Downing boasts a well-established support system for graduate students, with two specialist Graduate Tutors and an efficient and supportive Tutorial and Admissions Office.

Graduate Tutors are appointed to support graduate students, especially in their relationships with the College and with the University. Both Tutors are Fellows of the College and are associated with University departments.

They are available to give advice and support with regard to accommodation, financial matters, social or medical issues or other non-academic needs such as references.