What is the Churchill JCR?

All undergraduates studying at Churchill College, University of Cambridge are automatically members of Churchill JCR. The elected JCR committee represents the interests of all members in College and in the wider university. The committee is responsible for academic, welfare and entertainment provision.

Essentially, the committee is governed by its Constitution and Standing Orders. The Constitution outlines the aims of the committee and how it is governed. The Standing Orders outline officers’ responsibilities and the procedures for implementing change and holding elections and referendums. Also operating in Churchill college is the MCR, which is the representative body for all advanced students in Churchill college. The executives of both the JCR and MCR sit on the council at Churchill college, as well as interacting with the central Cambridge Student Union (CUSU).

JCR members can propose suggestions to improve college life by informing a committee officer. Churchill is a friendly and progressive college and the JCR committee genuinely enthusiastic about working with students to make the college a more comfortable and friendly place both to work and live. If necessary, suggestions for improvement are put to College committees by JCR representatives. A full list of JCR representatives who sit on College committees is in the Standing Orders. The President also regularly meets with the Senior Tutor, Bursar, and Domestic Bursar to discuss issues.

The work of the committee is informed by the needs and wants of members so please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

The JCR’s constitution sets out our powers, prerogatives, and procedures.