Welfare Information

Kellogg College and MCR welfare offers welfare events and support on a range of issues?


Yoga: Mondays, 7:00-8pm. No experience necessary. Mats provided. (Currently online – see our facebook page for zoom link)

Tea & Cakes on Wednesdays – free superb cakes made in-house by the Kellogg catering team served at 4.00pm in the Richardson Lounge, each Wednesday during term.

The MCR hosts many social events and parties throughout term and the holidays, so do check these out on the Events pages.


So, would you like to talk to someone?

Would you rather talk to a peer?

Junior Deans: Charles and Natalie @ [email protected]

At any time, you can contact Charles and Natalie about any issue; they will also provide out-of-hours assistance (i.e. 7.15pm – 8.30am) including key support and emergencies on 07932 951849. Natalie is probably your first point of contact for welfare related things.

MCR Welfare Rep: Brenda McCollum –  [email protected]

Brenda organizes the Welfare events and is always happy for suggestions; you can also go to him if you have problems.


MCR Womens Rep: Currently do not have one. Consider running for this position!

Peer Support[email protected]

If you feel that you need a confidential conversation about your problems with a fellow student, you can always contact the peer support. If you want to read more about peer support, look here: https://www.ox.ac.uk/students/welfare/counselling/peersupport?wssl=1


Would you rather speak to a member of staff?

College Welfare Officer/Disability Officer /Academic Administrator: Sarah O’Brien – [email protected]
Sarah is your primary point of contact for any type of welfare concern. Feel free to drop in to Sarah’s office at any time during the week or send a quick email to arrange an appointment for a confidential conversation.

Sarah is best placed to provide College and coordinated support across the University, these include with Accommodation, Counseling Service, Disability Advisory Service and many more.

The Dean: Dr Dace Dzenovska [email protected]

Equality/Harrasment Officers: Alison MacDonald (Fellow) – [email protected] (also the Safeguarding lead) and Richard Stevens (Fellow) – [email protected].

LGBTQ Contact: Idalina Baptista (Fellow) – [email protected] and Mel Parrott, [email protected].

Pastoral Advice Contact: Alistair Ross (Fellow) – [email protected]


Medical Emergencies: http://www.ox.ac.uk/students/welfare/health/emergencies

Some College links may be found here: http://www.kellogg.ox.ac.uk/welfare/


Would you like to talk to someone outside of College?

The Oxford University Student Union, particularly Róisín McCallion, the Welfare and Equal Opportunities Officer [email protected], and the Student Advice Service at [email protected].

A blog that re-brands mental health:   http://inmyheadcase.com

Oxford University Counselling Service – 01865 270300 – [email protected]

Disability Advisory Service – 01865 289850 – [email protected]

Equality and Diversity Unit – 01865 289825

Harassment Line/ Advisor Network – 01865 270760

Nightline – 01865 270270

Oxford Rape Crisis Centre – 01865 726 295 (standard rate), 0800 783 6294 (freephone), or email [email protected].


Would you rather talk to someone on Facebook?

Here are some groups…! 🎉

🌼 Oxford Students’ Disability Community (OSDC):


OSDC also has several Facebook support groups for different conditions: 🌸 Depression & Anxiety (closed, not secret): https://m.facebook.com/


🌺 Specific learning disabilities (closed, not secret) https://m.face- book.com/groups/1810117735953081

🌱 The following groups are secret so only members can see who is in the group. To be added to the group, please message [email protected]
Bipolar Disorder; Eating Disorders; ADHD; OCD; personality disorders; PTSD; Psychosis; Gynaecological Conditions.

🌻 There is a secret group for Autistic Students, contact Laura Cooper ([email protected]) to be added.

🌿 There is a secret ME/CFS Support group. To be added please contact Brooke Skulls ([email protected]) or Sophie Thomas (soph-

[email protected])
🌵 Oxford SU OSDC (page):


📚 Oxford Student Union: https://www.facebook.com/OxfordSU/

🌈 Oxford University LGBTQ Society: https://www.facebook.com/OULGBTQ/

🍭 Oxford SU LBGTQ Campaign: https://www.facebook.com/lgbtqoxford/

🔥 Oxford SU Women’s Campaign: https://www.facebook.com/womcam/

✨ Oxford SU CRAE- Campaign for Racial Awareness and Equality: https://www.facebook.com/OxfordCRAE/

Oxford SU Class Act Campaign: