Team Welfare is a group of Hatfield students who are dedicated to ensuring each and every Hatfielder gets the most out of their time here. We understand that the university experience is different for everyone, and by running drop-in hours, providing free supplies and running a variety of relevant campaigns we aim to make every member of the JCR feel as comfortable a possible.

Meet The Team
Laura Swinton, JCR Welfare Officer
Gaspard de Kervenoael, Assistant Welfare Officer
Georgina Dunbar, Senior Welfare Rep
Lucy Irving, Senior Welfare Rep
Rachel Merrick, Senior Welfare Rep
Meg Mitcheson, Senior Campaigns Rep
Martha Payne, Senior Campaigns Rep
Kathryn Rogers, Senior Livers-Out Rep

You can apply to be a part of Team Welfare too! Applications for junior reps will open in first term, so come and find us at the Freshers' fair or keep an eye out on social media. You don't need any previous college or welfare experience; we'll be looking for junior reps who are enthusiastic and full of ideas! Being part of the team is highly rewarding, as well as a great way to meet older students and a platform to boost applications for larger college roles in future. Drop a message to hatfield.jcrwelfare@durham.ac.uk for more information.

Drop In Hours

Drop-in hours are run by the Welfare Officer, Assistant Welfare Officer and Senior Welfare reps. They take place five times a week and are held at the top of D-stairs in Hatfield (follow the arrows up the stairs from the dining room!). Any Hatfielder is welcome to come along to drop-ins for a confidential chat, some supplies (see the list below) or just to grab some food! You don't have to have a particular welfare issue and you're more than welcome to come along for a chat, a rant about life or to get some advice about Hatfield or Durham from our fabulous Senior reps. Drop in hour times vary week by week, and they can be found in the Weekly Welfare email and on our Facebook page.

Supplies available: condoms, lube, earplugs, cough sweets, lemsip, dental dams, pregnancy tests, paracetamol, ibuprofen, tampons, pads, spikeys, attack alarms

Anonymous Messenger

If you can’t make it to a drop-in session or would rather remain anonymous, you can drop a message to us using the Anonymous Messenger Service which is checked every 24 hours. This service can be used to have a chat with a welfare rep, to get advice or to make a suggestion. You can also use it to get supplies delivered anonymously and discretely to pigeon holes. 

Tea and Toast

Tea and Toast is run by a group of amazing volunteers from 12-2am every formal night and it's a great place to grab some free food, chill and meet new people. If you're interested in helping run tea and toast you can join the volunteers' Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/312052625837349/ . You don't have to be a part of the welfare team to become a volunteer.