OSAP takes seriously the health and welfare of its students whilst they are studying in Oxford. The OSAP staff is always available to discuss student concerns and offer support and pastoral care, and OSAP students are welcome to contact OSAP staff at any time. Contact details for senior staff, as well as for emergency services, are distributed to every student during orientation.
All students are registered with their Oxford college for full access to the college dining hall, nurse, chaplain, welfare officers, and Junior Common Room (JCR) president.
The JCR president serves as the OSAP students’ liaison officer, providing support throughout the term, and student contact details are forwarded to appropriate college administrators before the start of each term.
In addition, when needed OSAP helps to arrange for students to benefit from many of the welfare and student support services in Oxford, both within and outside the University. These include support in their Oxford college, common room welfare officers, chaplains, college doctors or nurses, and counselling services.
"I was taught by two Professors [holders of Chairs, usually only one don in the University in each subject], both of whom were Fellows of the British Academy. My academic program could not have been better."
"I would say OSAP is better because there is more integration with British students and a better safety net. Plus, the housing is better."