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.