Hey everyone! Im Alex (he/him), Magdalene’s JCR Equal Opportunities Officer. My job is to make sure that everyone at Magdalene is able to make the most of their time at Cambridge. For this I lead a team of elected representatives for the various student demographics that align with CUSU’s liberation and equality groups. These are Womens, LGBT+, International, Disabilities and BME(Black and Minority Ethnic).
Together we form the Equal Opportunities Subcommittee and we will be putting on quite a few events over the year to help bring these issues to the front of everyone’s minds. If you have any questions, ideas or if you simply fancy a chat, please message me of chat to me around college!
Hey, I’m Anna (she/her) and I’ll be your Women’s Officer for Michaelmas term. Magdalene was not made for women, only admitting them (despite a macabre display of a coffin in protest) in 1988. But we can build on the inspiring social progress that has been created and carry on making it for us. It is my job to help do this by listening to and platforming self-identifying women throughout college. To represent you as best as I can, I need to hear you — so come along to sub-committee's discussion groups or drop in for a cuppa and a chat. I would love to hear your thoughts, suggestions and help you in any way I can, from personal issues to big ideas. My e-mail, fb inbox and door are always open- come and say hi!
Ciao! I’m Hosea (he/him), a first year architecture student, and your International Rep for this year. I’m from Hong Kong, and I’ve lived in Switzerland and the US. I speak English, Cantonese, Mandarin, and French. My role is to represent the voices of all international students at Magdalene, and to make them feel at home. I look forward to welcoming new international students at Magdalene through International Freshers’ Week, as well as organising fun events for international students and beyond, such as a Magdalene International Food Festival, tea and cakes with other colleges etc. throughout the year. Feel free to contact me anytime if you want to chat or need help with anything!
Hi! I’m Celeste, a first year geographer, and I’m your disabilities officer. My role is to provide any support for students with disabilities or mental health problems. Feel free to email/facebook message if you want to chat or have any questions in regards to the Disability Resource Centre at Cambridge and the services offered at the University.
Hey! I’m Emily (she/her) and I’m a first year, studying MML- specifically French and Russian- and I’m one half of the LGBT reps duo for this year. I’ve been incredibly enthusiastic about LGBT issues for years, and being bisexual myself, I’m very excited to be able to support Magdalene’s LGBT community this year. Our role includes everything from hosting weekly drinks before Glitterbomb (Cambridge’s weekly LGBT+ club night- don’t worry if clubbing isn’t your thing, though, there’s no pressure for you to come!) to the far more serious responsibility of being someone to talk to if you have any sexuality or gender-related concerns. However busy I might seem, I’m always free for a chat: your wellbeing is a million times more important than my latest essay or (let’s be real) Netflix session, but if you’d rather speak to someone else (the LGBT+ spectrum is, of course, so wide that I can’t claim to be an expert on every issue you may have) then I’m also happy to provide you with information and contacts that you’d feel more comfortable going to.
Hi I’m Tristan (he/him), a languages student – Spanish and German - from Bournemouth and the other half of the LGBT+ rep duo with Emily! We’re continuing the tradition of weekly LGBT+ pres every Tuesday and also want to organise a variety of other socials throughout the term! These are anything between CUSU LGBT+ events, intercollegiate swaps and movie nights so if you’re interested in coming to these, send either of us a message and we’ll add you to the MagdLGBT+ Facebook group (it’s secret too). Of course, we’re very open to any suggestions and ideas from you lot so please don’t hesitate to message us.
Hi! I’m Adam (he/him), a third-year Mathematician. I’m currently acting as Magdalene’s BME officer and am here to represent the views and interests of our BME community. This year, I hope to strengthen links between the college’s members and university-wide campaigns, as well as setting up (or looking into) general forums and future careers’ opportunities. Give me a shout any time in person or via email with any queries or just for a general chat. Any interest in joining to empower this under-represented group would be very gratefully received!
In their own words: "The Women's Campaign supports and represents all women and non-binary students at Cambridge. We work to eliminate all forms of discrimination faced by women in the University at an institutional, social, and cultural level. We strive for an inclusive campaign; all those who self-define as women, including (if they wish) those with gender identities which include 'woman', and those who feel that they experience misogynistic oppression, are members. "
In their own words: "CUSU LGBT+ is the Cambridge University Students’ Union Campaign for LGBT+ students at Cambridge. We seek to represent and support all students who self identify as LGBT+."
In their own words: "iCUSU is the umbrella body for all international societies and students in Cambridge University. We aim to serve as a hub for all things international happening in Cambridge, whilst looking out for the needs of internationals."
In their own words: "The DSC is the organised voice of disabled students in Cambridge University. We are the newest of the five Cambridge University Students' Union (CUSU) autonomous campaigns. As an autonomous campaign, we are run by our members, for our members. Just as any student at Cambridge is automatically a member of CUSU, any disabled student is automatically a member of the DSC and if that includes you, we hope you'll want to get involved."
In their own words: "As a campaign we work with students and student officers offering support and facilitating networking within the Black & Minority Ethnic (BME) Community and the wider society. Our focus is primarily on improving race relations, fostering and developing cultural diversity, promoting integration without assimilation, and tirelessly working to ensure effective representation.
Our long term goal is that all minority students can experience Cambridge life to its fullest without the slightest fear or reservation."
For a full list of welfare support at Magdalene see here . These are links for additional support based in Cambridge:
For a comprehensive list of national helplines visit https://helplines.org