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, Academic Registrar, Welfare Officers and Peer Supporters.

Academic concerns

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


College Nurse

Helen Thornton, the college nurse, runs a clinic from Wolfson and Exeter College, which students can access through making an appointment. She can provide all students with practical medical advice and support – assessing and dealing with minor ailments and injuries, discussing problems and responding to medical emergencies while on duty.

If you wish to book an appointment, either at Exeter or Wolfson College, please contact Helen.


Welfare Officers

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. Our Welfare Officers are trained in medical fist aid, mental health and listening skills but they are not medical professionals or counsellors. The College cannot guarantee 24/7 availability and if you have an emergency overnight, please contact the Lodge on 01865 274100. 

Welfare Officers 2018/19


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 2018-19 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 2018-19 are:

Dr Imre Bangha, Associate Professor of Hindi

Professor Elleke Boehmer, Professor of World Literature in English

Professor Bettina Lange, Associate Professor of Law and Regulation

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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Guest Night Dinner
Thursday 20 June - 7:15pm

Guest Night dinners take place on Thursdays during term time and are open to all members of College and Common Room. They provide a convivial atmosphere and the chance to meet other Wolfsonians as well as entertaining guests. Dress code is smart, no gowns.

Pre-dinner drinks are normally at 7.00 pm, followed by dinner at 7.30 pm.

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