The Censors' Office

The Censors are academics who have taken on responsibility for overseeing the academic life of the House as well as many aspects of its social life for up to four years. They sit on all the major Governing Body committees, hold regular meetings with representatives of the Junior and Graduate Common Rooms, and seek to represent the interests of Junior Members.

General Enquiries

The Junior Censor is available to see Junior Members during set hours in term-time and has an office on the Second Floor of Tom 8. Outside of these times or to make an appointment to see the Junior or Senior Censor, please email censors.office@chch.ox.ac.uk. Please note that the inbox is monitored by the Censors' Office Administrator. If the content of your email is confidential, please email the Junior or Senior Censor directly (junior.censor@chch.ox.ac.uk or senior.censor@chch.ox.ac.uk). The Senior Censor has an office on the First Floor of Tom 8.

To make an appointment to see the Academic Registrar, please email academic.registrar@chch.ox.ac.uk. The Academic Registrar has an office on the First Floor of Tom 8.

Professor Geraldine Johnson

The Senior Censor
Professor Geraldine Johnson

The Senior Censor oversees academic matters including general concerns about work (when it is thought inappropriate to discuss this with a Personal Tutor), requests for a change of course, academic discipline and financial support, and general complaints of an academic nature. The Senior Censor has an office on the First Floor of Tom 8.

Tel: 01865 (2)76157; email: senior.censor@chch.ox.ac.uk.

Professor Dirk Aarts

The Junior Censor
Professor Dirk Aarts

The Junior Censor deals with routine matters such as permission to be absent, permission to hold a party and non-academic discipline. . He also oversees the work of three Wardens (graduates who have delegated authority on welfare and disciplinary matters). The Junior Censor is available to see Junior Members during set hours during term time.  The Junior Censor has an office on the Second Floor of Tom 8. Please note that party applications can, in most cases, be processed by using the online form without the need to see the Junior Censor in person. Forms can be found under 'Notices and Useful Resources'.

 Email: junior.censor@chch.ox.ac.uk 

Helen Etty

The Academic Registrar
Helen Etty

The Academic Registrar supports the Senior Censor and deals with a number of academic and non-academic matters, including financial assistance applications and examination issues, such as applications for special examination arrangements, requests for extensions to written work and submission of extenuating circumstances.

Tel: 01865 (2)76157; email: academic.registrar@chch.ox.ac.uk

Censors' Office FAQs

How do I make an appointment to see the Junior or Senior Censor?

The Junior Censor is available to see Junior Members during set hours during term time and has an office on the Second Floor of Tom 8. Outside of these times or to make an appointment to see the Junior or Senior Censor, please email censors.office@chch.ox.ac.uk. Please note that the inbox is monitored by the Censors' Office Administrator. If the content of your email is confidential, please email the Junior or Senior Censor directly (junior.censor@chch.ox.ac.uk or senior.censor@chch.ox.ac.uk). The Senior Censor has an office on the First Floor of Tom 8.

Who do I speak to about getting financial assistance?

Please make an appointment to see the Academic Registrar (academic.registrar@chch.ox.ac.uk)

How do I get permission to hold a party/event in College?

Party applications can, in most cases, be processed by using the online form without the need to see the Junior Censor in person. Forms can be found under 'Notices and Useful Resources'.

Who do I speak to if I have concerns about my work that I cannot discuss with my Tutor?

The Senior Censor oversees academic matters including general concerns about work when it is thought inappropriate to discuss this with a Personal Tutor. To make an appointment to see the Senior Censor, please email censors.office@chch.ox.ac.uk. Please note that the inbox is monitored by the Censors' Office Administrator. If the content of your email is confidential, please email the Senior Censor directly (senior.censor@chch.ox.ac.uk). The Senior Censor has an office on the First Floor of Tom 8.

My question isn't answered here, where can I go for help?

Click here for a list of frequently asked questions relating to on-course student queries that should be directed to the Academic Office.