Student Welfare

There are many people within Green Templeton College who are ready and available to assist you with issues that are affecting your welfare. This page aims to provide you with the key contacts in college.  along with some additional information about specialist services available outside of college. If you have a health or medical concern, please see the Health and Medical Support page.

Green Templeton follows the university’s Confidentiality in Student Welfare Guidance (PDF). Please contact if you need assistance accessing this document.

Academic Registrar

As the welfare lead and disability co-ordinator in the College Office team, Alison Franklin can be contacted if you require support for issues related to your induction, health and welfare, and or academic support including alternative examination arrangements, extension requests and financial assistance.

Alison can also be contacted about the Gender Expression Fund. More information on this fund can be found on the intranet.

Senior Tutor and Tutor for Graduates

Senior Tutor, Dr Alison Stenton can be contacted if you would like to discuss your academic progress, issues related to your academic support and academic engagement activities. As the College’s Equality & Diversity Lead, she can also be consulted, in confidence, on any issues related to harassment or discrimination.

Download Green Templeton Harassment Policy and Procedure (January 2020) 

Welfare Dean

The Dean, Professor Sue Ziebland, is responsible for welfare in the student body, ensuring that the college’s policies on welfare are being observed and reacting to individual cases, including on any issues related to harassment or discrimination, as these arise. The Dean is ex officio Chair of the Student Welfare Committee. Contact the Dean.

College Adviser

Your College Adviser can provide non-specialist pastoral support, for example on general academic engagement or coping issues, and/or direct you to appropriate persons for assistance.

Peer Support

Junior Dean

Green Templeton’s Junior Deans play a vital role in student welfare and college life, acting as key liaison figures between the college and the student body. They provide a frontline service and are the first point of contact for students experiencing issues that affect their welfare, no matter how big or small they are. They can offer a listening ear and signpost you to appropriate support.

The Junior Dean role is shared between Green Templeton students Tash Lutz, (DPhil in Geography and the Environment 2022),  Amy Booth (DPhil in Translational Health Sciences, 2021), Brendon Tankwa (DPhil in Geography and the Environment, 2022). They are the first point of contact for students experiencing issues that affect their welfare, no matter how big or small they are.

The Junior Dean mobile is +44 (0)7868 185963. Please note that the Junior Deans are only available during the day time during the vacation periods (outside of weeks 0-10).

Peer Supporters

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.

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Green Templeton’s Peer Supporters

You can contact peer supporters by emailing them personally. 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.

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.

GCR Welfare Reps

Your GCR Welfare representatives provide support and advice to all students and organize events such as welfare brunches, wellbeing walks and ‘crafternoons’ to promote students’ wellbeing. They provide support for any safety and/or sexual health-related questions and provide free contraception.

Green Templeton prides itself on its strong sense of community. We are all here to support each other, and each of you can play a part in looking after and maintaining that community. If you become concerned about one of your peers, you notice a change in their behaviour or they appear to be struggling, please let a member of the welfare team know.

Library collection on health and wellbeing

The library has also built up a small collection of books on Health and Wellbeing. This collection is designed to help you understand and improve your health and wellbeing. The books cover a variety of subjects including managing stress, mindfulness, dealing with anxiety and building happiness. You can find a list of the books on SOLO, the University’s resource discovery tool, using the tag gtc wellbeing.


Green Templeton College participates in the Safe Lodge Scheme.

Any Oxford University student can ask for help from any participating college lodge, under the Safe Lodge scheme. Look out for the green circle by the lodge entrance where you can go in and ask for a phone call back to your own college welfare team and a taxi home. Further information on Safety and Community across the University can be found here. Map of University Safe Lodge Scheme.

Outside office hours

The Porters’ Lodge is open 24/7, with the exception of Easter Bank Holiday weekend and Christmas vacations. Our friendly Porters team can also help you with general advice on who to contact if you are still unsure.