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Corpus Christi College University of Cambridge

Tutorial Support

At Corpus, we take student welfare very seriously; we have a dedicated team of experienced, well-trained staff who provide all the pastoral support students need to get the most out of their time at Cambridge.

The Senior Tutor

The Senior Tutor, Dr Marina Frasca-Spada ( has overall responsibility for the academic arrangements and welfare of all Undergraduate students at Corpus, and sits at the head of all Tutorial staff.


Each student is assigned their own Tutor, who is a College Fellow from a different subject area. Tutors offer support on any non-academic matter, such as financial issues or health concerns. Tutors generally arrange meetings with their students once every term, but can always be approached for advice and support. Contact details for Tutors can be found on their web pages, as linked below:

The Tutorial Office

The Tutorial Administrators are happy to assist with problems and enquiries of all descriptions, and undergraduates are always welcome to visit the Tutorial Office (on A-Staircase, New Court) between 9am and 4pm on weekdays. This is a good starting point if you aren’t sure who else to ask. They can be contacted at or on +44 (0)1223 764 296.

Emergency Contact

Out of working hours, undergraduates should contact the Duty Porter on 01223 338000 for help in emergencies.

Extra Support

The College Counsellor

The College retains the services of a professional counsellor who is available at short notice to speak to. Her phone number can be obtained from your tutor or from the Tutorial Office. These consultations are completely confidential and free of charge.

The University Counselling Service (UCS)

The University Counselling Service  runs workshops and courses as well as providing one-to-one counselling, all of which are free of charge. The UCS is completely confidential and the College is not informed as to who is using the service.

The Dean of Chapel

The Dean of Chapel is James Buxton ( or tel 01223 338002). He lives in college (Room D4) and has a general pastoral role for the whole Corpus community. He is there for students regardless of their religion, and can be approached in confidence at any time and on any matter.  Corpus is an exciting, and happy place, but it can be stressful at times, and students are welcome to call on him in times of anxiety, or if there is something you would like to talk through – whether or not it is spiritual.