At New College, academic achievement is highly valued. At New College, academic achievement is highly valued. Both the Master and Dean hold doctoral degrees and are actively involved in research and scholarship.
New College Alumni have gone on to complete higher degrees at some of the world's leading institutions, such as Harvard, Oxford, Cambridge and MIT. A high percentage of college members are currently achieving at least a distinction average. Historically over 40-45% of Collegians receive a distinction average each year.
The College aims to foster an environment in which students can achieve to their full potential. As part of this, academic tutors are available within the college and academic achievement is rewarded with awards given annually to the highest achieving students. The premier academic award of the College, the New College Award, is given each year to the person who best exemplifies the academic ideals of the College.
Tutoring at New College
In each year, academic tutors are appointed within the College to assist students with their studies. Our tutors are typically senior undergraduates who have done well in their own studies and who are willing and able to assist students in junior years. The type of assistance given varies from discipline to discipline, and may take the form of formal tutorials or one-on-one tutoring. The composition of the tutoring team also varies from year to year, dependent on the composition of the College community.
The Academic Tutors for 2016 are:
- Senior Academic Tutor, Emily Kozera: Medicine (shared) – assignments & clinical skills
- Brayden Morris: Computing, Mathematics and Software Engineering
- Evangeline Woodford: Medicine (shared) – coursework & tutorials
- Holly McEwen: Chemistry
- Adela Davis: Humanities and Second Year Psychology
- Christopher Burnitt: Economics and Accounting
- Daniel Larratt: Law, International Studies and Languages
- Keira McLoskey: Biological Sciences and First Year Psychology
- William Green: Algebra, Engineering Mechanics and ENGG1000
- James McColl: Calculus and Higher Mathematics
- Julian Harris: Physics and Electrical Engineering