Because at graduate level responsibility for organisation and delivery of a course rests with the department , the role of the colleges is primarily supportive. Each (matriculated) student will be allocated a college advisor, who is an academic member of his or her college, usually a Fellow. The college advisor should not also be the student’s departmental supervisor. The role of the college advisor is additional and complementary to that provided in the student’s department. The college advisor is not expected to perform the role of the department supervisor(s), or to be responsible for directing students’ academic work. Rather, the college advisor provides a focal point for an individual student’s relationship with the college, and general academic or pastoral advice and assistance throughout the student’s course of study. Conference of Colleges has published a standard role description for the college advisor role.