Meet the Visiting Students Team

You can contact the Visiting Student team via email at or once you have arrived in Oxford you can visit us in the Academic Office in Hartland House.

Kirsten Jellard, Director, Programmes and Networks: 

Kirsten leads the Visiting Student programme, and oversees the College’s outreach activities, academic programming beyond degree programmes, internship and entrepreneurship programmes. 

Sheila Smith, Deputy Academic Registrar:
Sheila is responsible for all undergraduate admissions queries, coordinates the Visiting Student Programme and is the Disability Coordinator for all students. Sheila also deputies for the Academic Registrar.

Dr Lucy Busfield, Outreach Officer:
Lucy supports the Visiting Student admissions process and responds to general enquiries.

Dr Shannon McKellar Stephen, Senior Tutor (also Tutor for Admissions and Tutor for Graduates):
Shannon leads the Academic Office, and has oversight of all academic matters in the College (tutor- and student-related) and she works closely with the Director, Programmes and Networks, Academic Registrar, Welfare Team and other College Officers.

Prof Robert Chard, Tutor for Visiting Students:
Robert represents Visiting Students on the College’s Governing Body and is available for appointments on academic matters if needed.