2017-2018 Committee


Tiger Hills
Hey! I’m Tiger, a Geographer and the Junior Common Room (JCR) president for the 17/18 academic year.

I’m here to make sure that undergraduate interests are represented to the college fellows and employees. I sit on lots of committees and attend (many!) meetings to communicate how the JCR wants the college to be run and to make sure college services – like welfare and academic support – are readily available to students. I also lead the JCR committee and oversee all JCR projects, regulate the JCR Clubs and Societies budget, and negotiate accommodation and food charges for the coming year.

All JCR members can attend and submit motions to open meetings so that your ideas of what college should be are acted upon; the motions discussed and passed in JCR open meetings are the ideas I negotiate with college. I chair the open meetings which discuss anything from key constitutional changes and JCR stance on university issues to buying a JCR chocolate fountain! Also, there is free pizza (!!) and it’s a great way to meet new people and enact positive change in college. I really encourage you to come on down and see what it’s like

Most importantly, I’m here to represent you and you can contact me at any time if you have any concerns about your time at college (or if you just want a chat) by email or on Facebook – I’m probably the only Tiger on your friends list!

Vice-President and Domestic Liaison Officer

Will Bennett
Hi Catz! I’m Will, a Human Scientist and your Vice President & Domestic Liaison Officer for the 17/18 academic year. A big part of my job involves attending committee meetings to present the views of the JCR to fellows and employees of the college. The committees I attend include Fabric (anything to do with the buildings/rooms/structural features of Catz), Student Liaison (academic affairs/welfare/support services etc.) and Safety. To have your say on any of these issues come along to an open meeting – it can then become my responsibility to present your view at the relevant committee. Throughout the year I organise a number of college photos and dinners, run the accommodation ballot and assume the role of President when they are not available. Please feel free to contact me with any VP related questions or ideas you may have this year (william.bennett@stcatz.ox.ac.uk), it’s great to hear from you – even if it’s a complaint about the laundry machines :’)


Nick Wells
Hey, I’m Nicholson Duncan Wells III; a second year E&M student and you’re JCR treasurer! This means I handle all of the finances that fund are wonderful JCR. I manage our accounts, pay for events and subscriptions, sort out the budgets, make sure the games room is well-maintained, and order the pizza for open meetings (make sure you get yourselves down for pizza, it’s free pizza, what’s not to love!). Basically! I make sure money is spent where it should be, so we can get the most out of it.
If you do have any questions, treasurer-related or otterwise, feel free to email me at nicholson.wells@stcatz.ox.ac.uk, or if you see me around, come up and have a chat, I’ve always happy to help!


Jack O’Callaghan
Hi Catz, I’m Jack and I’m your JCR secretary for the year. My role involves maintaining noticeboards, looking after the ever-exciting constitution (fantastic light reading). I also organise open meetings, assembling motions into agendas to discuss in the meeting, and sending out minutes afterwards so that everyone knows what is going on. These open meetings are a great chance to have your say in the running of college so come along (theres also free dominoes). It’s never too early to get involved in the running of the JCR so go ahead and submit a motion. Motions can range from independence of the JCR from college to mandating the testing of the JCR committee to determine if they are lizards so don’t be afraid to submit a motion. If you are unsure on how to submit/ want help writing a motion just let me know (daniel.ocallaghan@stcatz.ox.ac.uk), I’m always keen to help people get involved in the JCR!

Female Welfare Rep

Dani Groves

Male Welfare Rep

Ben Shuker
Hey guys, we’re Dani and Ben your female and male welfare representatives for 2017/18! This means we are a couple of friendly faces you’ll see around college who are available to chat to about any worries you may have starting at university away from home. You can chat to, message or email us about anything you’d like to get off your chest in complete confidence. We are peer support trained in Michaelmas term (along with your THIRD welfare rep the wonderful Charlie!!!) and some other lovely volunteers around college; we are all equipped to deal with any concerns you may have. We also organise welfare related events throughout the year to keep you sane, which can be a nice break from work but mostly very enjoyable! Every Sunday we provide munch (basically lots of snacks and drinks!!!) to keep you going and get everyone down to the JCR!
The welfare events also include informative talks and workshops on mental and sexual health to raise awareness and keep everyone safe in college. As well as this, we are in charge of a variety of FREE supplies from condoms to pregnancy tests which you can find in the support section of the JCR website. Just click the buttons on the page and we will quickly and discretely pidge them to you as soon as we can! Please feel free to suggest any events or ideas we could organise throughout the year!

LGBTQ+ Welfare Rep

Charlie Blake
Hi I’m Charlie, an Engineer and your LGBTQ+ Rep for this year! I am here for anyone who identifies as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans or any other minority sexual or gender identity under the sun. If you have any questions about coming out, the LGBTQ society or confidential advice on this, then you are more than welcome to contact me. I will be organising lots of events for the Catz LGBTQ+ Soc this year including pizza and movie nights, crewdates and trips to OU LGBT Soc events.I will also be joining the welfare team this year which means along with the amazing male and female welfare reps I will be organising welfare events and many many munches to get you through the hard times of term. I also provide condoms, lube and other forms of contraception should you need it. Any questions? I’m always contactable, my email is charles.blake@stcatz.ox.ac.uk


Tom Wernham
Hi, I’m Tom, studying PPE, and this year I’ll be your OUSU Representative. OUSU’s purpose is to represent students’ views and interests, particularly to the University; to provide us with services regarding accommodation, finance, welfare and more; and to run campaigns on many issues including access, the environment and mental health. My main job is to attend, speak and vote at OUSU Council meetings, alongside the President and one other JCR member. Council is where all of OUSU’s work is overseen, so get in touch to let me know your views! Alternatively, you’re all welcome to attend meetings, speak and propose motions yourselves! You can find out what Council is up to at https://ousu.org/representing-you/council/. It’s also my job to keep the Committee and all of you informed of OUSU’s work and campaigns, and to help you get involved in OUSU’s projects, which you can read about here: https://ousu.org/get-involved/. If you do want to get involved, or to have your say in OUSU, please get in touch by email (thomas.wernham@stcatz.ox.ac.uk) or in person!

Clubs and Socs Rep

Emily White 
Hey I’m Emily your clubs and socs rep! There are loads of clubs at Catz for everyone to get involved with (something like 45) and they’re all really fun and great opportunity to meet new people. Hopefully there will be something you’re interested in or you even can set up your own club really easily. If you have any clubs and societies related questions feel free to email me or speak to me in person and I’ll answer as best as I can. There’s a Catz Freshers’ fair at the start of the year where you can sign up for clubs but you can join a club at any point.

Entz Reps

Flo Ward
Harry Wragg
Hey Catz! We’re Harry and Flo and we’re your Entz reps for next year. It’s our job to make sure you all have an amazing time in college, mainly organising fortnightly Entz college parties (which will be the highlight of your Oxford social calendar) with funky themes to get everyone involved. During fresher’s week we’ll ensure you’ll have an incredible time with both club nights and fun activities in the JCR. Throughout the year we’ll keep you updated about the best nights out and organising non-Entz social events like pub crawls, late-night picnics and an end of year garden party. If you’ve got any questions or suggestions drop us an email or a message on the Catz Entz Facebook page! We look forward to seeing you round!


IT Rep

Ruth Faherty 
Hi I’m Ruth, a first year engineer who tries hard with computers and enjoys code more than most. As your IT Rep I’m here to help you with any IT related issues and let you know what sweet meals we’re having for hall this week. Also I have f u l l c o n t r o l of the website so if you’re reading this I’ve done my job.

Charities, Environment and Ethics Rep

Harry Holmes
Hello, I’m Harry, a law student and the JCR Charities, Environment and Ethics rep for the year! We support two charities as a JCR. The first of which is Emilie’s Charities, set up in memory of a former Catz student, Emilie Harris, who tragically died in a cycling accident in Oxford. The charity helps fund the education and welfare of children in vulnerable situations in developing countries. We also support a charity elected by the JCR in Hillary Term, the current one being the Worldwide Tribe, which works with refugees in communicating to their families and spreading their stories to us. My main role is to promote fundraising in the college, including the weekly charity pub quiz and other such events. I also encourage sustainable programmes in Catz, by looking at waste, water and electricity usage and work with university wide eco programmes. Do not hesitate to contact me if you have an green/charity questions or suggestions.

Equal Opportunities Rep

Ellen O’Brien 
Hi I’m Ellen, I study Biology and I am your Equal Opportunities rep for this year! My main role is to ensure that everyone in college has access to all of the great things that Catz has to offer, no matter who you are or what your background. I work closely with your LGBTQ, BME, disability, international and welfare reps. I understand that starting at university can be difficult sometimes, so please feel free to come and talk to me about any problems you’re facing. I also organise the college parent and sibling system, which is a really fun way to find some friendly faces early on in your Catz career. Drop me an email if you have any ideas for equality events or would like to get involved.

Careers & Academic Affairs Rep

Eva O’Sullivan
Hi! I’m Eva, the Careers and Academic Affairs Rep for Catz. My job is to keep you updated on any career related opportunities are available, as well as help with any academic issues you might have. I will be working with the Careers Service and other uni based organisations to organise workshops and talks in Catz. These will range from CV to exam talks, helping debunk any fears you might have about anything related to careers or academia. Please feel free to approach me with any problems, or suggestions of things you would like to hear more about!

Access Rep

Molly Williams 
Hi Catz! I’m Molly, studying history, and your Access Rep for this year! My main role is drawing in applications from brilliant students from all backgrounds who have a fantastic potential to thrive in Oxford, especially our fabulous college, regardless of whatever social or financial situation they may find themselves in. There are many ways this can be achieved at Catz, including helping on our open days and residentials, with talks and tours of our lovely college, and even starring in one of our prospective videos (soon to feature on the Catz website!!). I oversee the splendid team of Catz Ambassadors, the body of volunteers who allow access at Catz to run as smoothly and as briliantly as it does, and is an awesome way for you guys to become involved in widening participation at a college level. To become an ambassador, explore an access venture, or to get involved with any kind of access work either at a Catz level or on a wider university level, feel free to drop me a line or have a chat and I’d be more than happy to help you in any way that I can!!

International Students Rep

Raphaëlle Petit
Hola Catz! I’m Raphaëlle and I’m your international student rep for this year!! I come from both France and Mauritius, have lived in Singapore for most of my life and study law with French law. My job is to make sure that international students and visiting students feel comfortable here and hopefully call Catz their home. I also want for Catz’s vibrant community to be well integrated and celebrated. This means that I have a lot of exciting events in store for you (woop woop)!!! I’m also in charge of the much-dreaded international storage room. I understand that leaving home and going to uni can be quite a daunting experience (trust me I’ve been there) so please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or need a chat (always got some snacks laying around).

Arts Reps

Fionn Montell-Boyd and Michael Delgado
Hi, we’re Fionn and Michael, and we’re the Catz arts reps! It’s our job to take care of all things arts-related around college, including putting on exhibitions, concerts, life drawing classes, publishing the Catz arts publication, and organising the infamous Catz arts week in Trinity term. We think the arts should play a big role in college life, so if you have any ideas, questions, or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with either of us.