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
Fully Elected Officers
Hey, I’m Seb, a second year History and Economics student and your Junior Common Room (JCR) President for 2017-18. I’ll be leading this wonderful committee over the year, and together we’ll be here to make your Oriel experience as enjoyable as it can be. We will see you in the bar every Sunday at the JCR Open Meetings; your best opportunity to become an active member of the college community, and raise any concerns you may have that we can then address. My main role is to represent all undergraduates here at Oriel, in all aspects of college life, so if you have any ideas or issues to discuss then please feel free to get in touch. You can contact me by email (email@example.com), phone (07979663325), or Facebook, and I am always happy to have a chat in person. Hope you have a great year with the Oriel!
Hi everyone! My name is Leda and I’m a third 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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×
Hi, I’m Joe a second-year medic and I am the Returning Officer for the JCR. I’m the one that chairs the open meetings on a Sunday evening, oversees any elections and referenda within the JCR, and keeps the all-important constitution up to date. If you love the constitution as much as me feel free to drop by in 1.6, send me an email on joseph.wilson, or drop me a message on Facebook.×
Hi, I’m Steff and I’m a second year 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 term-card, 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. That’s pretty much everything I do, but if you have any questions about the role/about minutes or events you can email me at email@example.com or just stop me around college.
Please note: emails to be sent around in the weekly college bulletin should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org×
Hi! I’m Angus, a second year PPEist 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 maintaining an open channel of communication with college on monetary issues. If you have any queries about the JCR’s finances or want to talk about anything really, feel free to email me at email@example.com or send me a message on Facebook x×
Hey, I’m Ally, I study Chemistry and I’m the female welfare Officer for the JCR. The welfare team are here to attend to all your needs in college, including free brunches, film nights, free sexual health supplies, care packages and so much more! Along with Lukas and a fab team of trained peer supporters, I’m also here if you ever need to talk, whether it’s a serious issue or just someone to complain to over a cup of tea, no issue is too big or too small! We can also point you in the right direction for any other help you need. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or Facebook message Oriel Welfare if you ever need anything at all.×
Hi there, I’m Lukas, I’m a 2nd year PPEist and I’m your male Welfare Officer. Together with Ally, I’ll try my best to make Oriel a welcoming and happy place for you. We’ll be doing various things to make sure you’re having a good time at Oriel, including yummy brunches, fun film nights, providing sexual health supplies, putting together care packages, and much more. Together with our team of lovely peer supporters, we’re also here for your personal Welfare needs. Anything that’s on your mind, no matter how big or small, just come find one of us and we’ll be happy to listen, with everything you tell us being treated confidentially. We also know a fair bit about the workings of the wider university Welfare structure so we’ll be happy to point you in the right direction if it all seems a bit confusing.
I live in the set directly above the JCR, find me there or contact me at email@example.com or through the Oriel Welfare Facebook account.
Access & Admissions Officer
Hi, I’m Orlaith, a second-year law student and this year’s Access and Admissions Officer for Oriel JCR. My role is to represent students coming from low socio-economic, first generation and state school backgrounds. I work to ensure that these students feel comfortable by listening to their concerns and by trying to improve the environment in Oriel by tackling any problems they may have. I am the link between the JCR and the Admissions Office, who I work with to provide accurate information to state school students applying to Oxford. I do this by working on access events and open days and through the college website. One of the most important roles I have is organising the ‘student-parent’ scheme. Every first-year student will have college parents who will guide them through starting at Oxford, dealing with the workload, taking the right approach to tutorials, and really anything that might worry them. It’s a great scheme that helps create a bond between first and second years, ensuring that freshers feel welcome and at ease during their first few weeks.
If anyone has any questions or concerns relating to anything I’ve mentioned above, my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can visit me in person in 31:7 (in Narnia). (P.s. to avoid confusion my name is pronounced ‘Orla’, the last three letters being silent for some reason.)
Academic Affairs & Careers
Hey everybody! I’m Benny, a second year lawyer and your 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 goodies 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. Do message me at email@example.com with any questions x
My name is Robert William Jolyon Boswall and if that’s not enough of a joke, I’m on the JCR committee. Oriel is a really fun place and it is our job (RON, Sharkbait and Big Daddy) as the Entz team to keep it that way. Whatever you’re into, be it dancing till dawn, long walks, pub trips, Origami, bar sports, box sets and more we will do our best to facilitate your ideas and will use our own initiative to put on events to keep Oriel life interesting. Please contact me about any of the above by email (Robert.firstname.lastname@example.org), by owl, or find me on Facebook. My room is v easy to find as it is staircase 1 room 1, please do drop by if you want to see one of the wackiest rooms in Oxford or to ask me anything (I promise the answer won’t be 42). And remember kids, Love The Oriel×
Hi!, I’m Ellie, and Robbie, Ali and I are basically in charge of your entertainment life at Oriel – we’re your ‘Entz’ reps. We plan and (hopefully) execute bops ( college parties) , JCR drinks, quiz nights and any other fun social events you can think of/ want. I’m in second year and study law, and though this may not be the easiest subject, I still have time to have fun here at Oriel – and I hope you will too! I personally love a good sing song -hoping to bring that into the social life of college more this year. Robbie, Ali and I are really looking forward to being your Entz reps, we’ve got some great plans, and we look forward to meeting you and seeing what ideas you’ve got too! Any questions or queries you have about Oriel, freshers week ( which we also organise) or anything at all – hit me up – I’d like to think I’m approachable and easy to talk too I live in the Middle flat in Oriel square – feel free to drop in, or email me at email@example.com. I’ll always respond to a fb message too! Oriel love
Hey friends, I’m Ali (you can call me Alastair if you’re telling me off). Robbie, Ellie and I will be your “entz” reps this year, meaning we claim to be fun people. I’m sure you will dispute that by the end of the year but we will do our best to keep the facade up for as long as possible. If you’ve got any questions or suggestions feel free to slide right into my DMs or come find me in flat 6 on Oriel square×
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×
Hey! I’m Juliet, a second year Classics and English student and Oriel’s Women’s Officer this year. I’m here to represent all self-identifying females at Oriel in JCR committee meetings and also to raise awareness in college about any issues which they may face. In addition, I’ll be trying to organise some events within Oriel and to keep you updated on other events taking place in the wider university.
My role also includes aspects of welfare and I am a first responder which means I have been trained in receiving disclosures of sexual violence, and am familiar with the college harassment policy. I’m always around if you ever need to talk so if you have any concerns, suggestions, or are simply bored and fancy a chat, please just get in touch! Come and drop by my door at 12.2 or feel free to Facebook, pidge or email me at email@example.com.×
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 23, in room 4. I’m sure I’ll be happy to help.×
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 31, room 11 (always well-stocked with tea and chocolate) or message me on Facebook xx
Equalities and Ethics
Hi, I’m Teo, a Computer Science and Philosophy fresher and your Equalities Officer for the next year. I’m here to make sure that minority voices are heard and that all student’s needs are met irrespective of who they are. I organise Equalities Fest in Hilary term, along with smaller events throughout the year.
If you have questions, concerns, ideas for events/speakers, or just want to chat, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, message me on social media, or talk to me in person. No issue is too big or too small and everything you tell me will be entirely confidential!
Greetings! My name is Alexander (although I have been known to go by ‘Big Al’); I am a second year Music student and your facilities officer for this year, here to facilitate your every need. My responsibilities include the upkeep of all JCR facilities, including those in the JCR itself and the bar, so if there is a problem please do not hesitate to contact me and I will strive to rectify it swiftly. I am also very eager to hear your suggestions for new items and facilities with which to equip the JCR; if you would like anything, simply get in touch and I will look into acquiring it. The other main aspect of my role is the organisation and supervision of the JCR room ballot in 2nd week of Trinity term. If you have any questions about how this works (or suggested improvements) I am happy to listen; the room ballot can seem somewhat daunting at times, especially to freshers, so I will try my best to alleviate any concerns. Please feel free to contact me over Facebook, by email (email@example.com), or in person (Staircase 23, Room 2). My door is always open, so do pop round for a cup of tea or a glass of port and we can discuss facilities (or music, politics, Ken Clarke, the North – whatever you like).×
Hi! My name is Sofija, I’m a second year Biomedical Sciences student and your International Officer for this year. This means that I am here to help with any questions and concerns international students at Oriel might be facing, to represent their interests in JCR meetings and ensure their transition to life in college and in the UK is as smooth and easy as possible. Furthermore, it is my responsibility to make sure that internationalism at Oriel is promoted and celebrated, and that we are all acquainted with the variety of cultures and backgrounds present. If you are an international student and have any questions about coming and staying in the UK (for example, visa applications, your rights as an international student, opening bank accounts, leaving your things for storage in college… and many more), feel free to message me on Facebook (Sofija Paneva), drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively just approach me in person when you see me around college. Of course, home students are more than welcomed to ask any questions or contribute ideas on how to celebrate internationalism at Oriel as well! Being an international student myself, I am excited about working with all of you and hope you have a great year at Oriel!
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Orientation Programme – http://www.ox.ac.uk/students/new/orientation/
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Hello all I’m sure you all know me by now – banging on about ‘bar-this’ or ‘bar-that’, I’m your JCR bar representative. Endlessly fighting for cheap drink deals and a funkily-furnished bar I’m the guy who is attempting to pump the life back into our social scene, hoping the college doesn’t slow me down too much. If you have any suggestions about the bar or any queries please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or just facebook me. See you around! Bar love xo
Hi, I’m Matt, Oriel’s JCR Sports Rep. My role is to liaise with sports captains, sports societies and college on matters such as sports funding, college colours and the annual sports dinner. I will keep the JCR informed on sports events both involving the college and throughout the University as well as helping people get involved in sports. I’m also involved in the upkeep and management of the college’s three gyms.
Feel free to contact me regarding any college sports or gym matters through my email: (matthew.williams).
Hi, I’m Priyanka, a second year PPEist and your Charities Rep. Over the next year, I will be responsible for organising a number of fundraising events like charity formals and bake sales so please let me know if you have any ideas. I’m really keen to get more people involved in volunteering, at homeless shelters or schools in Oxford so contact me (Facebook is probably best) if you’re interested!×
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.email@example.com
Oriel love, Ali
I’m Louie and I study Biomedical Sciences. As Arts rep, I’ll be in charge of keeping you up to date on events to do with art, drama, music and dance both in college and in the University as a whole. I’m also in charge of organising Arts week, which will be in Trinity term and will hopefully involve a fun range of art-related activities and talks. My main job is to celebrate Oriel’s involvement in the arts so if you or a friend are involved with anything, let me know so I can include it in the bulletin. I am also OUDS rep for Oriel so if you have anything you want brought up there or have questions about drama in Oxford, please get in touch!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, find me on Facebook or come and see me in 12.5! x
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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 (email@example.com) and I’ll try my best to help!