Welfare

Churchill MCR welfare officers

More about the welfare officer positions: http://mcr.chu.cam.ac.uk/mcr-committee/committee-roles/welfare-officers/

MCR Welfare resources and additional information:

General information

Click on the links below for other sources of information and advice (lists of support groups, useful phone numbers etc)

Other college resources

  • Porters (+44 1223 336000): First point of contact for any emergencies
  • Rebecca Sawalmeh (TAS@chu.cam.ac.uk): First point of contact for non-emergencies
  • Tutor: Financial and academic issues (ask Rebecca who your tutor is)
  • College nurse: Jo Livingstone (+44 1223 36133 or nurse@chu.cam.ac.uk)
    • Jo is available in the college surgery at the times advertised on the student and Porters’ pin board as well as the Nurse surgery website. Start here for any physical or mental health concerns.
  • College Counsellor: Veronica McDouall (+44 1223 364127 or 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.
  • College parents: General questions about life in Cambridge, recommendations for good pubs, etc. 🙂

University resources

  • University Counselling Service (www.counselling.cam.ac.uk/studentcouns)
    • Pre-counseling form and consultation
    • Self-help leaflets
    • Individual and group sessions
    • There can be a long wait during term time, so try other resources during term if possible
  • Students’ Unions’ Advice Service (www.studentadvice.cam.ac.uk/)
    • A professional listening and signposting service that provides free, non-judgmental and confidential support to Cambridge students.
    • Independent from colleges
    • Deals with mental health issues, academic issues, complaints, disciplinary issues, intermission… If you don’t know where to turn, start with SUAS.
    • Email, ring or drop-in!
  • CUSU Officers
  • GU Officers

LGBT+ resources: http://www.cusu-lgbt.com/

  • CUSU LGBT Listings, Updated weekly
  • Gay club nights –
    • Glitterbomb @ Kuda – every Tuesday from 10pm
    • Dot Cottons @ The Q club, last Sat of the month
    • Oh! Rama, currently @ the Union, twice each term (beginning and end)
  • CUSU LGBT Phoneline 01223 740 777 (Tuesdays in term, 8pm-10pm).
  • Gay pubs – both now closed, unfortunately. Cambridge used to have the Fleur de Lys (closed 2010) and The Five Bells. Your best bet nowadays is probably in London – try looking around Soho for starters (touristy, but lots going on).