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:

a. The principles that should govern the setting of university and college fees and provision of student support;

b. Policy over the provision of student support, including fee waivers, bursaries and scholarships;

c. The structure and level of fees charged for programmes of study, to include: i. Undergraduate, Postgraduate Taught, and Postgraduate Research fees, and the relationship between them; ii. Home/EU and Overseas fees, and the relationship between them; iii. University and College fees, and the relationship between them; iv. Policy over fee liability, including the length of time for which fees are levied;

d. 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: i. fees for visiting and registered students and for matriculated non-award students; ii. continuation charges for PGR programmes; iii. fees levied on candidates for examinations;

e. Policy over fees payable by non-matriculated students studying for certificates and diplomas, and for non-award bearing courses;

f. The annual programme for the setting and publication of fee schedules.


    Dr David Prout (Chair) Pro Vice Chancellor (Planning and Resources) ex officio
    Mr Charles Alexander (Vice Chair) Finance Bursar, Merton College MT 2019
    Professor Martin Williams Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) ex officio
    Professor Stefan Enchelmaier Assessor  ex officio 
    Professor Tobias Reinhardt Board Chair, Faculty of Classics MT 2018 
    Professor Sam Howison Professor of Applied Mathematics MT 2019 
    Professor David Vaux Deputy Head of MSD (Education) MT 2019
    Professor Owen Darbishire Associate Professor in Management Studies MT 2019
    Dr Adrian Stokes Director of Continuing Professional Development MT 2020 
    Dr Andrew Bell Senior Tutor, University College MT 2020
    Dame Helen Ghosh Master, Balliol College MT 2019
    Dr William Jensen Bursar, Exeter College MT 2020
    Professor Maggie Snowling President, St John's College MT 2021 
    Mr Lucas Bertholdi-Saad Oxford SU VP (Access & Academic Affairs)  
    Ms Ellie Macdonald Oxford SU VP (Welfare & Equal Opportunites)  

    Attending Officers

    • Dr Mike Glover
    • Ms Judith Finch
    • Dr Jane Gover
    • Ms Karen Brill
    • (MPLS)
    • Ms Jane Dale
    • Ms Lindsay Rudge
    • Dr Samina Khan
    • Dr Nadia Pollini
    • Ms Nicola Cooper-Harvey
    • Mr Adam Evans
    • Ms Jenny Nix (Secretary)
    • Mr Kristoffer Tiffen (Assistant Secretary)

    Meeting Dates

    3 October 2018 14:00 - 16:00
    15 October 2018 15:00 - 17:00
    13 November 2018 14:00 - 16:00
    22 January 2019 13:00 - 15:00
    21 February 2019 14:00 - 16:00
    7 May 2019 13:00 - 15:00
    4 June 2019 14:00 - 16:00