Vacation Opening Hours and Facilities

From Kirren, the Welfare Dean

Sometimes holiday seasons might not feel joyous- it can also be an anxious, sad or lonely time for some. All these feelings are valid and okay, and you’re not alone. You may find this site helpful- Vacation welfare support | University of Oxford

If you are spending any time in Oxford over the holiday period and wondering what events and activities are going on please do check out the Oxford Events Guide from Daily Info. To echo advice from the Senior Tutor and Academic Office, please do try to take a proper break from your studies to recharge your batteries, it will be far more productive for you in the longer term.  

If you run into any difficulties over the vacation, whatever your struggles please note you can call the Student Assistance Programme 24/7 Confidential Helpline- 0800 028 3766 any time of day over the vacation and you will get through to a BACP accredited counsellor who will be able to help you.

For any medical support, please call your GP Practice for an appointment. If you are registered with the College GP and are away from Oxford and you need medical support you can visit your ‘home’ GP as a temporary patient. If you have queries about repeat prescriptions; specialist referrals or surgery opening times then please contact your GP Practice.  

For the College Doctors, Dr Leaver & Partners, you can find that info on and their contact number is 01865 311234. For urgent but non-emergency medical advice dial 111 and in the event of an emergency please dial 999.