Female Welfare Executive Officer – Becky Shepherdson
My name is Becky and I’m a first-year geographer here at Trinity. I will be working together with Kieran (Male Welfare) to make everyone feel supported and cared for here at Trinity.
I’m really friendly (promise!) and am here to talk to about anything at all: stress, sex, homesickness, friends – anything at all, you always have somewhere to turn to! Message me anytime on Facebook or through the contact form on the TCSU website and I’ll be there, normally within an hour.
Kieran and I also have a HUGE stockpile of sexual health supplies and feminine hygiene products, all free for everyone in college. Just drop either one of us a line, through Facebook or anonymously on the TCSU website and we’ll pop it in yours or the Welfare pigeonhole to be picked up.
CLICK HERE for the Sexual Health and Sexual Assault page.
Male Welfare Executive Officer – Kieran Hobden
Hi Trinity! As Male Welfare Officer I’ll be working with Becky to make sure that you are as happy as possible during your time at Trinity.
I love talking to people, whoever you are and whatever you want to talk about. I’m contactable 24/7 by email and normally reply within an hour. I’m happy to arrange to meet you wherever if you’d like a chat. Another part of my role is providing this college with sexual health supplies. I provide a confidential and/or anonymous service for getting these goods into your hands as soon as possible.
Say hi if you see me around!
CLICK HERE for the Sexual Health and Sexual Assault page.
Mental Health and Disabled Students’ Welfare Officer – Ruth Warner
I’m the college’s Mental Health & Disabilities Officer. That means I’m here to provide support, advice and information for all members of college who are experiencing mental health difficulties, have a disability of some kind or more generally just need a welfare chat.
Cambridge is a tough place at the best of times. I think it’s crucial that we do everything we can to make that “bumpy ride” as smooth as possible for every member of college. That means engaging in a dialogue with students to see where improvements are needed, and with College to see if we can make those improvements happen – more support for students with disabilities, for students going through the intermission process and for college mental health more generally. I also want to create a safe, confidential and hopefully tidy space (Blue Boar E5!) in which you can talk through anything that’s on your mind.
So when I say that I am available 24/7, I really do mean it. Please do not hesitate to contact me via email, approach me in person or message me on facebook.
LGBT+ Officer – Robert Crawford
I’m Robert, a 1st year historian and your LGBT+ Officer for 2017/2018. As your LGBT+ Officer, I am responsible for all self-identifying LGBT+ people in College. It is essential that members of the community have a happy and safe time here, which I aim to ensure through events and campaigns, as well as offering welfare support for anyone who needs it.
This year I will be playing a role in the creation of the consent workshops in Freshers’ Week to ensure they are not heteronormative or transphobic. I also hope to organise a selection of events, in association with the College’s LGBT+ Society, 1TQ. Throughout the year, I will relay any information of university wide events via email.
I’m always available to chat to anyone, regardless of self-identification. I have welfare drop-in sessions in my room once a week (just send me an email), as well as being contactable via email for other matters, or through the LGBT+ Officer pidge. Anything spoken to me will be in confidence and we can work together to take appropriate action.
CLICK HERE for the LGBT+ Welfare page.
Women’s Officer – Rebecca Metzer
I’m this college’s women’s officer, here to provide support and welfare for all non-binary and self-identifying female students of this college.
Creating an environment in which all students regardless of gender identification, feel comfortable and able to thrive in is of the utmost importance to me. I plan to work alongside the Trinity Feminism Society to encourage and promote fortnightly discussions regarding central gender-and-equality-based issues that students face in college and around university. We are also in the process of reviewing and assessing the University’s sexual assault policies, and are attempting to establish and promote female mentorship, by working alongside the Trinity Women’s Network.
I am always here for you, so if you ever feel like reaching out – please do not hesitate to contact me via email, or approach me in person.
CLICK HERE for the Gender Equality page.
Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Officer – Zahra Imaan Seyyad
I’m Zahra and I’m a first year MMLer. I’m your Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Officer. This means that I’m here to provide welfare and support to all students from minority ethnic backgrounds. I’m also involved in campaigning for your needs, as well as raising awareness of race relations at the university.
I’m always happy to chat so don’t think twice about getting in touch.
CLICK HERE for the Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Welfare page.
Overseas Welfare Officer – Martin Luk
I’m Martin, a 1st year economist from New Zealand whose parents are from Shanghai.
Coming to a new country with a different culture, weather, food, and possibly different language can be quite hard. As overseas welfare officer, I’m here to make this transition as smooth as possible, and look after all the international students during their time here at Trinity.
I’ll be organising International Freshers’ week (which takes place before actual Freshers’ week), which will be a great chance for you to settle in, meet other international freshers, and get a fantastic first taste of the Cambridge life! The iTCSU will provide you with arrival information so you’ll know exactly what you need to set up when you come here, including bank accounts, phone numbers, and GPs.
I’m also in charge of running events showcasing the cultural and ethnic diversity we have at Trinity, and sorting out accommodation and storage details during holidays. I’m looking to hold film and food nights, languages classes, and international festival celebrations.
I’ll always be up for a chat – about anything ranging from homesickness to trying to translate British slang. Just send me an email or message me on Facebook! I’m here to help.
CLICK HERE for the International Students’ Welfare page.