Female Welfare Executive Officer—Ruth Warner
Hi I’m Ruth, I’m a second-year MMLer doing French and Spanish and I am your Female Welfare Officer for 2018/2019! Cambridge can be a very stressful environment, but here at Trinity there are so many resources to help you make your experience as enriching as possible. So, if you would like a confidential person to talk to about any problems, any sanitary products, or sexual health supplies, I’m your gal! Please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a meeting or come to the Welfare Room (New Court E2) during one of our Drop-In Tea Parties. I’ll be working closely with the Frankie and the other Welfare Officers to organise events and represent your needs in college: we’d love for you to get in contact with any of us if you have any ideas or requests!
CLICK HERE for the Sexual Health and Sexual Assault page.
Male Welfare Executive Officer—Frankie Postles
Hello, I’m Frankie, a second-year music student here at Trinity. I will be working closely with Ruth (Female Welfare Officer) in order to make sure that everyone at Trinity feels as happy and supported as possible, in what can be quite a hectic college.
Having a chat at any possible moment in the day has been identified as one as my strengths, as well as a possible flaw! No matter who you are and what you want to talk about, I will always be here to have a confidential conversation. Another part of my role as Male Welfare Officer is providing free sexual health supplies on a confidential, anonymous basis: just drop me an email or message on the TCSU page. Please feel free to say hi whenever you see me around college—I’ll be saying hi to you!
CLICK HERE for the Sexual Health and Sexual Assault page.
Mental Health and Disabled Students’ Welfare Officer—Hamish Trowell
Hi everyone! My name is Hamish and I’m a second-year Natsci. As the Mental Health and Disabled Students’ Welfare Officer, I’m here to help find support within Trinity and the university for all members of college who are experiencing difficulties related to their mental health or disability. I’m also available for anyone who just needs a welfare chat and a cup of tea.
Cambridge is a tough place and with so much going on it can often feel overwhelming. I believe it’s important that everyone knows they can talk to someone if they are feeling stressed or having a bad day. I aim to help increase support for students with disabilities, students who difficulties with their mental health, and students going through the intermission process. I want to create a space where you feel safe and can talk freely and confidentially about anything that’s on your mind.
Please do not hesitate to contact me via email, approach me in person, or message me on Facebook.
LGBT+ Officer—Anna Dimitriadis
Hi! I’m Anna, a first-year studying Law, and I’m your LGBT+ Officer for this year.
I want all self-identifying LGBT+ students at Trinity to feel that their presence is not only acknowledged and validated, but also celebrated. I am aware that not all LGBT+ members of the college can be ‘out’ back home, and it’s so important to me that college is a place where they feel safe and comfortable being themselves.
This year, I look forward to organising several events on behalf of our LGBT+ society, 1TQ, and working closely with the Cambridge University Students’ Union LGBT+ campaign to improve LGBT+ visibility at Trinity.
Finally, I’m always here for a chat. I will take immediate action against any form of homophobia or transphobia when it is reported to me, and promise to be available as a source of support for anyone struggling with their sexuality or gender identity. Just drop me an email or Facebook message—I’ll keep everything confidential! I look forward to meeting you all.
CLICK HERE for the LGBT+ Welfare page.
Women’s Officer—Anna Cardoso
Hi everyone! My name is Anna and I am your new Women’s Officer. I’m part of the welfare team, here to support and protect the women and non-binary people of Trinity. I’m committed to making Trinity as welcoming and open a place to women and non-binary people as possible.
If you ever experience any gender-based discrimination or sexual harassment, intimidation, or assault I’m the intermediary between the student body and college to help you as much as possible. I am also here if you just need to talk! I also organize events for women around college and collaborate with Trinity Feminism Society and Trinity Women’s Network.
I also have pregnancy tests and contraception, so just hit me up if you are in need. Hope to see you around college!
CLICK HERE for the Gender Equality page.
Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Officer—Kiran Singh Jolly
Hey everyone! I’m Kiran, a first-year Engineer, and I’m your Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Officer. I’ll support any students who identify as an ethnic minority and am always here to provide welfare, as well as campaigning for racial diversity and equality across Trinity, and ensuring no one feels discriminated against because of their religion, ethnicity, or cultural background.
If you need a chat, advice, or have any suggestions, I’d be more than happy to talk, so—BME or not—please do get in touch!
CLICK HERE for the Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Welfare page.
Overseas Welfare Officer—Areeg Emarah
Hey Trinity! I am Areeg, a first-year engineer. I am an Egyptian but I have spent my entire life in Kenya. They are both home. I am happy to say I’ll be your Overseas Welfare Officer for the year.
Being an international student is a challenging but formative experience. Moving to a new country with a different culture, weather, and food requires one to adapt quickly, and this can be especially challenging for those facing language barriers. As someone who went through the process, I hope to ensure the smooth moving and settling in of new students, and ensure that your general welfare is taken care of.
Apart from working with the rest of TCSU to make your life here easier, I will be organizing International Freshers’ Week with iTCSU. This should be a fun week before we are joined by home students for Freshers’ Week, where you will get to meet other International Freshers and get familiar with Cambridge. We will also provide you with key information, such as where Sainsbury’s is or how to register with your GP and get a phone number.
Over the year, I plan to organize many events for international students such as swaps and movie nights. I also plan to introduce an ‘International Week’ where several events will be held to appreciate cultures from all over the world. It will be a fantastic year!
I will be here for anyone who needs a listening ear. Whether you’re nursing homesickness or feel like talking about school in general, I’ll be available either over Facebook or through email. I look forward to meeting all of you!
CLICK HERE for the International Students’ Welfare page.