Welfare Officers

The Welfare Officers are here to help with any personal problems of the MCR, and make life that much more comfortable. Please feel free to contact them about anything.

Men’s Welfare

The MCR Male Welfare Officer (mcr-menswelfare@chu) is to see that all members of the MCR have someone to talk to, and to improve the well-being of all MCR members.

Women’s Welfare Officer

The MCR Female Welfare Officer (mcr-womenswelfare@chu) is there to see that all members of the MCR have someone to talk to if they are feeling troubled.

Families’ Representative

The MCR Families Representative (mcr-families@chu) shall represent the views of the members of the Middle Common Room with families. In the absence of an equivalent officer on the GU, she/he will liaise with the GU Mature Students’ Representative.

LGBT Officer

The LGBT Officer is there to provide a supportive atmosphere for everyone, be they gay, bi, trans, or just unsure.  In some years this is a joint position held together with the JCR.

Other Welfare Information

Please see the welfare page for lots of useful welfare information.

Apart from the counselling and support activities mentioned below, the MCR Welfare Officers are also responsible for the Parenting Scheme, in which Freshers are given a “parent” to introduce them to Churchill.

Your MCR Welfare Officer is there for you to chat to about any worries you have or problems you may be experiencing. Don’t hesitate to contact them no matter how silly you may think the reason. Having problems filling in forms? Irritated with your supervisor? Stressed? Relationship trouble? Housemates driving you mad? Money worries? Or just fancy a cup of coffee/tea or a beer in the MCR bar… get in touch! They can also provide you with free condoms, lubricant, oral shields (dental dams), pregnancy tests, and attack alarms. Female condoms (femidoms) and non-latex condoms are available upon request.

  • The College Nurse (Jo Livingstone) 01223 36133. Jo is available in the college surgery at the times advertised outside the TAS office.
  • The College Counsellor (Veronica McDouall) 01223 364 127. Veronica can be contacted on counsellor@chu.cam.ac.uk. You can also pop to room 1H on Tuesdays between 1:30 and 2:15 pm during full-term for a drop-in session.
  • Local GP Surgeries
    • Huntingdon Rd Surgery 01223 364 127
    • 67 Bridge Street 01223 355 060