Clare College Cambridge

Health & Welfare

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All students are allocated a personal Tutor,  a Fellow of Clare whose main roles are to advise on pastoral issues and to act as the student’s representative when dealing with the University or other institutions.

College Nurse 

Helen James is an experienced Registered General Nurse who can assist with a wide range of health and welfare needs. This includes assessment, support and advice for student’s experiencing minor illnesses and injuries, mental health issues or more general support for all manner of worries and personal or emotional issues. If more specialised help or treatment is required, the College Nurse can help refer you or point you in the right direction whether via your GP, the University Counselling Service or other local service.

The Dean

Rev'd Dr Jamie Hawkey is responsible for the running of the Chapel and has a general pastoral role in the College. He is happy to talk with all members of the College – of any faith or none – about any matters of concern.

Welfare Officers

The Welfare Officers are there,  alongside the College Pastoral team, to help provide support and advice to the student body.


Peer2Peer is a student-run programme which offers informal, confidential support to undergraduates and graduates during their time at Clare.