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Health and Welfare

Welfare support and assistance is provided by an experienced welfare team in the Hall. Members of this team are available to listen to student concerns and offer help, and can be contacted at any time.  Please note that we are unable to discuss students' 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.

Register 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 Hall about any matter or problem.


The Bursar

Mr David Harper is available to speak with students about housing, finance issues or concerns around life in the Hall.


University Counselling Service

Students can refer themselves to the University Student Counselling Service.  To make an appointment, either call (2)70300 or email


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

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


University Welfare and Support pages

Information and support on matters associated with student life, including immigration & visas, academic life, fees, examinations and welfare are available through this website:




News & Events

28th Jun
Anscombe on Contraception

A Half-Day Symposium 22nd July 1pm - 4pm

25th Apr
Free One-day conference - "Healing Friendship, Human and Divine."

A free one-day conference jointly sponsored by the Jubilee Centre. Saturday 20th May, 9.30-5.00. Register with Liz Gulliford at...

8th Nov
Dominicans launch 800th jubilee year

On Saturday 7th November, the Dominican Order launched its 800th jubilee with celebrations at Santa Sabina in Rome, and an online Twitter campaign.

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