• Tel: +44 (0) 191 334 5769
  • Email: president@st-aidans.com
  • Windmill Hill, Durham, DH1 3LJ

JCR Welfare Hours

The JCR Welfare Team (consisting of the JCR President, the Senior Welfare Officer and the Male, Female and Student Welfare Officers) hold contact hours each day throughout the week. Unless otherwise specified, all will take place in the JCR Welfare Room on C-Cross (near the Dining Hall balcony): Contact hours are every day from 5pm until 6pm

What are Welfare Contact Hours for?

The contact hours listed above offer a confidential, active listening service in which anyone can come along and talk. If you are experiencing any difficulties, the team will be able to point you in the right direction by signposting you to the relevant service or, will be able to refer you onto a member of staff from the Student Support Team below. During these hours, you can also pick up a number of different supplies FOR FREE including information leaflets, sexual health supplies & relaxation aids. Dont' be afraid to come and have a chat!

Other Forms of Contact

If you do not want to come along to a drop-in session, there are many different ways to get in touch with us. You can drop the Senior Welfare Officer an email at welfare@st-aidans.com if you’d like to meet up somewhere outside of college or, if you want to talk anonymously, feel free to set up another email account to contact any of us from. You can also come and talk to one of us if you see us around college to arrange a meeting at a different time or place.


If you would like any supplies then please either contact us via one of the simply take from the emergency supplies outside the President’s Room (at the end of C-Straight), the Welfare Officer's Room (M11 in M-House) or the Welfare Room itself (see above). The free supplies we offer are: Sexual Health: Condoms, lube, dental dams, pregnancy tests, and latex gloves. Health & Safety: Attack alarms, spikies, UV pens.

Student Support Team Contact Hours

All of our student support staff are trained in active listening and signposting and are a great source of advice and support, on any issue be it academic, financial, health or welfare. Like our JCR Welfare team, they also run regular office hours in which you can pop in for a chat. Stefan Klidzia – Senior Tutor & Vice-Principal (stefan.klidzia@durham.ac.uk) Stefan can be found in the second door of the College Officers' Offices; these are located on your right as you head down to the college library (just next to the post room). He can be contacted any time between 9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday to Friday, although we would recommend emailing to arrange a time before showing up. Tracey Hopwood – Senior Student Support Officer (tracey.hopwood@durham.ac.uk) Tracey's office is located in the foyer at the beginning of B-Straight. Her contact hours are:

Monday 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Tuesday 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Thursday 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Sukanya Miles-Watson – Assistant Senior Tutor (s.b.miles-watson@durham.ac.uk) Sukanya's office is also located in said foyer. Her contact hours are:

Monday 9:00am - 12:30pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 12:30pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday 9:00am - 12:30pm
Friday 9:00am - 12:30pm