Welfare

Information on Health and Welfare, including who to contact if you are ill, is available on the College website at http://www.exeter.ox.ac.uk/currentstudents/healthandwelfare 

If you are struggling with financial hardship, please contact the Academic Registrar, Emily Eastham, in the College Office.

The JCR is also responsible for providing some Welfare services in College.

Welfare Tea is held on Tuesday Afternoon in the JCR, between 3-5pm. Free tea, coffee, juice and food is available in the JCR. This event is very well attended, so be prepared to squeeze in to the front!

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Free condoms, lubricant and dental dams are available downstairs in Staircase 6, opposite the Male and Female JCR toilets (on the windowsill) These condoms are primarily intended for those who have not had the opportunity to purchase their own contraceptives. Latex free condoms are also available, but are only to be used by those with allergies.

Purchases of the morning after pill are always reimbursed by the JCR. Please contact the JCR Welfare Officers, at male.welfare@exeterjcr.org and female.welfare@exeterjcr.org.

Welfare Officers

Hi! I’m Will, Exeter’s Male Welfare rep – it’s my job to be a friendly face about college and make sure all the Welfare related events run smoothly. Jo and I are two of the first ports of call amongst the undergraduate body if anyone has any Welfare related concerns. Jo and I hold weekly Welfare teas in the JCR as well as Kareoke events, film nights, and try our best to make Exeter as welcoming as possible!

If you want to contact Will, use male.welfare@exeterjcr.org

Jo

Hello! I’m Jo, Exeter’s female welfare rep and I’m here as someone you can come to if you ever have any concerns or simply want a friendly chat – no matter how big or small the problem. You can be certain that whatever you say to either myself or Will is confidential (unless we see that it is appropriate to seek additional support), and we are both part of a wider team of peer supporters to help support you with any problems you may encounter.

Will and I also hold weakly welfare teas alongside other welfare events to keep Exeter a friendly place to be and to provide some stress-relief throughout term!

If you want to contact Jo, use female.welfare@exeterjcr.org

Peer Support

Starting at university should be an amazing experience. However, we know that sometimes uni life isn’t perfect and you may need someone to talk to. When things aren’t going smoothly the peer support team are here to help. We are a group of students, trained by the university to be there for you, when you need it. If work is getting too much, 5th week blues are too blue or if you just feel lonely and in need of a chat, we are the ones to get in touch with. Whether you would like a chat over coffee or a proper sit down, we don’t judge, push or tell. Whatever is worrying you, be it big, small or somewhere in the middle, we will be happy to listen.

Katie

 

Homesickness

Homesickness can be a real issue for people starting out at university and it’s something that maybe a lot of people feel uncomfortable talking about to their friends, yet so many students suffer from it. OUSU (Oxford University Student Union) has therefore made a guide for how to tackle homesickness which has some really useful tips which we’d definitely recommend looking at if you are feeling at all like this: https://ousu.org/advice/life-welfare/homesickness/
Similarly, we are always on hand if you’d ever like someone to talk to!
-Tom and Alice!