Welfare at Merton is provided by the Chaplain, Welfare Advisor, Welfare Deans and College Nurse, and each is very happy to meet with all students on a one-to-one basis with respect to any issue at any time.

Medical Issues

The College Nurse, Sarah Sobo, holds a general surgery from 0th to 9th weeks of term to offer medical help and welfare support to all members of College. To make an appointment please email: merton.nurse2@nhs.net.

The College Doctor, Dr Laurence Leaver, and his partners Dr Mark O’Shea and Dr Joanna Lambert have their surgery at the Jericho Health Centre, New Radcliffe House, Walton Street, Oxford, OX2 6NW. Surgery hours are 8:30am – 6:00pm Monday to Friday and pre-bookable appointments only on Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30pm-8:30pm.

Appointments should normally be made by telephone, 01865 311234, or through the College Nurse.

More info about medical issues is available on the intranet (SSO required).

Student Officers

In addition to these official college positions, the JCR and MCR each elect wonderful Welfare Officers to assist with welfare concerns.

Contact information for the Welfare Officers can be found in the college welfare guides. They will also be running drop-in sessions throughout the year to make it even easier for you to have a chat with them about anything you may be concerned about.

The college also supervises a team of Peer Supporters who are trained in listening and communication skills and who are always available to meet with students. Their contact details can be found in the Welfare Guide. Freshers are assigned a designated Peer Supporter in Freshers’ Week.

Noah Yudkin
Welfare Officer
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Alex Philips
Welfare Officer
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