Health and Welfare Contacts

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. 

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. 

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

University Counselling Service

The University Counselling Service offers appointments to students for a variety of personal and emotional issues. It also runs groups for dealing with anxiety, depression and study skills.

Tel: 01865 270300


Oxford Student Advice Service

The Oxford University Student Union (OUSU) offers a Student Advice Service which aims to provide a space for students to talk over their worries in confidence, and to offer information on a range of issues which you might encounter. 


Confidential helpline run by Oxford students (weeks 0-9, 8pm to 8am)

Tel: 01865 270270

Address: 16 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD

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