St Peter’s takes its responsibility for the welfare of its students very seriously. There is always someone on hand to whom they can turn for confidential advice on any matter whether of a personal, financial or medical nature.

The welfare team includes both senior and junior members of the College, who work closely with each other to ensure that an appropriate range of expertise and help is available. Matters of general concern are discussed at termly welfare meetings, to which the College Doctors (from the Jericho Health Centre), the College Nurse and a representative from the University Counselling Service are invited. The students themselves organise a peer support group.


Welfare Provision during Vacations

Outside term time, the college does not provide a full welfare service. Any student of the college can contact the Chaplain, the Tutor for Graduates (Professor Mike Bonsall) and the Tutor for Welfare (Dr Claire Williams) by email, though they should not expect an immediate reply. The Accommodation Manager (Ms Hilary Sudbury), the Student Finance Officer (Ms Katie Pullen-Rowland) and the College Office team are available during normal working hours. College tutors do not work scheduled hours during the vacation. If necessary they may be contacted by email, but tutors may well be away and might not be in a position to respond.

Students residing in college accommodation during vacations who find themselves in difficulty should, in the first instance, contact the Porters’ Lodge, or phone the emergency services (999).

For medical matters, contact the Jericho Health Centre (01865 311234; for opening times see the website http://www.leaverandpartnersjericho.nhs.uk/); or NHS Direct (111; 24h, 7 days a week service). The College nurse does not work in the Vacations.

The University Counselling Service is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm (closing only on 27th August): (01865 270300 or email counselling@admin.ox.ac.uk. There may not be an immediate response but someone will be in touch as soon as they can. 

OUSU’s Student Advice service is open throughout the summer vacation. Students can find all contact details, including how to make an appointment, on our website: https://www.oxfordsu.org/wellbeing/student-advice/


Welfare Team

Tutor for Welfare, Dr Claire Williams

claire.williams@spc.ox.ac.uk, tel (2)78932.
Staircase IV, Room 15
Oversees and co-ordinates welfare provision in College, including case and information management. Liaises with student Personal Tutors and Graduate Advisers. Keeps Dean informed of Welfare concerns. Reports to the Master.

Dean, Dr Roger Allen

roger.allen@spc.ox.ac.uk, tel (2)78949
Staircase II, Room 2
Has responsibility for disciplinary matters in College, is line manager for the Assistant Deans on such matters. Keeps Tutor for Welfare informed of any welfare concerns.

Chaplain, The Revd Dr Elizabeth Pitkethly

elizabeth.pitkethly@spc.ox.ac.uk tel (2)78905
Besse 5
The College’s part-time Chaplain is part of the college welfare team. She is always glad to see members of the College and its staff. Any student or member of staff is welcome to call in socially, or to talk to her in confidence at any time and on any matter. The Chaplain is normally in college every Thursday and Sunday but she may also be available by arrangement at other times.

Kate Tempest, College Nurse

Tel (2)78887.
Ground Floor, Staircase 4, Weeks 0th to 9th (Kate is on leave during Trinity Term 2018. Cover details are available here)
Provides health, health-related and sound welfare advice. Liaises regularly with Jericho HC.

Dr Leaver & Partners, Jericho Health Centre

Tel 01865 311234  (number also for out of hours)
Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6NW
Local GP practice used by the majority of students, as recommended by College. For information about surgery hours and the range of services provided, see the practice website .

Welfare Officer, Edward Scrivens

edward.scrivens@spc.ox.ac.uk; 07969 508472 or (2)78944
Staircase IV/17 (Office hours: Mon & Wed 14.00-15.00; Tues 16.00-17.00) 
Provides front-line welfare provision in College.

Welfare Officer, Elise Maes

elise.welfareofficer@spc.ox.ac.uk; (2)78892; 07969 508490.
Staircase IV/16 (Office hours: Thurs & Fri 14.00-15.00; Sat 12.30-13.30)
Provides front-line welfare provision in College.

College Registrar, Ms Catherine Whalley

catherine.whalley@spc.ox.ac.uk, tel 278864
Ground Floor, Besse Staircase
Ensures that special examination requirements are put in place. Deals with cases of medical emergencies affecting students taking University exams.

Bursar, Mr James Graham

james.graham@spc.ox.ac.uk, tel (2)74847
Ground Floor, Staircase III, Room 2
Deals with domestic implications of welfare matters.

Finance Officer, Mrs Katie Pullen-Rowland

katie.pullen@spc.ox.ac.uk, tel (2)78936
Bursary, Staircase III, Ground Floor
Deals with financial implications of welfare matters, including hardship.