Welfare Reps and Peer Support
We’re Monim (studying Computer Science and Philosophy) and Sophie (studying History and Politics), and we’ll be your JCR Welfare Officers this year! Alongside our great group of peer supporters, we’ve had training from the University Counselling Service and are able to confidentially talk through any issues you may be facing! Whether its big or small, we are happy to have a super informal chat over a cup of tea, or help you navigate the official lines of support the University Counselling Service offers :))
Throughout the year, as well as being available for support, we will be running lots of fun events like the infamous tea and toast, board game, films and art nights, and some great journaling sessions! We can also provide free sexual health supplies, as well as female hygiene products at a subsidized rate, just follow the link from the sexual health and welfare page!
Below this you can read the profiles of all our peer supporters, trained by the university counselling service! Each one has signed up and dedicated time to this training and so are more than willing to chat through any problems you may be facing! On top of this, some are also Rainbow Peer Supporters (LGBTQ+) or Peer Supporters of Colour, meaning they are more than happy to help you navigate your experiences at Oxford as LGBTQ+ or as a person of colour.
Get in touch if you have any questions or worries!
Sophie and Monim
Male and Female Welfare Reps 2017/18
Hello people! I’m Monim, and I’m a Computer Science and Philosophy person who will be one of your welfare officers for the year (along with Sophie). We’re here to make sure that everything is going well for you as you join and go through the college. Our job is to make Oriel as warm and welcoming as possible, so we’ll be having many events of many kinds for you to hang out.I’m open to talking about anything and everything that might be worrying you, along with the other brilliant peer supporters who you will all meet. Whatever concern you may have, you can let one of us know with confidentiality. All of us are peer support trained and we’ll be able to help, even if that’s just a chat over tea. You can find me on facebook, and my email is email@example.com. I’m usually nocturnal, so message whenever. See you around! 🙂
Hi! I’m Sophie, a second year hispol student, and I’ll be your welfare rep this year alongside Monim! I’m really excited to take on this role and hopefully help everyone enjoy their time at Oriel! My role includes running welfare events, distributing sexual health supplies, and generally being a friendly face you feel you can talk to! Having been peer-support trained by the University Counselling Service (along with the rest of the peer support team in the jcr) I would love to listen to any issues or problems you may be facing with complete confidentiality. Please do get in touch if you ever need anything, either on facebook /college email/ or in person! Looking forward to welfare everyone :)) Xxx
Peer Supporters 2019/20
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I’m Harriet, a second year History student from Germany who believes that although tea might not solve all problems, all solutions start with tea. I’ve also stocked up on coffee and hot chocolate if tea isn’t your thing, so please do contact me (Facebook or at firstname.lastname@example.org) should you feel like you need to speak to someone confidentially about whatever is troubling you. No issue is too small to be discussed over a hot cup of whatever beverage you prefer.
Hello ! I’m Emma, a first year linguist studying French, and I’ll be the JCR’s Women’s Officer this year. I’m prepared to be a voice for the concerns of self-identifying women, transfeminine and non-binary people in college, but anyone, no matter their gender identity, can approach me if they have any concerns. I’m in charge of running the Sexual Consent Workshop in Fresher’s Week and I’ll also be holding events during term to come along to! I’ll be letting everyone know about university-wide and community events for women* via the Oriel JCR Facebook page too, so do keep an eye out! You can reach me at via email (email@example.com), by Facebook message, or in person. Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any suggestions, concerns or would simply like a chat; I’m peer-support trained and well-stocked with tea!
Hi, I’m Simone and I’m a third year doing history. Me and Joel were the welfare reps for last year. You can talk to us (in person or through Facebook/email/whatever you’re most comfortable with) about anything that’s bothering you, however big or small, and with complete confidentiality. We’ve worked with the Counselling Service to get peer support trained! Welfare love x
Hi I’m George, I study Biochemistry and I’m on the Peer support team for Oriel. That means I’m here to chat with you about anything that might be worrying you; no problem is too large or too small.
Come pay me a visit at my room anytime! I’ll make sure we have plenty of teabags, so pop in for a cuppa and some bourbons anytime! If you need to talk about something confidentially just message me on Facebook/email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can sort out a time and place. And if you see me out and about don’t hesitate to say hi!
Hi! I’m Katie, a 3rd year medical student from the midlands (it’s a real place, look it up) and I’ll be one of your peer supporters for this year. All of the peer support team has been fully trained by the university counselling service and we’re a really lovely bunch, here to listen to whatever you want to talk about- from a bit of a rant over a cup of tea to more serious issues. Aside from peer supporting, my hobbies include talking at people, eating exactly one banana a day and attempting to play netball. If you want to chat about anything at all, pop into my room in JMH, email me (katherine.obyrne) or drop me a message on facebook 😊
Hi! I’m Lauren, a second year Music student and I’m part of the team of Peer Supporters for this year.
We’re here to try to make sure everyone is enjoying their Oriel experience as much as possible and we have been fully trained by the University Counselling Service to support you through whatever issues you may have.
I’m always around to help with anything; whether you’re facing a specific problem or just feeling down and in need of someone to talk to, nothing is too big or too small. All the help we provide is completely confidential and we can also refer you to other agencies or support networks if needed.
Feel free to drop by my room (23.2), or you can contact me by email (email@example.com) and on Facebook.