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Senior Tutor's Office

Welcome to the Senior Tutor's Office! The Senior Tutor's Office has the overall responsibility for the academic arrangements and welfare of all our students as well as the Senior Tutor's Department. It is also responsible for the development of the College's strategies and policies for the teaching, learning, and support of our students. We are committed to offering our students an educational environment that allows every one of them to perform at their full potential. We are located in F7-F9 Chapel Court and you can reach us by e-mail on senior.tutor@joh.cam.ac.uk.

Dr Annis May Timpson, Director of Education & Senior Tutor

Dr Timpson joined St John’s in 2017 with extensive experience of leading undergraduate and graduate programmes and working on international research teams. Trained at Bristol, Oxford and Toronto, Dr Timpson is a prize-winning teacher and academic author. A leading UK commentator on contemporary Canada, Annis May currently collaborates on UK and Canadian research projects concerned with leadership, indigenous politics, and women’s activism. Her work as Director of Education & Senior Tutor is backed by highly professional teams in Admissions, the Academic Office, Graduate Affairs, Student Services, the Health Centre and the Senior Tutor’s Office.

 Jenni Prior, Executive Assistant to the Director of Education & Senior Tutor (maternity leave)

Jenni joined the Senior Tutor's Office in 2012 from her previous position as a PA in the Department of Public Health and Primary Care at Addenbrooke's Hospital. She studied English Literature at Durham University before moving into various administration roles within Cambridge. Jenni’s role as the head of the Senior Tutor’s Office is to fully support and maintain the work of the Senior Tutor. She has two team members working for her, Emma and Katerina.

Laura Beskeen, Executive Assistant to the Director of Education & Senior Tutor (maternity cover)

Laura joined the team to cover Jenni Prior’s maternity leave. As head of the Director of Education & Senior Tutor’s Office, she supports the work of Dr Timpson along with her two team members, Emma and Katerina. Laura has moved back to Cambridge from Singapore, where she worked at the British High Commission. Before moving to Singapore, She was a Qualifications Manager at Cambridge Assessment.

Emma Clark, Senior Tutor's Administrator

Emma joined the Senior Tutor’s office in September 2014 having previously worked at the University of Manchester as a Programme Administrator. With over ten years’ experience of university administration, Emma has worked in various roles at two different universities and has, over a period of time, been involved in Admissions, Programme Support, Examinations and Assessments all the way through to Graduation. Emma has a BSc (Hons) Psychology and an MSc Management.

Katerina Marmara, Scholarship Administratorr

Katerina joined St John’s College as the Scholarship Administrator in September 2015. She has studied Computer Science and has experience in both software engineering and administration roles. Her last position before moving to St John’s was in the Finance Division of the University of Cambridge. Katerina is responsible for managing, running and developing the Undergraduate Scholarships Programme.