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Tutorial Support

At Corpus, we take student welfare very seriously; we have a dedicated team of experienced and well-trained staff who provide all the pastoral support students need to get the most out of their time at Cambridge. For more details on the range of support available see Health and Wellbeing.

The Senior Tutor


Marina Frasca-Spada


The Senior Tutor, Dr Marina Frasca-Spada ( or 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. 

Dr John Biggins
Dr Philippa Hoskin
Dr Charles Read
Professor Emma Spary
Professor Ewan St. John Smith
Dr Jo Willmott
Professor Rory Naismith
Rory Naismith
Dr Daria Frank
Daria Frank
Dr Andrew Sanger
Andrew Sanger
Dr Nirupa Desai
Nirupa Desai


The Tutorial Office

The Tutorial Team (Tess Milne, Caroline Lewis, John Richardson and Georgina Rutherford) 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 09.00 and 17.00 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 763583.

If you need a student status letter or College-produced transcript, you can request one here.

Emergency Contact

Out of working hours, undergraduates should contact the Duty Porter on 01223 338000 or mobile 07879 116962 for help in emergencies.

Other Support

The College Nurse

Erika Spooner is available during term time in H2 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Contact her via email or phone 01223 766265.

The College Counsellor

The College retains the services of a professional counsellor who is available at short notice to speak to. Her contact details 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 Chaplain

The Reverend Matt Bullimore has a room at College (Room D4) and has a general pastoral role for the whole Corpus community. His telephone number is 01223 338002. 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.

The University Careers Service

The Careers Service provides careers advice and information to all current University of Cambridge undergraduates, postgraduates, postdocs and alumni. They are impartial and can work with you from day one to explore options, connect with employers and navigate the complex job market – saving you time and maximising your employability prospects. Whether you have no idea what to do next, a few ideas or a definite plan, they offer plenty to help you take the next step: one-to-one guidance consultations; 14 major careers events each year; an extensive programme of briefings and skill sessions; coordinated employer presentations; a free book on CVs and Applications; and a database of over 4,000 graduate-level job vacancies. Register and access a wealth of resources at