Health, Wellbeing and Disability
We want you to get the most out of your time studying at Oxford but recognise that, from time to time, you may need extra support – whether for health, disability, financial or personal reasons.
There are many sources of support and information from both the College and the wider University. There is excellent up-to-date, comprehensive Health and Welfare information provided by the University on its website including information about the Disability Advisory Service. If you have a disability or medical condition make contact with the Disability Advisory Service as early as possible, at email@example.com so that you access study and exam support. The College’s Disability Co-ordinator is the Academic Administrator, Sarah O’Brien who is happy to offer advice, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The University’s website also provides details of the confidential, free, professional counselling service available to all students.
The Middle Common Room (MCR) has an Equality and Welfare rep and a Welfare sub-committee so you can find friendly help or participate in supporting your fellow students. There is also lots of free and confidential advice for students from the Oxford University Student Union (Oxford SU).
There are events and initiatives throughout the year to promote wellbeing and provide support. These include walks, yoga, tea and cake, and massage to relieve exam stress. Look out for the University’s Wellbeing Week in Trinity Term.
The Senior Tutor for 2022/23 Michaelmas and Hilary terms is Prof Jeremy Gibbons, (and Dr Sandie Byrne thereafter). Prof Gibbons is an Official Fellow of the College and Professor of Computing and Director of the Software Engineering Programme at the Department of Computer Science. He is always happy to discuss your progress or matters that may be of concern to you.
Prof Gibbons can be contacted at email@example.com
Kellogg’s College Advisors are usually Fellows or other postdoctoral members of College who, in most cases, will have knowledge relating to your broad subject area or at least be able to offer an insight into getting the most out of your course and Oxford more generally.
Your College Advisor will be able to:
- provide pastoral support, including on any health, personal or coping issues, and / or direct you to appropriate persons for assistance;
- monitor your progress by discussing with you your University supervision reports and being available for consultation either in person, via Skype, or by email;
- discuss with you any problems or difficulties you may be experiencing in your department or faculty, and / or with your supervisor;
- consult the Senior Tutor if there are concerns about your academic progress and if you appear to be experiencing difficulties with your academic work;
- offer guidance on sources of support that are available within the College and the wider University.
The role of your College Advisor should not be confused with that of your departmental/faculty supervisor who is responsible for directing your academic progress. Your College Advisor is not responsible for directing your academic work or for giving detailed academic guidance or commenting on written work.
For more information on College Advisors, please visit our Student Handbook.
Health and Wellbeing statements and policies
University of Oxford Confidentiality Policy
University of Oxford Equality Policy
University of Oxford Policy and Procedure on Harassment
The University of Oxford Common Framework for Supporting Disabled Students
University of Oxford Access Guide
University Transgender Guidance and Policy
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