Welfare Guides and Policies

Welfare Guides and Policies

On this page you will find links to the most up to date welfare publicity materials issued to students or displayed physically around Brasenose often on staircases. You will also find links to key sources of information and policies affecting student welfare in the college and across the university. This is the place you will find answers to questions like:

  • What happens if I need to suspend my studies?
  • Who do I speak to if I am experiencing bullying or harassment of any kind? (we encourage you to have an informal conversation first off with one of our harassment advisors – we are here to listen and support – we want to maintain with you Brasenose’s reputation as the friendliest college in Oxford.)

Brasenose takes student welfare seriously - the Brasenose Welfare Committee is chaired by the Principal and convened by the Dean. It comprises both students (JCR and HCR welfare Reps) and Fellows, who are part of the wider welfare team and meets once a term to discuss general welfare issues in open business (not individual cases).

If you are not sure who to speak to about something or where to look, the Junior Deans [email protected] are mines of information and will be happy to support or guide you to the right place as will any member of the wider welfare network.

Up to date contact information for the academic year 2020-21

Brasenose Welfare Term Card 2020-21

Brasenose Welfare in your wallet 2020-21

Brasenose Staircase poster 2020-21

Welfare Information in the Blue Book:

For college policies and information relating to many issues which may be of concern to students please also refer to the relevant sections in the 'Blue Book' (particularly sections E and G) which can be found here and which we commend to you as a good introductory overview before diving into the policies section below: https://www.bnc.ox.ac.uk/current-students/handbook

College Policies and Procedures relating to Student Welfare:

For information regarding the college's policies relevant to students covering areas which include:

  • Accident reporting
  • Equality and diversity
  • Harassment reporting
  • Harassment and bullying (including by social media)
  • Data Protection
  • Staff-student relationships

please see the links under the section headed: Legal obligations and Data Protection on the following link:https://www.bnc.ox.ac.uk/about-brasenose/official-information

Disabilities - Read about College provision for students with a disability or special need here

Suspending your studies - for further information about  this please see the Fitness to Study policy under the section headed: Student Policies, Rules and Regulations: https://www.bnc.ox.ac.uk/about-brasenose/official-information

Transgender - information on Transgender and Gender Identity at Brasenose College here

Oxford University Student Welfare and Support Services:

Overview of services: https://www.ox.ac.uk/students/news/2019-11-12-overview-swss-resources-available-support-students

SWSS’ Confidentiality Policy: https://www.ox.ac.uk/sites/files/oxford/field/field_document/SWSS%20Confidentiality%20Statement.pdf

Meet the Welfare Team

Information on Brasenose's welfare network.

Welfare & Support

Information on the health and welfare assistance which is available to students.