Welfare

Available Student Support

The Welfare Team

The MCR Welfare team is wholly committed to our students’ welfare – if you encounter any problem during your studies or have questions about where to access resources, do get in touch with our Welfare Officers.

Please visit St Anne’s Welfare Page for more information, including the contact details of our wonderful Welfare Staff (Nurse, Dean of Welfare, Disability Co-ordinator, Assistant Deans) and the different kinds of support you can access via the University. You can contact your welfare officers at . The MCR’s Peer Supporters are Julian Kaptanian and Riddhi Jain, who, together with Ramani Chandramohan, make up the MCR’s welfare team.

Ramani Chandramohan

Hi, I’m Ramani Chandramohan (she/her).  My family is from India and Sri Lanka and I was brought up in Kent. I’m doing a MSt in Modern Languages, specialising in medieval French literature. My favourite form of self-care is trying (and largely failing) to recreate cakes from the Great British Bake-Off.

Riddhi Jain

Hi! I’m Riddhi Pitliya Jain (she/her), born and raised in Hong Kong. I’m reading for MSc (by Res)/DPhil in Experimental Psychology, with a primary focus on Computational Psychopathology. I enjoy walking (a lot) around town and field/parks while admiring wildlife. Other than that, I’m interested in books, music, art, yoga and calisthenics. Feel free to drop me an email to say hi!

Julian Kaptanian

Hello, my name is Julian Kaptanian (she/her) and I am a first-year MPhil student studying the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology. I am originally from Montana and have been fortunate enough to grow up hiking and spending most of my time outside. When not reading for class, you can find me running, water coloring, reading for fun (please treat yourself to some David Sedaris when you get the chance), drinking tea, and embarrassing myself in hopes of furthering my future standup comedy career.

A message from your peer supporters!

Hi! We, Julian Kaptanian and Riddhi Jain (aka Riddhi Pitliya), are St Anne’s College MCR Student Peer Supporters. Please reach out to us if you would like to talk through any doubts or issues you may have, even if you just need an impartial, completely confidential ear to listen; we also have a range of resources we can refer you to. We are an alternative to talking to college welfare staff, supporting you on a more casual, student level. Note that we underwent training with the Oxford University Counselling Service before taking up our post, and we swear to abide by the Code of Practice. You can email us at any time to set up a meeting for yourself or on behalf of friends that you are worried about. We can also be found at T@3 (the weekly teas at 3pm on Wednesdays).

Activities

Welfare Tea and Cake

Sundays, 3:00 pm (Week 1-8), EPH Common Room

Your welfare officers welcome you every Sunday in the Common Room to have some tea, biscuits and cake. It is a good opportunity to relax with friends, or meet your reps should you have any welfare concern.

Meditation

A few times a year, on request

Depending on demand, we sometimes organize meditation sessions in the weekend to spend a relaxing time together and wind off after a busy week.

Movie Nights

1-2 times a term, 8:00 pm, EPH Common Room or Study Room

A few times a term, we gather in the Common Room or the Study Room to watch a movie. We also sometimes organize special movie nights, for instance for Valentine’s Day.

Be Well, Do Well Events

Once a term, 5:30-6.30 pm, Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre

These events are organized by College to help students achieve their full potential. They usually take the form of panel discussions or talks, and an opportunity to share success stories or discuss other welfare matters. Past events have included a panel discussion on taking up leadership roles, and a talk on the importance of sleep. Events are advertised in the What’s On newsletters.