcome to contact them.
Contact your Tutor
Please use Email in the first instance to contact your Tutor (see list below)
- If a meeting is appropriate, your Tutor will aim to be available within 3 working days.
- Tutors do not have fixed weekly office hours and out of Term contact may take longer
If it is very urgent - and your Tutor has not yet responded - contact the Tutorial Office (office hours) or the Porters Lodge
Undergraduate students must see their Tutor at the beginning and end of each term. They will also be happy to meet you at any other point. It is important that you get to know each other so that you have a good basis to work together to deal with any issue that may arise.
Dr Robert Abayasekara
Dr Victoria Condie
Dr Jean-Michel Johnston
Dr Matthew Neal
Dr Sara Owen
Dr Martin Parker Dixon
Dr Stephen Sawiak
Revd Graham Stevenson
Dr Matthew Wingate
Postgraduate students meet their Tutor formally in their first term at Cambridge. After that, appointments are made as needed.
For more information on the role of a Postgraduate Tutor see 'Cambridge Colleges - a Guide for Postgraduate Students'.
Dr Rachel Camina
Dr Cléo Chassonnery-Zaïgouche
Dr Jonathan Cullen
Dr Fiona Danks
Professor Simon Gathercole
Mr Francis Knights
Dr Martin Parker Dixon
Dr Olenka Pevny
Professor Bhaskar Vira