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
For environmental queries please contact Teofil Camarasu, our Equalities and Ethics officers
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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×
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 email@example.com.×
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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: email@example.com×
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions x
Hi! I’m Lara and I’m your Entz rep for this year. In replacing Robbie, I realise I have pretty big shoes to fill (he tells me he wears a size 13), but I’ll try my best to live up to the challenge. This year Ali, Ellie, and I will be in charge of organising lots of events for your entertainment and enjoyment, in a desperate attempt to take your minds off all that work you have. If you have any ideas/ suggestions/ general questions then please feel free to get in touch, you can email me at email@example.com or message me on facebook×
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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×
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 (email@example.com) – I’m more than happy to chat about anything, nothing is too big or small!×
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 (14-17).×
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 (email@example.com), pidging me, sending me a message on Facebook – I’ll always be happy to help!
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.×
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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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 firstname.lastname@example.org – See you around! #SaveOurBar
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 email@example.com
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.firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com, find me on Facebook or come and see me in 12.5! x
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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!