Churchill College is a welcoming and supportive community. As a postgraduate student here you will have a strong support network of fellow students and College staff.

The University is responsible for your teaching and research supervision. As your college, Churchill will provide pastoral support within a stimulating academic community.


Churchill prides itself on being a caring community where student wellbeing is a priority. There are a large number of people students can turn to for advice and help. The Postgraduate Office and other college staff will help and advise on a wide range of issues. The College Nurse not only copes with minor physical ailments but is a sympathetic listener and the college counsellor offers a professional and confidential counselling service for anyone experiencing personal problems or difficulties.

All staff and students are encouraged to keep an eye out for anyone experiencing difficulties and ensure appropriate help and support is provided.

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All postgraduate students are given a tutor. Tutors are concerned with your welfare and progress throughout your time at the Churchill. Academic problems are primarily the responsibility of your research supervisor or Director of Studies, but these matters can also be discussed with your college tutor. You can contact you tutor at any time for advice or help on any academic, administrative, financial or emotional problems you may be experiencing.


All new postgraduate students at Churchill are given the opportunity to have a college mentor from the College's Fellowship. Mentors volunteer to take on this social and friendly role to welcome you to Churchill and to dine together at formal halls from time to time.


Churchill also has a strong student peer support network. An important part of college life is the Middle Common Room (MCR) - a term for the postgraduate student body, and for the shared space graduate students enjoy in college. Churchill's MCR Committee has several welfare officers, who offer confidential counselling and support services. They are available to listen and chat about any worries you have or problems you may be experiencing no matter how big or small.

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College Nurse & Counsellor

The College Nurse copes with minor physical ailments and is a sympathetic listener, whilst the College Counsellor offers a professional and confidential counselling service if you are experiencing any personal problems or difficulties.

College Nurse

College Counsellor