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Durham University

St John's College

Student Welfare Team (SJCR)

St John's Common Room (SJCR) provides student welfare provision, which is run and delivered by students themselves, complementing the staff-led support via the Senior Tutor's Office. The SJCR welfare provision is led by the SJCR Welfare Officer, and consists of the SJCR Student Support Team, the Welfare Events Team and the Representatives Committee.

The Welfare Team supports students by providing the following:

  • Drop-in Sessions – Drop-in sessions are held every evening of term from 7-8pm in the Welfare Room (Cranmer A2) by members of the Student Support Team. There is also a drop-in with the Disability Officer every Wednesday from 2-3pm and a drop in with the LGBTQ+ Rep every Thursday from 2-3pm. Drop-in sessions are confidential and non-judgemental, and provide a space where students can come and be listened to.
  • Signposting – The members of the student support team are trained to signpost others to the support systems the University offers, whether it is for academic, financial, or personal support.
  • Campaigns – The Welfare Events Team organises events to raise awareness and promote the main University awareness weeks. Up-to-date Welfare Events information can be found here.
  • Supplies – Supplies such as condoms, pregnancy tests and rape alarms are provided for free. Condoms can always be collected from the Welfare Room door.

To keep up to date with all the latest Welfare news, find John’s Welfare on Facebook ( or on Instagram (@johnscollegewelfare).


Contact us

Senior Tutor's Office

St John's College 
3 South Bailey 

Office hours: 8:3012:30, 13:3016:30

T: 0191 334 3842

Student support and wellbeing: 


College enquiries, admissions and accommodation:

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