Academic Administration Division

Academic Administration Division enquiries number: 01865 (2)70108


Postal address: Academic Administration Division, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD.

Academic Registrar: Emma Potts, tel: 01865 (2)70013

Executive Officer: Sarah Ashley, tel: 01865 (2)70108

The Academic Administration Division (AAD) provides leadership and coordination in the development and delivery of administrative support for teaching and learning across the collegiate University. The Division covers most aspects of academic administration, including educational policy, operational support for the student career from admission to graduation, and the centrally managed student services of counselling, disability, sport and careers. It also comprises the Continuing Education Secretariat, the Oxford Learning Institute and the Language Centre.

The AAD is involved in the development of strategies and policies for approval by Council and other major University bodies across a wide area, and promoting effective internal communication in a large and dispersed institutional structure, operating in close partnership with academic and administrative staff throughout the collegiate University.

The Academic Registrar reports to the Registrar.

Profile of the Academic Registrar

Emma Potts graduated from the University of Manchester with a MusB degree. She developed her career in University administration at University College London, specialising in examination administration, student systems development and process review. She arrived in Oxford in 2006, and has worked in a number of roles within Student Administration and Services, most latterly as Director of Student Administration and Services, prior to being appointed as Academic Registrar in January 2016.

Emma is a member of the Academic Registrars’ Council Executive and the University member representative for SUMS Consulting. She is also a fellow of Kellogg College.