Here at Newnham, we are passionate about women’s rights, education and empowerment. Women are underrepresented at a Graduate level in the university, and so it is vital that women are supported and heard in all aspects of their graduate career.

At Newnham we have an MCR Women’s Officer whose role it is to be a general focal point for these issues at Newnham, and she organises events and represents Newnham at the University level on these issues. If you have a passion for gender equality and would like to run an event, for example a discussion on a particular topic, a book group or organise a group from Newnham to attend a march please email the Women’s Officer (mcr.womens@newn.cam.ac.uk). Equally please just email her if you have any concerns or questions.

We also at Newnham have the Newnham Action Group - as we are so lucky to have a large and diverse female student population, we have created this as a platform for sharing information about organisations and causes. This is student led, so please join the group and get involved

If you would like more information about being a female student at Cambridge, or Women’s Rights in the setting of graduate education please follow the link for the CUSU Women’s Campaign

Useful Contacts

Important contacts to ensure your welfare while in Newnham

  • Newnham College counsellors Elrika Erasmus and Tom Godsal, are available; please email for an appointment.
  • Newnham College nurse Anne Schumann, is available by email and you can also book appointments via moodle.
  • University Counselling Service team includes a dedicated sexual assault and harassment advisor and is available for counselling. You can have a look at their self help leaflets here
  • Selwyn Chaplain Hugh Shilson-Thomas, is a Harassment Advisor and available to provide a listening ear on harassment, whether you are of any faith or none. Contact him .
  • If you feel comfortable, you can report misconduct to to the central email Office of Student Conduct, Complaints and Appeals at
  • Newnham Harassment Policy is online.
  • Newnham guidance on Solving Problems and Complaints by Students is online .