Health, Wellness and Welfare

Reuben College welcomes diversity amongst its students, staff and visitors, recognising the particular contributions to the achievement of the College’s mission that can be made by individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. The College’s Equality Policy, to be read in conjunction with its Equalities Action Plan, sets out the aims and actions of the College in relation to the protected characteristics described in the Equality Act 2010.

When you arrive, we will provide a comprehensive induction programme to introduce you to College life and help you find out about all different resources and services you can access as a student at Oxford.

Our Welfare Dean leads and coordinates the whole range of welfare provision to support students in difficulty or need of advice, including training and guidance for a team of graduate peer supporters. The College is linked to a GP Practice, a link University Counselling Service representative, linked staff members from the University Disability Advisory Service and other appropriate bodies (e.g. the University’s Sexual Harassment and Violence Support Services Centre). See our resources and advice for students with disabilities.

There will be different college-led and student-led events throughout the year to celebrate diversity, different faiths or nationalities, as well as to welcome family members of students on various occasions. Early in Michaelmas Term, the College will arrange a number of sessions on ‘Life in the UK’ led by students and the Academic Office. The College will also provide informal drop-in sessions in the common room for students who want to have a friendly face to talk about how they are adapting to student life in Oxford.  

The Graduate Student Committee will include at least one Equality and Diversity representative who will help champion ways to ensure Reuben College resources, events and initiatives are inclusive and accessible to all our students. 

All staff, Fellows and Senior Officers of the College are obliged to complete annual training on Implicit Bias and Equality and Diversity. 

University Provision

The University offers a range of welfare provision and services for its students.  

The Oxford Student Union can also offer advice, guidance and support for students' welfare and well-being.


Visit the Information for Students webpage.