Wellbeing and Welfare

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Balliol places great emphasis on supporting its students throughout their time in Oxford. This relies on good communication between you and the College, and we strongly encourage you to talk to your College Adviser or the Graduate Administrator from the very beginning about any concerns that you may have about your studies.

The start of the academic year will be very busy and you will be expected to manage the academic demands of your course from your first week. It is important therefore that you inform us as early as possible of any health, disability or welfare issue, so that we can work with you to ensure that you have appropriate support right from the start. For students who may need particular arrangements for exams, for example (such as extra time or use of a word processor), early contact is essential so that measures can be put in place.

We therefore encourage you to disclose any particular needs when you complete the Balliol Freshers’ Form. Please contact the Graduate Administrator for further discussion about this form if required. 

Should you find yourself in difficulty of any kind while you are at Balliol, there are also a number of other people in College to turn to for help and advice, including health professionals and counsellors, and more information in the Wellbeing & Welfare web pages.

Please see also the University’s useful pages on Oxford Transition Support

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