Vice-President Access and Academic Affairs

Jade Calder


VP Access and Academic Affairs

Quick Facts

College: Wadham College

Course: BA HIstory

Year of Study: Recent Graduate

About me

Hello there, I’m Jade and I am the Vice President for Access & Academic Affairs this year! Whilst I was a student I was co-chair of the Class Act Campaign and involved with the LGBTQ+ Campaign, which gave me my first experiences with the SU and, more generally, inspired me to get involved in activism and help to create a community at Oxford which is fairer and more inclusive. I was also the chair of the Undergraduate Historians’ Assembly (i.e the History course rep) when I was in second year, hence why I am excited to be taking on a role which combines my past experiences!


This year I want to particularly focus on the issues of postgraduate access, diversification of assessments, supporting care leavers and estranged students, and campaigning about the cost of living crisis. That being said, I have many other causes which I care strongly about and I encourage any student to get in touch with me to discuss matters -  I am very much aware that Oxford is an imperfect place and it is through working collectively that we are stronger and more able to bring about change. You can drop me a line at - I look forward to hearing from you!


  • University Council
  • Education Committee
  • Admissions Committee
  • Admissions Executive
  • Admissions Process Review Supervisory Group
  • Qualifications Sub-Group
  • Admissions Interviews Working Group
  • Taught Degrees Panel
  • Quality Assurance Subcommittee
  • Committee of College Libraries
  • Joint Fees and Student Support Advisory Group
  • IT Committee
  • Education IT Board
  • Conference of Colleges ICT Steering Committee
  • Senior Tutors’ Committee
  • Quality Assurance Working Group
  • Curators of the University Library
  • Museums Board
  • Bodleian Libraries Disability Committee
  • Committee on Library Provision and Strategy in Humanities
  • Reach Oxford Scholarship Panel
  • Inclusive Teaching Enhancements Project Board
  • Digital Education Technologies Working Group
  • Digital Education Strategy Review
  • Academic Administration Division / Student Experience Group


Jade's Blog

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Tue 29 Sep 2020