Support and Welfare

Welfare Officers

The MCR and JCR elect Welfare Officers and information about the support they provide can be found on the student websites.

Peer Support

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 peer support page.

Financial Support

Undergraduate Financial Support

Postgraduate Financial Support

Cultural, Travel and Prizes

Life in Oxford is very full and most of the time students manage to balance all the competing demands.  Most of the ups and downs of life will be navigated with the support of friends and family. However, issues may arise where medical advice, counselling or simply a listening ear is needed.

Trinity is a supportive community concerned for the well-being of all its members. Tutors and College advisers are often the first person to talk to but sometimes students would like to talk to someone not involved in their academic work. The college has a number of people involved in student welfare and their roles are listed below. All concerned in student welfare respect confidentiality.

 Junior Deans

Junior Deans are available on the main site and the North Oxford sites.  They 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 College Doctors

All students need to be registered with an Oxford GP practice.  The college is linked to Summertown Health service and information about registering is provided to all students.  The college doctors run a weekly surgery in Trinity on Wednesdays 10.30 -12.30 during term.  At other times students may see doctors at the surgery in Summertown.  Out of office hours students should ring NHS direct on 111 for medical advice.

The College Nurse

Alison Nicholls 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, and travel vaccinations.  She also has a wide variety of health education material. If she cannot help you she will refer you to someone who can.  Surgery times are Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. 12.30 – 14.15, Wed. 10.30 – 13.15, 0th-9th week. She is also the nurse at Hertford and St Antony’s colleges and students can also see her at her surgeries in these colleges; times can be found through the lodge.

Counselling Service

The University has a professional, confidential Student Counselling Service for assistance with personal, emotional, social and academic problems.  The Service is available free to all matriculated undergraduate and graduate members of the University.  Students self-refer- please follow the link to the counselling service website which also contains useful self-help material about many student problems.

OUSU Student Advice Service

The Oxford Student Union offers advice on a wide range of issues, their page found here: http://www.ousu.org/advice

Disabilities and Specific Learning Needs

Students who have disabilities or specific learning difficulties should register with the University Disability Advisory Service. This service processes reasonable adjustments to learning and exam provisions, eg recording of lectures, extra time in exams. They also advise colleges about any adjustments necessary for a student’s well-being. The Welfare Dean liaises with the DAS. Please contact her if there are specific needs concerning accommodation or aspects of college life.  Please remember that it is always better to ask for help early on in a situation.  We do our best to help students do their best while they are at Oxford.

Common framework for supporting disabled students

Disability Lead:
Emma Percy

Disability Coordinator:
Isabel Lough

Emma Percy
The Welfare Dean

Dr Emma Percy coordinates the college welfare. She is available for a listening ear or advice about how to find appropriate support. Appointments can be made by emailing or by calling into her room 8:1. She is also the college chaplain and the college Disability Officer. Advice is non-judgemental and confidential.

Alison Nicholls
The College Nurse

Alison Nicholls 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, and travel vaccinations. She also has a wide variety of health education material. If she cannot help you she will refer you to someone who can. Surgery times are given above.