Welfare & Well-being

The entire College strives to create an environment of support and care, with various resources listed below.

The MCR has two dedicated welfare officers* who are on hand to support you. They can be reached at the following email addresses:

*Please note, the gender identifications are those of the welfare representatives. The distinction is made so that you can speak to whichever officer you feel most comfortable approaching.

Please see below for a variety of activities and resources available to you.

Sunday welfare brunches

These wonderful spreads are prepared by your hard-working MCR Welfare Officers and you are welcome to join every Sunday during term. Extra measures are taken to ensure infection control and to present you with a welcoming environment where everyone feels safe and comfortable. It is a communal setting, and while every precaution is taken, please speak to the Welfare Officer present about any dietary concerns. Please consider bringing your own dishes for a greener event!


The MCR organises yoga sessions during term time. More details can be found on the Term Card, or please reach out to the Welfare Officers for more information.

Sexual health and menstrual products

These are freely available from the drawer in the bureau located next to the MCR Lounge door.

Consent matters

St Hugh’s has a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to consent. Consent workshops are held in 0th week of Michaelmas, and are compulsory for all Freshers to attend. Please feel free to review the University’s online guide at any time: https://www.ox.ac.uk/students/welfare/supportservice/consent-matters.

College welfare

The College takes the well-being of us as students very seriously. You can find a list of people to reach out to for various welfare reasons here: https://www.st-hughs.ox.ac.uk/current-students/health-welfare/.

The Junior Deans are also on hand during term, 24/7 to take care of any disciplinary and welfare needs of the community. You can find more information here: https://www.st-hughs.ox.ac.uk/current-students/discipline-deans/.

University of Oxford welfare resources

The University also has a wide variety of resources to support you, including but not limited to disability, mental health, counselling, sexual harassment and violence support services, peer support, harassment and conflict assistance, your health, and help for emergencies.
You can find more information here.

Don’t forget about the college cats!

Our College Cats are also an integral part of well-being at College and you are welcome to interact with them. Please see here for more information about looking after the cats while they look after you!

Meet Admiral Flapjack (left) and Professor Biscuit (right)