New Director for the Language Centre

Dr Jane Sherwood to be appointed as Director of the Language Centre and Oxford Learning Institute

Dr Jane Sherwood, currently Director of Graduate Admissions and Funding, will be appointed as Director of the Language Centre and Oxford Learning Institute when Dr Robert Vanderplank and Dr Stephen Goss retire as Directors in September 2016. Jane’s appointment to this overarching role is for an initial two-year period, focussed primarily on the Language Centre, with an oversight role for the Oxford Learning Institute. Her appointment will create an opportunity for a thorough review of the Language Centre, with full consultation on its operation and future place within the University.

Jane has been Director of Graduate Admissions and Funding since 2009, and is a Hugh Price Fellow of Jesus College. Jane’s previous roles at Oxford include those of Senior Tutor of Jesus College and the Deputy Head of Planning in the Planning and Resource Allocation Section.

There are no plans to replace the role of Director of Graduate Admissions and Funding; instead Nadia Pollini and Jenny Roberts will assume direct responsibility for the Graduate Admissions and Graduate Funding teams respectively. The Academic Registrar, Emma Potts, will be working closely with Nadia and Jenny over the next few months to align the responsibilities of their areas with other sections within the Academic Administration Division to ensure continued efficient use of resources to support the wide range of responsibilities within the Division.

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