Your JCR Committee

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President

Hi there! I’m Nadia, the JCR President for this academic year. My role is to represent the JCR’s concerns and ideas at all levels of College, whether that be amongst the students, College staff and tutors, Trinity Governing Body or the University as a whole. I chair the JCR committee and general meetings that take place biweekly – please come, it is such an amazing opportunity and lots of fun to have a say in what the JCR does and how it spends its money! If you have an issue you want to talk to College about, any ideas on how to improve the JCR, or anything else that is bothering you, don't hesitate to catch me around college or send me an email - I will do everything in my power to help you and make Trinity JCR an even more welcoming, friendly, and close knit community than it already is.

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SECRETARY

Hi, I’m Frankie and I’ll be your JCR secretary, and while right now that probably doesn't mean much, after my 15th email in one week I assure you it will start to. These emails will include, the minutes, agendas and summaries from JCR meetings, as well as housing ballots and other assorted JCR stuff. 

 

As well as all these emails, I’m also responsible for putting together the agendas for meetings with motions and ideas from the JCR, actually minuting these meetings so that you all know exactly what's going on in your JCR. I also coordinate with college about accommodation, organise the housing ballot, arrange the seating plans for formal dinners as well as just generally making sure the JCR runs smoothly by doing things like keeping the constitution up to date. Ella, your Treasurer, and I will also generally be helping Nadia to run JCR meetings and backing her up!

 

As for me, aside from my clear reckless disregard for my sanity given all this work, I’m a PPE Student here at Trinity. Find me in back of one of Oxford's many amazing independent coffee shops (never a chain) struggling through early modern philosophy or misunderstanding Nozick. Other than that, I can be found on the river pretending to know how to row, debating at the Oxford Union or nursing a drink in the Kings Arms. 

 

I really can’t wait to meet all of you come October, no matter what form freshers’ week takes. I'm sure you’re all going to love Trinity and our community as much as we do. If you see me around please do come and say hi, naturally I’m going to try and meet as many of you as I can, but I’m always available to answer any questions you might have or just to chat! 

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Academic Affairs

Hi, I’m Jacob, Academic Affairs Representative. It’s my job to improve your academic experience by working with the College and the teaching staff. I run reviews of individual subjects offered at Trinity on a three-year rotation so the College becomes aware of its strengths and weaknesses in student academic experience, and I try to push for changes where necessary. You can also approach me for representation to the College regarding any individual academic concerns, for example, the possibility of changing your degree course. I am also in charge of improvements to the libraries, proposing improvements to the academic grants schemes, and stocking the library kitchen during Trinity Term.

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Equalities Reps

"Trinity College JCR is committed to diversity and the eradication of inequality and as such will not discriminate on the basis of a member's sex,marital status, sexual orientation, racial group, nationality, religion or disability. In the provision of services and facilities, representation or participation, the JCR will use neutral criteria that do not have disproportionate impact on members of a particular racial group, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, gender or disability, or of marital status, unless such use is objectively justifiable." - JCR Constitution

To see each individual officer and their role(s), please refer to the Equalities Committee.

Equalities Committee

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Access and Bursaries

Hello! We’re Ben (third year History) and Flora (third year History and Politics), and we work with the Access and Admissions staff to help make Trinity accessible, both inside and outside of the college. In terms of outreach, we are responsible for working with our link regions in the North-East and Oxfordshire, supporting secondary school students through programmes like the North-East Residential and assisting teachers through training days about the admissions process. Trinity holds enrichment days, hosts Q&As, and gives tours to school groups from the ages of 5-18! Alongside this, over the summer, we have been working to create an accessible resources hub for both applicants and students, comprised of some academic (and some not so academic!) recommendations from the Trinity community.  In terms of in-reach, it’s our aim to ensure that every student can thrive at Trinity, regardless of socioeconomic or educational background. Please do approach us if you have any thoughts relating to funding or access - we’re here to listen to any concerns or ideas.  Please also look out for opportunities to become an Access Ambassador in Michaelmas - working alongside schools to further access to Trinity is always really rewarding work! 

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Treasurer

I’m Ella, your JCR treasurer. True to stereotype I’m a second-year mathematician, so you’ll find me crying over problem sheets during the day, and in the college bar or bridge at night. I’m looking forward to a full plate this year, as rowing captain and netball co-captain, but I’m always around if you have any questions, just for a chat, or if you want to join rowing (!!!). Come find me on the river in the morning, enjoying our fabulous college lunch at noon and (realistically not in the library) attempting to study after my tutes.

 

As treasurer, I’m in charge of the JCR finances, so if you set up a club or become a society rep I’ll be the one reimbursing you for events asap. I’ll also make a budget and financial report at the start of each term, so apologies in advance for clogging your inbox. I’m the point of contact with college to make sure we get funding for any big improvements we want, and that our bank account stays flush and ready for some big punting expenses in Trinity term! Chat to me in college or shoot me an email if you want to know more or have any questions! 

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Welfare

Hey!! We are your four welfare reps - we run welfare tea every week on a Friday and other events throughout term to give you a pick-me-up!! These include movie nights, cupcake decorating, and even alpaca petting. We’re always up for a chat in confidence about anything and everything, and can sign-post you on to other resources. Give us a fb message/email if you’d like to talk or have any event (or welfare tea food) ideas.

 

When not welfare-ing (and degree-ing):

Jess (fourth year classicist) is a rainbow peer supporter and likes crocheting and sewing; Amy (third year medic) also likes sewing and heroically, among other things, fights for our rights to working microwaves as domestic officer; Ippy (second year medic) is great at art and baking - check out her blog; and Alice (third year classicist) is a peer supporter and can occasionally be found at the ice rink

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Entz

Hello!! We are Abbie and Eve, we are both in third year and we are the JCR entz reps!! Naturally this makes us definitively the most fun people in the JCR... practically it means we are responsible for running lots of social events for the college. This includes three BOPs during the term, which are themed parties in the college Beer Cellar and a real highlight of the term. We also do lots of smaller events like Karaoke nights, pub quizzes and a fab open mic night which we organise jointly with the Trinity Music Society. We really enjoy doing this role and we really hope you will be keen to get involved and enjoy it too!! And of course, if you have any questions at all about this side of life at Trinity, the entz role or any aspects of the events themselves we would be more than happy to chat to you!

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Environment and Ethics

Hi, I am your E&E rep, Immy Hoskyns-Staples. Please read about some of the things that Trinity is doing regarding sustainability. (Sustainability Highlights)

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COMMUNICATIONS

Hello! I'm Junaid, a third-year Medic, and I'm the JCR Communications Representative.

My role is all about communication from students to college, be it from the JCR committee to the student body, from individual students to the student body, or from the student body to those outside college. In reality, this mostly means organising noticeboards and running a lot of the JCR's online accounts, Facebook groups and pages - arguably most importantly, the beloved JCR Instagram @trinitycollegejcr! If you somehow avoided my advertising during open days, interviews, and the offer holder day (grinding social media is not a mindset but a lifestyle), get onto the Instagram and check us out! In these recent socially distant times, we've even done some livestream interviews (called "Trinterviews") with a variety of students talking about their lives in and outside of college, so do check that out also on IGTV if you'd like to hear more from students at Trinity themselves!

If there's ever any events you want to advertise to other students, something you want to raise awareness for, or even just want to share a nice photo of Trinity on @trinitycollegejcr, just let me know and we'll make it happen. There are so many cool things that happen at Trinity and in the college community, and a big part of my job is to reflect that online as much as it is in real life.

Looking forward to meeting you soon - hope you're all doing well and staying safe! Junaid

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other Officers

The JCR's Junior Officers are appointed by the JCR President to perform specific functions around college. Here's a list of the junior positions, what they do and who they are:

Ombudsman

The ombudsman is appointed to investigate any complaints you might have against the JCR committee. The committee should act in accordance with the wishes of the JCR members - remember, you voted them in so they are accountable to you! The ombudsman's contact details can be found in the table above.