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: firstname.lastname@example.org
To email any of the committee members, use their normal Oxford email: email@example.com
Fully Elected Officers
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
Greetings folks, I’m Mattie, a 2nd Year History & Politics student and the JCR Vice-President. Essentially, I am the JCR’s representative for the House, Buildings and JCC committees. Additionally, I am your go-to guy for events such as Halfway Hall and termly Guest Nights, as well as source of information for any accommodation issues you may want to relay onto the college. I’ll make sure to make my face known round college, but if you need to get in contact with me, either drop me an email at email@example.com or on Facebook, or even pop by the Dolls House (above the JCR). You will also receive weekly term-time email bulletins with relevant info on all above. Oriel Love x×
Hey Oriel, I’m Zijian, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.×
Chi Yan Melody
Hullo🌈 I’m Melody🐇, a fresher doing MLL! I’m the current Secretary of the JCR, mainly responsible for the agendas, minutes, and term cards🌟 If you have something you would like to include in the agenda or term card, please email me at email@example.com or message me through Facebook (Chi Yan Melody Lam) ~ You can also request a virtual copy of the constitution or an accessible copy of any JCR material from me anytime 💜 P.S. I am unfortunately not acquainted with the punt booking system or responsible for the weekly bulletin, please direct any queries to the Treasurer and Vice President respectively xx×
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or message me via Facebook.×
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×
Hello people! I’m Monim, and I’m a Computer Science and Philosophy person who will be one of your welfare officers for the year (along with Sophie). We’re here to make sure that everything is going well for you as you join and go through the college. Our job is to make Oriel as warm and welcoming as possible, so we’ll be having many events of many kinds for you to hang out.
I’m open to talking about anything and everything that might be worrying you, along with the other brilliant peer supporters who you will all meet. Whatever concern you may have, you can let one of us know with confidentiality. All of us are peer support trained and we’ll be able to help, even if that’s just a chat over tea. You can find me on facebook, and my email is email@example.com. I’m usually nocturnal, so message whenever. See you around! 🙂
Access & Admissions Officer
Hi everyone I’m Jelena and I’m a second year medical student and the class and access officer for this year. My aim is to make Oriel College as accessible as possible by promoting access events to state schools as well as initiating changes within the college to make sure everyone enjoys their time here. I also want to make many people at Oriel involved with access so expect to hear from me throughout the year!
Academic Affairs & Careers
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. 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
firstname.lastname@example.org or just message on Facebook with any questions
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 (email@example.com) 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 🙂×
Hello chaps, I’m George I’m a second year biochemist and I’m the new Entertainment officer for this trinity term! I’ll be helping out the entz team organising bops and the garden party and all around making sure you guys are as entertained as possible in this delightful exam term! Feel free to pop by my set at the top of staircase 12 or send me a message if you fancy a chat and I look forward to serving you this term!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (yes, gomez twice).
Hi, I’m Leo, a first year Ancient and Modern History student. As LGBTQ+ officer I represent the views and concerns of LGBTQ+ members of the JCR. I also organise termly LGBTQ+ socials and raise awareness on the occasional LGBTQ+ issue or event. If you have any questions or problems you want to talk to me about, just drop me a Facebook message (Sam Gillard) or an email (email@example.com).×
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, pidge me a message or knock on my door.×
Hi guys! I’m Saman and I’m a first-year English student here at Oriel. As your newly appointed Ethnic Minorities Officer, I hope to be a point of contact for anyone who identifies as belonging to an ethnic minority. If there are any issues or events regarding ethnic minorities that you would like to be expressed and discussed in JCR meetings, feel free to bring them to me and we can work out a way to present them to the Oriel student body. I’ll also be organising termly events where students can get together and meet others who similarly identify as being part of an ethnic minority, and hopefully, we can have some wonderful bonding over films and snacks!
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me by email (email@example.com) or message me on Facebook (Samanwita Sen). I am genuinely open for a chat about anything students might want to talk about, and I look forward to meeting all of you soon!×
Mental Health & Disabilities
I’m Hannah, I’m a first year medic and the JCR’s Mental Health and Disabilities Rep. If you want to contact me you can message me on Facebook, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or of course I’m always happy to meet in person!
Equalities and Ethics
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 email@example.com, message me on Facebook or just drop by my room. Feel free to talk to me about anything; everything you tell me will be in strict confidence.×
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.×
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), 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 email@example.com
Howdy all! I’m Anna and I’m studying physics and I’m one of your bar reps! I basically organise events in the bar such as Oriel Fridays (the open mic night that runs a few times every term) and help with general bar upkeep. If you ever have any questions feel free to message on facebook, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or pop into the bar where I will inevitably be :))
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 email@example.com – See you around! #SaveOurBar
Hi, I’m Alice and I am a second-year Law student and the Sports and Gym Representative for Oriel. My role includes organising Sports Dinner and Colours, maintaining the college gym facilities and ensuring that all sporty things are running smoothly around college. I am also the college’s Netball Captain, so if you have any questions regarding Netball, or any other sports in Oriel or at a University level, I can help to put you in touch with the right people. Please feel free to message me on Facebook, or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hi! I’m Catherine, a first year historian and am the charities rep for this year. I’m looking forward to organising some fun fundraisers (potentially working with entz/arts/bar reps), along with looking at how college can work alongside homeless charities (eg. Not letting hall leftovers go to waste and instead handing them out to those on the streets!) Look out in particular for charity stash and formals! Please do get in touch if you’re interested in getting involved in any kind of charity work/volunteering and I can help direct you to the right people! Also let me know if you have any ideas/want to help out with charity events in college. To contact me, message me on Facebook, or my e-mail is email@example.com – am also up for meeting in person!×
Heya I’m Chris, I’m an engineering student and your freshers’ rep this term! I’ve been part of the team organising the freshers’ week timetable, and we’ve done our best to provide a wide range of activities to appeal to all. I’m on hand to make sure you have a fabulous start to first year, which is a very exciting time but can also be quite daunting! I’ll be around lots this term so if there’s anything you want to talk about then message me on facebook, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or we can meet in person I’m more than happy
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 email@example.com.
Hi I’m Sam, a second year chemistry student and the External Affairs Representative for this year. It’s my responsibility to provide a link between the JCR and related external bodies, including the MCR, Oxford SU and the Development Office, as well attending Oxford SU Council meetings and voting 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 (email@example.com), 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 😊