Head of Administration and Finance – Sadie Slater
Sadie is responsible for operational and day to day co-ordination of Faculty activities and has oversight of the administrative team and Faculty resources. She is secretary to the Faculty Board; Appointments, Finance and Planning Committee; and Research
Strategy Committee. Her other responsibilities include management of the Faculty budget, trust funds and research grants; recruitment and personnel issues; appointments to committees and examining duties.
Chris Bayliss – Deputy Administrator
Chris provides support to the Head of Administration and Finance and to some of the Faculty committees, and is involved in arranging many of the special lectures hosted by the Faculty. In addition to this, she looks after alumni events and communications such as the e-newsletter. She is also responsible for health and safety matters within the Faculty (including DSE assessments), management of the St Cross Building offices and rooms, co-ordination of IT support and purchases, and maintaining the faculty teaching registers.
Waverly March – Administrative Assistant (Lecture Lists, Events and Prizes)
Waverly is responsible for timetabling Faculty teaching, and for creating the termly Lecture List and Guide. They organise the Faculty’s events, seminars and special lectures, and promote these alongside English-related events taking place in Oxford via the What’s On guide, which is sent daily and weekly throughout term time. They maintain and update the English Faculty website, and oversee our social media presence on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Waverly also administers the English Faculty’s prizes, and is happy to help with any conference-related queries.
Jacqui Collier – Administrative Assistant
Jacqui provides general administrative support to the Faculty members and office team. She is happy to help regarding ad-hoc room bookings within the Faculty, reprographics needs for Faculty members, and any general queries. She also looks after the process for admitting discretionary members.
Katie MacCurrach – Finance Officer
As Finance Officer, Katie is responsible for the smooth running of the Faculty’s day to day finances. This includes administering research grants, providing advice on matters relating to casual payroll, reviewing and approving Faculty allowance requests (under £500), assisting with academic conference set up and administration, and budget setting and forecasting.
Karen Shi – Finance Assistant
Karen provides administrative support to the Finance Officer, processing expense claims, invoices, and purchase orders, arranging purchasing, and handing casual payroll claims.
Andy Davice – Academic Administrator
Andy provides support to the Directors of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies and Admissions, and is Secretary to the Graduate Studies Committee, Undergraduate Studies Committee, Undergraduate Joint Consultative Committee, and Joint Schools Committees. He manages the Graduate and Undergraduate Studies Offices, and the Undergraduate Examinations Officer. He is Disability Coordinator for Graduate and Undergraduate students at the English Faculty, so please talk to Andy regarding access, or any other health or disability related concerns.
Emily Richards – Graduate Studies Officer (PGR)
Emily administers all aspects of the DPhil courses, including admissions and on-course administration such as transfer and confirmation of status. She also acts as secretary to the MSt/MPhil Examining Board and is responsible for preparing the agendas for the Graduate Studies Committee.
Sue Clark – Graduate Studies Officer (PGT)
Sue administers all aspects of the MSt/MPhil courses, including admissions and on-course administration. She is also Secretary to the Graduate Consultative Committee, and processes Maxwell and Meyerstein Fund applications.
Lis Allen – Undergraduate Studies Assistant
Lis gives administrative support to the Director of Undergraduate Studies and Director of Admissions. She arranges Open Days, prepares and updates undergraduate handbooks, deals with administrative matters relating to FHS and Prelims, and regulation changes.
Angie Johnson – Examinations Officer
Angie is responsible for the administration of the examination process for undergraduate courses within the English Faculty. She deals with all matters relating to undergraduate examinations, from setting of papers to the recording of exam results.
She also provides administrative support to the Boards of Examiners within the Faculty.
Laura Spence – Communications and Alumni Officer
Laura handles communications enquiries and alumni relations for the Faculty. She can be found in the Faculty Office on Mondays and Wednesdays every week.
Rachel Henning – Research Projects Administrator
Rachel provides administrative support to the research projects Constructing Scientific Communities: Citizen Science in the 19th and 21st Centuries and Diseases of Modern Life: 19th Century Perspectives.