Wellbeing sources of support

Our key strategic vision is to create a working environment in which students and staff can achieve their full potential. There is a wealth of services and resources available to support your wellbeing at work, which can in itself feel overwhelming – we have summarised the key sources of support on these pages but if you need anything at all please speak to one of the HR Team, or contact @email.

Departmental Networks

  • Mathematrix  is a student-led group where postgraduates, postdocs and staff discuss and explore topics related to challenges in academic life and being a minority in the maths community.
  • The Mirzhikhani Society is the society for women and non-binary students studying Maths at the University of Oxford.
  • The BIPOC STEM Network is for postgraduates, research staff, academic staff and administrative/support staff that identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Colour) or BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) as well as allies.
  • SPECTRA is our inter-departmental LGBTQ+ Network; please contact @email for more information and to get involved.
  • Fridays@4 is our networking, career and skills development series for postgraduate students and ECRs. See the Events page for details of term-time sessions.
  • Happy Hour happens every Friday at 5pm during term-time, in the Common Room.
  • PSS coffee take place at 11am on the first Thursday and third Tuesday of each month - come and join others from across the professional services teams for an informal coffee in the Common Room.
  • Women’s Coffee is a chance to for female and trans students and staff to meet together, at 3pm each Thursday in weeks 2, 4, 6 & 8, up the Boardroom (N4.01).

University support

Occupational Health provides a service that promotes and supports physical and mental wellbeing in the workplace; there is detailed advice and guidance on offer via their website on a range of issues, as well as the option for referrals to a specialised clinician.

The MPLS Equality Diversity & Inclusion team support mental health and wellbeing across the division.

The central Equality & Diversity Unit have a team of advisors and a bank of resources covering each area of equality and diversity - in relation to both staff and students (noting that provision for disabled students is the responsibility of the Disability Advisory Service, while support for staff is provided by the EDU's staff disability officer).

New menopause guidance

The University has recently developed guidance for staff and for line managers who support them.

Please contact us with feedback and comments about this page. Last updated on 08 Nov 2023 14:22.