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Your wellbeing is of upmost importance and the College has initiatives in place to support and guide you throughout your studies and life.

Pastoral Care

The College has a strong pastoral care network for those times when you need guidance or extra support. From our experience, your peers are a vital source of support so our Pastoral Team includes students who are available for you to talk to. It may be a one-off conversation (no question or issue is too trivial) or they may offer suggestions about where to go next. The Pastoral Team includes:

  • The Vice-Rector has oversight of the welfare and pastoral care of students in College together with a primary role in risk management policies and procedures relating to students.
  • The Dean is closely involved in the pastoral care of students with special responsibility for academic matters.
  • The Dean of Students facilitates the co-ordination of the residence as a community, with an emphasis on resident wellbeing and pastoral care.
  • Resident Tutors (also known as House Tutors) provide proactive pastoral support for students and have a key role in maintaining a positive and inclusive culture throughout the College.
  • Sub-Deans oversee the after-hours care of students in conjunction with the Resident Assistants (RAs) and Corridor Representatives (CRs). They provide emergency care if necessary, ensure the security of the College and provide back-up for RAs if required.
  • Resident Assistants (RAs) provide mentoring, guidance and leadership to other students and assist the College in providing the best possible community life for its students. Each corridor has its own designated RA or Corridor Representative who helps students to settle into College, especially those students in their first year of university.
  • Corridor Representatives (CRs) reside on fresher corridors in College and are mentors to first-year students. They assist students on their corridor with making the transition from secondary to tertiary study and settling into college and university life.

Stress Management

To help you deal with the pressures of your studies, the College holds daily meditation classes every morning that teaches you how to focus on the issues at hand and achieve a more balanced lifestyle. These classes are open to all students and are a fantastic way to become focussed for the day.

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