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Health and Welfare

Day to day, the welfare function is delegated to an experienced welfare team in the College. This team is available to listen to student concerns and offer support.

Undergraduates and graduates can contact us at any time. However, please note that we are unable to discuss welfare issues with parents or guardians.

Medical Treatment

The University and its Colleges and Halls  strongly recommend that you choose to register with a “College Doctor”: For Blackfriars Hall that is : Dr Leaver & Partners, Jericho Health Centre. Rregister here:

You can find a quide to the UK National Health Service here: and information on how to obtain medical treatment here: .

The Chaplain 

The Chaplain, Fr Gregory Schnackenberg, is happy to talk with members of the college about any matter or problem.

The Bursar

Mr David Harper is available to chat to students and talk about housing, finance issues or concerns around life in College.

University Counselling Service

Students can refer themselves to the University Student Counselling Service. To make an appointment:

Oxford University Students' Union (OUSU)

There is a wealth of information on student support services and general welfare issues on the OUSU welfare website.

University Equality and Diversity pages

Contains information on a range of issues and services, including disability, sexual orientation, religion and belief and age:

University Welfare and Support pages

Provides information and support on a number areas associated with student life, including immigration & visa support, academic life, fees, examinations and welfare:

News & Events

17th Oct
Register now for the 7th Anscombe Memorial Lecture

Cardinal Willem Jacobus Eijk, Archbishop of Utrecht
'Is Medicine Losing its Way? A firm foundation for medicine as a real therapeia'

15th Oct
Matriculation Michaelmas Term 2016

Congratulations to our new students who matriculated on Saturday.

10th Oct
Honorary Fellow of Blackfriars appointed as a Cardinal

On Sunday 9th October, Pope Francis appointed His Excellency The Most Reverend Joseph Tobin CSsR, Archbishop of Indianapolis, as one of seventeen new...

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