JCR Committee

This is your JCR committee! We're here to represent you to College and the outside world. Each position has a specific responsibility, so if you need help or information just browse through below and get in touch with whoever suits your needs most. If you're unsure, our president is always more than happy to help and point you in the right direction.

Getting involved

If you're interested in becoming part of the JCR committee yourself, just speak to any of us. Elections are just around the corner and you can really make a difference!

My education was interrupted only by my schooling.

Winston Churchill

President - Patrick Deady

Hello! I’m Patrick, the JCR President for 2016-17 and I study law. My role involves chairing the JCR committee and representing JCR members on College committees. The committee’s purpose is to improve college life for all undergraduates at Churchill so if you have any suggestions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to email me! As mentioned in my manifesto, I plan to improve the committee’s engagement with JCR members by creating subcommittees and increasing the number of open meetings per term. I also plan to increase the number of JCR events at Churchill and reassess the changes made last year to the rent system. I was elected JCR treasurer last year; the next treasurer will be elected in the Lent term elections.

Please do contact me if you have any suggestions or concerns!

Patrick Deady Subject: Law
In office since 13 Nov 2016


Vice President and Secretary - Cat Weston

Hi, I'm Cat, your Secretary and Vice Prez for the year to come :) I'm a second year Classicist who wants to apply some of those transferable skills I'm gaining to improving relations between the JCR committee and the students we represent. My role is to take minutes, schedule meetings and generally organize things. To help with transparency and accessibility I've set up a google drive where all fun JCR committee workings can be found in one location. Don't hesitate to get in touch about anything you want to see the JCR doing: I'd really love to receive actual emails to the jcr-sec address, as opposed simply to offers on performance enhancing drugs and totally legit investment opportunities....
Secretarial love xx

Cat Weston Subject: Classics
In office since 10 Feb 2016


Treasurer - Patrick Deady

Hello! I’m Patrick, the JCR President for 2016-17 and I study law. My role involves chairing the JCR committee and representing JCR members on College committees. The committee’s purpose is to improve college life for all undergraduates at Churchill so if you have any suggestions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to email me! As mentioned in my manifesto, I plan to improve the committee’s engagement with JCR members by creating subcommittees and increasing the number of open meetings per term. I also plan to increase the number of JCR events at Churchill and reassess the changes made last year to the rent system. I was elected JCR treasurer last year; the next treasurer will be elected in the Lent term elections.

Please do contact me if you have any suggestions or concerns!

Patrick Deady Subject: Law
In office since 13 Nov 2016


Men's Welfare - James Grogran

I'm James, a 2nd year Bio NatSci and the current Men's Welfare Officer. Along with the rest of the welfare team I promote mental health, sexual health and overall general well-being within college.

Regular welfare events are run throughout the year, and become especially frequent during exam term. Welfare events are wide ranging, but as a rule almost always involve free food of some description and an opportunity to forget about work for a while.

In terms of sexual health I organise regular, free, in-college testing and distribute free contraception and other sexual health supplies. Things I can supply you with are:

-Regular condoms
-Snug condoms
-Large condoms
-King size condoms
-Latex free condoms
-Female condoms
-3 in 1 (ribbed, dotted and flared) condoms
-Sachets of lube
-Dental dams (various flavours)
-Pregnancy tests

If you'd like any of the above please do contact me by whatever means you like - the email on the right, the anonymous button on the right, Facebook, in person, via carrier pigeon, whatever - I'm easy.

Throughout my tenure I hope to promote awareness and points of contact for depression and self-harm, as well as for male-specific illnesses such as testicular cancer.

And finally, in common with the rest of the welfare team, please do reach out if you need someone to talk to about how things are going. I'm a good listener and non-judgmental. That's a free service too. See how good I am to you all?

James Grogran Subject: Natural Sciences (Biological)
In office since 10 Feb 2016


Women's Welfare - Emilia Persson

Hey everyone! 

I’m Emilia and I’ll be your Women’s Welfare Officer this year. My job is to ensure the welfare of the student body at Churchill, especially women (although I am very happy to help any males out there too!). I offer scheduled sessions to talk about any issues you might have, or even if you just want to come by for a casual chat. I’m also available over Facebook or email (ep480@cam.ac.uk) if you’d rather chat online. 

In addition, I’m able to distribute sexual health supplies such as condoms, pregnancy tests and other types of contraception (just message me if you want to know more about what the JCR can offer you). This can be done face-to-face, via your pidge through the anonymous email service/a direct email to me. Either way, sexual health supplies are free, so just pop me a message and I’ll get you whatever you need as soon as possible. 

Cambridge is undoubtedly a high-pressure environment and sometimes it can all get a bit too much, and that’s where I and the other welfare officers come in. We’ll be organising events throughout the year to try and ease the pressure and occasionally distract you from your work. It’s our job to ensure that your time at Churchill is happy, healthy and safe. 

Welfare love xxx

Emilia Persson Subject: Human, Social and Political Sciences
In office since 10 Feb 2016


International Welfare - Maria Copot

Hello! I am in my second year studying linguistics and I am as international as they come: Romanian-born, Italian-bred, and have lived in several other places before moving to the UK. I like baking, dead languages and tea, come to me for anything related to the above. But, more importantly, I am your International Welfare Rep: my role is to look after the welfare of International students and organise events which promote networking within the international community and encourage people to seek an understanding of other cultures.

So if you are an international student feeling homesick/experiencing a bit of culture shock/ having any other problems related to not being from the UK or, more generally, a student interested in other cultures, come have a chat! I don't bite unless provoked.

Feel free to contact me with any issues I may be able to help with or suggestions of how to be a better International Rep at msc62@cam.ac.uk!

International Love,
Maria x

Maria Copot Subject: Linguistics
In office since 10 Feb 2015


LGBT+ Welfare - Harry Ward

Hey, I’m Harry. I’m here to promote awareness of LGBT+ issues and make sure everyone feels well supported. Whether you need a friendly ear willing to listen, any related information or are just interested in my plentiful sexual health supplies, get in touch via Facebook/email/whatsapp (07935 265 467). I’m usually found lounging around in the bar at any given moment, so if you need me more urgently then feel free to drag me aside.

Harry Ward Subject: Modern and Medieval Languages
In office since 09 Feb 2016


Mental Health - Katt Weaver

Hi! I’m Katt and I am your mental health officer. I’m here to signpost you if you find yourself needing additional support for any mental health issues you face whilst at Churchill – whether big or small. Feel free to get in touch with me however you feel most comfortable. I can then contact the relevant person – whether that be the college counsellor or a university wide individual/group to get you through tough times at Churchill. I am also able to pass any complaints you may with regards to the quality of welfare support at Churchill, and help if you find it not up to scratch – whether that be the tutors, the counsellor or the staff around college. As well as this, I’ll be advertising mental health events and services available in Cambridge, to try and help keep everyone mentally healthy at Churchill. Being stressed or going through tough times is totally normal at uni, so don’t be afraid to contact me if you ever need directing to the right person to help you!

Katt Weaver Subject: Psychological and Behavioural Sciences
In office since 01 Oct 2016


Women's Officer - Auriane Terki-Mignot

Hi everyone,

I’m Auriane, a second year historian, and I will be your women’s officer for the year to come.

As women’s officer, it will be my role to represent the voice of women and all those experiencing gender-based discrimination, at the college and university level – and to campaign for gender equality in all areas of student life and academic life.

As you may know, Churchill College was the first all-male Cambridge college to open its doors to women, in 1969, which paved the way for reform in other colleges across the university: I really hope that, in the next year, we can tap into the diversity, experience, and ideas of our student body to keep this legacy alive and build onto our college’s reformist spirit to bring about change!

My work as women’s officer will involve working with other officers and college administration to encourage more women to apply to Churchill; trying to investigate and address the gender attainment gap; reworking the college’s sexual harassment policy; organising the consent workshops for freshers; and more generally holding discussion groups or organizing events to increase awareness of, or explore, gender and gender-equality related issues.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions, suggestions, or issues you would like to see addressed!

Auriane Terki-Mignot Subject: History
In office since 10 Feb 2016


Ents - Liam Martin and Gary Shang

Hi all!

I'm Liam Martin (left of the photo), a first year Natural Scientist and I'm here with Gary to help you run any sort of entertainment you would like around college. If you've got an idea for an event or college-wide activity, drop either of us an email, or just come find us - my room is 50G and any reason to stop work for a chat sounds like a good idea to me. Either that, or contact me by email (crsid is ljm91, or by the anonymous email on the side). We're really excited to get the Churchill ents on top form this year, so help us out and check out what we've got planned, you'll find all of our plans on our facebook page.

Thanks again, and hopefully see you soon!

Liam Martin Subject: Natural Sciences (Physical)
In office since 05 Feb 2015


Hello everyone,

I'm Gary (right of the photo), a first-year chemical engineering student and your ents officer for the coming year.

Along with Liam, I'll be running a variety of ents events, ranging from PAVs to BBQs, during term. One of our main goals this year is to collaborate more with other ents officers and host intercollegiate events. We will also take part in organising Freshers' Week and hold the garden party during May Week.

If you've got any cool ideas you want us to know about and try out, please don't hesitate to contact either Liam or me!

Subject: Chemical Engineering
In office since 10 Feb 2016


Domestic - Talay Cheema

Hey, I'm Talay, a fourth year (already?) and your 'Domestic Officer'. You complain to me about Hall, which you like to complain about. But I'm also the person to contact about other domestic (college-based) issues (eg laundry, lighting, anything ...)

Talay Cheema Subject: Engineering
In office since 10 Feb 2016


Green - Mavi Ozkalipci

Hey, I’m Mavi and I’m a your Green Officer this year! I am a 2nd year politics and anthropology student who is very passionate about environmental activism. My job in the committee is to ensure that we address the ethical and environmental dimension of the issues we discuss. I will work to increase awareness of green issues such as sustainability, waste, recycling and investment policies in Churchill. We are a college proud of its scientists, so one of my goals is to bring together these genius minds to provide solutions for what we consider to be ethical and environmental problems within our university, and bring about change together.

Mavi Ozkalipci Subject: Human, Social and Political Sciences
In office since 10 Feb 2016


Access - Vicky Lee

Hey everyone - I'm Vicky, a first year HSPS-er, and your Access and Academic Affairs Officer for this year. As far as Cambridge College's go, Churchill does pretty well for widening participation (in fact, as of December 2015, we were the college with the highest percentage of state-school offers), however, we can always be better! My job on the committee is to promote any sort of access-related activity to the student body, and to work with the College's Schools' Liason Officer to help organise and promote a broader-based accessability within college. Access is about encouraging anyone to apply, regardless of whatever background they may be from, so, if you have any questions about working to improve access to Cambridge and Churchill, please let me know! On the Academic Affairs side, I sit on the Library Committee, and am willing to take any complaints/suggestions to improve the, often archaic, academic traditions of this institution.
Access Love.

Vicky Lee Subject: Human, Social and Political Sciences
In office since 10 Feb 2016


Equipment and Societies - Natasha Michael

Hi, I'm Nat, 2nd year geographer and your Equipment and Societies officer for the year. My role includes looking after the JCR bikes and the broader JCR equipment. From gowns to tennis rackets, the JCR cupboard is full of things to lend out, so if you need anything let me know. I also look after the Churchill societies, so if you'd like to set a new one up or need help running an existing one I do that too. Any problems with bikes or equipment requests, feel free to email or Facebook message.

Natasha Michael Subject: Geography
In office since 05 Feb 2015


External - Max Edwards

Hi! I'm Max, a first year MMLer, and your External Officer. My role involves acting as the bridge between the JCR and CUSU, the university-wide students' union that brings together all 31 colleges. I attend CUSU council meetings, represent JCR opinion, and vote accordingly on the various motions that are brought forward, which often affect key areas of student life at Cambridge. I also act as the JCR's Returning Officer, which means ensuring that elections and referenda are run fairly within college. If you want to voice an opinion about university life that you would like raised with CUSU, or would like to learn more about the vital work that CUSU does on behalf of every Cambridge student, don't hesitate to get in touch.

Subject: Modern and Medieval Languages
In office since 10 Feb 2016


Computing - Joe Malt and Anirudh Sharma

Joe:
I'm a first year Computer Science student. I write code, fix/break computers and do other stuff with electricity, like theatre lighting. Very occasionally I go outside.

My job here is to look after this website, so drop me an email (jsm84) if anything needs updating. I also look after the College Parenting system, so let me know if you have any trouble with that.

Subject: Computer Science
In office since 20 Feb 2017


I'm a professional web development consultant and study Computer Science, meaning my sleeping pattern is in tatters, and any hope of seeing me before 3pm is pretty slim. I'm the JCR's webmaster ninja and I'm also on hand to help with any tech issues. As the Computing Officer I can literally hack the internet. How do you think this website was made? Honestly, just ask me at any point in the day and, bam, done. All of it. Hacked in seconds.

Subject: Computer Science
In office since 05 Feb 2015