Student welfare is very important to both the MCR, and Pembroke more widely. Whatever background you come from we want to make sure that you feel at home at Pembroke, and provide you with the right support when you need it. Within the MCR there are a number of people ready to help. We have two friendly Welfare Reps – Anna-Katharina Hauperich and Malte Kaller who are here to provide student-to-student support, and can be contacted with any welfare related
issues, however big or
personal or academic. In addition, our MCR Peer Supporters -
Dyedra Just, Yasemin Hacioglu, Guy Nisbett and our Peer Supporter & LGBTQ+ Rep Juan Pablo Ruiz– are
always happy to have a
chat about any issues
you might be having,
and have been
by the University Counselling Service. The MCR also organises weekly Tea and Cakes evenings every Tuesday (8:30pm) where you can re- fuel your energy with lots of delicious goodies and can also informally meet the MCR welfare team.
Outside the MCR the welfare structure in college is very well implemented, and there is someone you can contact for whatever needs you might have. The College nurse and the College doctor can be contacted with all health-related matters, and are also trained to provide support related to welfare issues and mental health. The College Welfare Advisors are two Pembroke academics appointed to help students if they encounter a problem they feel would be inappropriate to discuss with a Tutor or College Officer, either personal or academic. They are available to advise and help in any such case, on an entirely confidential basis. The Junior Deans at Pembroke, working as part of the Decanal Team, are responsible for looking after the safety and welfare of students. They live on-site – one in the main College – Melissa Bailey – and the other in the GAB – James Charlesworth. They have both disciplinary and pastoral roles. They can be contacted via email or by phone (ask the Porters for their contact numbers). After the Porters, the Junior Deans are the best point of contact in an emergency as they are specially trained and live in College.
Useful Welfare links outside of Pembroke:
The Oxford University Counselling Service
The Counselling Service is University-wide, and here to help you gain understanding and insight into any difficulties you may be experiencing, to develop emotional resilience and put into effect real change, enabling you to fulfil your academic and personal potential. The Service offers free and confidential support, but it is not an emergency service. They provide individual and group counselling, supportive resources, and workshops on a variety of topics such.
The Oxford Student Nightline
The Nightline is a completely independent listening, support and information service run for and by students of Oxford and Oxford Brookes universities.
Is the UK’s leading student mental health
charity, founded in Oxford, which now runs many different support projects on topics such as eating disorders, mild depression, and supporting friends with mental health problems.