In addition to the College Nurse and College Counsellor, there are many people you can consult for advice about any problems, depending on the circumstances at the time. We are wholly committed to your welfare and want you to get the very best from your time at St Anne’s. Do seek out help and support at the earliest opportunity.
YOUR MCR WELFARE TEAM
Ross Gales and Aiste Akorupskaite are your MCR Welfare Officers. They co-ordinate MCR Welfare events and work closely with the College Welfare team. Special welfare-focused events (tea and cake Sundays, film nights, meditation evenings, to name a few) are held throughout the term with the goal of creating a friendly, relaxing environment for you to unwind and decompress from the many pressures and excitements of the Oxford term. Check the term card, your e-mail inbox, and the MCR Facebook pages for more information on events being held. You can also get in touch with Ross and Aiste by e-mailing them.
As a part of the MCR Welfare team, St Anne’s has six trained Peer Supporters who are members of the MCR and JCR. They have been specially trained by the university counselling service and can be confidentially contacted about any welfare matters. Kanta Dihal (firstname.lastname@example.org) is an MCR Peer Supporter and is always available should you need to talk to someone about any academic or personal matters that arise.
If it is not an emergency but you need to see a doctor urgently or out of working hours, you should ring the GP surgery number (01865 311234) for the Out of Hours service number. A local GP will phone you back (usually within half an hour). If it is not an immediate emergency then call NHS 111. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It can provide medical advice and details of the best local service that can provide care. Telephone consultations and triage (an assessment of how urgent your medical problem is) are an important part of all out-of-hours care.
An Assistant Dean (in College) or Warden (at Robert Saunders House) on duty will also be available to help via the Lodge. Don’t deal with anything on your own. There will always be someone to help you.
For more information about your Assistant Deans as well as other sources of welfare, academic and medical support in College, see the College Support page.