Welfare Support in the University

As well as welfare support provided by Christ Church, there is also a considerable amount of support provided by the University.

The Counselling Service

The University has a professional Counselling Service for assistance with personal, emotional, social and academic problems. Both undergraduate and graduate students of the University may use the Service without charge. Information is not divulged to colleges or parents without prior permission. The Service can also act as a bridge to other therapeutic facilities where appropriate.

The Counselling Service is open Monday - Friday, 9.15am - 5.15pm except for limited periods during vacations.

Appointments may be made by telephone through the secretary on 270300, via the self-referral link on their website, by a personal visit or by e-mailing: reception@counserv.ox.ac.uk Alternatively, you can ask to be referred by your GP.

The Counselling Service is located at 3 Worcester Street, Oxford. OX1 2BX (behind Gloucester Green). The Counselling Service website has a great deal of helpful information about health, depression, eating disorders, exam stress and managing anxiety.

The Disability Advisory Service

The University Disability Advisory Service provides support and advice to students who have a disability. They can arrange disability assessments and help students apply for disability-related financial support. They also advise the College on what examination arrangements would be suitable for students with disabilities, liaising with the Academic Registrar.

If you have any queries about the process of applying for alternative examination arrangements, please contact The Academic Registrar.

Academic Registrar,

tel.: (2)76157, email: censors.office@chch.ox.ac.uk                                                   

The Disability Advice Service can be contacted by email: disability@admin.ox.ac.uk or you can ring them on 01865 280459.

The Disability Advice Service is located 3 Worcester Street, Oxford, OX1 2BX. The Disability Advice Service website has a lot of information about the support they can provide.

Student Led Support

Within the University, there is a lot of student-led support, offering help and advice to students from other students:   


Nightline is a listening and information service run by students for students. As an organisation it claims no political, religious, moral or sexual bias whatsoever. It is there to provide a sympathetic listener to share any problem, no matter how large or small. You may phone (reverse charges accepted) or call in at the Centre for coffee and a chat. There are always two people in the office, one male and one female. Strict confidentiality is assured.

The Nightline Centre is at 16 Wellington Square (Oxford (2)70270), and is open from 8.00pm until 8.00am every night during term and during the week immediately before and after each term.

OUSU Student Advice Service

Oxford University Student Union (OUSU) runs a Student Advice Service which aims to provide a space for students to talk over their worries in confidence, and to offer information on a range of issues which you might encounter.