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.

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.

Wolfson College clinic times, weeks 0 - 9 (appointment necessary):

  • Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 09:15 - 11:15
  • Wednesday 14:30 - 16:30

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


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.

Peer supporters

  • Kerstin Frie
  • Yoolim Kim
  • Taimoor Ali
  • Usama Ali

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


Academic concerns

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


The Wolfson College welfare contact sheet can be downloaded at the bottom of the page.

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Monday 21 October - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

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22 - 22
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Black History Month: A Panel Discussion
Tuesday 22 October - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

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22 - 22
Oct Oct
Mixed Circuit Training
Tuesday 22 October - 6:00pm to 7:15pm

Mixed Circuits runs every Tuesday and Thursday, all year long, at 6pm in the Games Room, organised by the Boat Club. It is open to all members of college, featuring a high intensity workout focussing on a sequence of core and cardio exercises as well as stretching.