University Facilities

Oxford University childcare nurseries

Matriculated students at the University are eligible to apply for a nursery place. The University’s nursery provision is oversubscribed and there is a long waiting list. Further information on applying for a nursery place can be found at:

The University also works in partnership with playscheme providers to provide support for families during school holiday periods. Details on holiday playschemes can be found at:

Please contact Childcare Services directly if you have any queries: at

University Counselling Service

The University Counselling Service is located at 3 Worcester Street, Oxford OX1 2BX. Confidential individual and group counselling is offered to all students who are currently matriculated members of the University. For more information see their website,

The service is free and has a lot of experience helping students to manage the pressures that arise during their time at Oxford. Those requiring further information should ring +44 (0)1865 270300 or email It may be possible to book a Skype appointment although this is not always offered. You should mention this when you make your booking enquiry if you are unable to attend Oxford.

In addition, there is the Nightline service based at 16 Wellington Square, which is open 20:00 – 08:00 daily from 0th to 9th week during term time. The helpline number is + 44 (0)1865 270270 and the website is

Updated on: 19/07/2019