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: email@example.com
To email any of the committee members, use their normal Oxford email: firstname.lastname@example.org
JCR President 2016/2017
Fully Elected Officers
Vice PresidentClick for More
Hi everyone! My name is Leda and I’m a second year Classical Archaeology and Ancient History student and the JCR Vice-President. One of the fundamental aspects of my role is that I represent the JCR at the JCC meetings and various other committees. On this note, please feel free to approach me in person or email me (email@example.com) with any queries or comments. You’ll be hearing a fair deal from me as I send out emails including the weekly bulletin and agenda for JCR meetings. I’m also responsible for organising some exciting events such as Halfway Hall and the termly Guest Nights and Alternative Guest Nights.
Oriel love, Leda
Returning OfficerClick for More
I’m Max and I am the JCR’s Returning Officer. This means that I am in charge of running the elections and referenda, chairing the open meetings and keeping the JCR constitution up to date. These are all jobs which I love to the point that the only reason I can stop doing them to sleep at night is the knowledge that I will wake up to another day of doing them. If you ever wish to discuss the constitution (or anything about my role) feel free to drop by 2.6 or email me (max.wood).×
SecretaryClick for More
Hi, I’m Steff and I’m a fresher doing law but I’m also secretary of the JCR. My job is mainly to take the minutes in JCR meetings (open meetings and committee meetings) and send them out to make sure everyone can keep up to date. I also manage the JCR website and am in charge of the termcard, which gets released at the start of each term, so if you have any events you’d like to be put on there, I’m your gal. Thats pretty much everything I do, but if you have any questions about the role/about minutes or events you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or just stop me around college.
Please note: emails to be sent around in the weekly college bulletin should be sent to: email@example.com
TreasurerClick for More
Hello, everyone! I’m Wesley, a second year Physicist and this year’s JCR Treasurer. It’s my job to look after the JCR’s finances, mainly through writing and keeping track of termly budgets, reimbursing people on the behalf of the JCR and keeping an open channel of communication with college on monetary issues. If you have any queries on the JCR’s finances feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Female WelfareClick for More
Hi, I’m Tess, a second year Ancient and Modern Historian and your Female Welfare Officer for the year. Along with Mason and the peer supporters, the welfare team will be doing everything we can to provide support and allow everyone to have a great year. You’ll be seeing plenty of all of us in Freshers’ Week at various events, and we’ll be running lots of other lovely an de-stressing things throughout the year; many of which will involve free food (we know what the people want).
All the members of the welfare team are fully trained by the University Counselling Services, and are always here to talk. If you need anything at all, or just fancy a chat, my door is always open (flat 4, in Oriel Square), and usually full of tea and baked goods. You can also Facebook, email (email@example.com), pidge, or send me a smoke signal if that’s your style – no concern or worry is too small! On top of this, we also provide sexual health services, discretely and free of charge, so don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Just a note: sorry in advance over any confusion over the name, blame indecisive parents not me! My email is marie.leyland but pretty much everything else is Tess.×
Male WelfareClick for More
Hello, everyone! I’m Mason, the JCR’s Male Welfare Officer and a 2nd Year Physicist, cool huh?
My role (along with Tess’, and that of the Deans) is exactly what is says on the tin: upholding your welfare. So whether that is being there to listen, providing contraception, or just playing a film or hosting free brunch in the JCR, there are always people here to support and advise you. All of the help that we provide is confidential and there is a full team of students who are ‘Peer Support’ trained.
I live in SC 2, Room 4, so do please contact me in person, via Facebook, pidge, or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) should you ever need anything.
I’m sure you’ll all be sick of seeing me by the end of Freshers’ Week anyway.
Access & Admissions OfficerClick for More
Hi, I’m Saoirse, a second-year in History and Politics, and your Access and Admissions Rep! My role is to support you from Fresher’s week onwards so if you have any questions whether it be about what to wear to formal hall or just queries about the university systems just drop me an email (saoirse.purtill-coxall) and I’ll do my best to answer/refer you to someone who knows better. I’m also in charge of college families which are such a good source of support especially in your first year so let me know if there are any problems (i.e. absent parents) but also your general feedback on how beneficial it was for you.
HINT: to avoid awkward situations my name is pronounced seer-sha x
Academic Affairs & CareersClick for More
Hi everyone, I’m Edwin, I’m a second year History and Politics student and I’m the JCR’s Academic Affairs and Careers Officer. The ‘Academic Affairs’ aspect of my job is to act as a link between students and tutors, OUSU and other staff, as well as to help any students looking to change courses or make formal complaints, or who are dealing with suspensions. The ‘Careers’ aspect is to help students with the University Careers Service, and keep people updated about work and placement opportunities. If you have any questions or issues, please let me know (email@example.com) and I’ll be happy to help you out.
P.S. Most thrillingly of all, I’m also the JCR representative on the Library Committee, so any ideas for or problems with the library, let me know!
‘Entz’Click for More
Hi I’m James and I’ll be organising (with Callista and Sophie) all of the fun you have, after all, if you have to organise it yourself, is it really that fun? From BOPs, to pub quizzes, to the garden party, we’ll be organising everything you could possibly want so that you can take a break from/procrastinate/pretend you don’t have the work you planned on doing. If you have any suggestions or want to tell me what an excellent job I’m doing, you can email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or come find me at the top of sc2
‘Entz’Click for More
Hi, I’m Sophie, and, as part of the Entz team with James and Callista, am here to make Oriel College the fun and social place it can be if you don’t do law or medicine. Our job as Entz is to help integrate freshers, and generally improve life at Oriel through the organisation of events such as bops, the garden party, casino night and much more. If you have any suggestions/queries/requests about events in college, I can be found in third quad, staircase 17, room 3, or you can get hold of me by email: email@example.com.
NB. That was a joke about law students and medics. They have fun too.
Much love, Sophie
‘Entz’Click for More
Hey pals, my name’s Callista and I’m here to entertain you. Don’t get me wrong, as a 2nd year Classicist I know just how entertaining a degree can be, but if you let us tear you away from your books from time to time, Sophie, James and I promise to show you a good time. This year we’ll be filling your calendars with all kinds of festivities, proving that the party doesn’t stop at the end of Freshers week (and that doesn’t mean a year of hangovers – good clean fun is my favourite kind).
So if you have any questions, suggestions, or if you’re just not having enough fun, drop me an email, a Facebook message, or a visit to Flat 5, and we’ll sort you out.
Big love x×
LGBTQ+Click for More
Hieee! I’m Helen, a third year English student and Oriel’s LGBTQ+ Officer! In my role, I’ll try my best not only to represent those on the LGBTQ+ spectrum at JCR committee meetings, but also to raise awareness of LGBTQ+ issues at Oriel, as well as across the University and beyond. On top of this, I’ll also be organising fun events within college and keeping people up to date on uni-wide events happening throughout term 🙂
Last but certainly not least, another aspect of my role is welfare-related. If anyone (LGBTQ+ or not) has any worries, issues, or questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or come for a chat! Facebook, pidge, or e-mail me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or we can have a chat over coffee- whatever is best for you! If you’d prefer to remain anonymous, head to our ‘LGBTQ+ at Oriel’ page to access our ask.fm site (found under ‘Welfare’). Helen x×
Women’sClick for More
Hi, I’m Juliet, a first year Classics and English student and your Women’s Officer for this year. I’m here to represent all self-identifying females at Oriel and make sure that they feel supported, as well as to advocate for awareness from college concerning any issues they may face. My room is 20.7 so please just come and give me a buzz if you have any problems, suggestions, queries or simply fancy a chat, and everything will be absolutely confidential. Also, feel free to Facebook, pidge or email me at email@example.com.×
Ethnic MinoritiesClick for More
Hello, I’m Shay and I’m the BME officer for this year. I study Ancient and Modern History which is pretty schedule-free, so I’m pretty easy to get ahold of. 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), pidging me, sending me a message on facebook, or coming to visit at the charming staircase 20, in room 6. I’m sure I’ll be happy to help.×
DisabilitiesClick for More
Hi, I’m Eleanor and I’m a first year History and French student and your Disabilities and Mental Health officer. I’m working with the rest of the Equalities team to make everyone feel supported, and to represent the views of members of the college with disabilities and mental health issues and raise awareness amongst college about how we can make Oriel a more welcoming and accessible place to live. If you have any ideas, questions or want to chat about anything, please don’t hesitate to email me at email@example.com, knock on my door in staircase 15, room 22 (always well-stocked with tea and chocolate) or message me on Facebook xx
Equalities and EthicsClick for More
FacilitiesClick for More
Hi everyone! My name is Lisa, I study Law. I am the Facilities Officer and my job is to ensure that all of the JCR facilities are in working order. I also try to find new JCR equipment to make our time in college more enjoyable. If you need something fixed, or have any facility related questions, please don’t hesitate to email me or contact me on Facebook.
InternationalClick for More
Hi my name is Dena and I’m the JCR’s International Officer! It’s my job to help take care of international students and to help promote and celebrate the internationalism found in Oriel. Having moved here from Sudan, I’m a part of a support mechanism that is in place to assist international students and help them adjust to both the UK and Oriel!
International student resources:
OUSU International Student 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
SportsClick for More
CharitiesClick for More
I’m Maddy, Oriel’s environment and charities rep!
Oriel supports three charities; one international (Against Malaria Foundation), one national (The Christie, a specialist cancer hospital/NHS trust based in Manchester) and locally (Oxford Homeless Pathways). This year you’ll be seeing fundraising initiatives including new stash, timeless classics such as bake sales, and termly charity formals.
As is traditional for my role as Oriel’s environment rep, I am currently locked in discussions with college about how to get recycling bins for Oriel’s student kitchens, and together we’re hoping to finally find a solution to end the many years of recycling-based turmoil and conflict…
I really welcome any suggestions (especially fundraising related!) so please don’t hesitate to contact me either through email email@example.com or facebook (Maddy Smith).
Oriel love! Xxx×
Freshers’ RepClick for More
Hi there I’m Ali! I’m a first year undergraduate studying Theology in Oriel. My role is freshers rep meaning I’m here to represent my fellow freshers at committee meetings as well as organise super fun events for freshers to get involved in. If you have any issues, ideas or questions relating to the JCR or to our year please don’t hesitate to contact me at Alexandra.firstname.lastname@example.org
Oriel love, Ali
Arts RepClick for More
Hey, I’m Maddie, a second year English Student and Oriel’s Arts Rep. I’ll be organising and raising awareness of arts-related events such as talks and workshops within college, as well as being your point of contact for anything arts based across the university. Oriel itself is lucky enough to have its own drama, creative writing and music societies, with many exciting events throughout the year such as Arts Week. From concerts and plays, to literary magazines, fashion shows, exhibitions and poetry readings, the arts scene at Oxford is eclectic and wide-ranging, so I’ll be encouraging involvement in these exciting opportunities and keeping you informed of all that’s happening.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’d like to get involved in something or if you have ideas for a new arts event or project.
External AffairsClick for More
Hi I’m Lucy, a second year French student and it’s my job as External Affairs Representative to provide a link between the JCR, MCR and OUSU. I attend OUSU meetings on a regular basis and vote on issues on behalf of the JCR. If you want to come along to vote as well or have any queries, please drop me an email at email@example.com
FoodClick for More
Hi everyone, I’m Jess and I’m a first year chemist. As Oriel’s food representative, I am responsible for running the tuck shop (making sure it gets restocked each week and arranging battles) and representing the JCR’s opinions on hall food. I also get the free food for the JCR meetings each week. If you have any suggestions / issues please let me know in person, or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I’ll try my best to help!