The Censors' Office and Tutorial Office

The Censors' Office supports the work of the Censors. Its staff are also responsible for the administration of academic matters relating to Junior Members.

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.

Dr Brian Young

The Senior Censor
Dr Brian Young

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. Dr Young has an office on the First Floor of Tom 8.

Tel: 01865 (2)86574; email: senior.censor@chch.ox.ac.uk.

Professor Geraldine Johnson

The Junior Censor
Professor Geraldine Johnson

The Junior Censor deals with routine matters such as permission to be absent, permission to hold a party and non-academic discipline. She also oversees the work of three Wardens (graduates who have delegated authority on welfare and disciplinary matters).

The Junior Censor holds censorial hours during term time when she is available to meet with students in her office on the second floor of Staircase 8, Tom Quad. Appointments outside these times can also be made via the Academic Administrator.

 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 276157; email: academic.registrar@chch.ox.ac.uk

Melanie Radburn

The Graduate Administrator
Melanie Radburn

The Graduate Administrator, supports the Tutor for Graduates (currently Professor Edwin Simpson) and deals with queries relating to Graduate admissions and study, such as funding, travel grants and academic progression.

Appointments to see the Tutor for Graduates can be made via the Graduate Administrator.

Tel: 01865 276158; e-mail: graduate.administrator@chch.ox.ac.uk

Rebecca Varley

The Academic Administrator
Rebecca Varley

The Academic Administrator manages Degree Days and supports the work of the Censors and the Academic Registrar.

Tel: 01865 286574; email: academic.administrator@chch.ox.ac.uk

Ceri Hunter

The Administrative and Human Resources Officer
Ceri Hunter

The Administrative and Human Resources Officer manages on-course undergraduate administration including Vacation Residence Grants, Book Grants, Travel Grants, letters of certification, University Card requests, and, on behalf of the Junior Censor, party permission forms.

Tel: 01865 286574; email: adminhr.officer@chch.ox.ac.uk

Censors' Office FAQs

What do I do if my Bod card has been lost, damaged or stolen?

Email censors.office@chch.ox.ac.uk  and we will contact the University Card Office, who will replace your lost, damaged or stolen card. 

There is a £15 replacement fee for lost cards, payable at the University's online store. We will email you when your replacement card is ready for collection from the Censors' Office. Please note that once you have reported your card as missing, for security reasons, a stop will be put on that card, meaning that if you find it at a later date, it will no longer be valid and the replacement card will still need to be paid for.

There is no fee for replacing a stolen card where a crime number is reported.

Damaged cards are replaced free of charge with the exception of Retirees cards where a £15 fee must be paid (the card expiry date will however be extended for the maximum of four years duration).

How do I get an enrollment certificate?

Once your University registration is complete an enrolment certificate will be available to print from Student Self Service (under the 'My Student Record' section) confirming your enrolled status at the University of Oxford for the current academic year. This certificate may be used for council tax exemption, opening a bank account, by international students who need to register with the police, and to confirm your student status for other purposes e.g. to show a financial sponsor or a landlord when renting private property.

Please note, that if you are continuing your studies with the University from one academic year to the next, there will be a short period during August when you will not be able to access the enrolment certificate. When you have completed your University registration for the new academic year, following the opening of University registration on 1 September, the enrolment certificate will be available to you. If you urgently need proof of your student status during this August period, email censors.office@chch.ox.ac.uk.

How do I get proof of my status as a student?

Once your University registration is complete an enrolment certificate will be available to print from Student Self Service (under the 'My Student Record' section) confirming your enrolled status at the University of Oxford for the current academic year. This certificate may be used for council tax exemption, opening a bank account, by international students who need to register with the police, and to confirm your student status for other purposes e.g. to show a financial sponsor or a landlord when renting private property.

Please note, that if you are continuing your studies with the University from one academic year to the next, there will be a short period during August when you will not be able to access the enrolment certificate. When you have completed your University registration for the new academic year, following the opening of University registration on 1 September, the enrolment certificate will be available to you. If you urgently need proof of your student status during this August period, email censors.office@chch.ox.ac.uk.

How can I obtain a transcript of my degree?

Please see the Univeristy website for infomation on on-course and final transcripts.

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

The Senior Censor is available by appointment via the Academic Registrar. The Senior Censor's Office is on the first floor of Staircase 8, Tom Quad.

The Junior Censor holds censorial hours in her office on the second of floor of Tom 8. To make an appointment outside of these times, please email junior.censor@chch.ox.ac.uk.

Who can I contact for an employment reference?

For all employment reference requests, please email censors.office@chch.ox.ac.uk.

Who do I contact if I want to stay in my room over the vacation?

To extend your residence, please email the Steward's Office. If you would like to apply for a vacation residence grant, please download the relevant form or collect one from the racks outside the Censors' Office.

How do I apply for a Sports Grant/Book Grant/Travel Grant/Vacation Residence Grant?

Please download the relevant application form. Forms are also available in hard copy from the racks outside the Censors' Office.

Where can I get a party form?

Party forms are available for download from the Censors' Office page of the College website. Hard copies are also available from the racks outside the Censors' Office.

How do I book a room for an event in College?

For parties or room bookings in Liddell, email liddel.manager@chch.ox.ac.uk

To book the Lecture Theatre, Exhibition space or a lecture room, email tutorial.administrator@chch.ox.ac.uk

To book any part of the JCR contact the JCR Returning Officer.

To book the McKenna Room or Cathedral Garden, email conference.office@chch.ox.ac.uk

Please download a party form to see booking Ts and Cs and room capacties.