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, that you should receive at the start of term.

Welfare officers:

Isla Ziyat - womens-welfare@jcr.dow.cam.ac.uk
Vishaal Thakrar - mens-welfare@jcr.dow.cam.ac.uk

LGBT+ officer:   

James Moore - lgbt@jcr.dow.cam.ac.uk

Women’s officer:

Sofiya Gatens - womens.officer@cr.dow.cam.ac.uk

Ethnic minorities officer:

Chidera Egbujor - ethnicminorities@jcr.dow.cam.ac.uk

Contact us anonymously

Welfairies delivery welfare packs



What we have done so far

  • Anonymous messaging
  • Sexual consent workshops (freshers’ week)
  • Welfare packs
  • 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)
  • Rounders on Paddock (exam term)
  • Outdoor workspace/eating area (exam term)
  • Zumba
  • Food and Love
  • Drop-ins

Keep up with future events