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 - Ash Brice

Hey! I'm Ash, a third year biochemist. As president I run the committee and making sure everything runs smoothly and take proposals to college. If you ever need something addressed in college then contact me, I'm happy to help!

Ash Brice Subject: Natural Sciences (Biological)
In office since 26 Feb 2017

Vice President and Secretary - Marcel Hedman

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Subject: Natural Sciences (Physical)
In office since 19 Feb 2018

Treasurer - Kieran Heal

Hi! I'm Kieran, I'm a second year Physicist and Materials Scientist and your JCR Treasurer for the year. I'm responsible for managing the JCR budget and making sure the JCR can afford all the schemes that the Committee have lined up this year. I also represent the JCR's interests on the College's Finance Committee and am the Secretary and Treasurer of the Combined College Room Finance Committee, which is the college body responsible for granting money to college societies so if you ever need any help with setting up a college society or applying for college finance do not hesitate to contact me.

Kieran Heal Subject: Natural Sciences (Physical)
In office since 26 Feb 2017

Men's Welfare - James Cook

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Subject: Natural Sciences (Physical)
In office since 19 Feb 2018

Women's Welfare - Holly Gimson

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Subject: Modern and Medieval Languages
In office since 19 Feb 2018

International Welfare - Radu Udrea

Heey! I'm Radu and I'm a fresher PhysNatSci from Bucharest, Romania. I will be your International Welfare Officer for this year. My main goal is to assure that everyone is having a good time adapting to living in a different country and studying at Cambridge. I'll be working with the other Welfare officers to organize events to relieve some of your problems. In addition to that I'll be in charge of organizing International Freshers' Week. Do feel free to contact me on email (rmu20) or just call me (+40726371860) if you feel something is not going well.

Radu Udrea Subject: Natural Sciences (Physical)
In office since 19 Feb 2018

LGBT+ Welfare - Ben Sawyer

Hey! I’m Ben Sawyer and will be your LGBT+ Welfare Rep for this year.
I really hope to make everyone feel accepted and loved while at Churchill, and to make sure everyone is free to express their best selves all day every day! You can find me at Glitterbomb every week, wallowing in my severe homosexuality or generally being mediocre at my degree; contact me (boss2 or the official email below) for advice, suggestions of events and things I can do for you, or for a plethora of sexual health paraphernalia (condoms, dental dams, lube, pregnancy test, femidoms).
Stay proud! <3

Ben Sawyer Subject: Natural Sciences (Biological)
In office since 19 Feb 2018

Black and Ethnic Minorities Officer - Varun Manivannan

Hi, I’m Varun Manivannan and I am your Black and Ethnic minorities (BME) officer. I am a 2nd year engineer of Tamil ethnicity.
As the BME officer I will be representing the views of BME students on the JCR committee ensuring that there is racial equality in the JCR. Myself and the rest of the Equal Opportunities committee will make sure everyone at Churchill (including BME students) feels happy and secure. Keep an eye out for some events in the future that will hopefully bring BME students together as an integral part of the JCR! Feel free to drop me an email (vm357) whether it be any suggestions on what can be improved, or if you would like some advice on any issue you have.

Varun Manivannan Subject: Engineering
In office since 19 Feb 2018

Mental Health Officer - Chessie Broadhurst

Hi I'm Chessie and a fresher PBS student. As your mental health officer I will aim to promote the wellbeing of all students at Churchill and to ensure that Churchill students have access to the best quality of care through the nurse and counsellor. I want people to feel that they are able to approach these services, as well as their tutors, with any mental health concerns they may have and I will fight to minimise the stigma around these issues in college. I would also like to organise events during term time where people have a safe space to relax and hang out outside the pressures of uni life. Please get in touch if you have any concerns or comments about welfare provision in college and I will attempt to address them!

Chessie Broadhurst Subject: Psychological and Behavioural Sciences
In office since 19 Feb 2018

Disabilities Officer - Árpi Pusztai

I am your Disabilities Officer for this year. It is my responsibility to get everyone help with their disability issues, so you can all enjoy the Cambridge student life as fully as possible.
If you self identify as disabled ( could be anything e.g.: physical/mental disability, specific learning difficulty or anything really) and need any help or, just concerned about something and want to talk, contact me ( email : jcr-disabilities@chu.cam.ac.uk or ap2026@cam.ac.uk phone: +447713803965).
Also it would be great if you could drop me mail and let me know you exist so I can inform you about any events ( probably some film nights and anything there is an interest for) and I am well prepared for any issues you can have/ can represent your needs.

Árpi Pusztai Subject: Natural Sciences (Physical)
In office since 19 Feb 2018

Women's and Non-Binary Officer - Nikki Eames

Hi! I'm Nikki, a first year historian. As your women's and non- binary officer, my role includes representing this minority on the JCR. I will be hosting forums, socials, and speaker events throughout the year. These will aim to consciously provide a space in which women and non binary students can meet, empower each other, discuss problems they are facing, and take steps to tackle them. Please get in touch with any concerns or issues you (as a women or non-binary person) experience in college, or suggestions for improvement. All my love and solidarity.

Nikki Eames Subject: History
In office since 19 Feb 2018

Equal Opportunities - Pearl Eagling

HI! I’m Pearl, a first year engineer here at Churchill. As Equal Opportunities Officer, my job is to look out for everyone and make sure that everyone at Churchill is treated as equally and as fairly as possible in order that you can always feel included whilst at Churchill! I do this by leading the Equal Opportunities Committee and together we will do our best to make sure that everyone is represented in the JCR meetings. I will also run some events/try out some schemes around college with the other members of the JCR and Equal Opportunities Committee, such as the consent workshop. If you think of/notice anything in Churchill that can be improved regarding inclusivity of events around college and the representation of any of the student body, please let me know - email me at pe272.

Pearl Eagling Subject: Engineering
In office since 19 Feb 2018

Ents - Stephen Hughes

I'm a first year here at Churchill, originally from Llanelli, South Wales. As expected, I love rugby and party harder than most. I'm looking forward to putting on some quality events for everyone over the next year, building a solid social community that Churchill students feel apart of. If you've got any suggestions for Entertainments and social events, drop me a line

Work hard, play harder X

Stephen Hughes Subject: Geography
In office since 19 Feb 2018

Domestic - Emily Booth

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Subject: Classics
In office since 19 Feb 2018

Green - Cornelia Bentsen

I'm Cornelia, a first year geographer. I'm low-key obsessed with the environment and am super committed to not only reducing the ecological footprint of our college, but also changing the way we frame environmental discourse. I believe that the best way to do this is through collaboration so if you have any projects you want to launch, contact me and I would be more than happy to work with you to make your environmental dreams come true. #GoGreen#GetGroovy

Cornelia Bentsen Subject: Geography
In office since 19 Feb 2018

Access - Tabbi Reed

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Subject: Philosophy
In office since 19 Feb 2018

Equipment and Societies - David Berry

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Subject: Computer Science
In office since 19 Feb 2018

Computing - Ross Tooley and Jimmy Yu

Hey, I'm a first year computer scientist doing the behind-the-scenes upkeep of the JCR tech. You'll be able find me in the buttery or at the college boathouse literally every day of the week

Ross Tooley Subject: Computer Science
In office since 19 Feb 2018

Hi everyone, I am Jimmy, your computing officer with Ross. I am in no way qualified for this role, Ross is really the pro when it comes to computing. You might see me run around filming a fair amount throughout the year, I work on making videos that represent our lives at Churchill. If you're keen to be featured don't be shy , show us some energy and you probably will be featured in the next project of Churchill productions!
If you want a look at what your college parents have been up to in the previous years, feel free to check out our previous videos:

Jimmy Yu Subject: Natural Sciences (Biological)
In office since 01 Oct 2017