Mansfield prides itself on being a warm and supportive College offering a wide range of wellbeing activities and welfare support to Mansfield students.
The Welfare Team
The Welfare Team consists of the Head of Welfare, the College Chaplain and the Junior Deans. Everyone on the Welfare Team can provide a space to listen and talk through concerns. They can also offer advice on some practical matters and signpost to other sources of help. Email the team to arrange a time to speak.
Tutor for Welfare
Dr Gail Leckie (they/she)
'I oversee welfare provision and policy in College. One of the most important parts of my role is seeing students individually about their welfare concerns, small or large. Please drop me an email and we can arrange a time to speak.'
My office is in the Welfare Room, (Room 1, 6 Mansfield Road).
Rev. Nathan Mulcock (he/him)
'As well as running the Wednesday Chapel service, I am part of the Welfare Team. I am happy to listen to concerns and issues and help organise events and activities marking both religious and secular events and celebrations in the College, as well as explore those bigger questions of life, whatever belief or identity; all are welcomed and valued.'
The Junior Deans are postgraduate students who live in College accommodation and are trained in listening support. They provide some pastoral support and help students navigate welfare resources.
Junior Deans also help resolve noise complaints, provide first aid, and respond to emergencies on their site during duty hours.
Peer Supporters are here to talk about anything that is concerning you. Peer Supporters have over 30 hours of training with the University Counselling Service in order to listen effectively, maintain confidentiality, and respect boundaries.
For questions about peer support, which is organised by the Benches, contact the JCR or MCR Welfare officers. The staff link person for peer support is the Head of Welfare.
Elizabeth Drummond is the Tutor for Women.
Andrew Higgins is the College's Disability Lead and is available for advice on disability-related matters or disability-related welfare issues. If you have academic needs related to disability, please contact the College's Disability Coordinator (see below). The University also runs a comprehensive Disability Advisory Service (DAS). Students wishing to contact the Disability Advisory Service are advised in the first instance to contact Mansfield's link advisors, Mathew Williams (Disability Advisor) or Shelly Jenkin (Disability Advisor (Mental Health)).
Helen Brooks is the College's Disability Coordinator. Helen is happy to speak to any students who wish to discuss their academic needs in relation to a disability or medical condition. The Disability Coordinator is also the first point of contact for students who wish to apply for alternative arrangements for examinations on the grounds of a disability or medical condition. Email her at email@example.com.
If you are concerned that you, or a fellow student, are the victim of harassment or bullying, please contact the College Harassment Officers for advice and support.
The University Support Services can support any student impacted by sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic and relationship abuse and stalking. They can also support those accused of harassment.
The College's Harassment Policy can be found here. If you are concerned that you or a fellow student are the victim of harassment or bullying please contact the Harassment Officers, Derek McCormack and Katherine Morris.
Helen Mountfield is the College's Tutor for racial inclusion and is available to be contacted by any students with any issues or concerns.
Ros Ballaster can be approached by any students experiencing issues or concerns.
Welfare and academic concerns are closely related in the Oxford environment. Academic support includes study skills and supplementary tuition such as revision or maths skills alongside your core tutorials and classes. But it also includes confidential welfare support for those worried about their academic progress.
The Tutor for Academic Support, Gail Leckie, is available to talk through concerns you have about your academic work, providing a space to work out how to address your difficulties and to sign post you to study support resources within and beyond college. Please email Gail.firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment.
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
Opening hours for the surgery, as well as details of how to make an appointment, can be found on the surgery website.
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 see 'Counselling and mental health' on the university website for further details.
The Student Advice Service is an advice, information and advocacy service for Oxford University students.
More details can be found on the Oxford University Student Union website.
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. Further information can be found on the Nightline website.
The College has an Equal Opportunities Policy and Monitoring Group (EOPMG) which meets twice a year, and is chaired by the Tutor for Women. The group consists of the Principal, Bursar, Senior Tutor, Tutor for Graduates, Tutor for Welfare, Tutor for Women, Disability Officer, BME Officer, Academic Administrator, Junior Deans 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 College's Equal Opportunities Policies can be found here.
The most useful place to check for the University's student-related policies is the 'A to Z of policies and guidance' on the university website.
The following are particularly germane to student welfare. Please click the topic below on which you would like more information.
Data Protection (see also the College's GDPR Framework and Privacy Notices)
Factors affecting performance in examinations (see below, Mitigating Circumstances in Examinations)
Fieldwork (see also the Safety Office main page)
Harassment and Bullying (see also the University's student advice page, as well as the College's Harassment Policy)
(Also the Counselling Service, and the Oxford Student Mental Health Network)
Mitigating Circumstances in Examinations
Reasonable adjustments in examinations
Sexual Violence: prevention and support (see also Oxford Against Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment and Violence Support Service)
University Transgender Policy (see also the university Equality and Diversity Unit transgender page, as well as the College's Trans Policy, above)
University Transgender Guidance