Welfare

Welfare

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.

More information about the members of the Welfare team is available below.

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.

Contact details for emergency services and non-emergency health, welfare and academic support services can be found on the University website.

Dean for Welfare, Ms Eleanor Tingle
eleanor.tingle@spc.ox.ac.uk, tel (2)78865
Staircase IV, Room 13
Oversees and co-ordinates welfare provision in college, including case and information management. Liaises with students’ tutors and college advisers.. Keeps Dean informed of Welfare concerns. Reports to the Tutor for Welfare (Prof Mark Moloney).

Welfare Officer, Edward Scrivens
edward.scrivens@spc.ox.ac.uk, tel 07969 508472 or (2)78944
Staircase IV/17 (Office hours: Thurs, Fri, Sat: 14:00-15:00)
Provides front-line welfare provision in college.

Welfare Officer, Alice Raw
alice.raw@spc.ox.ac.uk, tel 07969 508490 or (2)78892
Staircase IV/16 (Office hours: Mon & Tues: 14:00-15:00, Weds: 09:00-10:00)
Provides front-line welfare provision in college.

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
spcnurse@nhs.net, tel (2)78887.
Ground Floor, Staircase 4, Weeks 0 to 9
Surgery times: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 12.45pm-2.45pm; Tuesday 9.30am-11.30am; Thursday 2.30pm-4.30pm
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 .

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.

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.

Peer supporters are there to listen if you ever feel you need to talk about anything, no matter how big or small. Work worries, relationships or issues at home: the peer support team are on hand to lend a listening ear.

St Peter's students ourselves, we are easy to find around college and are always happy to chat. We are confidential and non-judgmental. We are available at regular times during term, but are also happy to email or chat informally.

Contact us individually at name.surname@spc.ox.ac.uk.

JCR Peer Supporters

Male Welfare Officer and Peer Supporter

Louis Beer

Female Welfare Officer and Peer Supporter

Ellena Murray

Gender, Sexuality and Orientations Rep and Peer Supporter

Lucy Koster

Disability Rep and Peer Supporter

Miranda Loughry

BAME Rep and Peer Supporter

William Wong

MCR Peer Supporters

Jamie Green

Ying-Qi Lou

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 (Prof Mike Bonsall) and the Dean for Welfare (Ms Eleanor Tingle) 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 (+44 (0)1865 311234; for opening times see the practice website); 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): +44 (0)1865 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 the OUSU website. Information about what's happening in and around Oxford during vacations can be found on The Oxford Vacation Guide.

Initial contact should be via the Porter’s Lodge (78900): the porters will call police, ambulance, fire brigade as necessary. In emergencies, the College Doctor, Dean or Junior Deans, Dean for Welfare, Welfare Officers, Chaplain, College Registrar, Bursar, Master are all available and can be contacted via the Lodge.

Emergency and help service contacts:  www.ox.ac.uk/students/help

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