Welfare Officers & Student Advice Centre
The Union of Clare Students (UCS) has two Welfare Officers, who are there to aid students by providing support and advice for any problems within college. Alongside welfare reps, it is their job to be active in college life, providing information about sexual health and work stress etc. They are able to provide resources such as condoms, pregnancy tests and information on how to request chlamydia tests. Although these are important aspects of the role, the welfare officers are primarily there to, along with the nurse, provide any form of support required by all of the student body.
The Middle Common Room (MCR) at Clare is the home to around 300 students who are studying for Masters or Doctorates in the Arts and Sciences. There is a MCR Welfare Officer who is there to support graduate students.
For further information please see the MCR website
External to College:
CUSU & the Graduate Union provide confidential and independent support to all students through the Student Advice Service They employ a full time, Professional Student Adviser whose primary role is providing confidential support to students.
The Welfare & Rights Officer, Education Officer and Women's Officer are also able to provide support and representation. You can contact them at any time, whether it's a first point of call or a last resort. Their support is student-centred and free: they are independent from the College and the University so no one will know that you've contacted them unless you tell them.
The Graduate Union offers guidance to graduates with academic, financial and welfare concerns. If you need to discuss any issues in a confidential setting please contact the GU Welfare Officer. They will then arrange a meeting or discuss the issues by email or phone, according to your preferences.