Student health, welfare and wellbeing

University support and arrangements

Information about University support, advice and services can be found on the Welfare and Wellbeing web pages, which are primarily for students on award-bearing courses (undergraduate or postgraduate qualifications).

Disabilities support

If you have an impairment or condition which may affect your studies, please refer to our web page Students with Disabilities, and contact the Department's Student Support Administrator if you have any questions.

Medical emergencies and non-urgent issues

NHS 111 urgent health advice service

If you are unsure whether you should visit the Emergency Department (A&E), or if you are experiencing an illness or injury in the evening or at the weekend, call NHS 111 for 24/7 urgent health advice.

If you are taken ill while attending classes in Oxford, the nearest doctor can be contacted at the Jericho Health Centre, Walton Street (01865 311234). Please ask Reception or a member of staff for assistance if you need it. Matriculated students should contact their college doctor or nurse.

See also for more about dealing with both emergencies and non-urgent medical issues.

International students and healthcare

The Living in the UK website offers tips on preparing to live in the UK, and explains what practical tasks need to be undertaken before and after arrival, including arrangements for healthcare. NB You should check whether you have appropriate medical insurance.           

EU/EEA Students and health arrangements

Please refer to Oxford and the EU: student Q&As for the latest advice for current and new students; please note that the advice could evolve over time.