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 these most recent alumnae stay in touch with their friends and peers, as well as providing specific 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.  

Members of the Society will receive:

  1. Priority access and free entry to the two annual Young Stanners networking drinks in London and Oxford.
  2. Priority access to other specific sector events or networking sessions, for example in Law or Finance, run in conjunction with other Young Stanners in those sectors. 
  3. Information about and a discounted rate (at least 10%) to the wider College events programme.

How to Join the Young Stanners

By setting up and continuing a regular gift of £5 (or more) per month to the Young Stanners Fund you will become a member of the Young Stanners Society.  The Young Stanners Fund will contribute to all areas of College life, including bursaries, hardship grants, welfare, teaching, clubs and societies. You may well have benefited from some of these areas during your time at St Anne’s, and by supporting the fund in this way, you will help make a difference to the next generation of Stanners. You can set up a new regular gift here: 

If you would like to join The Young Stanners but are experiencing financial difficulties, please get in contact with Stacey Kennedy, our Regular Giving Officer, at

Please make sure you are opted in to receive emails from us about the Young Stanners Society and ensure you use a non-St Anne’s email address when registering as student email addresses are deactivated after leaving College. For more information, please contact the Development Office on

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 2023

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.