Peer support is a crucial part of welfare, both in college and at the University. Green Templeton College Student Peer Supporters are available to talk with you informally about anything that is concerning you.
If you have doubts or issues to work through, or just need an impartial, completely confidential ear to listen, they are here to help you out, providing an informal and friendly service.
All Peer Supporters undergo 30 hours of training with the Oxford University Counselling Service before taking up their post.
You can email a peer supporter to set up a meeting or get in touch on behalf of friends that you are worried about.
If you have any questions about joining the Peer Support Team, training or playing a greater role in the college, then please contact any one of our Peer Supporters.
Learn more about becoming a Peer Supporter.
Green Templeton’s Peer Supporters
You can contact peer supporters via email personally or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. If you cannot reach a peer supporter and are in need of immediate help, please contact a Junior Dean (+44 (0)7868 185963) or The Lodge (+44 (0)1865 274770). If it is an emergency, please contact emergency services on 999.
The information on this page is also available as a downloadable poster.
You can also read an interview with our Peer Supporters with more details on how their roles work, how to contact them, and what they can provide.
Happy to chat about any all aspects of student life and welfare, either virtually or in person (socially distanced, of course)
Originally I’m from a tiny country in the Balkans called Macedonia. I’ve lived in Oxford over four years and it’s my second home. This is my second year at GTC and I decided to become a Peer Supporter because I thought it would be a great way to engage with the college community and build meaningful connections within it. Please do get in touch if any of those activities sound enjoyable to you or if you simply feel like chatting about any aspect(s) of your experience here.
British 4th year medical student. Did pre-clinical medicine at Brasenose and recently took a year out to travel and work in research. Learning to grow veg in my spare time on a small allotment. Open for a chat and to hear you out. Get in contact to figure out a time that works.
I have a passion for science almost as strong as my passions for Netflix shows and coffee. From Japan and lived in Singapore and Boston, USA – so I understand the struggles of adjusting to a new environment! Happy to chat over a walk or coffee.
I’m an Austrian postgrad in Molecular Medicine from Vienna, who lived for a bit in the States before moving to Oxford for my DPhil. Outside the lab I enjoy running, climbing and reading good books. I’m always happy to have a chat.
Born and raised in California, Jordan recently completed his MPhil in Medical Anthropology before continuing onto the DPhil in Anthropology. He enjoys playing and listening to music, reading and cooking. Jordan is always willing to have a chat, especially over coffee.
Chinese postgrad in Finance from Chengdu who has lived around different places (the US, Japan) before moving to the UK for further study and work. In my leisure, I enjoy rowing, volunteering, watching good series and having deep conversations.
I come from Bosnia and Herzegovina but I lived in Abu Dhabi and London for my undergraduate studies and have moved to Oxford for my MSc and DPhil studies. I study neuroscience, focusing on pre-clinical research of mental health treatments. I am happy to chat about anything on your mind and I’m also a trained bereavement counsellor working for the Cruse centre in Oxford.
I’m a grad entry medicine student who previously studied chemistry. In my spare time I enjoy running, lifting weights and baking yummy treats!
Peer of Colour
I’m a medic by day and a medic by night! In my spare time I enjoy singing and trying out new recipes. I’m happy to chat if there is something on your mind.
I’m a DPhil in Law candidate and I’m interested in various topics at the intersection of technology and law. I think the most important support I can offer is to be a good and understanding listener and then, of course a guide. A guide in the sense of informing people about the opportunities the university and the college offer for wellbeing purposes.