Welfare Team

Welfare is a very broad concept that covers areas from physical and mental health to financial and academic worries. We are here to support you during your time at Downing, and guide you in the right direction when you come to us for advice. We also organise loads of fun events during term time, so keep your eyes open for our “Welfare bulletin” email and join our Welfare Facebook page.

Welfare and Equal Opportunities Officers:

Georgie Thorpe & Jane O'Connor - welfare@jcr.dow.cam.ac.uk

LGBT+ Officers:   

Liam Plimmer & April Jakso - lgbt@jcr.dow.cam.ac.uk

Women’s Officers:

Naomi Wilson & Anna Gelband - womens-officer@jcr.dow.cam.ac.uk

Black and Ethnic Minorities Officers:

Sohum Patel & Priya Edwards - bme@jcr.dow.cam.ac.uk

Disabilities Officer:

Catherine Leake - disabilities@jcr.dow.cam.ac.uk

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What we have done so far

  • Anonymous messaging
  • Sexual consent workshops (freshers’ week)
  • Welfare packs
  • Contraception packs
  • Welfare Massages 
  • Funky Funhouse
  • Candy Canes Raising money for Shelter charity
  • "The Science of Stress" talk by Positive
  • Talks (mental health in Cambridge, Tips for exam term)
  • Dogs for stress relief (exam term)
  • Outdoor workspace/eating area (exam term)
  • Zumba
  • Girls' Night In
  • Comedy & Music Night
  • Cooking Lessons
  • Food and Love
  • Drop-ins