Regent’s has a fantastic network of people to whom students can turn when in need of support.
Among undergraduates, there is a team of trained peer supporters, led by a Welfare Officer elected at a JCR meeting in Michaelmas. These peer supporters have the use of a safe room where students can discuss matters in private, but they also put on welfare events, such as barbecues and sports events, at intervals throughout the term. The JCR welfare budget is the highest per student of any college in the University.
For more serious problems, there is a strong network of pastoral support among college staff. The dean, Dr Nicholas Wood, is responsible for discipline and pastoral care among students, and is always happy to talk to students in need of support. He works in close conjunction with the junior deans, Matthew Mills, Scott Ables and Karen Ables, who maintain discipline and provide pastoral support while living onsite. The Rev’d Myra Blyth, the college chaplain, also undertakes a substantial amount of pastoral care for members of the college community at all levels.
University can be hard, but we believe that nobody should have to struggle alone. It is for this reason that we take pride in the outstanding support network we have within college, and hold it to be one of the Regent’s community’s greatest strengths.