Rajiv Guha: JCR Welfare Officer
Subject: Economics (2nd Year)
Hometown: South London
Why did you want to be a JCR welfare officer?
Having already spent one year on the JCR as a First Year Rep, I knew just how important the committee was to other students. I chose to apply for JCR Welfare Officer because I knew it was a role that would make a difference, and allow me to help other students. I have always thought I was quite a warm, approachable person, so I thought Welfare Officer would suit me perfectly! (Make sure you follow us on Instagram – @tithallwelfare!)
Why did you choose your subject?
I have known I wanted to study Economics since I was about 14. I was always fascinated by how businesses and consumers act, and what the economic rationale behind our choices is. I have also always enjoyed maths, and an Economics degree allowed me to combine the two quite nicely.
What do you hope to do when you leave Trinity Hall?
At the minute I am still unsure. I am leaning towards working with the Civil Service, in a field closely related to economics or economic policy. I know the assumption is that all Economics students want to be investment bankers, but I guess that makes me the exception!
What does Trinity Hall mean to you?
Trinity Hall is a home to me. I’ve only been here for a year and a half, but I feel like I am where I belong. The friends I have made here are like family, and the fact it is a relatively small college further amplifies the feeling of a close-knit community.
How do you look after your own wellbeing?
I have always enjoyed keeping myself busy with fun activities outside of work. I love music, and sing in the College chapel choir. I also love sports, and find it an easy, healthy way to escape from my work sometimes. Most importantly though, I look after myself by spending time with the incredible friends I have around me here, like I said, they are a family to me.