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Tutorial and Pastoral Team

Tutorial and pastoral support underpin student welfare, in the widest sense. Individual Colleges may involve a variety of individuals, e.g. Tutors (who are generally Fellows of the College, and may have separate academic responsibilities within the College and the University), nurses or chaplains. However it is delivered, tutorial provision is an essential component of collegiate life.

Typically, a Tutor has a wide variety of responsibilities which may be grouped together under the three headings below. Because their role is to provide all-round support and guidance to the individuals in their care, it would not be feasible to provide an exhaustive list of their responsibilities. However, listed below are some of the regular ways in which Tutors, together with Tutorial Office Staff, Directors of Studies, nurses and chaplains, fulfil their role. Clearly, some of these functions entail strict confidentiality.

1. Pastoral

Induction (Introducing and welcoming freshers to Cambridge and College life; ongoing social contact for College-based talks, workshops and/or parties; personal contact/support - a friendly face)

Personal well-being (Personal Development; Contact for all health matters and problems; Link with GP, hospitals, counsellors; Assistance with special needs and disabilities (advice, practical support); Help in developing transferable skills

Accommodation (provision of advice and support)


2. Administrative/Financial

Advice on identifying and obtaining financial assistance

Liaison with other bodies (external: e.g. Local Education Authorities, Student Loans Company, graduate funding bodies etc; Internal e.g. Departments, Central Administration, Board of Graduate Studies, sources of funding and applications)

Examinations (Registration, Special Conditions, complaints/appeals, change of course, degrading/Intermission)


3. Academic

Admissions process (participation in)

Academic oversight (review of progress, advice on study methods, and support in the event of difficulties with courses or teachers)

Careers advice and provision of references

Liaison between student and supervisor/Director of Studies/Department

Undergraduate Tutorial Office Staff

Mr Graves

Mr David Graves

Tutorial and Student Finance Manager
College Room: B01A
College Tel: +44 1223 7 60972

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Mrs Claire Girdlestone

Tutorial Assistant
College Room: B01A
College Tel: +44 1223 3 38844
Dept. Tel: +44 1223 3 33884
Web: Department, Moodle

Mrs Summerlin

Mrs Celia Summerlin

Tutorial Assistant
College Room: B01A
College Tel: +44 1223 3 38847

Brett Gray

Pastoral Tutor - The Rev'd Dr Brett Gray
Tel. +44 1223 3 38837

The Pastoral Tutor is available to all graduates and undergraduates to talk over any concerns and is located in Y1, at the top of the wide external staircase behind the Mong Hall, and you may pop in when passing or make an appointment by email or phone, ext 38837.

Pastoral Advisor

Pastoral Adviser - Lucy Hodgkiss
Tel. +44 1223 3 38871

The Pastoral Advisor is available to all students, both ungraduates and postgraduates to discuss anything concerning wellbeing and mental health.  Her office is located on the ground floor of Garden Court, room P11.  To make an appointment, please enquire by email.  Alternatively drop in during her office hours.  Lucy is a qualified Art Psychotherapist and can see students for individual therapy, students are encouraged to self-refer but may be prompted to do so by their DoS or tutor.  She also runs a weekly term-time Art Therapy group open to all students on a drop in basis.  As well as working at Sidney Sussex, Lucy works in adult mental health and special needs education.

Term Time Hours

Wednesday 10am - 6pm  
Thursday 10am - 6:30pm
Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

Mrs Jenny Taylor

Nurse - Mrs Jenny Taylor
Tel. +44 1223 3 38826

The college nurse holds surgeries from Monday to Friday in the Health Centre, which is located on the ground floor of Garden Court (opposite the entrance to the library), no appointments are necessary.

"I have experience in a wide range of medical and psychological conditions and can offer advice and support during your time at Cambridge. You are encouraged to visit me if you feel unwell or sustain an injury or have a problem which you wish to discuss."

Term Time Surgery Hours

Monday 8.30am - 11.30am  
Tuesday 8.30am - 10.30am
Wednesday    8.30am - 11am
Thursday 3pm - 5pm
Friday 10am - 1pm


If you need medical advice when the Health Centre is closed please contact your GP and for overnight and at weekends telephone NHS 111 Service.  Minor ailments can be treated by your GP or by the out of hours emergency doctors' service, 24 hours a day.

In an extreme emergency the nearest casualty department is at Addenbrookes hospital.  An extreme emergency is a condition such as a suspected broken bone, road accident, a severe wound that requires stitching, suspected heart attack or any other life-threatening condition.

Please remember that all Porters are First Aid trained and should be informed immediately in an emergency (01223 338800).  Remember, the College Porters are here 24 hours a day and will know who to contact in unexpected circumstances.

Tutorial Assignment by Subject 2018/19

Subject Tutor Surgery Day and Time
ASNAC Dr Maria Noriega-Sanchez  2:00pm-3:00pm Friday
Archaeology Dr Maria Noriega-Sanchez  2:00pm-3:00pm Friday
Architecture Dr Maria Noriega-Sanchez  2:00pm-3:00pm Friday

Dr Maria Noriega-Sanchez

 2:00pm-3:00pm Friday
Chem Eng Dr Tom Lambert  9:00am-10:00am Thursday
Classics Dr Tom Lambert  9:00am-10:00am Thursday
Computer Science Dr Maria Noriega-Sanchez  2:00pm-3:00pm Friday
Economics Dr Maria Noriega-Sanchez  2:00pm-3:00pm Friday
Engineering Dr Tom Lambert  9:00am-10:00am Thursday
English Dr Colin Roberts  2:00pm - 3:00pm Tuesday
Geography Dr Maria Noriega-Sanchez  2:00pm-3:00pm Friday
History Dr Tom Lambert  9:00am-10:00am Thursday
History & Politics Dr Tom Lambert  9:00am-10:00am Thursday
History of Art Dr Colin Roberts  2:00pm - 3:00pm Tuesday
HSPS Dr Colin Roberts  2:00pm - 3:00pm Tuesday
Land Economy Dr Tom Lambert  9:00am-10:00am Thursday
Law Dr Maria Noriega-Sanchez  2:00pm-3:00pm Friday
Linguistics Dr Maria Noriega-Sanchez  2:00pm-3:00pm Friday
Managment Studies Dr Maria Noriega-Sanchez  9:00am-10:00am Thursday
Mf Engineering Dr Tom Lambert  9:00am-10:00am Thursday
Maths Dr Colin Roberts  2.00pm - 3.00pm Tuesday
Medical Sciences Dr Maria Noriega-Sanchez  2:00pm-3:00pm Friday
MML Dr Tom Lambert  9:00am-10:00am Thursday
Music Dr Colin Roberts  2:00pm - 3:00pm Tuesday
Natural Sciences Dr Colin Roberts  2:00pm - 3:00pm Tuesday
Philosophy Dr Maria Noriega-Sanchez  2:00pm-3:00pm Friday
PBS Dr Colin Roberts  2:00pm - 3:00pm Tuesday
PPS Dr Tom Lambert  9:00am-10:00am Thursday
Theology Dr Tom Lambert  9:00am-10:00am Thursday
Veterinary Medicine Dr Maria Noriega-Sanchez   2:00pm-3:00pm Friday

Dr Noriega-Sanchez

Dr Maria Noriega-Sanchez

Undergraduate Tutor
Director of Studies in Modern and Medieval Languages
College Room: C04
College Tel: +44 1223 3 39522
Dept. Tel: +44 1223 7 60804
Web: Department
Dr Roberts

Dr Colin Roberts

Secretary to the Research Fellowship Competition
Undergraduate Tutor
Director of Studies in Veterinary Medicine and Natural Sciences
College Room: H13b
College Tel: +44 1223 7 68018
Dr Wilson-Lee

Dr Edward Wilson-Lee

Undergraduate Tutor
1596 Foundation Fellow
College Room: R2
College Tel: +44 1223 3 38045
Web: Department, Personal Website