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The Junior Deans are a good first point of contact for welfare issues and at least one of them is always on call, 24 hours a day. They are graduate students and they act as welfare support, first aiders and fire wardens.
James Charlesworth (based at the GAB):
firstname.lastname@example.org 07990 805286
Julie Dequaire (based on the main site):
email@example.com 07730 096917
The Nurse is available in College on a part-time basis during Weeks 0 to 9 of each term and is located in the Arnold Room, behind the Pichette Auditorium. She can help you manage health problems and illnesses and is able to refer you elsewhere when necessary. She can give advice on injuries and care for wounds, apply dressings, remove stitches, give advice on contraception and the emergency pill, and help with advice for emotional and psychological problems.
|Monday||1.15pm - 3.15pm|
|Tuesday||8.45am - 10.45am|
|Wednesday||8.45am - 10.45am|
|Thursday||3.45pm - 5.45pm|
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 01865 610955
There are peer supporters within both the JCR and MCR, but you can contact either should you wish to speak with them. They are trained to help with welfare concerns and work to strict confidentiality rules. Find out more about the Peer Support programme and how to get in touch.
JCR and MCR welfare support
Welfare representatives are elected by the common rooms to support their peers in welfare concerns and to promote these within the college. You should contact welfare reps to discuss your concerns and for advice on where you can turn. They have access to a range of free resources which students can take advantage of such as condoms, tampons, pregnancy tests and rape alarms as well as reimbursing you for the morning after pill and other prescriptions you may have filled on the NHS or privately - all of which will be dealt with confidentially.
Mike Fuller email@example.com
Kate Partridge firstname.lastname@example.org
Joshua Harvey email@example.com
Zana Chaka firstname.lastname@example.org
The Governing Body has appointed two Fellows to act as Welfare Advisers to students. If you experience a problem which you feel you would prefer not to discuss with a Tutor or College Officer, the Welfare Advisers are ready to advise and help in any such case, on an entirely confidential basis. Such a problem might be of either an academic or a personal nature but for medical questions the College Nurse (01865 610955) or College Doctor (01865 240501) should be consulted.
Dr. Rebekah White, please email: email@example.com
Prof. Stephen Tuck, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew Teal: email@example.com
The College Chaplain is available to discuss matters of welfare or academic life with people of all faiths and none. “Many of the meetings are occasional, prompted by a meeting in the Quad or Farthings, and may be prompted by a desire to reflect upon a particular issue or crisis. People are welcome to grab the moment and just let something out or share it. These meetings are predominantly problem-centred, though there has to be a foundation of trust. I try to make it clear that I won’t refer to it again outside of that meeting, but of course the person seeing me is welcome to do so in the future if and when they need to. In practice the vast majority of meetings are not about faith or religion, though when they are, the point is the same as below: not to offer a pre-packaged solution, but to be present and accompany someone as they explore things with their own integrity." Andrew Teal
The Academic Office can help with any questions relating to your course or scholarly life at Pembroke. They are also the office with responsibility for disability-related matters and special exam arrangements. A full list of Academic Office contacts can be found here.
Dean and Deputy Dean
Clive Siviour is a Tutorial Fellow in Engineering and Linda Flores is a Tutorial Fellow in Japanese.Their focus is in part on maintaining College discipline, but they do this with the aim of fostering a supportive environment and maintaining an inclusive and friendly College community, so that everyone can get the most out of their academic work as well as their free time. They approach all questions, including those of College discipline, from what is very much a welfare perspective, and they are always happy to hear from students who have any concerns.
College Porters - 01865 276444
The porters are responsible for security, fire response, keys, post, switchboard, visitor reception and deliveries. If you need help in any respect, at any time of day or night, you can call or visit the porters. This could be trouble with neighbours, first aid or very urgent maintenance problems. For routine maintenance you should send an online request via the intranet.
Home Bursar/PREVENT Lead
Mike Naworynsky: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can contact Mike if you have medical or other requirements which may require adjustments to the College environment or normal routines, for example, the need for a room which accommodates a physical disability or changing how, when or where your meals are taken.
Mike also acts as the PREVENT lead in College. PREVENT is one of the four strands of the Government's counter-terrorism strategy and it aims to ensure that public authorities ‘…have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism'. Pembroke College Governing Body, with the support of the JCR and MCR, have implemented the PREVENT policy by ensuring policies are in place (within College Regulations etc) which comply with legislation but are also ‘....not implemented in such a way that it overrides those existing rights without which the University of Oxford could not function as a place of higher learning. These existing rights include the rights to free expression, academic freedom, autonomy, confidentiality, privacy and equal treatment under the law – it is vital that the University continues to assert the importance of those rights.’
If at any stage you have any concerns about anyone in College who you are worried about in the context of radicalisation, or you want to discuss any element of the PREVENT Policy, please contact Mike in confidence. More detailed information on how the PREVENT duty is implemented in Oxford University can be found here.