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 Cox and Salvesen Fellows

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. 

  • 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 Cox Fellow is Katie McKeogh

Photo of Katie McKeogh

The Salvesen Fellow is Daniel Harkin.

Daniel Harkin

    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

    Photo of Milly Gray

      The Home Bursar

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

      Gez Wells - Home Bursar

      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. Sarah Savalio, 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 (1st-9th Week) Mon-Fri* 0945-12.15 *closed on Thursday
      • for 0th week Trinity term 2019 - Monday 22nd 9.30am - 12.30pm and Wednesday 25th 9.30am - 12pm
      • new.nurse@nhs.net

      Please note

      Medication is not available from the College Nurse.

      If life is at risk, such as suspected heart attack, stroke, anaphylaxis, severe bleeding, difficulty breathing: please call 999

      A defibrillator is available in the Porters' Lodge.


      Useful numbers and resources:


      College Counsellor Service 9am-5pm: 01865 471717

      Out of Hours GP service:  111

      Samaritans 24hr (listening in a crisis) T: 08457 90 90 90

      Life threatening emergencies: 999 (Please always let the Porters know if you call an ambulance 01865 279500)

      Student Advice Service: 01865 288466

      Disability Advisory Service: 01865 280459

      Oxfordshire Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre: 0800 783 6294

      Oxfordshire Sexual Health Service: 01865 231231

      StuDental: 01865 689997

      Essential Support for the under 25s: https://www.themix.org.uk


      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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