Hi, I am Devika (she/her), VP Graduates 2021-22. I have just completed my MPhil in Modern South Asian Studies from Oxford School of Global and Area Studies. During my degree I was involved in St Antony’s GCR, CRAE, Race and Diversity initiatives across the University and the peer supporter program. Before this, I completed my Masters in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh where I was involved in similar student-facing, welfare and representative roles.
My priorities this year are focused on ensuring that Graduate student voices and concerns are adequately represented at the university level. I am dedicated to integrating postgraduates further into the larger University community and system by making sure their needs for welfare and socialisation are met, in a tailored manner i.e. the university understands that we need to distinguish between graduates and undergraduates when required.
Please get in touch with me with any ideas, resources or concerns you might have regarding the graduate student experience at Oxford.