It is important to us that you can excel in your studies as well as broadening your horizons. And that you can do this with a smile, whilst feeling comfortable, secure, well supported, and surrounded by people who want you to thrive. At Hughes Hall, we place a great deal of value on our welfare provision and have a tutorial team dedicated to your wellbeing, as well as a College Nurse and College Counsellor. We are always here to help you navigate the peculiarities of the Cambridge system.
Hughes Hall offers many sources of welfare support: College Tutors, including specific Tutorial welfare roles (for example, regarding Black and ethnic minority issues, equality and disability, and harassment support). There are also student MCR Welfare and Equality Officers, available to help you during your time with us.
The College Nurse, Maria Gloag, offers confidential advice and support to students and is available to help with health and welfare needs, ranging from minor illnesses and injuries to support for emotional issues. Our College counsellor, Isha Mehta, offers sessions for students too. If more specialised help or treatment is required, we will refer you or point you in the right direction whether your GP, the University Counselling Service or other local services.
Equality and diversity
Hughes Hall is a progressive College which values its vibrant, friendly and inclusive culture.
There is further information about access and equality in our Equality and Diversity section, including pages on LGBTQ+, College composition in terms of race and gender, and disability and access information. We have made a commitment to promote equality, value diversity and maintain an environment for study, work and living in which the rights and dignity of all our members are respected. Students, staff, Fellows and other Senior Members come from a wide range of backgrounds and nationalities, and enjoy being in a location close to Mill Road with its cosmopolitan shops and restaurants.
Hughes Hall is proud to celebrate Black History Month, Transgender Awareness Week, and LGBT History Month every year. We work with MCR equality officers to hold a themed Formal Hall for each, and a range of events are organised by our community.
We aim to be accountable, inclusive and diverse in terms of our College communities. This page summarises our work in this area and links to recently undertaken survey data regarding diversity at Hughes Hall. Papers with more detailed figures, can be found here (staff and Senior Members) and here (students).