I am ultimately responsible for the JCR Committee, working with the VP to chair meetings, interview appointed committee positions and administer the Facebook group and mailing list. The other side to my role is representing the JCR on a variety of wider college committees, as well as to the Censors (Brian Young and Geraldine Johnson). It's a bit of a catch-all role so if you ever have any questions/concerns, or just want to chat, please feel free to get in contact!
My main role is to support Toby 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.
Along with Sarah, my role is to look out for the wellbeing of Christ Church Students. We will email you with updates on welfare events, workshops and other things to look out for, both within college and within the wider university. We’re also free for a chat any time – if you need us, or want to ask anything, let us know and we’ll arrange something on your terms.
My role is to look out for the wellbeing of Christ Church students, along with the Male Welfare Rep, Raafi - a pretty broad job! We're always on hand to help out and available to talk to confidentially, and we're in charge of stuff like running welfare events and keeping college stocked with sexual health supplies. Between us we've had a lot of training, and we're always happy to point the way to useful contacts or services to anyone who asks.
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!
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 Sam 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.
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.
Ama Neubert - 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.
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!
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.
As a firm believer in 'healthy body, healthy mind' my job is to make sure everyone gets the most out of Christ Church sport. If anybody wants any information or to play any sport you can ask me for a push in the right direction. I also arrange for support and photography of sport so be sure to get out and involved!
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.