Gerda has worked at Kings Oxford for many years. She started work at Kings invigilating for the IELTS exams, and after that became the College Librarian. She is now our Welfare Officer, and as such is always on hand to help and support the students as they adjust to college life.
"I have been working as the Welfare Officer at Kings Oxford for the past four years. My main responsibilities are to welcome students, to help them to adjust to living away from home and in a foreign country as well as counselling students for whom this adjustment proves difficult. I help students with health issues, doctor registration, safety and general wellbeing as well as academic or any other practical problems they might have.
I work closely with the Accommodation Officer, encouraging good communications between host families, student houses, parents and guardians. I am here to support the students, enabling them to full fill their potential, so they can achieve their goal. It is a challenging but very rewarding role."