Ella Heinz & Ryan Simpson
Hi, I’m Ella, a second-year psychologist from Berlin, and your female Welfare and Equal Opportunities Rep. You’re most likely to find me in a Café pretending to do work while actually chatting with a friend, in one of the many libraries (do you also move from one library to another so you feel more productive?), or in my bed binge-watching Parks and Rec or some other series. I’m a peer supporter, which means that I have done 30 hours of training and am happy to chat confidentially with you about anything, nothing’s too big or too small. As welfare rep, I’m here to make sure your mental and physical health and wellbeing come first! That means helping direct you to resources when you don’t know who to turn to, liaising with and representing you to college about any welfare issues, and being there if you just need a chat. As well as this, we organise welfare teas and other welfare events to help relieve the stress of being at Oxford and provide a space where your wellbeing is explicitly put first.
Hi folks, I’m Ryan, a second-year statistics (and mathematics) student from Belfast and the JCR male welfare and equal opportunities representative. Aside from my welfare duties I am also President of our St. Hugh’s Mathematics society and have recently started our own pool society in college. I am also a peer supporter having trained in Hilary term of 2018 and this equips me with necessary skills to be able to act as a confidential listener to any problems you may wish to speak about. I believe at a university like Oxford there are certain pressures that exist that are unique to this university, due to its intense nature. Therefore Ella and I make it our aim to improve and prioritise our welfare systems as much as possible. We are here as members of the JCR who are approachable, easily contactable (via JCR emails, Facebook etc.) and are willing to listen to any problems you have. To us, no issue is too trivial or unimportant! Best of luck on your future here at St. Hugh’s – we look forward to greeting you!