Being Well at Wolfson

For confidential listening and advice students can speak to any member of the College welfare team made up of the Senior Tutor, Welfare Officers and Peer Supporters.

Academic concerns

The following people can assist if you are experiencing difficulties with your studies:

Welfare Officers

The Welfare Officers are here to help you get the best out of your time at Wolfson College. Not only are they are here to help with serious problems, they can help you enjoy your time at Wolfson in many different ways.  If you are experiencing a welfare problem please e-mail the Welfare Officers (details below) and they will get back to you as soon as they can.  Please be aware that the Welfare Officers are not medical professionals or counsellors and the College cannot guarantee 24/7 availability.

If you have an emergency overnight, please contact the Lodge on 01865 274100. 

The Welfare Officers for 2016-17 are:
Rosalind Martin

Hi! I’m in the second year of my MPhil in Linguistics, in the process of applying for my DPhil, specialising in the link between language and the brain. I have particular experience in dealing with mental health issues, but feel free come and talk about anything that might be concerning you.

Derek Leske

Hi! I’m currently a DPhil in Clinical Medicine within the Nuffield Department of Medicine, with a specialty in cancer research. As a third year DPhil, I am well aware of the pressures associated with work in the hard sciences and I am happy to discuss this, in addition to management of studies, disabilities, and general life in Oxford.

Syed Ali Asad Rizvi

Hi! I am a DPhil student in Machine Learning focusing on how information travels between financial markets. I have been involved with student welfare at Oxford for over three years now. Being a foreign student in UK can be challenging and I can help guide you to various avenues of support that exist. 

Peer supporters

Peer Supporters provide support within the College - if you have doubts or concerns to work through, or just need an impartial, completely confidential ear to listen, we're here to help you out, providing an informal and friendly service. 

Learn more about becoming a Peer Supporter.

How to get in touch? You can email to set up a meeting or get in touch on behalf of friends that you’re worried about.

The Peer supporters for 2016-17 are:

College Harassment Advisors

The role of a Harassment Adviser is to support individual members of staff and students who are concerned that they are the subject of harassment or bullying. 

Learn more about the College's Harassment Policy and Procedure.

Harassment advisors for 2016-17 are:

Professor Elleke Boehmer, Professor of World Literature in English

Professor Lucie Cluver, Associate Professor of Evidence-based Social Intervention

Dr Jim Benson, Associate Professor of Sanskrit

Dr Janet DeLaine, Lecturer in Roman Archaeology

Professor Rick Schulting, Lecturer in Scientific and Prehistoric Archaeology

More Information
Below you will find more information on Welfare at the University of Oxford.
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The Wolfson College Record is a formal account of the past year and includes the final President's Letter from Professor Dame Hermione Lee.

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Our upcoming events

Concert and Plays
24 - 24
Oct Oct
Staging the Modernist Life: Auto/biography, performance, and H.D.
Tuesday 24 October -
1:30pm to 2:30pm

In this lecture/performance, Sasha Colby will discuss the process of transforming auto/biographical materials into biographical drama in her recent book project Staging Modernist Lives: H.D., Mina Loy, Nancy Cunard, Three Plays and Criticism (McGill-Queen's UP, 2017). With an emphasis on the poet, novelist, and memoirist H.D.

Networking
24 - 24
Oct Oct
Slanguages exhibition: launch party
Tuesday 24 October -
4:00pm to 7:00pm

Our Creative Multilingualism Languages in the Creative Economy exhibition will feature the work, archives and ephemera related to the work of three Birmingham-based artists who use different languages in their musical and artistic work.

Lectures and Seminars
25 - 25
Oct Oct
Tennyson, Celebrity and Portraiture
Wednesday 25 October -
5:30pm to 7:00pm

This lecture will explore how publishers became responsible for promoting authors through portraiture in the mid-Victorian period. In particular it will focus on Edward Moxon and his role in expanding the readership of both William Wordsworth and Alfred Tennyson. While portraits of Wordsworth were relatively scarce, Tennyson was surrounded by sculptors, painters and photographers, which led to a new and disturbing experience of literary celebrity that had a major impact on his career.