Female Welfare & Gender Equalities - Mira Manini Tiwari
Email: welfare-f (@thejcr.co.uk)
My name is Mira and I'm i my second year studying Education and MML here at Christ's. My job is to look out for the health and happiness of everyone in the college and make students' experiences at Christ's as sad and enjoyable as possible. This includes, perhaps first and foremost, giving advice or helping students get access to the help they need or being there to just listen and provide support. Be it daily work stress, mental health issues, physical health, sexual health, family or social problems, worries about a friend, or just needing some reassurance, I'm always here for anyone and everyone in Christ's. You can write or talk to me in complete confidentiality, so don't hesitate to drop me a line, or meet me anytime. I do my best to help, and if I don't know the answer, I will be able to put you in touch with the people or organisations that do. Christ's and the university as a whole have a vast range of resources and a great welfare support system, and we make sure everyone has access to what they need.
As the Welfare and Gender Equalities Officers, Callum Jessop and I are also in charge of organising welfare campaigns throughout the year, as well as holding talks and discussions on a range of welfare-related issues to spread the knowledge and awareness of them throughout the college. Together we oversee the welfare and rights subcommittee, which includes the mental health, sexual health, interfaith, LGBT+, internationals, BME, male, female, and freshers' representatives, which makes sure that there is someone representing all of the students' interests. We liaise with the college and with CUSU to ensure students' voices are heard and to make welfare an integral part of college and university policies – if you have any questions, problems or suggestions, please do let us know. We have the lovely weekly Tea & Talk, a casual hour-long session where anyone can drop in for however long they like to have some tea and snacks, have a chat to other students in the college, and speak to us about anything they have on their mind. If you'd like to speak more privately, feel free to arrange another time and I and/or Callum would be happy to meet you.
Welfare is of utmost importance, and no problem is too big or too small for you to approach us. We also encourage all students to make welfare a part of their own daily lives and look out for their friends' health and happiness, too. Don't hesitate to drop me an email, put a note in my pigeonhole, send me a message on Facebook, pop round to my room for a cup of tea, or approach me if you see me around college!