Joint Fees and Student Support Advisory Group (JFSSAG)

Terms of reference

The group will advise PRAC and Education Committee and the Conference of Colleges on the following matters:

  1. The principles that should govern the setting of course fees and provision of student support;
  1. Policy over the provision of student support, including fee waivers, bursaries and scholarships;
  1. The structure and level of fees charged for programmes of study, to include:
    • Undergraduate, Postgraduate Taught, and Postgraduate Research fees, and the relationship between them;
    • Home and Overseas fees, and the relationship between them;
    • Policy over fee liability, including the length of time for which fees are levied;
  2. The structure and level of other university and college fees and charges to students or other candidates for examinations (but not charges for accommodation or food), including:
    • fees for visiting and recognised students and for matriculated non-award students;
    • continuation charges for PGR programmes;
    • fees levied on candidates for examinations;
  1. Policy over fees payable by non-matriculated students studying for certificates and diplomas, and for non-award bearing courses;
  1. The annual programme for the setting and publication of fee schedules.



Name Position
Dr David Prout Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Planning & Resources)
Professor Jennifer Payne Warden of Merton College
Professor Martin Williams Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education)
Professor Benjamin Bollig Assessor
Professor David Rechter Faculty Board Chair, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Professor Michael Bonsall Associate Head of Division (Finance), MPLS
Professor Helen Christian Associate Head of Division (Education), MSD
Professor Paul Irwin Crookes Associate Head of Division (Education), SSD
Professor Matthew Weait Director of the Department for Continuing Education
Dr Shannon McKellar Senior Tutor, St Anne’s College
Charles Alexander Finance Bursar, Merton College
Alex Spain Bursar, Lincoln College
Nick Harris Oxford SU VP PG Education and Access
Jenni Lynam Oxford SU VP UG Education and Access


Attending Officers

Name Position
Antony Willott Director of Planning and Council Secretariat 
Charlotte Smith Director of Conference of Colleges Secretariat
Jenny Roberts Director of Student Fees and Funding
Erin Gordon Head of Strategic Planning and Projects, Humanities
Dr Sarah McHugh Head of Education Planning and Policy, MPLS
Jane Dale Head of Education Policy and Planning,  MSD
Catherine Goodwin Planning and Equality Manager, SSD
Mark Sandham Deputy Head of Student Administration, OUDCE
Dr Lindsay Rudge Senior Assistant Registrar (Education) (SSD)
Dr Saira Shaikh Academic Registrar
Dr Samina Khan Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Dr Nadia Pollini Director of Graduate Admissions
Nicola Cooper-Harvey Head of Student Fees and Funding
Jo Barry Head of Student Fees and Funding
Kristoffer Tiffen Secretary, Senior Assistant Registrar (Planning)
Genieve Boon Assistant Secretary, Senior Planning Officer


Meeting Dates

Date Time

23 October 2023

12:00 pm  - 13:30 pm

16 November 2023

11:45 am - 13:15 pm

22 January 2024

14:00 pm - 16:00 pm

21 March 2024

11:00 am  - 13:00 pm

29 April 2024

11:00 am  - 13:00 pm
30 May 2024 11:00 am  - 13:00 pm

Contact us

Planning and Council Secretariat

Genieve Boon