Welfare and Student Support
The Oxford college community ensures there is always help available if students experience any problems while studying at the University.
As well as the Junior Common Room (JCR, the student body in each college), subject tutors and other senior members of the college will be able to help or advise. Each college also has a National Health Service doctor and a college nurse is available for minor medical problems.
If students wish to talk to somebody outside of college, the University Counselling Service is available to help with emotional or psychological issues. The service is confidential and staffed by fully trained counsellors and psychotherapists. The service also trains and manages in the region of 250 students each year who offer first stage support in colleges and departments.
Oxford Nightline is a listening, information and support service run by students. It is open overnight, 8pm – 8am, every night in term-time. The service is confidential and there is always a male and a female volunteer available.
For further details on welfare and support please click here.
The University Disability Advisory Service is happy to help with visits by individuals, if it is given sufficient notice, and discuss study-related needs and advise on grants such as the Disabled Students Allowance (DSA). Students should be encouraged to contact the department and Disability Advisory Service as early as possible in the application process, because it may take time to make appropriate adjustments to arrangements and to organise additional support.