|Equal Opportunity Chair||Finlay Ryder, 1st year Biology|
|BME Rep||Aaliyah Dustagheer, 1st year History|
|Class Rep||Anya Tregay, 2nd year Law|
|LGBTQ+ Rep||Bella Done, 2nd year Maths|
|Women*’s Rep||Trixie Smith, 1st year Spanish|
Hertford welfare handbook can be found here (requires SSO).
Disability support at Hertford
- Many people at Oxford have a disability and as such there is a lot of support available
- If you have a disability or suspect you may have a disability, Megan Roper the registrar should be able to help with problems raised.
- The chaplain Mia Smith can also be very useful to talk to initially, especially if you are already at Hertford, or you can ring the Doctors.
- You may be put in contact with the Disability Advisory Service, who will offer you further support, including applying for funding if you require specialist equipment.
- Our Disabilities Rep is always available via college email or facebook messenger
- I understand that it can be daunting to talk to a member of college, so if any student has concerns related to the points on this list they are more than welcome to come to me!
- I’m really keen to ensure that disabled people feel included in college so if anyone wants to raise concerns about accessibility, they’re should come to me and we can see where to go from there and resolve any issues
Being BAME at Hertford
Women* at Hertford
Hertford’s Women*’s Rep organises women’s formals and events, provides free emergency sanitary products, and is here to help with any women’s issues! Our Women*’s Rep Trixie says:
Hi! I’m Trixie (she/her), a first year studying Spanish here at Hertford, and I’m super excited to be your JCR Women*’s Rep. My role is to ensure that everyone in the undergraduate community who identifies as women, non- binary or women aligning feels empowered, welcome, safe and supported by the college and each other. I’m really passionate about creating a space for women* to feel included and represented. Part of this responsibility is organising events such as film nights, bar nights and wine and painting evenings which are a great way of building on the sense of women*’s community in college and meeting new people. I am also responsible for stocking up free sanitary products in college public toilets so they are accessible for all who need them. If you have any new ideas, concerns, worries ( big or small) I am always here to support as much as I can, alongside the JCR welfare officers. For anything you would like to share, l am only a Facebook message away or catch me around college. I would always love to chat and listen to make sure the women*’s community in Hertford feels celebrated, heard and supported!
Being LGBT+ at Hertford
Hertford’s a place for everyone, and the college hosts loads of events and socials. We also have a gender expression fund of up to £200 to reimburse students for items aiding gender expression! Our LGBT+ rep, Bella, says:
Hi everyone! I’m Bella (she/they), a 2nd year and I’m your LGBTQ+ rep this year! I’m so excited to be taking over this role and provide lots of exciting events to help you feel as welcomed as possible. I’m looking forward to hosting a big formal for us this term, a games night, and hopefully holding Tuesgays at Hertford. All types of events and ideas are welcomed and I truly want everyone to be involved in deciding how we celebrate queerness this year! Hertford has a gender expression fund, so please do get in touch whenever if this is something that you’d be interested in. I am always here to talk if you need, or if not can just provide some vegan cake and a hug. Definitely go over and follow the instagram account, @lgbt_at_hertford – there should be lots of updates and polls over there, and maybe even profiles if you want to write one. Otherwise you can find me badly rapping or singing in my room (my neighbours love me) or dancing at a Taylor Swift club night.
What do I do if I have been discriminated against?
- If you have been subject to discrimination, you can contact Prof. Annette Mikes at email@example.com, who is the Tutor for Equality and Diversity.
- You can also talk to Mia, one of the Peer Supporters or Junior Deans if you feel you need someone else to talk to about it.
- If the harassment or discrimination took place in college or you were subject to it by a member of the college community and you wish to take action against that person, the best person to talk to is Oliver Noble-Wood who is the Dean at Hertford and therefore head of discipline and welfare and can help you with this.
- If you have been a victim of any form of sexual violence or harassment there is support for you in college to access at any time
- If you have been subject to harassment, you can contact our harassment Advisors – Dr Aruna Nair (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Mia Smith (email@example.com)
- You can also talk to Mia, one of the Peer Supporters, or the Junior Deans if you feel you need someone else to talk to about it.
- If the harassment took place in college or you were subject to it by a member of the college community and you wish to take action against that person, Oliver Noble-Wood who is the Dean at Hertford and therefore head of discipline and welfare can help you with this.