A wide variety of options are available to Mansfield students seeking welfare support. The persons listed below have specific roles within the college and are available for consultation and advice. Respect for your privacy is at the heart of Mansfield’s welfare policy, and consultation with college post holders on welfare matters will be treated in confidence wherever possible, following the University Guidance on Confidentiality in Student Health and Welfare and the Data Protection Act. If you are concerned that a welfare-related issue may affect your academic work, you are advised to notify your college tutor (undergraduates) or your college adviser (graduates). Undergraduates seeking advice and guidance may also contact the Senior Tutor (lucinda.rumsey(at)mansfield.ox.ac.uk), graduates may contact the Tutor for Graduates (helen.lacey(at)mansfield.ox.ac.uk), and Visiting Students may contact the Director of the Visiting Student Programme (cari.morningstar(at)mansfield.ox.ac.uk).
Rev’d Tanya Rasmussen (tanya.rasmussen(at)mansfield.ox.ac.uk) and Dr Jason Smith (jason.smith(at)mansfield.ox.ac.uk) coordinate the welfare provision in the college. They are available to discuss personal welfare matters – please feel free to drop one of them a line if you wish to arrange a meeting. Rev’d Rasmussen also chairs the welfare meetings in Michaelmas and Trinity terms. For more information see the Tutors for Welfare webpage.
Prof Ros Ballaster (ros.ballaster(at)mansfield.ox.ac.uk ) can be approached by women students with concerns or issues they feel would best be communicated to a woman tutor. The Tutor for Women also organises social and academic events focussing on the achievements of Mansfield women. See also the Tutor for Women webpage.
The College follows the University policy on Harassment and Bullying, as detailed in the Memorandum. If you are concerned that you or a fellow student are the victim of harassment or bullying please contact one of the harassment officers:
Dr Derek McCormack (Derek.mccormack(at)mansfield.ox.ac.uk )
Dr Katherine Morris (Katherine.morris(at)mansfield.ox.ac.uk )
Dr Pam Berry (pam.berry(at)mansfield.ox.ac.uk ) deals with disability related welfare issues and is available for advice on disability related matters. Please contact the College Academic Administrator, Helen Etty (helen.etty(at)mansfield.ox.ac.uk ), about any academic needs related to disability. The University also runs a comprehensive Disabilities Advisory Service. For more information on disabilities related issues at Mansfield, please see the Disabilities Officer webpage.
The College has an Equal Opportunities Policy and Monitoring Group (EOPMG) which meets once per term, and is chaired by the Principal. The group consists of the Senior Tutor, Tutor for Admissions, Tutor for Graduates, Tutor for Women, Disability Officer, Chair of the College Dyslexia Working Group, Bursar, and representatives of the MCR and the JCR. The EOPMG has overall responsibility for coordination of Equal Opportunities policy development and the identification of priorities.
The JCR Bench operates a peer support network and has a number of elected officers whose role it is to take care of student welfare:
VSP & Intl Students' Officer:
For more information, please visit the JCR Welfare web page. (This is an external student-run website and the College is not responsible for the content of this site).
The medical practice with which the College is associated has both male and female doctors who are available during their normal surgery hours to any student registered with them and at any time in an emergency.
St Clements Surgery
39 Temple Street
Tel: 01865 248550
Monday & Friday
8.30am - 6.00pm
8.30am - 5.30pm & 7.00 - 8.00pm
8.30am - 5.00pm
7.00 – 8.00am & 8.30am - 5.30pm
Saturday and Sunday
Practice Manager: Robert Weir
To book an appointment
On the day: Patients must book at the practice and not request these by telephone. Last appointment taken at 11.00am.
In Advance: Afternoon appointments can be booked up to two weeks in advance by telephone.
The University has a professionally staffed 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.
Please visit http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/shw/counserv.shtml for further details.
Nightline is a listening service run by students for students. The Nightline Centre is at 16 Wellington Square (Oxford 270270), and is open from 8.00pm - 8.00am every night during term and during the weeks immediately before and after each term.