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 play scheme providers to provide support for families during school holiday periods. Details on holiday play schemes 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 email Currently the counselling service is offering appointments via video calls rather than in person, if needed they can look into alternatives. For the most up to date information on how to contact them see here.

In addition, there is the Nightline service based at 16 Wellington Square, which is open 8pm-8am Mondays to Sundays, 0th week to 9th week during Oxford term time. The helpline number is + 44 (0)1865 270270 and the website is

Updated on: 21/07/2023