COMMITTEE & MINUTES
Minutes from 2019 JCR meetings were sadly lost due to a laptop failure.
Hi! I'm Holly, a first year HSPS-er and one of your two Access Officers this year. From South Wales, I hope to provide prospective students with up to date information, as well as helping out with summer schools and outreach events to encourage students from widening-participation backgrounds to hopefully apply to Selwyn, but also Cambridge as a whole. If you have any thoughts or queries about your experiences with access and outreach events, either as a student or applicant; I’d love to hear from you! Please get in touch with me via email at: email@example.com :)
Hi i’m Ellie (she/her), a first year historian from Leeds. Along with Holly I aim to continue work in access and outreach projects, promoting summer schools, being transparent on funding and highlighting the diversity of communities and societies in Selwyn and Cambridge as a whole. I am also committed to making sure access does not stop at prospective students, providing support to our current community especially in a cost of living crisis. I’m excited to work with you this year, free to reach out!!
Accomodation and Services Officer
Hi! I’m Ben (he/him) and I'm a 2nd year physical natural scientist from Warwick. As your Accommodation and Services officer my most important responsibility is to run the room ballot and ensure that everyone feels comfortable in their accommodation. I also am on various committees related to the hall and bar so if there are any issues you want raised at these meetings let me know.
Hi everyone! I’m Soumya (she/her), a second year architecture student, and I am excited to be your JCR BME officer! We have a wonderful, diverse group of students at Selwyn. This year, I want to support the community by being that voice in meetings, to make sure everyone has equal access to opportunities and to bring more cultural events to the college. I hope to collaborate with other members of the committee to ensure that every single one of us feels heard, seen and valued. If anyone has any questions or suggestions, please get in touch!
Clubs & Societies Officer
Hello! I'm Euan (he/him), a second-year History student. I am a lower boat captain for rowing and mixed netball captain for the college. My primary responsibility is to support societies with problems they encounter either with organising events or when needing support with college. Further to this, I am also happy to help support people with the creation of new societies. Additionally, my role involves the upkeep of both the JCR room and the Gym for use by all members of the Selwyn community. If you have any questions or would like my help in any way please feel free to email, message me or talk to me in person.
Hi! I’m Jen, a second-year law student. I’m looking forward to, as your Communications Officer, making sure students at Selwyn know what’s going on in and around College. I’m also particularly dedicated to ensuring transparency regarding JCR Committee decisions via minuting, weekly Selwinfo emails, and the JCR Instagram account (follow @selwyn_jcr right now!!!!!!!!)
Hi, I'm Joseph, a first year Computer Scientist and I am looking forward to being your Computing Officer this year. As part of my role, I will attend IT Committee meetings and help with any IT queries you may have. I am also responsible for keeping the JCR website up to date, making sure it meets the needs of the JCR and JCR Committee and is accessible to the wider public. Please get in contact with me via email for any questions or concerns you may have.
Development and Education Officer
Hi, my name is Vienna and I will be your Development and Education Officer this year. I study Philosophy and I am a first-year:) My role is to be the student representative for academic matters and events in order to further the academic well-being of JCR members. This includes anything from organising University Challenge trials to having meetings with the Selwyn academic faculty. Outside of my academics, I like to play the electric guitar and talk about politics, so feel free to chat with me about that any time!
Disabled Students' Officer
Hi, I'm Barnaby! (He, him) I'm a first-year AMES student studying mandarin, and I am your Disabled Students Officer for this year. I'm a part of the welfare team, which means that I am always around to listen to any concerns any students may have about disable access or welfare in general. I will be working to ensure that the college is accessible to all students, and increasing student awareness about issues relating to disability.
Holly (she/her - left) and Martha (she/her - right)
Hello!! We’re Holly (she/her - left) and Martha (she/her - right), two second years studying Architecture and Land Economy and who are so excited to be your Ents Officers this year! Our main aim is to bring inclusive, fun events to Selwyn for everyone to enjoy throughout 2024 - we want to get as many of the college community involved as possible, and are always open to any and all suggestions or ideas! Feel free to get in touch with us via email or Instagram (@selwynents) - make sure to give us a follow to keep up to date! xx
Faith and Belief's Officer
Hi, I'm Saqib, a first-year law student, and I am excited to be your faiths and beliefs officer this year! As part of my role, I will ensure concerns in regards to religion/faith can be addressed, including but not limited to dietary adjustments, discrimination, and religious events. I also hope to discuss with the college the possibility of establishing a multi faith prayer room. Please do not hesitate to reach out for any concerns :). Together we can make Selwyn a vibrant and inclusive community for all!
Kit (he/him) and Sophie (she/her)
Hi everyone! We are Kit and Sophie, studying Geography and History, and we are going to be your Freshers reps this year. We are 1st year students, and are committed to making sure all freshers enjoy their journey at Selwyn as much as possible in 2024. We aim to do this by organising a variety of social and student-based events, catering to all people in our diverse college community. We look forward to experiencing this all with you!
Gender Equality Officer
Hi! I’m Lea (she/her) and I'm a first-year HSPS student. I'm here to ensure that Selwyn remains a safe and accepting environment to explore and affirm one's identity, and to maintain the initiatives the college currently offers. I also hope, as per my manifesto, to collaborate with officers from Selwyn and other colleges to organise fun and expressive events. If you have any ideas or queries, please feel free to reach out to me!
Hi! I’m Katie, a second year NatSci and your JCR Green Officer. I am very excited to improve the sustainability of Selwyn and help our community play its role in caring for the planet. I aim to continue the great work done so far and build on the very successful clothing swaps. I will look to expand the plant-based options available in hall and set up a communal food basket in the JCR where excess food can be left for others to enjoy! I’ll also keep everyone up-to-date on uni-wide green events to help get people involved, please email me with any questions, ideas or suggestions :)
Hi! I’m Ari, a first-year studying Land Economy from Sydney, Australia. As part of my role as International Students’ Officer I am responsible for representing the needs and wants of international students at Selwyn. Adjusting to life in the UK and navigating the Cambridge bureaucracy comes with a unique set of challenges, so please do reach out if you have any questions, ideas or requests. I’d love to hear from you!
Hi!! I'm Ben (he/him), first-year law student and your LGBTQ+ Officer this year. I'm keen to continue and hopefully better publicise existing policies such as the gender expression fund as well as pursuing any other policies that can help to advance the wellbeing of our community. Please don't hesitate to contact me regarding any issues that you may encounter, I will commit myself always to listen and offer guidance where possible. I also hope to organise welcoming and enjoyable social events as well as acting as a representative of the community in voicing any concerns to the rest of the committee.
Hello! I’m Oketa (she/her) and I am a second year HSPS-er. I am very excited to be your JCR president this year, and to be part of such a wonderful committee! My main responsibilities include chairing the JCR committee and facilitating communication between the College and the undergraduates. I also work closely with Selwyn’s MCR and other college’s JCRs to ensure Selwyn’s JCR is connected to wider university communities. This year, my focus is on promoting transparent communication, nurturing a healthy community at Selwyn, and addressing the challenges posed by the cost of living crisis. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any concerns, queries, or suggestions! I host a weekly listening hour in the bar (Mondays, 5-6pm), and I am always available via email.
I'm Soham (he/him), a second year Economics student at Selwyn and I'm your treasurer for this year! I'm responsible for managing the JCR's finances and making sure the various funds and schemes the JCR offers continue to run smoothly. My main aim is to make sure students can make the most out of their time at Cambridge, by supporting JCR officers in achieving their aims and removing as many financial barriers as possible. If you have any questions, or believe we can help you with an expense, then don't hesitate to get in touch. I will handle all queries quickly and confidentially.
Hi, I’m Jamie (he/they), a second-year Engling, and your Vice President this year! I am the external representative for the JCR to other colleges and the Student Union. I also provide support to the President and entire committee more generally. I aim to focus on the welfare of Selwyn students by curating resources for wellbeing and living costs, as well as ensuring the committee is properly trained on dealing with these issues.
Hi there! I’m Sid, a first year HSPS student and Welfare Officer on the JCR. Everyone knows Cambridge is not the most stress-free place to study, so I’m pleased that me and Liv are going be running some events to provide an oasis of calm (as far as that’s possible in our dungeon-esque JCR) in an otherwise hectic Selwyn. We’ll of course be ensuring access to sexual health provision as well as information about all the help and support on offer around and outside the University. Please take a look at our Instagram for more info, and be sure to get in touch with any questions or suggestions.
Hey, I’m Liv, a first year studying History! We all understand that maintaining that cliche of a ‘work-life balance’ is much easier said than done and I want to ensure that there is a robust support system in place to help manage the demands of term. Selwyn should be an environment in which everyone can thrive in being the best versions of themselves. I hope that as your welfare officer you can address any worries with me or simply have a talk to get things off your chest. I am dedicated to ensuring that resources are signposted and accessible to everyone, placing mental well-being at the centre of the college community. Any suggestions are very much welcome :)