Welfare & wellbeing support
Our Welfare Team is a central part of college life, and is made up of the Dean, Welfare Lead, Registrar, Junior Deans and Lodge staff. We offer support for all undergraduate and postgraduate students at Hertford.
Our Student Welfare Lead, Jane Corrigan, is the first point of contact for any students seeking support. She works with the Dean, Dr Oliver Noble Wood, who is the Fellow with overall responsibility for managing our welfare provision. The Registrar ensures that welfare concerns and welfare provision are aligned with the academic side of college life. We have four Junior Deans who are graduate students at the University and live in each of our accommodation areas. They are the first point of contact for welfare issues overnight and during weekends. They and the Lodge staff will contact other members of the team as appropriate.
Our Welfare Team meet at least three times a week to ensure that all students are receiving the appropriate help or support. The team follow all University guidance in terms of adhering to confidentiality and GDPR adherence.
The elected Welfare Reps from the JCR (undergraduates) and MCR (graduates) attend regular meetings each term, ensuring that student voices and current issues are dealt with. The team of undergraduate peer supporters share any ongoing issues or concerns with the Welfare Team.
Hertford College support
Both the JCR and the MCR elect two student Welfare Reps every year to represent undergraduates and postgraduates. They are trained in peer support and offer support to their fellow students. They’re a good first port of call for students with any worries or concerns.
At Hertford we have a team of student Peer Supporters – these students are trained in active listening skills and have regular supervisions. They can provide a confidential service to Hertford students and information about where to get further help. We also have trained First Responders who are available to help people who have been sexually assaulted.
Professor Fernanda Duarte is our Tutor for Equality & Diversity and takes an overview of these matters at a policy level. Megan Roper, our Registrar, is also the college’s Disability Lead with special responsibility for all matters relating to disabilities, while Jane Corrigan, our Welfare Lead, provides support with all aspects of administration and liaison for students with disabilities. More information about disability support at Hertford can be found on our health & disability support page.
Oxford University support
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. You can find more information about these commitments in the Guidance on Confidentiality policy.
Information for current students
Find out more on the College Intranet.