Corpus Christi College Oxford

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Support and Welfare

When you arrive at Corpus there is a full induction programme and one of our current undergraduates - probably in your own subject - will help you to settle in and answer any questions you may have about your new environment. As well as your ‘College parent' there are numerous people in Corpus you can turn to (e.g. College Advisors) if you have questions or concerns, and all conversations are completely confidential. These people are there if you need them because Corpus is a college that places a strong emphasis on the well-being and security of its students.


As well as your ‘College parent' there are numerous people in Corpus you can turn to if you have questions or concerns that you wish to discuss in confidence, or if you just want to be cheered up. You can speak to any of the following senior members of the College: the Welfare Dean/Chaplain (who isn't concerned about your religious beliefs, unless you want her to be); the Tutor for Women or the Tutor for Men or the following junior members: the JCR Peer Supporters; the JCR Welfare Officers; the JCR International Students Officer; the JCR LGBTQ Officer.  Individual subject tutors also feel a responsibility for the well-being of their students, and can discuss things with you in a confidential and non-judgemental way.


At Corpus you will belong to a student body comprised of a variety of faiths and the College often invites preachers who represent a range of denominations and theological perspectives. Whilst the Chapel provides a focus for many of the Christians in College, its services are open to everyone and members of all churches are always welcome to receive Communion. Visit our Chapel pages for more information.


The College's Disability Lead is the Domestic Bursar (Andy Rolfe) and the Disability Co-ordinator is the Academic Registrar (Rachel Pearson).  They work together to ensure that the needs of a student with a disability are met; they work closely with the University's Disability Advisory Service to ensure that all reasonable adjustments are made and the day to day needs of a disabled student are in place. The College adheres to the guiding principles of the University's Common Framework Statement for supporting disabled students.

Medical Facilities

There are two College Doctors whose surgery is a minute's walk from Corpus; a temporary College Nurse is currently in post and can be visited in her surgery in Christ Church.  There is also an NHS College dentist. Various members of staff have First Aid training and there is always a Porter on duty who can be contacted in the event of an emergency.

Financial Support

Should you suffer financial hardship, the College's Maintenance Committee regularly gives grants to students to help alleviate the problem. Corpus has three schemes to help students meet the costs of maintenance: Ongoing Support; Emergency Support; and Moving-Out Loans. Please see Student Finance for further details.

There are also a number of services within the University to whom you can turn to for help and advice including the Student Advice Service and the Counselling Service.

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