Tutor for Women
Professor Emma Smith is the Tutor for Women and is able to provide advice on issues such as harassment. She provides the same service for both men and women. Please get in touch to read the college’s Harassment Policy.
We have three Junior Deans who are graduate students at the University and who have responsibility for welfare in different parts of the Hertford College site.
They are able to listen and provide support to all students. In particular they are able to deal with the need for noise reduction.
South Oxford Andrew Dean email@example.com North Oxford Anne-Marie Nussberger firstname.lastname@example.org Main Site Jieun Baek email@example.com
JCR Welfare Reps (undergraduates)
Two students are elected each year from the JCR to serve as Welfare reps.
They are trained in peer support and have good links with OUSU. They offer support to undergraduate students and are a good first port of call if you have a worry or concern. Further details are available on the JCR website.
MCR Welfare Reps (postgraduates)
One or two students are elected each year from the MCR to serve as Welfare reps. They offer support to graduate students and are a good first port of call if you have a worry or concern.Further details are available on the MCR website.
- Welfare Officer: Megan Jefferies | firstname.lastname@example.org
Hertford has an “in house” peer-support team. These students are trained in active listening skills and have regular supervision. They provide a confidential service to Hertford students. They can provide information about where to get further help. Names and contact details of the JCR Peer Supporters can be found on the JCR website.
Run for and by students, Nightline provides every student in Oxford with the opportunity to talk to someone about anything they like. A completely independent, non-judgmental listening, support and information service, with no political, religious or moral bias, the service also provides information, from taxi numbers to the addresses of clinics and other support networks. You may phone on a landline or mobile (reversed charges accepted), call on Skype (username is oxfordnightline) or drop in at the flat for coffee and a chat. There are always two people in the office, one male and one female. Strict confidentiality is assured and you do not have to give your name.
The Nightline flat is at 16 Wellington Square (tel. (2)70270), and is open from 8 pm until 8 am every night during term, and during the weeks immediately before and after each term.
Sexual assault/rape refers to any kind of sexual act that occurs without the consent of one of the people involved. It can happen to anyone regardless of gender, age, ethnicity or background. The assault may be committed by someone known to you or a stranger. Most assaults are committed by someone known to you or by someone you may be having a relationship with.
Following an assault people are likely to feel distressed and confused and find it hard to know where to turn for help. Those who are helping them may also feel uncertain as to what to do and where to obtain help. In an emergency situation where you do not feel safe dial 999. Hertford has trained First Responders: These are students who have had training in helping people who have been assaulted. These students can be contacted for help and will help you make choices about getting the appropriate help. They are:
Tea Kecman and Sophia Valaris who are in the MCR
Maya Tikly-Young, Sarah Goodman, Isabella Reynard, Mercy Haggerty, Nikita Khandwala, Katie Burke, Holly Kilner, Bramman Rajkumar, Elle Davies, Amy Wright, Charlotte Jackson, Poppy Iveson, Joe Morrow, Joe Baverstock-Poppy, Lily MacTaggart (on year abroad), Steffi Woodgate, George Grun, Jei Diwakar, Sophie Claypole and Nic Patni from the JCR
Their contact numbers are all in the Porters Lodge – in a First Responder Folder.
Please contact any of them in the strictest confidence if you need help or advice. They can help you with getting transport to a SARC ( see below).
Solace Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC) are available to provide care following a sexual assault. They are available to help 24 hours a day but it is very important to telephone before you visit.
Telephone: 0300 130 3036
They are staffed by trained crisis workers and have specialist doctors who can advise and, with your consent, examine you. This is whether or not you wish to involve the police.
Contact your nearest Solace Centre for help and advice, you can find contact details below. The Porters at Hertford will call you a taxi to take you to a SARC and College will cover the cost for the journey or you can do this yourself and keep receipts for reimbursement in complete confidence later. You are welcome to take a friend with you or to ask for a Junior Dean or member of staff to accompany you.
The nearest SARC are in Slough and Milton Keynes
Thames Valley SARC Slough
Tel: 0300 130 3036
Dr Alison Woollard is Hertford’s lead on PREVENT. Any members of College concerned about radicalisation should consult one of the following College officers in the first instance:
Any concerns over the implementation of PREVENT should be raised with Professor Christopher Tyerman, Hertford’s Independent Assessor in PREVENT matters.
The right to privacy is enshrined in the Human Rights Act 1998.
At Hertford we take this seriously. The University has a comprehensive policy relating to confidentiality for student health and welfare. There is further information at www.oxford.ac.uk/students/shw where the document on the Guidance on Confidentiality in Student Health and Welfare can be downloaded as a PDF.