Wadham College takes the welfare of its students very seriously. There’s a wealth of confidential support available, all you have to do is ask.

Need to talk?

Annie Lawson

Wadham's Welfare Advisor, Annie Lawson provides individual welfare support for any Wadham student. You can talk confidentially and freely if you’re having any kind of social, emotional, personal or psychological problem - you won't be judged. Annie is working remotely on Teams this term (Zoom or phone if you prefer). Please email her to make an appointment: welfare.advisor@wadham.ox.ac.uk

The Chaplain, Jane Baun

The Chaplain, Jane Baun, is available for the pastoral care of all members of the College - students, staff and Fellows. Feel free to drop in for a chat (3.1), phone (01865277905) or email (chaplain@wadham.ox.ac.uk) to make an appointment. Jane offers confidential, non-judgmental listening and support.

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The Welfare Dean, Olivia Vázquez-Medina, is elected from amongst the Fellowship of the College to support the broader welfare team and, in consultation with other College officers, to take the lead in formulating student welfare policy and addressing individual cases of difficulty. The Welfare Dean works alongside the Dean, and both Deans keep in close communication with the Sub-Deans. The  Welfare Dean can be contacted at welfare.dean@wadham.ox.ac.uk

Carolyn Ruhle

College Nurse. Our nurse, Carolyn Ruhle, can help with medical concerns via video or phone consultations. During term, she is available Monday 10.30-1.00pm, Tuesday 10.30am-12.30pm, Wednesday 10.30-1.30 pm, Thursday and Friday 12.00-3.00pm. wadhnurse@nhs.net.

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Wadham College is committed to supporting students and staff with disabilities. We work closely with the University’s Disability Advisory Service, and with Occupational Health, to ensure we offer appropriate support both in working with individual staff and students, and in shaping the broader culture, physical and academic. Further information.

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Wadham's Peer Supporters are trained to help you with any issues you may have - with complete confidentiality. Email peersupport@wadham.ox.ac.uk to arrange a chat (all peer supporters have access to this account) or email one of them individually (details below).

Ankhi Mukherjee

The Tutor for Women, Ankhi Mukherjee, deals with issues, problems or queries relating particularly to the life of women students in College, including academic, social and personal problems. She liaises with the Wadham SU Women's Officer and with Tutors for Women in other Colleges.

Emily McLaughlin

Emily McLaughlin is Tutor for Equality and Diversity. Contact her at: emily.mclaughlin@wadham.ox.ac.uk  


Alfonso Castrejón-Pita

Alfonso Castrejón-Pita is Tutor for Race. Contact him at: alfonso.castrejon-pita@wadham.ox.ac.uk

The Welfare Officers of the SU

The Welfare Officers of the SU can provide referrals or general information about a range of welfare services (su.welfare@wadham.ox.ac.uk). The current SU Welfare team is Eva Hayward, Robbie Strang, Gabriella Emery and Cara Addleman

Student working

Sub-Deans Aaron Graham and Danilo Garrido Alves are based on the College site at Parks Road. Jake Fisher is based at Merifield, and Kelly Lloyd and Ezzaty Hasbullah are based at the Dorothy Wadham Building. They will be happy to hear from you and will help with any queries. Please contact them via the Sub-Deans central email

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Study Advice. The College has four Study Advisors who can provide undergraduates with guidance on study skills. Study guidance is not subject-specific, but Study Advisors can help with issues such as time management, organising your reading productively or planning essays. Meetings with Study Advisors are arranged by referral.

The University Counselling Service

The University Counselling Service is able to offer help and advice to students independently of the College. For an appointment telephone: +44 (0)1865 270300 or see their website for more information. They also have a great range of podcasts on a variety of self-help topics. 

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Oxford University Students' Union Student Advice Service is a free, independent, safe, and confidential support service available to all Oxford University students. If you feel mistreated, discriminated or want to talk about something that is bothering you, then feel free to contact us. We are independent from the colleges and the University, and we are here to give information and support to students that are facing difficult situations.

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Nightline +44 (0)1865 270270 is open 20:00-08:00, 0th-9th weeks inclusive, and is a confidential listening, information and support service run by trained student volunteers.

Harassment Advisors have been trained by the University on dealing with cases of harassment. Students may consult them confidentially about any issues involving harassment, and advice may be sought from them without invoking a formal complaints procedure. The Harassment Advisors are:

• The Chaplain, Jane Baun: Room 3.1 chaplain@wadham.ox.ac.uk +44 (0)1865 277905

• Welfare Advisor, Annie Lawson: Room 10.6 welfare.advisor@wadham.ox.ac.uk +44 (0)1865 28745

• Tom Sinclair, Tutorial Fellow in Philosophy: thomas.sinclair@wadham.ox.ac.uk

• Ankhi Mukherjee, Tutor for Women: ankhi.mukherjee@wadham.ox.ac.uk

• Emily McLaughlin, Tutor for Equality and Diversity: emily.mclaughlin@wadham.ox.ac.uk

Further information about the College’s harassment procedures can be found in the Student Handbook and you can view the Harassment Policy and Procedure here

Peer Supporters are Wadham students trained by the University Counselling Services to help with any issues you may have - with complete confidentiality. Email peersupport@wadham.ox.ac.uk to arrange a chat or email the individuals below:


  • Eva Hayward
  • George Jones
  • Steph Potts 
  • Rachel Hart
  • Callum Long 
  • Ice Bing
  • Jasmine Knapman
  • Marcelina Jagielka

Wadham College Library has a collection of psychology and self-help texts which can help you to become happier and more productive. A list of publications can be found here. There is also a small collection of books in the Nurse’s and Welfare Advisor’s waiting room, with a particular focus on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness.

What do University of Oxford Counselling Services have to offer?

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Wadham College is committed to supporting students and staff with disabilities. We work closely with the University’s Disability Advisory Service, and with Occupational Health, to ensure we offer appropriate support both in working with individual staff and students, and in shaping the broader culture, physical and academic. Everyone at Wadham is committed to creating a fair and positive environment.

Information and contacts

Student experiences of counselling