The Young Stanners Society

Welcome to

The Young Stanners Society

Our Young Stanners Society brings together St Anne’s students who have graduated within the last 10 years. The Society helps our most recent alumnae stay in touch with their friends and peers, as well as providing enjoyable events, networking opportunities and communications. The Young Stanners Society will complement the work and events held by the College and our wider St Anne’s Society (SAS) – which every St Anne’s student becomes a part of when joining St Anne’s.

The Young Stanners Fund makes a direct impact on students by providing bursaries, hardship grants, welfare support, clubs and societies. You may well have benefited from some of these during your time at St Anne’s. Being part of the Young Stanners Society allows you to make a difference to the next generation of Stanners, as well as supporting your own professional development. 

Membership of the Society:

Membership of the Young Stanners Society includes:

  • Free entry to two annual Young Stanners professional networking drinks in:
    • Central London (Autumn)
    • Oxford (Summer)
  • A discounted rate on all College events i.e. the annual College Gaudy meal price of £50 is reduced to £35 for Young Stanners.
  • Careers events online and in-person
  • Mentoring opportunities
  • News on job opportunities and internships
  • A bi-annual newsletter
  • Priority access to specific sector events or networking sessions, for example in Law or Finance, run in conjunction with other Young Stanners in those sectors.

To Join the Young Stanners

Any St Anne’s graduate from the last ten years who makes a donation to our Young Stanners Fund will become a member of the Young Stanners Society.*  To support our young alumnae, all of our graduates are eligible for free membership for the first year after they finish their degree.

You can make a regular donation to the Young Stanners Fund, we suggest £5 monthly.

If you are a recent graduate. or finding your finances are stretched, you can make a one-off donation.

Any donation you make will ensure continued access to the Young Stanners Society for that calendar year.

*If you are experiencing financial hardship but would like to be a member of the Society, please contact

Upcoming Event:

St Anne’s Gaudy (Discounted ticket for Young Stanners)

On Saturday 21st September 2024, St Anne’s College is holding its annual Gaudy. Young Stanner members are eligible to book a special, discounted Young Stanners ticket!

Past Events

Young Stanners Summer Event: Summer 8’s BBQ

May 2024

St Anne’s celebrated the Summer 8’s 2024 with a St Anne’s Boat Club x Young Stanners event in College. We invited our recent graduates to return to College to enjoy the rowing, accompanied by drinks and a summer BBQ.

Young Stanners Webinar: Navigating Career Transitions

March 2024

Graduating from St. Anne’s and entering the working world outside the Oxford bubble can feel disorienting. Navigating the pressures of finding a new identity, deciding your career and adjusting to life after university can test even the greatest resilience. Ten years after leaving St. Anne’s, two of our alumnae Katie Burgess and Mark Hawley are in conversation, to reflect on their journeys since graduation and offer their thoughts on forging a way through this transition. St Anne’s alumna Dr Susan Doering is moderating.

Katie qualified as a chartered accountant at a Big Four firm before deciding to move out of the corporate world and into the charity sector. For the last 4 years she has worked at the housing and homelessness charity Shelter where she leads financial planning and analysis for the organisation. Mark worked in accountancy & consulting before making his way to Google, where he has spent the last 5 years working in Workforce Planning. He is currently on parental leave following the arrival of his son Maximilian in September, so will soon be finding his balance as a working Dad. Susan has worked as a training facilitator for international organisations and as a career and leadership coach. Her book Smart Career Moves for Smart Women. How to Succeed in Career Transitions was published in 2023 by Routledge.

This event was organised as part of The Young Stanners Society, at the request of our recent graduates for specific career support. If you would like to know more about The Young Stanners Society please see the information above.

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Young Stanners Launch Event

November 2023

The inaugural Young Stanners Society event was held in London in November 2023 to celebrate St Anne’s more recently graduated alumnae! 

Our first ever Young Stanners enjoyed cocktails and new connections at Dirty Martini bar in London. It was the first of biannual events which will be held for members of the Young Stanners Society in London and in Oxford. For more information on joining the Society to access these events, see above.