Jesus College has a multi-layered web of welfare support available to students throughout their time here. Here are your college contacts…

College Doctor

TUESDAY: Dr Chris Hornby 2.30pm-3.30pm
FRIDAY: Dr Cathy Aylward 10.30am-11.30am

For doctors’ appointments in college, either email or write your date of birth on the sign-up sheet in the waiting room.

You can also attend the main surgery if you prefer:

172 Banbury Road, OX2 7BT
01865 515731
Opening hours: Monday - Friday 8.30am-6.30pm.

If you need a doctor out of hours, ring 01865 515731 and you will be connected to the doctor on call.

For emergencies, ring 999.
For NHS (health services) emergencies, ring 111.

College Nurse

The nurse may be found in Staircase XV in 0-9th weeks.

MONDAY: 2.30pm - 5.30pm
TUESDAY: 2.00pm - 4.30pm
WEDNESDAY: 2.30pm - 5.00pm
THURSDAY: 9.30am - 12.00pm
FRIDAY: 9.00am - 12.00pm

Telephone number: 01865 2-79705

Jesus College students can also visit the nurse during her surgery times at Wadham College. These are available on the intranet.

College Counsellor

Dr Juliet Bulman ( provides a confidential space to listen to your emotional concerns and issues. Sessions are by email appointment on Mondays weeks 0-9 inclusive, in Room I/4.


Revd Dr Megan Daffern ( gives pastoral support to all members of the College regardless of religious affiliation.

Office: Room XIV/2
Telephone number: 01865 2-79757

Academic Services Manager & Disability Coordinator

Sailesh Vyas ( advises on academic provision for students, exam arrangements, financial matters, and general welfare issues.

Office: Room III/6
Telephone number: 01865 2-79720

Fellow for Welfare

Dr Alex Gajda is a point of contact for any welfare problem a student might have. She holds a weekly office hour during Full Term, weeks 1-8, on Monday, 9.00am-10.00am, when any student may drop by.

Office: Room XV/6
Telephone number: 01865 2-87254

Acting Academic Director

Dr Anne Mullen ( advises on all welfare concerns, especially those which affect your academic studies.

Office: Room III/4a
Telephone number: 01865 2-79720

International Advisor

It can be hard to adapt to life in a new country. Ewan Smith ( advises on how to make the most of your time in the UK, helping with any issue common to international students.

Student Support library collection

Our Jesus College librarians have compiled a Student Support section in the Lower Meryicke Library (labelled SS) which holds books covering a range of welfare issues and study skills. Anyone can borrow these books, either for your own use or to give to a friend, and borrowing is completely anonymous. Simply take any book from the shelf for as long as you need and put it on the returns trolley when you are finished with it.