COMMITTEE & MINUTES
Minutes from 2019 JCR meetings were sadly lost due to a laptop failure.
Hi my name is Em (she/her) and I’m working with Olivia as an access officer on this year’s JCR. Our job will be to work with the college to provide prospective students with relevant information as well as helping out on summer schools and outreach events to encourage students from disadvantaged backgrounds to apply to university. We will also be working to support current students from disadvantaged backgrounds with any issues they may face with post admission access issues. My crsid is efk27 - feel free to send me a message if you have any questions!’
Hi! I'm Olivia (she/her) a second year MML student and one of the Access Officers at Selwyn. I'm from Essex and I'm really looking forward to working to widen participation for underrepresented groups at Cambridge and help make Selwyn accessible for all. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to drop me a line!
Accommodation and Services Officer
Hi everyone! I’m Ashley (she/her), a second year medic here at Selwyn!
As your accommodation and services officer it’s my responsibility to run the room ballot, ensure that everyone feels comfortable in accommodation and help run/improve services; such as hall, the bar, laundry and the JCR common room.
I also represent the JCR on the accommodation, stewards and operations committees - so if you have anything you’d want me to raise at these meetings then let me know 🙂
Please don’t hesitate to get in contact if you have any issues or questions!
Hi! I’m Jasleen (she/her), a 2nd year MML student, and I’m really pleased to be the new BME officer! I will be responsible for ensuring that students from ethnic minority backgrounds feel included, involved and supported at a College and University level. One of my main aims for this year is creating a BME group chat where Selwyn students can voice any questions or concerns. I also hope to work with the Ents officers, and BME officers from other colleges to organise themed social events and swaps. If anyone has any questions, concerns or suggestions about other ways to ensure BME students are represented at Selwyn, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!
Clubs & Societies Officer
Hi! I’m Joel (he/him), a second year Natsci (physical) and your JCR Clubs & Societies Officer. My main role is to, as the name suggests, maintain records of and work with active clubs and societies within the college. I will focus on making the discovery of societies and the process of joining more transparent and streamlined, hopefully increasing accessibility. If anyone has ideas for a new society or wants to get the word out about an existing society, please feel free to contact me!
Hey! I’m Sherwood (he/him), a second-year History and Politics student. As your Communications Officer, my main duties are to maintain transparency between the college, JCR and the student community. My goal is to keep everyone updated about what’s going on in Selwyn; to do so, I will send weekly Selwinfo emails on upcoming events and what the rest of the JCR are doing for the college. I want to ensure everyone’s voice is heard and that everyone feels welcome to the Selwyn community. Please do contact me if you have any questions or want a chat!
Hello! I'm Sam (he/him) and I'm your Computing Officer this year. I'm looking to maintain and expand this very website for the next year, particularly with the goal of recording how the JCR evolves over time. For instance, ensuring manifestos of prior years are recorded. Alongside this, I want to be a friendly face, happy to help with any technical issues undergraduates face and if required, forward these onto the relevant members of staff.
Development and Education Officer
Hello, I'm Sophie - a second year English student and your Development and Education officer this year!
Educational well-being is my priority so I hope to work with College to ensure that everyone feels academically supported.
I'm here to help with any academic matters - from changing tripos to circulating information from College. I'll also represent the student body at the College Council, College Library Committee and SU meetings so feel free to get in touch with any questions.
Disabled Students' Officer
Hello all!! My name is Maisy (she/her), a second year VetMed and you disabled students’ officer. This year as disabled students’ officer I hope to be a voice for disabled students in Selwyn and support their welfare. I will hold weekly welfare hours 5:00 till 6:00 in the bar on Thursdays, so pop in for a chat, hopefully I can help with any issues you may be having - everyone is welcome! I also hope to push the college to make diagnostic testing free for all students, so that money is not an issue to getting the diagnosis you may need. I’m always happy to have a chat so just catch me round college or send me a message!
Hello! I’m Mim, a second year historian and one of your Ents officers this year. Neve and I are really excited to put on tons of events this year for all the selwyn community. We’d love to hear any suggestions so please get in touch with us via email or instagram if you have any questions or ideas! Xxxx
Hello! I’m Neve, a second year Lawyer and one of your Ents officers this year. Mim and I plan to host many events including BoPs, film nights, a sports day and themed formals (with accompanying TikTok footage!). We really hope to get the whole Selwyn community involved and welcome any suggestion you may have. Feel free to get in touch and follow us on our instagram @selwynents
Ethics and Faiths Officer
My name is Khadeja, I am a second year lawyer, and I am the faiths and beliefs officer!
This is a new position for Selwyn’s JCR and it will involve collaborating with the interfaith working group to ensure different religions at Selwyn are represented.
Look out for an email from me introducing the working group as well as what we’re looking forward to doing this year!
Ben (he/him) and Lily (she/her)
Hi! We’re Ben and Lily, your new Freshers’ Reps. We’re in our first year of studying Economics and HML, and can’t wait to welcome next year’s freshers to Selwyn!
Gender Equality Officer
Hi! I’m Alice (she/her) a first year MML student and the current Gender Equality Officer. I’m looking forward to promoting equality of all genders in college and making the college a safe and welcoming environment for every student. I plan on building on awareness of the JCR’s Menstrual Hygiene Fund to ensure it is accessible to everyone. I also want to further involve Selwyn students in issues of gender equality across college and the university, principally encouraging students to participate in events and promoting the SU Women’s Campaign. My central aim is to ensure students of all genders feel comfortable engaging with these issues at college level and are supported by the college and entire student community.
Hi, I’m Ollie (he/him), a second-year Geography student! As your JCR Green Officer, my primary aim for Selwyn is to make it as sustainable as possible, as well as for it to be a model for other colleges across the university. Reducing the cost of the meat-free meals in hall, utilising and expanding the Selwyn Green Collective and pushing for food waste bins in every gyp without the need for requesting them are some priorities for the year ahead and I’m very confident we can achieve them. Most of all though, I welcome the opportunity to work with the JCR and wider college community to ensure initiatives and policies to mitigate climate change are reached collectively and intersectionally. Please feel free to email or message me any time if you have any questions or ideas!
Hi, I’m Jonathan, a first year geographer. I’m excited to be this year’s international officer. I represent international students at a college level and aim to build inter-collegiate links in the international student community. My focus is on international student’s experiences at Selwyn both during and out of term. I hope to smoothen the process of arrival and departure from college at every term as well as for new freshers and leaving graduates. I will achieve this through management of programs such as out of term storage and kickstarting initiatives like graduate bike sales. Feel free to contact me with any comments.
Hi everyone, my name is Rach (she/her), I’m a second year NatSci, and excited to be your LGBTQ+ officer this year! This year, I aim to introduce an anonymous messaging system that will be particularly accessible to closeted students who still need to access LGBTQ+ specific welfare resources. I will also work with the gender equality officer to raise awareness of the gender expression fund, and remain contactable via WhatsApp/Messenger outside my welfare hours if anyone needs someone to talk to! If you have any questions, suggestions, or just want to say hi, my email is email@example.com
Hi! I’m Bella (she/her), a second year history & politics student and I’m very happy to be your JCR president this year. Some of my main responsibilities include representing Selwyn undergrads to the College and connecting the JCR to Selwyn’s MCR and other college’s JCRs. I chair the JCR committee and work closely with all officers to ensure the JCR caters to and advocates for the needs of all students. A main focus of mine will be to work to improve access for current students at Selwyn and challenge financial and social barriers. A further focus of mine will be ensuring that the welfare of students is prioritised in the year to come. I’m looking forward to building on the work of previous committees and seeing what we can achieve! As ever please don’t hesitate to get in contact with any concerns or suggestions– I’ll be hosting a weekly surgery in the bar but I’m always contactable by email and can usually be found procrastinating on Sidg somewhere!!
Hi, I’m Matty, a second-year Economics student and I’m your treasurer this year! I’m responsible for managing the JCR’s finances and our several funds and reimbursement schemes. I want to help Selwyn students get the most out of their time in Cambridge by mitigating and removing as many financial barriers as we can. If you’re seeking a specific JCR reimbursement, or believe we can help you with an expense, don’t hesitate to get in contact! I will handle your enquiry quickly and confidentially.
Hi! I’m Melina (she/her), a second-year HSPS student and your JCR Vice-President for this year. I act as Selwyn JCR’s external link through representing the student body at the Student Union - this includes various things such as voting on and presenting motions. I am really keen to increase our interaction with the Student Union and ensure that Selwyn students are better represented. I also work closely with the President and JCR Committee to ensure they are able to carry out their duties smoothly so that they can best support Selwyn undergrads. One of my other main goals this year is to help improve access at Selwyn. If you have any questions/issues/ideas, please do reach out!
Hello! My name is Ellen (she/her), I am a second-year art historian and one of two Welfare Officers on the 2021 JCR. Our role is to be here for you and your mental, physical and sexual health. I’ll have a weekly drop-in welfare hour, but I am happy to be contacted outside of this and to make arrangements that suit you. As well as providing welfare support and information, I intend to organise a variety of welfare events throughout the year. If you have any suggestions, questions, concerns, or just fancy a chat, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Hey everyone! I’m Ted (he/him), a second-year Natural Scientist, and I’m one of your Welfare Officers this year alongside Ellen! I’m here to help ensure that students have access to free sexual health supplies, to organise welfare events, and to coordinate with the committee on how best to support students. As a member of the Welfare Team, I’m available for all students to confidentially discuss any welfare concerns that they might have. My weekly welfare hour is held from 17:00-18:00 on Mondays in the bar, but feel free to drop me an email if you’d like to discuss things at another time or somewhere more private!