Supervisions: Times and Places

Currently...'s the long vacation and there's nothng to hand in! The information below is out-of-date, and will be changed before Michaelmas 2018. In the unlikely event that you want to get anything to me over the holidays, send it to Selwyn: I shan't visit the other colleges at all until October.


You can hand in work at the porters' lodges of Jesus, Selwyn, Corpus Christi, or Trinity Hall. Choose whichever you find most convenient. It doesn't matter whether it's your own college or not. Deadlines are given in the first table. Work should be presented as described in the second table.

Where and When to Hand in Work

You can hand in work as soon as you like, but don't hand it in after the deadline or I might not have it for the supervision.

Place (Porters' Lodge)Jesus CollegeSelwyn CollegeCorpus Christi CollegeTrinity Hall
Deadline for handing in work if supervision is on......Monday-7pm on Sunday6pm on Thursday6.45pm on Sunday
...Tuesday-7.30pm on Monday7.30pm on Monday6.45pm on Sunday
...Wednesday6.45pm on Tuesday6.30pm on Tuesday7.30pm on Monday6.45pm on Sunday
...Thursday7pm on Wednesday7.15pm on Wednesday7.30pm on Monday7pm on Wednesday
...Friday7pm on Wednesday6pm on Thursday6pm on Thursday7pm on Wednesday
...Saturday7pm on Wednesday6.30pm on Friday6pm on Thursday11.30am on Friday

Separate deadlines apply to work for the large-group revision sessions. These are given in the table on the main page.

If I make any of the deadlines earlier or remove any options I'll e-mail everyone who's likely to be affected (well in advance). I don't expect you to check this page regularly for updates.

Presenting Work

This is a four-step process (plus two additional steps if handing in at Jesus College).

The four-step process: these steps always need to happen
  • Do the work on sheets of paper not larger than A4.
  • Check that the pages are in the right order.
  • Fix the work together using a staple, paperclip, treasury tag, or something similar. If you need to form more than one bundle, then number the bundles.
  • Write your name and "Work for Matthew Smith" on the first sheet. (Write these things on the first sheet of each bundle if there are several bundles.)
The two additional steps that only need to happen if handing in at Jesus College
  • Put the work into a folder, envelope, or pouch. Do not use anything bigger than a C4 envelope.
  • Although it's already on the first sheet inside, now also write your name and "Work for Matthew Smith" on the front of the folder, envelope, or pouch itself.

It is better not to use any folder, envelope, or pouch unless handing in at Jesus College. If you really, really want to use one, then at least make sure that your name is on it (as well as on your work), and that it is not bigger than a C4 envelope (which is 229mm by 324mm).

If you are handing in a lot of holiday work at Jesus, and it won't fit in a single folder, envelope or pouch, then you'll need to use more than one. In this case write your name on each one of them. (There is no need to write the codes starting QQ on the folders, envelopes, or pouches, though: these codes just need to be on the work itself.)

What to Do if You Miss All of the Deadlines

There are no options for getting work to me apart from those listed above. I do not want work submitted by e-mail, and I will not make extra collections. (I spend enough time collecting work from different colleges as it is!) If you miss the deadline at the college where you usually hand in the work, look in the table to see if there is a later deadline at a different college that you could use instead. If not, then just bring the work with you to the supervision, and we can look over it then. (It is very important not to make a habit of this, though, and if you fail to hand in work, your Director of Studies may well want to know why.)