Tutor for Welfare

The College has appointed Jonathan Black, a senior member of the College, as the Tutor for Welfare. His role is to oversee the provision of student support within the College. Email: jonathan.black@new.ox.ac.uk

Jonathan works with an experienced College welfare team. This team is available to listen to student concerns and offer support.

Undergraduates and graduates can contact the Welfare team - contact details below. However, please note that we are unable to discuss welfare issues with parents or guardians.

Jonathan Black

The Team

The Academic Registrar

Freyja Madsen is available to chat to students about personal matters, support for disabled students, suspension, or any other academic concerns. She is a first point of contact for all students.

  • available during office hours - drop into her room (4 OB 5)
  • call (01865 2)79596
  • or email tuition@new.ox.ac.uk

Freyja Madsen

The Welfare Administrator

Camilla Gray is available to chat to students and talk about personal matters or concerns around life in College

The Cox and Salvesen Fellows

The Cox Fellow is Katie McKeogh and the Salvesen Fellow is Daniel Harkin. They are happy to talk to all New College students and are a good first port of call for information about services and support available within College and the university. To make an appointment:

  • available by appointment during working hours, after 5pm and at weekends
  • The Fellows may be contacted via the Porters Lodge on (01865-2)79555
  • email welfare@new.ox.ac.uk

The Home Bursar

Gez Wells is available to talk to students about domestic issues, personal matters or any concerns you have with College life.

Advisor to the Welfare Team

As former Director of Student Welfare and Support Services, Elsa Bell provides guidance and advice to the Welfare Team. 

Elsa Bell

College Nurse

New College students have access to a drop-in clinic on-site, located at 1 New Buildings.  Heather Duignan, the College Nurse, is able to offer advice and support on minor illness and minor injuries in addition to providing supplementary support for those experiencing issues affecting their mental health

  • Clinic Opening times (0th-9th Week) Mon-Fri* 0945-12.15 *closed on Wed


JCR and MCR Welfare Officers

The JCR and MCR committees have elected welfare officers who can refer students to the right people for advice and guidance. More information can be found on the JCR website and the MCR website.



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