University support

(Oxford University)

Oxford Caps

Safe Space Project

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Resources Poster

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Letters from Survivors

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Express your story in any form of art, from long-form writing to poetry to visual art to audio.

Instagram: @fromsurvivors

Oxford University ISVA

The Oxford University independent sexual violence advisor (ISVA) exclusively supports Oxford University students in successfully navigating reporting procedures on a college and university level, as well as the legal and justice system.

The Oxford University ISVA is employed by OSARCC and works closely alongside the Sexual Harassment and Violence Support Service, but works completely independently from the University, your college or any other agencies, and will tailor their support according to your needs. 

People can be referred to the ISVA by themselves (self-referrals) or by a concerned party with the student's permission (third-party referrals).


call 01865 725311 (Monday to Friday) 

SU Student Advice Service

The Student Advice Service is an independent advice and information service for Oxford University students run by trained staff of the Students' Union (SU).

Drop-in appointments are available. See the website for more information.

01865 288466

Students' Union

Vice-President for Women

The VP for Women can be reached at

The Peer Support Programme

was developed in recognition of the essential role students play in supporting and encouraging one another on a day-to-day basis throughout their time at university.


Peer supporters are students who have received training to enable them to listen effectively, communicate sensitively, maintain confidentiality, respect boundaries and recognise when and how to encourage referral to professional support services.


All peer supporters abide by a Code of Practice. 

Peers of Colour

is a branch of the Peer Supporter programme run by the Oxford University Counselling Service. We are here to offer support to students of colour in Oxford.

Facebook: @oxunipoc

It Happens Here Support Group

This is a private solidarity support group on Facebook for current or former Oxford Students who have experienced sexual violence, abuse or harassment to any degree of severity.


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Share your story, affirmations and resources anonymously on Instagram.

Sexual Harassment and Violence Support Service

A team of specialist advisors at Oxford University exclusively offering support to survivors studying at the university.


They provide a safe place to be heard, offering emotional, practical and welfare support and advice to all students regardless of age, gender or sexual orientation who have been affected by sexual harassment or violence. 


Advisors at the service are trained to support you at your pace, free of charge and in confidence. 

University Counselling Service

The University Counselling Service is free and confidential. You can book an appointment with a trained professional to get support and talk through your experiences.

01865 311500

Harassment Advisory Network

Individuals in departments and colleges who can listen confidentially and clarify your options.


01865 270 760

Oxford Nightline

is a completely independent listening, support and information service run for and by students.


Nightline provides the opportunity to talk to someone in confidence. 8pm-8am, 0th week to 9th week during Oxford term time.


01865 270 270


Instant messaging available at:

Rainbow Peers

is a branch of the Peer Support programme run by Oxford University Counselling Service designed to support LGBTQ+ students in Oxford.

Facebook: @rainbowpeers