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JCR Committee

Hello and welcome to the JCR Committee Page. Below you will find a list of all the members of the JCR committee, both fully and semi-elected.

If you ever need anything, or have any questions or suggestions about college life, then get in touch with someone below. We’re all friendly people who will try their best to give you the advice and information that you need. The JCR is here to represent your views, so if you are ever unhappy with anything just get in touch!

Please send any messages for the weekly bulletin newsletter to: jcr.vice-president@oriel.ox.ac.uk

To email any of the committee members, use their normal Oxford email: firstname.last@oriel.ox.ac.uk

 

 

Fully Elected Officers

 

Patrick Hegarty-Morrish

President

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Hey, I’m Patrick, and together with this year’s JCR Committee I’ll be working to make sure all undergraduates have a fantastic time at Oriel. As the Junior Common Room President I’m the main point of contact between the JCR and the other constituent parts of college.

 

Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions about the JCR, concerns about life at Oriel, or ideas for the JCR Committee – email me at patrick.hegartymorrish@oriel.ox.ac.uk, give me a call on 07967730833 or message me via Facebook. Otherwise, I hope to see you in the bar on Sundays at 8:45 for the weekly open meeting, where you can discuss college life within the JCR community.

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Huw

Davies

Vice President

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Hey, I’m Huw, a second year PPEist and the JCR Vice-President. I’m responsible for representing the JCR on the House, Buildings and JCC committees. I’ll also be organising fun events like Halfway Hall and Guest Nights. You should be getting fairly regular emails from me with Bulletins and Guest Nights etc. Please feel free to contact me at huw.davies@oriel.ox.ac.uk, over social media, or in person (I live in the set directly above the old JCR) especially with accommodation issues. I’m also a trained Peer Supporter so you should be able to catch me at a lot of welfare events. Oriel love, Huw

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Isaac

Smy

Returning Officer

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Hey Oriel, I’m Isaac, a second-year historian and your current RO. In terms of what I do, I’m the bloke who bangs the gavel at the front of JCR open meetings. I also interpret the constitution, keep the constitution up to date, and run elections for JCR positions. If you happen to have any constitutionally burning desires, or anything else for that matter, just hit me up on Facebook, or drop me a line at isaac.smy@oriel.ox.ac.uk.

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Emma

Batchelor

Secretary

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Hey! I’m Emma, a first-year student studying Law, and I’m also the secretary of the JCR for the next year. Primarily, I take the minutes at the JCR Open Meeting and Committee Meeting each week and send them out so that everyone can stay informed with what is happening in college. Before each meeting I also organise and distribute the agenda, so if you ever have anything you want to raise at the meetings, don’t hesitate to contact me! My role also includes managing the website and Facebook page. At the start of every term I am in charge of compiling the term-card, so if you are organising any events you’d like to put on there, just let me know. If you have any questions about the minutes or agendas, or just any general questions about JCR Meetings, feel free to email me at emma.batchelor@oriel.ox.ac.uk, message me on Facebook or stop me around college!

Please note: emails to be sent around in the weekly college bulletin should be sent to: jcr.vice-president@oriel.ox.ac.uk

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Prateek

Mehan

Treasurer

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Hi! I’m Prateek (also known as Prat), a second year Engineering Scientist and your JCR Treasurer for this year! I’m responsible for looking after the JCR’s finances by forming and tracking the budget, reimbursing people and representing the JCR’s monetary issues to the college. If you have any queries regarding the JCR’s finances or anything else, then please feel free to email me at prateek.mehan@oriel.ox.ac.uk or message me via Facebook.

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Simone

Fraser

Female Welfare

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Hi, I’m Simone and I’m a second year doing history. Me and Joel are the welfare reps for this year, and you should see lots of us around college, running events, making care packages, distributing sexual health supplies, and organising loads of things to help everyone enjoy their time at Oriel! We’re also here to help you more personally though, and you can talk to us (in person or through Facebook/email/whatever you’re most comfortable with) about anything that’s bothering you, however big or small, and with complete confidentiality. We’ve worked with the Counselling Service to get peer support trained, and we also have a fantastic team of peer supporters, so please never hesitate to reach out to one of us! Welfare love x

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Joel

Fraser

Male Welfare

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Hi, I’m Joel, I study English and French, and will be one of your Welfare Officers for this year! This means I’ll be available (as well as Simone, and the Peer Support team!) to chat to about issues you may be worried about that may be affecting your personal welfare, as well as helping to clear up and demystify some of the resources that are available to you at a college level, and at a wider university level. We’ll also be putting on lots of welfare events throughout the year that help bring college together (generally over free food), and create the welcoming, supporting atmosphere that is essential for a happy Oriel!

 

If you have any questions about Welfare (it can often be pretty confusing how it all works), don’t hesitate to drop me an email at joel.fraser@oriel.ox.ac.uk, or a facebook message.

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Joseph

Drakeley

Access & Admissions Officer

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Hi I’m Joe a second year physics student and I’m your jcr class and access officer for 2018-19. Its my role to represent self identifying working class and state comprehensively educated students as well as promote access events around the college and uni. I’ll be at class act meetings representing oriels views so if you have any thoughts let me know! Its a goal of mine to get as many oriel students involved in access events as possible so expect to hear from me on open days interviews and much more. Lets make this the best year for access at oriel yet.

 

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Max

Cluer

Academic Affairs & Careers

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Hi! I’m Max, a second year PPEist and the JCR Academic Affairs, Careers and Suspended Students Officer. My job has three distinct roles. On the academic side of things, I’m here to help you out when you need to use formal lines of communication with college, and can assist when you’ve not had collections returned, if you want to talk to people about course changes or provide library feedback, or even if you just feel the need to make some sort of a formal complaint about a tutor. The careers part of the job means that I’ll be filling your inbox with loads of University Careers Service info and hopefully set up some careers events throughout the year. Finally, I’m here to represent suspended students or point those who want to explore suspension in the right direction. Email me at
max.cluer@oriel.ox.ac.uk or just message on Facebook with any questions

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Chloe

Whitehead

‘Entz’

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Hi I’m Chloe, and I’m basically in charge of making sure your year here at Oriel is as much fun as possible! Along with Abdul and Mar I’m one of the ‘Entz’ – Entertainment – officers, which means we’ll be the ones organising ‘bops’ (college parties), JCR drinks, quiz/karaoke/club nights… and any other social events you’d like that’ll make college life even more groovy.

I’m a second year studying English, and so know how to (and have a lot of time to) have fun, and can’t wait to put together loads of great events for you this year. Please feel free to email me (chloe.whitehead@oriel.ox.ac.uk) or message me on Facebook with any questions or suggestions about Oriel’s social life, Freshers’ week, or Oxford in general.

I’m also on the ground floor of Staircase 8 (8.6) in Second Quad if you ever need or would like to pop in! Oriel love 🙂

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Abdul

Wajid

‘Entz’

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Hey hey hey 👋🏾, I’m Abdul and along with Mar and Chloe we’ll be your Entz team.
We’re in charge of organising bops (college parties – Oxford’s a bit weird innit), JCR drinks and other ‘lit’ stuff. You’ll probably start hating what we do halfway through the year but hopefully we can sell you a false reality before that xoxo I look forward to meeting you guys. If you have any bop ideas, questions or just wanna chill, pop around flat 6 (top floor) in Oriel square or feel free to hmu on messenger, Oriel love 💕

[PS I‘m not a floating torso , contrary to what the picture suggests]

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Mar

Gomez

‘Entz’

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Hi everyone! I’m Mar and with Abdul and Chloe I’m one of your Entz team for this year. Our main job is to make sure you have the best time possible at Oriel (like we did) and help you have fun, make friends and put on loads of different events for all your tastes.
I do PPE which means I will definitely have some time for you and am looking so forward to what we already have planned and thinking of new things if you guys ask us to. I’ll be living in Second Quad, Staircase 8 set 11 if you have any suggestions or questions or whatever. Also find me on Facebook or my email mar.gomezgomezdelatorre@oriel.ox.ac.uk (yes, gomez twice).

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Becca

Young

LGBTQ+

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Hey, I’m Becca, a second-year medic, and your LGBTQ+ officer for the upcoming year! I’m really passionate about making a welcoming, inclusive environment at Oriel for everyone who identifies as LGBTQ+, in keeping with the friendly spirit of Oriel as a whole, and especially for those who are somewhat marginalised even within our community. In terms of what to expect, you can look forward to drinks events, speakers, film screenings, casual snacks, and events with other colleges!

Obviously a large part of my role is welfare-based, so please feel free to catch me in person at any time (I’m regularly found in the library), drop me a message on Facebook, or email me (rebecca.young@oriel.ox.ac.uk) – I’m more than happy to chat about anything, nothing is too big or small!

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Natasha

Sharma

Women’s

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Hiya! I’m Natasha and I’m a first year Biochemistry student and the JCR Women’s Officer for this year. My role is to represent all self-identifying and partially identifying women in the JCR, whether that be in open meetings, committee meetings or in organising events. There are also lots of university-wide events that I’ll be updating you on.

Oriel College JCR should be free from intimidation towards and discrimination against women. If you ever want to talk, either concerned or just in need of a chat, please don’t hesitate to drop me an email at natasha.sharma@oriel.ox.ac.uk, pidge me a message or knock on my door (14-17).

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Joel

Stanley

Ethnic Minorities

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Hello, I’m Joel, and I’m the BME officer for this year. I study Philosophy & Theology which has record-low contact hours, so I’m pretty easy to get in contact with. Along with the rest of the equalities officers, my job is to ensure that regardless of how you identify you feel supported at Oriel. In particular, my role involves representing the views of BME members of the college at committee meetings, supporting BME students and celebrating the experiences of BME students, ensuring that everyone feels welcome.
If you need me for anything, get in touch by emailing me (joel.stanley@oriel.ox.ac.uk), pidging me, sending me a message on Facebook – I’ll always be happy to help!

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Tasha

Bharucha

Disabilities

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Hello there, I’m Tasha, a first year reading English, and I’m your Disabilities and Mental Health officer! Alongside the rest of the Committee, I’m here to support you and encourage you to utilise all the amazing services that the college provides. I represent the views of members of college with disabilities, which refers to anyone with a physical or mental health condition or a specific learning difficulty affecting college life. I’m here to advocate your needs so that Oriel is friendly, encouraging and accessible. If you have any questions, wish to put forward suggestions or would like to chat about anything over a cup of tea you can find me in my room (staircase 15, room 11) or just message me on Facebook xx

 

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Michael

Angerer

Equalities and Ethics

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Hi, I’m Michael; I study English and French and I’m your Equalities and Ethics Officer for this year. My role is to ensure that all members of the JCR, no matter who they are, feel that their concerns are addressed and that they are treated fairly. I organise Oriel’s annual Equalities Fest as well as several smaller events throughout the year and coordinate with other equalities officers in college and university-wide.

If you have any ideas, questions, or simply want to chat about anything, please send me an email at michael.angerer@oriel.ox.ac.uk, message me on Facebook or just drop by my room, 20.6 on the Island Site. Feel free to talk to me about anything; everything you tell me will be in strict confidence.

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Josh

Keeling

Facilities

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Hi, I’m Josh the facilities officer. Please feel free to message me by email or via Facebook with concerns or queries about anything to do with facilities. I’m generally in charge of most facilities in the JCR and JCR annex (importantly the kettle and ping pong table) and have some input to communal resources like the kitchens. Along with the Bar Re,p I’m also responsible for facilities in the bar such as the dart board and pool table. I’m very open to suggestions about facilities so please feel free to message these – usually I’m reliable on my phone so message me about anything (with a vague relation to facilities) anytime and I’ll try get back to you ASAP.

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Alexandre

Eira

International

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Hi! I’m Alexandre (but you can call me Alex!) and I will be your International Officer for the year. I’m a second-year student reading Physics and Philosophy. My role consists of representing the interests of international students as well as providing help whenever needed, be it advice or information. Apart from making sure international students are able to settle in college, I will also try and promote an environment of celebration of internationalism in Oriel as well as the creation of an international community!
Don’t hesitate to contact if in need! You can do so through e-mail (alexandre.eira@oriel.ox.ac.uk), by pidging me, or contacting me on Facebook. I hope to be able to make the first year at Oriel memorable for the freshers just coming in and to make changes in college that facilitate and better the studies and life of international students in college!

 

OUSU Handbook – http://www.ousu.org/about/campaigns/a/ISC/handbook/

Orientation Programme – http://www.ox.ac.uk/students/new/orientation/

Student Information and Advisory Service – email at student.information@admin.ox.ac.uk

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Semi-Elected Representatives

 

Jack

Blowers

Bar

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Hey hey hey, I’m Jack, a first year biochemist at Oriel and your JCR bar representative! My role is to help maintain the bar as the social hub of college, whether that be pester college to get cheaper drinks or to help organise events in the bar. If you have any suggestions for the bar or any queries please feel free to contact me via Facebook or email at jack.blowers@oriel.ox.ac.uk – See you around! #SaveOurBar

Will

Pickering

Sports

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Hey, I’m Will a third year Engineer and the JCR Sports and Gym representative. I organise the annual sports dinner in which sports captains of all college sports can recommend exceptional players for sports colours. If you are thinking about the possibility of partaking in university level sport, I can put you in contact with the right people (I can highly recommend the university powerlifting club). I’ve founded the Gym Society in college which allows students to have more say with regards to what get purchased for the gyms, so join the Facebook group to stay updated! If you have any questions or suggestions regarding college sport or the gym facilities, feel free to contact me via Facebook or email me at william.pickering@oriel.ox.ac.uk

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Olha

Dolinska

Charities

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Hi, I’m Olha, 2nd year biomed. I’m really excited for all the charities events we have coming up this year, such as charity formal hall, charity auction, and more. If you have any ideas or you’re keen to help just shoot me a message on Facebook!

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Max

McGiffen

Freshers’ Rep

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Hi – I’m Max and I’m a second year lawyer, as well as your Freshers Rep for this term!

We’ve tried to organise the Freshers Week termcard to include activities that appeal to all, but please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any suggestions or queries, either by email (maximillian.shreeve-mcgiffen@oriel.ox.ac.uk – the name is a bit of a running joke), in person in Flat 1 (above the MCR on the island site) or via Facebook.

I’m also keen on playing an academic support role and have plenty of Freshers’ anecdotes for anyone struggling with their workload – I was coined ‘Messy McGiff’ in Michaelmas and took a while to find my feet academically – some tutors would argue I still haven’t. Please do get in touch if you need anything – hope you have a great Freshers week and great year.

 

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Lily

Parmar

Arts Rep

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Hey there! I’m Lily and I study French and Spanish. I’m the Arts rep in college, which means I’ll be keeping everyone updated as to what’s on at Oriel and in Oxford to do with art, music, drama, and dance. Expect emails! I’m also going to organise some creative activities in college, including Arts week (7 days to celebrate the Arts in college/maybe make something quite nice out of papier-mâché for your room) in Trinity term. I want to create a really inclusive and creative environment in which everybody can create and share things or just take a breather from work. Note: I’m not responsible for any students deciding to decorate/artistically embellish lecture handouts or problem sheets. Please bring any questions, worries or ideas to staircase 8, set 11 (where I live) and if there’s anything you’d like me to include in my bulletin, any suggestions for arty activities, or any urgent artistic inspirations you’d like to share, email me at lily.parmar@oriel.ox.ac.uk.

Sophia

Smout

External Affairs

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Hi! I’m Sophia, a second year English and German student, and the External Affairs Representative for this year. It’s my job to provide a link between the JCR, MCR and the Oxford University Student’s Union (OUSU), so I attend OUSU meetings regularly and vote on the issues raised on behalf of our JCR. If you have any questions or queries, there are issues you want raising or you’d like to come along and vote for yourself, then drop me an email at sophia.smout@oriel.ox.ac.uk, find me on Facebook or come and see me in 12.5! x

Ebony

Moody

Environment

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Hello! My name is Ebony, I’m a second-year mathematician and I’m the JCR Environment Rep for 2018-19. My role is to campaign to reduce the negative environmental impact of the JCR and the college, working with you and the college to make us more environmentally friendly.

I’ll also be the one posting about the ‘Student Switch Off Campaign’ when it comes around, we won and received lots of Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream last year so we’re striving to win it again (minus the melting incident…)!

This is a new role for this year, so I’m passionate about building a foundation for the role, hearing your thoughts on what you’d like to be improved on in Oriel and getting them across to college staff.

I have many plans, including a project focussed on food/item waste, so if you’d like to get involved in anything environmentally based or have any ideas on what we can do better, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

You can contact me via email (ebony.moody@oriel.ox.ac.uk), on Facebook, or just find me around college (or in LAR where my accommodation is).

I consider myself to be a friendly person, so if you have any general questions about anything, even not environment related, please still feel free to get in touch or pop round for a tea and chat. I wish you all a wonderful year 😊

Evie

Lewis

Food

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Hi I’m Evie, I’m a history undergrad and also Oriel’s food rep. Any tuck requests, JCR meeting snack desires or feelings to pass on about hall food please get in touch!