I'm primarily responsible for leading the JCR Committee, liaising with the Censors (Brian P. & Brian Y.) and representing the JCR's interests at college committees (including House Committee, Library Committee and Governing Body). I also chair interviews for appointed committee positions, and administer the JCR mailing list and Facebook group. Pres is a bit of a catch-all role, both a point of contact and a friendly face around college, so feel free to contact me if you've got questions about college, suggestions for committee, or just fancy a chat.
My main role is to support Ali with running the committee. As well as that, I have the final say with interpreting and updating the Constitution and Standing Orders, as well as chairing General Meetings of the JCR, held at least twice a term. I also attend meetings with various bodies, primarily the Censors every week. I am also here to provide any advice regarding how college is run, or to answer all queries that involve anything to do in college. If you ever have a question you want asked, just drop me an email or pop in to my room.
As secretary I am a part of the executive group of JCR officers, and it is my role to act as a line communication between the JCR Committee and to the wider JCR as a whole. The Secretary takes minutes and prepares agendas for meetings with the Censors, JCR committee and at General Meetings, and then sends those minutes and agendas to the JCR or JCR committee. Weekly notices go out about events happening in Christ Church and Oxford, and the secretary is also responsible for making sure everyone can access the constitution of the JCR if they need to. The transparency of the JCR, and on-going encouragement of engagement with the issues that shape our college are paramount, and it is my job as Secretary to contribute to both as much as possible.
As treasurer my responsibilities consist of drawing up the budget for the JCR's spending this year, and then acting as the JCR's point of reference for working with College's Treasury, most often allowing JCR Reps access to our funds. Along with this and general responsibility for all things financial, I sit on the Executive Committee, the highest representative body of the JCR.
My role basically entails of looking after the mental, physical, and emotional well-being of everyone in college, but specifically male members. I am here to listen and help with any issues people encounter during their time at college. Alongside my colleague, Sophie Lapworth the Female Welfare Rep, I am head of college welfare for the JCR, and we aim to protect and better the interests of everyone in the JCR.
Our role is to ensure everyone’s student experience is both happy and healthy. Regular events such as yoga, massages, welfare teas and late night tea breaks are among a few things we do. We are also in charge of free sexual health supplies that college supply to the students. We are both trained confidential listeners and are available for anyone to chat about any need or worries
I coordinate the peer support team at Christ Church, organising supervisions both in college and with the counselling service as well as being a fully trained peer supporter myself. I organise LNTB every week and welfairy once a term to calm any mid-term stresses.
Hey! So the JCR pays for every student to get one cake every year, and I am responsible for delivering them. Just drop me an email telling me your favourite cake and in the next few days it will be waiting for you in the plodge!
It's our job to make sure that the JCR members are having a great time whilst at Oxford. On a weekly basis, we give out club tickets for all the fun nights that are on about Oxford. Throughout the term, we organise as many fun events as possible for JCR members, the biggest of which are the massive BOPs that we throw and the beginning and end of every term.
My responsibilities include liaising with hall about the weekly menus and organising guest dinners/formal hall/Christmas dinner/halfway hall/family formal. I also email out the weekly menus on a Sunday evening, a deeply important task.
Hi all, I'm Josh and am the special diets rep until the end of HT 2017. My main job is to communicate with the caterers to ensure that everyone is gets a good quality diet, no matter what requirements you may have. I attend weekly meetings with the caterers, JCR committee meetings and am using surveys and other tools to create a dialogue between myself and those I should serve. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me.
My job is to pass on your suggestions about how we can improve the Undercroft to College. As there are some... many... an outstanding and shocking number of problems with the Undie, especially given that it was recently refurbished, I'd appreciate it if you regularly dropped me an email pointing these out. I can then go to College and pass on your demands. Regardless of your feedback, I'll push for more VKs.
Elle Spencer - Liddell Representative
My job is to make Liddell a cosier place to live, to establish a stronger link with the main college site and generally, to create more of a Christ Church identity over here in Iffley. My role combines a number of other committee positions tailored towards Liddell interests; for instance, I regularly stock the welfare cupboard and organise weekly welfare teas in the Handel Davies room. I also dabble in ABE affairs when communicating on behalf of Liddell residents with the porters, usually over issues such as bike-sheds and microwaves!
We (Jamie and Josephine) are this year's RAG and Charities Reps. We organise fund raising events around college, both serious and less so, as well as liaising with OUSU's RAG committee. If you would like to suggest a charity we could raise money for or have an idea for an event, feel free to email us. Alternatively, wait outside Anuba at ten thirty on a Thursday night - we'll be there. RAG love, J&J.
Genevieve Athis Mcalea&Josh Cathcart - Access and Academic Affairs Officers
As Access Officers, we are involved in coordinating the student ambassador team (Team Turquoise), in their work with students that might be considering applying to Oxford. That can mean giving tours to students in Year Five, speaking to sixth-formers about Oxford life, or helping with the IntoUniversity tutoring programme, and the access team also help at open days and across the interview period.
Alex Trafford - Accomodation, Bicycles and Environmental Representative
Responsible for communicating the thoughts and priorities of the JCR body to the college in the areas of accommodation, bikes and the environment. Job involves Updating the room catalogue and carrying out the room ballot as well as being part of the college sustainability committee and House committee.
It's my job to make sure that JCR members have access to all the IT facilities that we could ever possibly want - like paper, ink and wifi that works most of the time - by working with the college IT department. To do this I take any IT related concerns you might have and bring them to the attention of the college, so please don't hesitate to contact me if you're having any computer problems whatsoever.
The returning officer organises college elections once a term. Elections generally run on Thursday of 5th or 6th week. It is a secret ballot and all members may vote. Hustings happen on the Sunday before elections where the candidates give short speeches and answer questions form the floor. That’s basically the elections in a nutshell if you have any questions or electoral complaints send an email my way.
I take care of welfare, especially of international students. Taking care of racial differentiation matter and trying to strengthen the unity of Christ Church are part of my goals. I'm also working as Peer Supporter of Christ Church / Peers of Colour for Oxford University. Whenever you just feel like it, drop me email / message. I'll be there.
It's my job to make sure Christ Church continues to be an inclusive place for people of all gender identities and sexual orientations. This involves running a lot of fun social events, from welfare teas to crewdates. I am also here to offer advice, comfort and guidance to anyone struggling with LGBTQ related issues; for example, I'm here to help if you're thinking of coming out, or if you've experienced some form of prejudice. Please do get in contact with any welfare questions - or find me in Plush.
My role is to promote gender equality throughout college by keeping you informed about what's happening around Oxford and in Christ Church, organising events and putting through motions. As part of the welfare team and as a First Responder, I'm also here to answer any questions you may have about welfare as well as gender quality.
Juliette Aliker - Ethnic & Religious Minorities Representative
The Ethnic and Religious Minorities Representative works to ensure the fair treatment of minority students at Christ Church, and to improve access at the college for these students. This involves responding to any issues that arise amongst students, working with the access team, and preparing a termly newsletter for all students about ERM events going on in the university.
Hattie Morrison - Arts Representative
My job is to advertise everything and everything arty within Christ Church and university wide. What's more, I will be in looking over the Picture Rental Scheme, putting on regular film nights, and running the new and exciting Christ Church Arts Festival in Hilary Term. Whether you want to advertise a new, innovative piece of artwork you created, or an exciting play you might be putting on, please don't hesitate to contact me!
Oliver Gardiner - Careers Representative
I am here to make everyone aware of careers opportunities, and help individuals with their applications and other careers worries. I also liaise with the development office, to provide connections between alumni of Christ Church and current members. This can be useful for members who need contacts in foreign countries for their year abroad. If anyone has any questions/total panics about jobs and stuff I am always available on email.
I'm in charge of sharpening the Olympic javelin of sport at Christ Church and hurling it accurately at the target of success. I work with the captains of each sport, as well as with our groundsman and college's sports representative. I maintain an online presence for the House through the 'Christ Church Sport' Facebook page.
Hi I am Kelly and I am the library rep. My job is to act as the means of communication between the library and students as well as working with the librarians and JCR Exec to improve and make positive changes to the library. Email me with any library queries, questions or problems
I’m the JCR representative at meetings of OUSU Council, which meets biweekly during term-time to discuss any ‘student-related’ issues. Christ Church is allocated three votes at OUSU Council, so if you’re interested in getting involved please drop me an email. I realise that OUSU can often seem an irrelevance, but many of the decisions it makes do affect us – it would be great to increase ChCh participation, so please feel free to pass on any concerns!
Henry Ludlam-Steinke -Space-Time Representative
My role is to look after the college telescope and to take care of any star gazing related business, of which there is a lot. If you ever want to use the telescope, drop me an email and I’ll arrange for you to pick it up from the JCR. There are also a number of stargazing events throughout the term which I organise, often last minute due to weather conditions. If you have any space-time related enquiries or suggestions, don’t hesitate to get in contact by email.
Tim Davies-Sound Engineer
Responsible for the JCR’s sound and lighting equipment. Facilitates and provides advice for any JCR event requiring sound. Ensures BOP has an adequate supply of bass.