Support and Wellbeing

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Harassment policy and procedure

Sexual violence


Further University resources

Peer and Student Union support

Personal security

Cycling safety

Cycling in Oxford is a very good idea as it’s often the fastest way of getting round the city and research has shown that the more people cycle, the safer it becomes. Please visit and for more information about how to keep yourself and your bike safe.

Online security and social media use

While social media can offer many social, academic and professional benefits, there is an inherent risk attached to its use; the Proctors Office has outlined guidance to make students aware of the impact that misuse of social media can have on themselves, their fellow students, members of staff and the University’s reputation:

Key college support Staff

Wellbeing Advisor Claire Parker

Counsellor Jonathan Totman

College Nurse Kerry Minton

Coronavirus: advice and updates

Trinity College is preparing to emerge from lockdown, in line with public health and Oxford University guidance. Please visit our COVID-19 advice and updates page for more detailed guidance.

Oxford University has a dedicated Coronavirus advice page to provide information for anyone at the University with questions or concerns about coronavirus (Covid-19). It will be updated on a regular basis. Please make sure you refer to this page for the latest guidance on travel, precautionary measures and what the University is doing about Coronavirus:

The wellbeing of students at Trinity is a top priority at Trinity, and we aim to provide a high level of support to ensure students are able to thrive academically and personally.

These pages contain resources for students about college policies and services, as well as other support available across the University.

Students might want to consult the Student Welfare Advice guide, which has been prepared by the central University specifically to support students during the COVID-19 pandemic. It contains useful practical information and resources to help during this unusual and difficult period of social distancing and lockdown.

Trinity is a supportive community concerned for the well-being of all its members. A number of college staff play a part in looking after student well-being;  All concerned in student welfare respect confidentiality.

For more information about our college welfare team and the college’s welfare procedure please see:

JCR Welfare Handbook
Welfare A Guide For Students
Policy on Confidentiality and circulation of welfare related information
College harassment policy and procedure

Key Welfare contacts in college

The Wellbeing Advisor co-ordinates the wellbeing and welfare provision in the college, providing guidance and support to individual students and helping shape the college welfare policy. She is also the Disability Lead and Safeguarding Lead. Claire can be reached at in the first instance and her office number is 01865 279896; she is happy to set up remote appointments.

Trinity students are a very supportive community, and the JCR structure reflects this. The JCR Welfare Reps’ doors are always open to students with any sort of problem, and they can be contacted any time via email:

The MCR Welfare Officer can be contacted at

The college participates in the university peer support scheme.  Students are trained through the counselling service.  Names of current peer supporters and how to access them can be found on the JCR Welfare page and here: Peer Support

Peer support drop-in sessions take place once a week, usually in the Pig and Whistle (exact time and locations are sent to JCR members by email each week). In addition, the reps organise a Welfare Tea every Friday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm in the JCR.

Outside of office hours, the Junior Deans oversee non-academic student discipline, and provide welfare support to students. Junior Deans are available on the main site and the North Oxford sites, and are a good source of support and information. They work on a duty rota so that someone is available out of hours and the lodge can let you know who to contact in an emergency. The Trinity Code Of Conduct explains students’ obligations as members of the College community.

In 2019/20 the Junior Deans are Owain James (based onsite), Rhiannon Heard (The Nunnery), Ngoni Mugwisi (Rawlinson Road), Rowan Curtis (Staverton Road), and Nehir Banaz (main site).

Counselling support

The University Counselling Service is open to all students and offers free and confidential support to help you gain understanding and insight into any difficulties you may be experiencing, to develop emotional resilience and put into effect real change, enabling you to fulfil your academic and personal potential. More information can be found here: University Counselling Service

On Tuesdays, a counsellor from the University Counselling Service, Jonathan Totman, is available to set up remote appointments with Trinity students; he will be available on Mondays in Michaelmas Term. For more information please contact Jonathan Totman at

Detailed information about the College Counsellor and his services can be found here: Introducing The College Counsellor

General medical care

The College Doctors
All students need to be registered with an Oxford GP practice. The college is linked to Summertown Health Centre and information about registering is provided to all students.
The college doctors are Dr Kyle Knox and Dr Hannah Peters. In normal times they would run a weekly surgery, along with the College Nurse Kerry Minton, in Trinity on Wednesdays 10.30 -12.30 during weeks 0 through 8.

However, due to the Coronavirus situation, please contact Summertown Health Centre directly for medical problems and advice. There are two simple ways to do this: either by completing an online form which can be found here:, or by telephoning the Health Centre on 01865 515552.

Prescriptions can be requested either by using the surgery’s online services via the website, using the eConsult form on the website or emailing in your request to

Your prescription can be sent electronically to a pharmacy local to you. If we have not sent a prescription for you to that pharmacy before, please let us know its name and postcode and allow 72 hours to process.

Kerry Minton can also be provide advice and help with health problems. She can be contacted by email on

Out of office hours students should ring NHS direct on 111 for medical advice.

The College Nurse
Kerry Minton is the college nurse. Her role is to advise, treat and support any college student who is unwell, injured or in any other difficulty. She can give family planning advice, including emergency contraception. She also has a wide variety of health education material. If she cannot help you she will refer you to someone who can.

During the COVID situation, all consultations with Kerry are remote and can be arranged by emailing her on

Surgery times are Monday 10:00 to 15:45, Wednesday and Thursday 9:30 to 12:30.
The college nurse is employed by the college but managed by Oxfed.