The College and your immediate circle of friends is your first system of welfare support.
You can discuss personal difficulties in confidence with the Provost, Deputy Provost, Dean, College Administrator or College Tutors - the Welfare Team - and you can contact them through the College Office. There are two Welfare Officers on the JCRC. Your academic supervisor in your department is also responsible for your general welfare.
If you feel unable to speak to your academic supervisor or department, the Provost is always available to speak to on any matter of concern. The Health Centre (32)3290 and Counselling Service (32)2140 provide more specialised help. You can access additional support from the Chaplains (Chaplaincy Office, W/020, Wentworth College: (32)3131). Contacts for other faiths are listed in the Student Support Services Handbook.
The Students’ Union has a Welfare Officer who can put you in touch with appropriate agencies, and a Welfare Representative who will help in particular cases.
One important area of welfare is that of personal security, particularly at night, and all students should be familiar with such provisions as the SU late night minibus, the Escort Service, and the Taxi Service. Look after your possessions by leaving your doors or windows locked when you are not in your room.
Getting along with others is important and will help your time at University run smoothly. You can find information on how to deal with situations that may arise.
In addition to welfare support within the College, there is a network of support available to you from your academic department, central support services and student organisations. Information about these support services can be found in the Student Support Services Handbook, which is available from the Student Support Office in the Sally Baldwin Building, Block B.