|GCR Welfare Contacts||Health and Welfare||Night Safety|
|Harassment||Info for Student parents||LGBTQA|
We hope that your time at St Antony’s will be a wonderful, happy and trouble-free experience but we also realise that there are times when you will need some help or support. There are various resources available throughout the college and in the broader university and Oxford communities.
Many of the contact details are available below, or in the Purple Welfare binder in the CCR, on the Welfare notice board (next to the Fellows’ Dining Room) or OUSU. If you need further information, pointing in the direction of other resources or just need to chat please contact either the VP welfare or one of the Welfare Officers – see contact details. You can also contact OUSU (the Oxford University Student Union), which provides welfare services including counseling, student advice services as well as useful publications about life in Oxford details below.
Contact GCR 2011 coming soon
Nota Bene: For any urgent matters please ask for these officers’ phone numbers at the Porter’s Lodge
OUSU has produced extensive information about academic appeals, plagiarism and the university regulations, available here. Also please feel free to email the VP Academic or VP Welfare.
- University’s Information Pack
- OUSU provides a summary of information for students who may be eligible for special exam arrangements: click here
Safety Bus: Call 07714 445050 between 9pm–3am Monday to Saturdays and 9pm–1am on Sundays. The bus will pick you up and deliver you to any destination within the ring road, all for only £1 donation per trip.
Night bus: Night buses run on some routes in the city centre, with prices from £2.50. Departing from the High Street.
Taxis: It’s essential that you take taxis that are from licensed and reputable firms. Black cabs are fine if you don’t want to ring ahead of time, but it can be cheaper if you book with a firm:
- Radio Taxis: 01865 242424
- 01: 01865 240000
- ABC: 01865 775577
Staying safe if you’re walking on your own. If the street lighting isn’t working, call 0800 317 802 to report it. Plan your route in advance – you’re more vulnerable if you look (or are) lost. Don’t talk on your phone or listen to music. You’ll be less aware of what’s going on around you, and it displays that you have something worth stealing. If you’re worried that someone is following you, cross the road, and then cross back after a few minutes. If you must walk on your own, make sure someone knows and is expecting a call or text to confirm that you’re home safely. Avoid walking in the city around closing time, to avoid angry and/or drunk people.
Where to get help if there is a problem:
- Contact the College Lodge on 01865 284700.
- Call the Police dial 999 for emergencies, 0845 8 505 505 for non-emergencies. Even if you don’t want to follow it up, reporting incidents means the police can identify crime ‘hot spots’ in the city. The Thames Valley Police are very aware of crimes such as homophobic or racist hate crime, domestic violence and sexual harassment and assault – you can expect to be fully supported and respected.
- Victim Support offers free and confidential help to victims of crime, their family, friends and anyone else affected. We give information, emotional support and practical help. You don’t have to report a crime to the police to get our help and can get support at any time, whenever the crime happened. Tel: 0845 450 3883.
- Crimestoppers is an independent charity helping to find criminals and help solve crimes. They have an anonymous phone number, 0800 555 111, that you can call to pass on information about crime; alternatively you can send them information anonymously via their website.
- OSARCC (Oxford Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre) is a collective of women committed to supporting survivors of sexual abuse, rape, domestic abuse, and harassment. They offer a free and confidential service to women and girls who are dealing with the effects of sexual violence. 01865 726 295 or free phone 0800 783 6294
- If you need childcare, application form for the University nurseries or information about the University play scheme contact the Childcare Services Team by clicking here.
- The Student Parent Handbook, published by OUSU is a useful resource. Here are links:
>> OUSU Parents and Childcare PDF copy
>> OUSU Parents and Childcare webpage
- Information on graduate housing for couples is available here.
- The Oxford Children’s Information Service is an excellent resource for queries about any aspect of bringing up children, activities, childcare etc. They can be contacted on 08452 26 26 36.
- To learn more about events for spouses and children and the Antonian Spouses Society visit: Societies
Everyone has the right to live in an environment free from harassment. Harassment includes any form of unwarranted behaviour towards a person that affects that person’s work or quality of life. Harassment might be a one-off incident or series of incidents and can take many different forms, including intimidation, bullying, unwarranted sexual advances, exclusion, or physical abuse. Examples of harassment include hostile behaviour based on a person’s sex, sexual orientation, age, race, religion or disability. There is additional information about harassment available here.
If you feel you are being harassed you should feel free to contact the men’s or women’s officers or any other member of the GCR welfare team. Additionally, each college, faculty and department in the university has two confidential advisors. If you wish to contact someone external to the college and your department, you can contact the University’s confidential Harassment Hotline on (2)70760 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for referral to someone outside the college, department or faculty.
The OUSU Student Advice Service can also provide confidential advice and support to students and can be contacted on (2)88450/1 or by emailing email@example.com.
The code of practice on harassment including bullying sets out the University’s policy. Harassment is a serious offence and is punishable under the University’s disciplinary procedure: http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/eop/har/harcode1.shtml
The Student Counselling Service Provides support and advice including counselling for individuals who are suffering ill-health issues including those associated with harassment and bullying: http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/shw/counserv.shtml
Welcome to St. Antony’s. If you are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, you should enjoy this experience as much as any other student! The college prides itself on its open and non-threatening environment, and the LGBTQA officer is happy to answer your questions about gay life in Oxford, or deal with complaints and problems. Michaelmas term usually culminates spectacularly in the Halloqueen drag party, which last year saw hundreds of eager Priscillas bop the night away in the Buttery. The college is yours to enjoy. Claim it!
Useful hints and resources:
- Mondays’ FLIRT is Oxford’s most popular gay theme night [OFS, George Street]
- On Fridays the COVEN also becomes an LGB den [Oxpens Rd; Tel. 01865 861529]
- The CASTLE is a nice gay pub near the city centre [24 Paradise Street; Tel. 01865 201510]
- For condoms and other FREE supplies, and information about STIs, including HIV/Aids, pay a visit to the friendly staff of the Terrence Higgins Trust on Pembroke Street [Tel. 01865 243389]
- To stay on top of student events, join the University’s LGB Society, and sign up to their mailing list at http://lgbsoc.com/
- For info on venues in Oxford and more, visit http://www.queeroxford.co.uk/
- Oxford Friend Lesbian and Gay Helpline. Free and confidential lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender helpline: http://www.oxfordfriend.co.uk/
- The Survival Guide, which is a general guide to welfare;
- The Living Out Guide, which includes information on and about accommodation;
- The Guide for Students with Disabilities;
- The Eating Disorders Handbook;
- The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer (LGTBQ) Handbook.
Other Welfare Resources in or around Oxford:
- University of Oxford Student Health and Welfare Page:
- Enough! Group supports students with disordered eating:
- Oxfordshire Mind provides help, support and information regarding mental health issues:
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