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Administrative and Support Staff


Meet the team


Office Manager - Marija Huljak

Marija is our Office Manager, heading up accommodation, admissions, administration and residential services. As part of this, she manages the Reception team.



Student Support & Enrichment Officer (Maternity cover) – Kate Fox-Robinson

Kate is the main point of contact for student support, providing guidance and signposting for academic, personal, financial and other issues. Kate also heads up the College Mentor system, the First Generation Scholars network and other student enrichment projects.




Personal Assistant to The Principal - Clare Towns

Clare is the first point of contact for the Principal’s office, manages the diary of the Principal, organises meetings and events, looks after Visiting Fellows and is responsible for the administration of College Governance including College committees and College Council.




Chaplain – Revd Dr Liz Kent

Liz serves as College Chaplain alongside her role as part-time Director of the Wesley Study Centre. In College, Liz facilitates the weekly College Communion Service and Evensong, with its sixteen choral scholars. She offers a listening ear and pastoral support to both students and staff and students, working across all the different Common Rooms.




Alumni & Communications Administrator – Oliver Hopkins-Burke (Maternity cover)

Oliver organises communications, events and reunions for alumni of St John’s, otherwise known as Johnians. This includes creating the College Record, our annual publication. He is responsible for delivering the College’s communication plan which includes running the social media accounts, managing the website and producing our newsletters.




College Librarian – Melissa Campey

Melissa is College Librarian for the Sir William Leech Library, which occupies the first and second floors of the LRC (Learning Resource Centre). She is responsible for library queries, e-books and the purchase of books for the library, as well as working closely with the Academic Librarian.




Student Support Administrator & Library Information Assistant – Laura Rowland

Laura is one of the main points of contact for the Vice Principal's Office, answering a wide range of emails, helping to support students and various administrative duties. She is also a part of the Library team, cataloguing and processing books, and helping to organise and plan ideas on how to use the library space.

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Finance team

The Finance team consists of Kay Gill, Caroline Young and Kelly Pattinson. Contact the team if you have any queries, need to pay a College invoice, are experiencing financial hardship, or there is a delay in your funding.




Reception team

The helpful and friendly Reception team consists of Minu Hullugale, Erin Munro, Steven Tulip, James Patchcott and Adilson Miranda. They are the first point of contact in College for any general enquiries, and what they don’t know about College facilities isn’t worth knowing! The team are responsible for check-in to rooms, security, keys, post, meal tickets, police and bank letters, room bookings, gym admission and numerous other things. They are also qualified first-aiders and the first point of contact in an emergency during the day and evening.




Housekeeping team

Lynne Ramage and her team are responsible for the housekeeping of the accommodation in College and the public areas and facilities throughout the buildings. Our Domestic Assistants work in pairs and are allocated a block of accommodation for the year, so you will get to know the staff who work in your area.




Catering team

Our Catering Manager John Dorward is responsible for organising and developing the food and beverage service on a daily basis to students, staff and commercial visitors. Chefs Colin Clifford and Ting Lee plan and cook tasty menus and meals to suit a wide range of tastes. The Catering Assistants are the front of house faces of the Catering team, serving food in Haughton and Bowes dining rooms daily. This friendly team takes pride in delivering an efficient and good quality service to St John’s College. If students have particular dietary requirements, they can talk to the team who will be happy to discuss options in more detail.




Maintenance and operations team

The maintenance team look after the College facilities and take care of the grounds. ian Jackson acts as Facilities Manager and manages IT. Brian Hobson works on building projects within the College and the off-site properties, such as Brass Thill. Ted Tait is chief decorator and handy man.  Harry Charville takes care of the grounds and gardening, as well as recycling and many other things.




SJCR President and College Ambassador – Thomas Jackson

As part of the funding arrangements for the SJCR President post, Thomas supports the Senior Tutor’s Office with alumni and college life work for ten hours a week during term time. Thomas is an invaluable link between the staff and the student community.




Resident Tutors

The Resident Tutors this year are Jenny Knox, Felix Granderath, Alex Hibberts and Emerald Grimshaw. They live in College and are the first port of call to deal with emergencies at night. They also run various projects and events as part of college life, from academic support sessions and language classes to outdoor treasure hunts and board game evenings.

Instagram: @johnstutors