Equal Opportunities

Isaac, our Equal Opportunities officer, is  responsible for chairing the Equal Opportunities subcommittee, who represent women, men, international students, ethnic minorities, LGBT+students, and those with disabilities.

 

LGBT+: Tom Ashford

Hi all! I’m Tom, pronouns they/them/their, equal opps LGBT+ rep. I’m here to represent and support the whole range of LGBT+ identifying students (lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, transgender, questioning, queer, intersex, asexual… it’s quite a list!) here in college. I’ll be organising various LGBT+ related events here in college, swaps with other colleges, and also keeping everyone up to date with uni-wide CUSU LGBT+ events, such as coffee meets, club nights, discussion events, and much more! I can be contacted with any LGBT+ related queries or issues at tsa30@cam.ac.uk, as well as for getting access to the private St John’s LGBT+ Facebook group for event updates and contact with other LGBT+ people in college.

 

 

 



Internationals : Daniel Grunwald

 

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Hi everyone! I am Daniel, your International Rep for this year! My role is to make your stay in St John’s and Cambridge a delightful experience, help you integrate into a new environment and provide as much help as possible for you to achieve a good balance between social and academic activities. I am planning on hosting different events especially for you which will be advertised through the International Society. Please join us if you wanna have a great time and meet lots of new friends in Cambridge! Of course I am also there to represent you if you have

any problems and negotiate with the college on your behalf. If you have any questions or suggestions, just send me an email (dg479@cam.ac.uk); I’m always available.

Ethnic Minorities: Yasmin Khan


Hey guys! I’m Yasmin Khan, the BME rep for this year. I’m here to make you feel included in absolutely everything that happens in Cambridge, no matter what background you’ve come from. Whether you want to be put in touch with different cultural societies, see if there are any events happening that you’d love to be involved in, or if you feel like you’re having trouble finding your place in Cambridge and want to speak to someone about it, please find me (my CRSid is yk325) I’d love to help and form a beautiful, blended community here in John’s. I’m also a member of the FLY group, an amazing network for black and ethnic minority self defining women to share ideas, highs and lows, so if you’d like to be a part of that also let me know!

Women’s Officer: Jun Pang

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i everyone! My name is Jun (she/her) and I am your Women’s Officer this year. My job is to advocate for women’s and non-binary people’s welfare and rights in college, and to represent your interests in the JCR. To this end, I attend weekly Women’s Forums organized by the CUSU Women’s Campaign (which are open to all non-binary and women students, so come along!), and work with officers from other colleges to ensure that all students are able to survive and thrive in Cambridge. I am also a member of FLY, the BME (Black Minority Ethnic) women’s network, which is an invaluable resource for anyone who identifies as such. For me, there is nothing more important than establishing an ethos of intersectional feminism in all spaces students call home. If you have any problems or concerns or questions, or if you’re interested in joining any of the above networks, or if you have an idea/just want to engage in some feminist chat, please feel free to drop me an email at hyjp2@cam.ac.uk! My (electronic) door is always open.

 

Physical disabilities officer: Adil Girach



Hi, my name is Adil and I’m your Disabilities Rep for the year. My job is to ensure that college is fully inclusive of people with disabilities across all aspects of Cambridge life, both academic and social, and to provide support on a personal level. Whatever you need help with, or if you just want to chat, please feel free to contact me in person or by email (aag47) anytime.

Thanks, Adil

Mental Health officer: Araminta Peters-Corbett

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My name is Mini and I’m the new mental health officer for the equal opportunities committee at St. John’s. Mental health is just as important as physical health and this is something that is often overlooked during a busy 8 week term in a high pressure environment. My role in the equal opportunities committee is to make sure metal health gets just as much attention, and is supported just as equally as physical health. I will be working with the committee to organise events in which the college can address issues concerning metal health as well as activities to promote well being for students throughout the term. Please email me with any questions or problems you may have- 24/7! I’m always here to help and I think it’s important to address issues of mental health for our college as well as the university in a broader sense, no problem is too small, day or night so please do get in touch.