Other Facilities and Support
This section contains information about other university and student services.
The Club provides sporting and hospitality facilities, and is a meeting point for postgraduates, university staff and associate employees. The Club is located on Mansfield Road and is open seven days a week until 11 pm. Membership is free for registered graduate students and university staff. To join online or to obtain more information please visit the Club’s website.
Oxford University Student Union (OUSU)
OUSU is the central student union which supports all students at the University, and has a full-time sabbatical officer dedicated to graduate students. OUSU represents and works for students, with officers sitting on many of the University committees looking at such issues as education, welfare and funding. OUSU also has a dedicated Student Advice Service, which can offer impartial and confidential advice on anything from dealing with academic or financial problems to dealing with exam stress.
The University Counselling Service
The University has a professionally staffed Counselling Service available to offer help in strict confidence on the problems arising from University life ‑ personal, social or academic. No information is divulged to your college, supervisor, or department without your prior permission. Their offices are located at 3 Worcester Street, and they are open from Mondays to Fridays, 9.15 a.m. to 5.15 p.m. throughout the year and pre-booked appointments are available Monday – Thursday evenings during term time. Further information on the services provided, including a number of useful self-help pages can be found on their website.
This is an independent listening, support and information service run for and by students. Nightline aims to provide every student in Oxford with the opportunity to talk to someone, in confidence, about anything at all. It has no political, cultural or religious affiliation. Nightline is open nightly from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. during Full Term and during the weeks immediately before and after each term (0th and 9th weeks). In Michaelmas term Nightline remains open until the end of 10th week. Contact may be made by telephone (01865 270270), Skype (Skype name: oxfordnightline), or by calling in at the office, located in the basement flat, 16 Wellington Square. Callers can remain anonymous, and all information is held in the strictest confidence and is not passed on to anyone else.
The University Disability Advisory Service
The Disability Advisory Service works with students, their College and their department to make adjustments so that they can participate fully in university life. They work with a number of students at Oxford University, arranging a range of support and adjustments tailored to meet their specific needs; including arranging diagnostic assessments for students who may have specific learning difficulties; carrying out needs assessments for students who have applied for Disabled Students Allowances; arranging support workers such as SpLD tutors, note takers and mentors and help with organising exam arrangements. All information provided to the Disability Advisory Service is kept confidential to the service. It is only passed on to the rest of the University with your consent, and then only to ensure that the support and adjustments you have agreed to are put in place.