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/EU 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)
Dame Helen Ghosh Master, Balliol College
Dr Saira Shaikh Academic Registrar
Professor Martin Williams Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education)
Dr Richard Earl  Assessor
Professor Christopher Timpson Board Chair, Philosophy Faculty
Professor Marta Kwiatkowska Associate Head of Division (Finance)
Professor David Vaux Deputy Head of MSD (Education)
Catherine Goodwin Planning and Equality Manager (SSD)
Professor Matthew Weait Director of the Department for Continuing Education
Dr Andrew Bell Senior Tutor, University College
Charles Alexander Finance Bursar, Merton College
Safa Sadozai Oxford SU VP (Access & Academic Affairs)
Devika Oxford SU VP (Graduates)


Attending Officers

Name Position
Ms Judith Finch Director of Conference of Colleges Secretariat
Mr David White Director of Student Fees and Funding
Mr Antony Willott Director of Planning and Council Secretariat 
Ms Alison Broadby Head of Planning and Resources (Humanities)
Ms Anne Vallins-Hooper Head of Education Planning and Policy (MPLS)
Ms Jane Dale Senior Assistant Registrar (Education) (MSD)
Ms Lindsay Rudge Head of Strategic Planning and Projects (SSD)
Dr Samina Khan Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Dr Nadia Pollini Director of Graduate Admissions
Mr Kristoffer Tiffen Senior Planning Officer

Mr James Bennett

Planning Officer



Meeting Dates

Date Time

20 October 2022

11:00 am  - 13:00 pm

17 November 2022

14:00 - 16:00 pm

2 February 2023

11:00 am - 13:00 pm

23 March 2023

11:00 am  - 13:00 pm

4 May 2023

11:00 am  - 13:00 pm
2 June 2023 10:00 am  - 12:00 pm

Contact us

Planning and Council Secretariat

Kristoffer Tiffen

+44 01865 (2)80756