Welfare

Welfare Officer: Charlotte Brinkley

cab221@cam.ac.uk

Welfare Officer: Ben Peart

bp400@cam.ac.uk

As the Welfare Officers, we’re part of the extensive support network that Trinity Hall offers to ensure that you stay healthy and happy while you’re here.

Our main job is to look out for your welfare and we are available at any time for an informal (and confidential) chat about any problems you may encounter — whether they’re health, relationship, family or work related. We can also give additional advice regarding sexual health and contraception, and related services offered by CUSU.

Part of the support we provide includes the very important weekly tea and biscuits session where everyone is welcome to drop in to talk about any problems they’re having, blow off some steam or just scoff their faces with free treats. Please email, message, call or stop us around college at any time – we’d love to hear from you!

We run a Welfare Network Facebook group, which is an inclusive space for sharing and discussing all aspects of student welfare within college and the wider university community. Anyone and everyone is welcome to join! 

Finally, we head up the welfare subcommittee, which is comprised of all of the welfare-related roles on the JCR committee. They’re listed below. We’ve created a variety of pages covering all aspects of student welfare – please feel free to read these (they’re over on the right!).

The subcommittee works together to hold a variety of events in addition to weekly welfare tea. In the academic year 2015-16, we held events such as Mental Health Awareness Week and a Puppy & Cake Day (with the MCR). We’re looking forward to organising more events in the future!

Welfare Subcommittee

LBGT+ Officer: Alfie Vaughan (argv2)

Hi all, I’m Alfie (he/him) and I’m the LGBT+ Officer. My main role is representing the concerns of LGBT+ students in college, which ranges addressing LGBT+ students’ concerns at meetings, putting on fun events in college (or advertising the ones outside of college) to simply giving advice on any problems students have. I also work with the welfare team to make sure all students are happy and feel comfortable. I am always happy to chat, whether in person or by email.

Outside of my role on the JCR, I study MML (French and Portuguese) and can often be spotted at most French Society Events, LGBT+ Socials and the occasional Tuesday night Glitterbomb!

Black & Ethnic Minorities Officer: Rashidat Animashaun (ra526)

Hello, my name is Rashidat and I am Trinity Hall’s BME Officer. I am a first-year HSPS student. I like to think of my role, as described by my predecessor, as 50% political and 50% welfare. I am committed to ensuring Trinity Hall is a comfortable environment for all ethnic minorities. For me, this entails reaching out to more prospective BME applicants through the Access and Outreach office, but also ensuring that BME students are well-supported once here. As of now, I am planning more BME inter-collegiate mingles, working with our college Welfare officers to ensure welfare activities cater to BME needs and working to revive the Film Society to incorporate more foreign films. Any issues or enquiries you can contact me through Hermes, ra526@cam.ac.uk .

Special Considerations Officer: Saskia Pain (sjkp2)

Hi! I’m Saskia and I’m the Special Considerations Officer.  I’m part of the Welfare team, so work with them to help make people happier, and specifically to help anyone who has a problem related to long-term or short-term disabilities or illnesses (emotional, mental and physical difficulties alike).  Whether you want to talk about a specific problem, or just want to talk to someone who understands a bit more about what you’re going through (I have special considerations too!), I’m here for you!

I also represent students with these difficulties to the rest of the JCR and CUSU, and liaise with the University’s Disability Resource Centre.  I’m keen to raise awareness of the many different difficulties that students can face, through awareness events and campaigns.  I think I’m a pretty approachable person, so if anyone (current and prospective students alike) has any concerns you think I can help you with, please email me!

Women’s Officer: Micheala Chan (mkyc2)

I’m Micheala (3rd year engineer). I’m your Women and Non-Binary Officer, here to make the voices of all the women and non-binary people of Tit Hall heard. My role is also to provide individual support for anyone with a personal issue that relates to gender, from discrimination to sexual health to sexual violence. That means if you have any problems or questions at all related to gender (whichever one you happen to be!), please do send me a quick message or email and I’ll do my best to help!

International Rep: Rose Ng (mtn26)

Hello! Salut! 你好! Habari! Привет! Kia ora! Hej! No matter how you say hello, I’m here to welcome you to the friendly, warm and culturally diverse Trinity Hall community. Besides organising socials like swaps with other colleges, I represent you and your views, concerns and suggestions for improvement in the way the JCR/college runs. I will also constantly keep you updated on the latest happenings with iCUSU and international societies.

Feel free to get in touch whenever you’d like to chat. Your welfare is my affair! (email)