We run at least one teatime every day during term time. We also run one-to-one drop ins fortnightly throughout term. Teatimes are designed for a casual chat or tea break whilst the drop-ins are there so you can approach a welfare member on a one to one basis – although you can also always approach a welfare member at a teatime if you’d like to chat!
The exact timing of teatimes and drop-ins, who is running the session and where it will be held is publicised throughout term on the Castle Welfare Facebook page and the Castle Freshers’ Facebook page.
Daily teatimes run for two hours every day, and will be held in A1 at the back of Bailey Court (go up the steps as if you’re going to the laundry, but carry straight on instead of turning right). These are designed for a casual, informal chat with people from a range of year groups and friendship circles. They are perfect for a study break with tea and snacks usually provided. Absolutely everyone is welcome and encouraged to pop in as it’s a good opportunity to get to know the members of the welfare team and people you may not normally see around college!
Evening drop-ins will run fortnightly. These drop ins are a chance to approach a member of the welfare team on a one to one basis (or in the company of a friend for moral support if that makes you feel more comfortable). During an evening drop in once someone has entered the room to chat to a member of the team a sign will be placed on the door to notify others that the room is in use and not to enter. If you’d rather not talk in person, you can also contact welfare through Facebook messenger, video call or by ringing the welfare phone during this time and a sign will also be placed on the door so you can be ensured you have the welfare member’s undivided attention.
Livers out drop-ins:
Living out of college can bring about a whole new range of issues, whether that’s arguments with housemates, financial and budgeting stresses or problems with your landlord. However big or small the issue the welfare team is here to help.
We have an amazing welfare dog called Jolene. She’s a two year old yellow lab and she’ll be around throughout the year for welfare walks and cuddle sessions, check Facebook and snapchats for updates about where and when.