First Aid

An accident form must be completed for any injury requiring first aid which is sustained on College property. Forms are available from the Porters’ Lodge. A well-stocked first aid box is held in the Porters’ Lodge. Telephone: 01223 335900.


Students who have had a serious allergic reaction or who have food allergies are asked to provide written information about their allergy/allergies on their Health Form. In some cases, it will be necessary for the College Nurse to discuss their allergy/allergies with the student before their arrival in College or else within the first 48 hours of their arrival.


Students should use the 999 ambulance service without hesitation in the case of a genuine life-threatening emergency, such as chest pain, shortness of breath, unconsciousness or serious bleeding. However, there are a number of other options for the less seriously ill or injured, including:

Sports Injuries

Please note that the Sports Injury Clinic has now closed.

For early access to a physiotherapist for advice and self management of a sports injury or joint / soft tissue problem, use the PhysioDirecttelephone advice service: 0300 555 0210, Monday-Friday 13:00-17:00
The physio will diagnose and prescribe exercises over the phone and appointments and follow-up are offered, if necessary. (The call usually takes 10-15 minutes)

Upper Limb Disorder (ULD) - formerly Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)

The following sources of information and advice are available:

The Occupational Health Service web pages covering computer and laboratory health, entiltled Workplace Ergonomics

The Health and Safety Executive information about ULDs, including guidance about the use of display screen equipment (DSE) or a visual display unit (VDU)

Information and practical support for people with ULD within the University and Colleges from the Assistive Technology Team in the Computing Service