Welcome to the WCSA welfare page! Here you will find an outline of services and support available to you both in and out of college.
Your WCSA Welfare Officer is: Wayne Weaver who can be reached at:
Welfare: My role involves keeping an eye on the welfare and wellbeing of all students in College, which I do with continued welfare training from CUSU. Part of the training means that I am able to provide students with confidential welfare support so feel free to contact me with absolutely anything you need to talk about.
Equality & Diversity: Being Welfare Officer entails representing all minority groups within the college. This includes, but isn’t limited to, the following: Females (all self-defining women), Non-Binary students, LGBTQ+ (all self-identifying students), Disabled students (all who self-define as having seen or unseen disabilities, whether diagnosed or not), International students, Part-Time students and Student Parents (all those with children/families).
As representative, my job is to provide support; promote understanding and awareness; facilitate participation and engagement; and above all, ensure equality and inclusion for all students. Representing the views and voices of students is essential and this can be absolutely anything from questions or suggestions to issues and complaints.
Additionally, my role serves as a point of contact between students, the college and the University, so feel free at any time to contact me with any questions, suggestions or issues you have!
As part of pastoral support, you are assigned a Tutor who throughout the year is there to support you with any issues you have, for example worries about finance, mental health concerns, personal issues or questions related to University procedures.
Undergrads are assigned a Director of Studies who provides you with academic support throughout your studies. Any academic related concerns can be discussed with them.
The college nurse is Sally MacCallum who can be reached by email at: or by phone: 01223 (3)35901. Health related consultations as well as emotional support is offered to both graduates and undergraduates during the year. The clinic is located in Morrison House and clinic times (no appointment necessary) are: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 11:00-12:00, Thursday 15:00-16:00.
For more information see the college website: http://www.wolfson.cam.ac.uk/health
The porters are first aid trained and available 24/7 to help you with any queries or worries, including directing you to whoever you need.
Samaritans Drop-In sessions:
The Samaritans is a charity that offers non-judgmental support and the college offers confidential drop-in sessions with Samaritans on site. This term, these sessions will be held in Plommer House from 7-9PM on Wednesdays 12th Oct-2nd November inclusive. No appointment required. You can read more on http://www.samaritans.org.
No Tolerance Harassment Policy
The Students’ Unions’ Advice Service
If you have a question or concern about your time in Cambridge, whether educational or personal, the Students’ Unions’ Advice Service can offer you a listening ear and help you explore your options. The SUAS offer free, confidential and independent support for students. They are open to all students, including intermitting students, nonreturning students, spouses, families and dependents of any current students.
SUAS is open during the holidays so if you have any questions or would like support with any issues you can contact them by phone (01223 746999) or email ().
CUSU Welfare officer
For useful welfare advice, information and services you can also reach out to the Cambridge University Students’ Union welfare officer, Micha Frazer-Carrol at:
The University Counselling Service
Offering individual or group sessions by trained counsellors, see: www.counselling.cam.ac.uk/selfhelp/leaflets/freshers for more information. The service is open to all undergraduate students in residence and graduate students on the register (including students of the Theological Colleges).
For appointments: https://forms.counselling.cam.ac.uk/form
2/3 Bene’t Place,
Monday-Friday (term time only)
Tel: 01223 332865