Student Welfare and Support Services
This section provides information on the support services available to students should you need to contact them at any point during your studies.
University Disability Advisory Service
The Disability Advisory Service (DAS) 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.
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. Further information on the services provided, including a number of useful self-help pages can be found on the Counselling Service website.
They have developed some podcasts to address some of the particular concerns that students at the University speak about when they attend the Counselling Service, which you might find helpful - Counselling Service podcasts | University of Oxford
They also have a range of self-referral workshops and groups available to help you build skills to respond to the demands of life at university. The topics change per term, so keep checking their page for updates - Workshops and Groups | University of Oxford
Student-Led Support Services
A range of student-led services are available to help provide support students with academic and personal worries, where you can discuss any problems you have in confidence.