At Oxford the acceptance, supervision, and examination of graduate students is the responsibility of the University. The relevant Faculty Board appoints an academic supervisor for each graduate student, who may or may not be a Fellow of the student's college.
The College also offers a range of academic support, mainly through the Senior Tutor and College Advisers.
GTC’s Senior Tutor is Chris Sauer. His role is to act as the students' representative, their spokesperson, and, if necessary, their defender in academic matters in both the College and University. He also receives termly reports on all students.
Alternative examination arrangements
The CoAny student with particular examination needs may apply to the Proctors (through the College) for approval of alternative examination arrangements. This may be because of a disability, a specific learning difficulty (dyslexia, dyspraxia, etc), or another medical condition. See more information for students with disabilities. It may also be for reasons of faith, for example if a candidate is unable to take papers because of religious festivals, or if he or she is fasting. Please
, Student Administrator, about requesting such arrangements, preferably with as much notice as possible. Alternatively, download and complete the form below and return it to Alison via the Porters' Lodge.
The University has specifically asked colleges to bring to the attention of their students that the expected start date of the month of Ramadan in 2014 is 28 June, which is Saturday of Week 9 of Trinity term. Written exams may be set on this day and following days; final schedules are not released until approximately five weeks before the examinations, but departments whose students sat exams in this period in 2013 included:
- Graduate Entry Medicine
- International Development
- Politics and International Relations
- Saïd Business School
- School of Geography and the Environment
- Social Policy and Intervention
We recommend that students on taught programmes who intend to fast during Ramadan and who feel this may affect their exam performance indicate this to Alison Franklin on the form below so that she is able to provide further information about possible alternative arrangements which might be made if required. This is not obligatory but will enable the college to help you nearer the time.
Alternative Examination Arrangements form.
Library and Information Centre
The College Library holds a range of books and journals in all subjects studied at GTC. There is also a reference section, and a selection of novels.
Access to the University online catalogue (OLIS) and networked research databases is provided. Study areas are accessible 24 hours a day. Few restrictions are placed upon library users and no fines are levied.
The Librarian will be pleased to help you locate any publications you require (hard copy and electronic). Tuition can also be provided in use of the online catalogues and databases. Requests for book purchases and other feedback are welcomed – the Library is there to support you.