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Student Support and Wellbeing

We have an excellent student support system at Hatfield College to support you throughout your time as a student at Durham University.

This provision is designed to ensure that you get the most from your time at Durham, receive help when in difficulty, and are supported in your personal development through your studies and beyond.

We can support you with:

  • Academic concerns
  • Health concerns and what to do if you are ill
  • Social and relationship issues
  • Family support and help with childcare and/or schooling
  • Harassment and bullying
  • Sexual misconduct and violence

We are here to help you work through any problems you may be facing and will be equally happy to see you for a chat when all is well. The support you receive from College comes from a number of sources and is available to all students whether you live in College or live out. This includes:

  • Student support through the Assistant Master and Student Support Officer
  • College referral system to other departments such as Counselling Services and Disability Support
  • Hatfield Trust Hardship Funds to nurture student development, create an inclusive community and support students in unexpected circumstances, thanks to the generosity of alumni and friends
  • Peer and welfare support from the Junior Common Room and the Resident Wardens
  • Personal development support via our College Mentors
  • Out of hours emergency welfare support via our Porters and Duty Officer who are on call 24/7

We are here to support you through whatever challenge you are facing, especially if you believe they are having a negative impact on your studies and University experience.

The Student Support Office can be found on the ground floor of the Rectory building.