FOI: bereavement services

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Dear St Hilda's College, Oxford,

I am e-mailing to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

If you have any questions or need clarification to complete my request, I would be grateful if you could contact me prior to the deadline of 20 working days from receiving my request.

I’m looking for information regarding the bereavement services which are available in your university or college. Please could you answer the following:

+Do you offer special provisions for counselling services for students specific to bereavement? Y/N
+Do you offer any support or counselling services for students? Y/N
+Do you have an institution wide policy/guidance regarding caring for students following a bereavement? Y/N
+Do your policies or practices exclusively relate to support for students who have lost parents or does your support factor in other forms of bereavement, such as losing a sibling?
+Can you tell me what special provision you have for offering extensions and academic breaks in study after a bereavement?
+How much money did you allocate to counselling and support services for bereavement per year (Jan 2016-Jan 2019)?
+If you feel you would like to offer an opinion, would you say your institution feels you are offered enough from the Government in order to support students who have experienced bereavement while studying?

I understand that under the Act, I should be entitled to a response within 20 working days. I would be grateful if you could confirm via e-mail that you have received this request.

Regards,
Georgia Coan + Poppy Damon
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Yours faithfully,

Poppy Damon

Frank Gargent, St Hilda's College, Oxford





I will be out of College on 3 & 4 July, but will check emails from time to
time.

Sarah Norman, St Hilda's College, Oxford

Dear Poppy and Georgia,

 

St Hilda’s College treats all its students as individuals and offers the
appropriate support as is required for their specific situation. This can
include peer support, counselling, adjustments to their academic
requirements, financial support and if required, time away from their
studies. We have no specific services or budget for those who are
bereaved, but undertake to provide students who find themselves in this
situation with the support they require to enable them to continue their
studies.

 

The Student Wellbeing Subcommittee of the University has recently set up a
bereavement policy working group on which St Hilda’s College is
represented; we wish to be part of this new initiative to develop a
Bereavement Policy for Oxford University.

 

Kindest regards

 

Dr Sarah Norman

Senior Tutor & Tutor for Admissions

St Hilda’s College

University of Oxford

Oxford OX4 1DY

Tel: 01865 276811

 

[1]Hear from our Tutors and Students

 

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From: Poppy Damon <[2][FOI #586811 email]>
Sent: Wednesday, July 3, 2019 6:38:10 PM
To: FOI requests at St Hilda&#39;s College, Oxford
Subject: Freedom of Information request - FOI: bereavement services

 

Dear St Hilda&#39;s College, Oxford,

I am e-mailing to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act
2000.

If you have any questions or need clarification to complete my request, I
would be grateful if you could contact me prior to the deadline of 20
working days from receiving my request.

I’m looking for information regarding the bereavement services which are
available in your university or college. Please could you answer the
following:

+Do you offer special provisions for counselling services for students
specific to bereavement? Y/N
+Do you offer any support or counselling services for students? Y/N
+Do you have an institution  wide policy/guidance regarding caring for
students following a bereavement? Y/N
+Do your policies or practices exclusively relate to support for students
who have lost parents or does your support factor in other forms of
bereavement, such as losing a sibling?
+Can you tell me what special provision you have for offering extensions
and academic breaks in study after a bereavement?
+How much money did you allocate to counselling and support services for
bereavement per year (Jan 2016-Jan 2019)?
+If you feel you would like to offer an opinion, would you say your
institution feels you are offered enough from the Government in order to
support students who have experienced bereavement while studying?

I understand that under the Act, I should be entitled to a response within
20 working days. I would be grateful if you could confirm via e-mail that
you have received this request.

Regards,
Georgia Coan + Poppy Damon
[Number Removed]

Yours faithfully,

Poppy Damon

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