Regulations for Committees Reporting Directly to Council or one of its Main Committees
Council Regulations 15 of 2002
Made by Council on 26 June 2002
Part 32: Student Wellbeing Subcommittee of the Education Committee
Made by Council on 30 July 2009
Amended on 8 December 2011, 8 August 2014 (Gazette, Vol. 144, p. 608-611, 24 July 2014), 1 October 2016 (Gazette, Vol.146, p.708-709, 21 July 2016) and 1 October 2017 (Gazette, Vol.147, p.621, 20 July 2017).
Renumbered on 28 July 2011 and 13 October 2011
The Student Wellbeing Subcommittee of the Education Committee shall consist of:
(1) a chair appointed by the Vice-Chancellor on the recommendation of the Education Committee;
(2) the Assessor;
(3) the Chair of the Conference of Colleges Welfare Forum, or any successor body;
(4) a Senior Tutor elected by the Conference of Colleges;
(5) a Tutor for Graduates elected by the Conference of Colleges;
(6) a person elected by the Conference of Colleges;
(7) a person representing the Humanities Division;
(8) a person representing the Social Sciences Division;
(9) a person representing the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division;
(10) a person representing the Medical Sciences Division;
(11) a person representing the Department of Continuing Education;
(12) an individual elected by the Association of College Nurses;
(13) an individual elected by the Association of Oxford College Medical Officers;
(14) the Vice-President (Welfare and Equal Opportunities), Oxford University Student Union;
(15) the Vice-President (Women), Oxford University Student Union;
(16) the Vice-President (Graduates), Oxford University Student Union or their nominee;
(17) the Director of Student Welfare and Support Services;
(18) the Head of the Disability Advisory Service;
(19) the Head of the Student Counselling Service;
(20) the Head of the Equality and Diversity Unit or their nominee.
32.2 With the approval of the Education Committee on each occasion, the Subcommittee may co-opt up to two additional members.
32.3 Elected, appointed or co-opted members shall hold office for a period of three years and shall be eligible to serve for a total period of six years.
32.4 The University has an interest in student wellbeing as a key contributor to academic success. The Subcommittee shall be responsible to the Education Committee for the following matters:
(a) to advise Council's Education Committee and other committees as required on all aspects of the University's strategy and policy for student health and wellbeing;
(b) to ensure that the policies and regulations related to student health and wellbeing within the University are regularly reviewed and updated in line with institutional and national developments;
(c) to monitor relevant performance indicators relating to student health and wellbeing and the effectiveness of welfare provision;
(d) to consider systematic student feedback on health and wellbeing provision;
(e) to have oversight of the University Hardship Committee, receiving reports at least annually from that Committee on the operation of University managed hardship funding and on policy issues relating to student hardship, and advising Education Committee and other committees as required on these policy issues;
(f) to consider such other matters that relate to student health and wellbeing as the Subcommittee members believe should be drawn to the attention of the Subcommittee, Education Committee and other committees as required;
(g) to recommend to the Education Committee regulation changes, as appropriate, in relation to the above;
(h) to encourage co-ordination in welfare provision between the University and its colleges and external providers including the NHS, to provide efficient and effective support, liaising in particular with the Conference of Colleges' Welfare Forum; and
(i) to promote student health and wellbeing.
32.5 The Subcommittee shall report to the Education Committee and shall meet not less than three times a year, normally at least once in each term.