Welcome to seventh week. Thank you to everyone who came along for ceramic painting, such a great afternoon! This week, get ready for a particular colourful welfare email, just in time for the dark and grey sky outside. You are very welcome to contact Rose, me or any other member of the welfare team if you are bothered by something.
8. Peers of colour
Peers of colour is a group of peer supporters with special focus on supporting students from an ethnic minority. This group has been founded this summer and is picking up a lot of momentum at the moment. If you are seeking help or if you are interested in the everyday challenges faced by ethnic minorities in Oxford we would like to encourage you to contact them (firstname.lastname@example.org) and have an eye on their Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/oxunipoc/).
9. Ideas for self-care
Do you feel as if things are going too fast and all the tasks are just pilling up? Then it is especially important to take some care of yourself. Find some useful tips here: https://www.blurtitout.org/2015/08/26/19-ideas-for-self-care/ This is from last year but we seriously do not think it will ever be out-dated.
At last, check how beautiful and colourful the cold autumn can be: http://www.forestry.gov.uk/forestry/autumntop10 Check out University parks, it looks very similar at the moment.
This is all from us for now. We wish you a wonderful week,
Rose and Jochen
P.S.: This week treat yourself to something amazing and try this: http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/baked-pumpkin-fondue I literally do not know how to describe it, it is just awesome…
Fifth week just started and it is getting icy outside. On time for the colder weather and shorter days, the welfare team is back in full strength *yey*. You are always welcome to contact any of us or a member of the peer-supporter team directly if you feel like it. This week we would like to raise your attention to the following:
The Oxford nightline is an independent listening, support and information service. This student run service provides confidential listening during 8pm and 8am in term. More information on the Oxford nightline, how to reach them and volunteer for them can be found on http://oxfordnightline.org/.
8. Welfare Supplies
Condoms are available in the laundry rooms at EPA, Little Clarendon Street and Bear Lane. Please do send us an email if you notice that the supplies have run out, and we'll top them up as soon as we can. If you require anything else, you can pidge either of us a note, or send us an email, and we will be happy to help. Requests for welfare supplies are treated as strictly confidential, and dealt with as discreetly as possible.
Last but not least, feel hugged by a Koala: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/59/ed/25/59ed25a66122a58e84202c437be05bb1.jpg
This is all from us for now.
Rose and Jochen
P.S.: Treat yourself with some self-made pancakes http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/3374/perfect-pancakes which go particular well with fruit salad.