Current Committee

President

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 Elect

Steffan Williams
Hi, my name is Steffan, and I am the Vice President of the JCR Committee (I am also a Human Scientist, like my predecessor!). My job is to represent the JCR’s views to college mainly on these committees: Fabrics (stuff about the buildings and rooms), Safety, and the Student Liaison Committee (with the JCR President). I also organise sports/matriculation photos etc. Many know me as the fool who made a rousing speech about custard in a JCR Open Meeting. As exciting as committees can be, next year (or this year, depending when you’re reading this) will be a big year for Catz (and its committees) with the construction of the new graduate centre. If you want to know anything about the project and how it will impact us, or anything even vaguely related to buildings/rooms (it’s as fun as it sounds!) just ask me – steffan.williams@stcatz.ox.ac.uk.

Treasurer

Nick Wells
Hey, I’m Nicholson Duncan Wells III; a second year E&M student, you’re JCR treasurer and a FIFA 17 enthusiast! 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!

Secretary

Aaron Kiernan
Hey guys! I’m Aaron, a PPEist and Secretary for the JCR! My job is to format the agendas for the open meetings and keep you informed of developments around college. If you want to raise an issue at the next open meeting, I’ll help you format it and explain how the meetings function if you want. I’ll also be the one sending out minutes after meetings so even if you miss one (or all of them) you’ll be kept up to date. I’m also in charge of looking after the college noticeboards and sending notices out to you: if you have a question about putting up notices in college or want me to spread the word about an event you’re running or involved with just get in touch. Finally, if you have any questions at all about Catz, the JCR or student life in general, feel free to ask me – aaron.kiernan@stcatz.ox.ac.uk

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

OUSU Rep

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

Meirian Evans 
Hey! I’m Meirian, a medic and your Clubs and Socs rep this year. Clubs and Socs are such a great way to meet new people, to try new things and to take a break from work, and there are so many on offer at Catz! I am responsible for the clubs and socs budget and for sorting out university sports claims, and I also organise Catz freshers’ fair at the start of the year. If you have any questions about clubs and socs or if you are interested in setting up a new club please email me!

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!

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IT Rep

Ruth Faherty 
Hi I’m Ruth, a second 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. Take a look at the equality committee using this link and drop me an email if you have any ideas for equality events or would like to get involved.

Careers & Academic Affairs Rep

Anthony Akinwale
Hey Catz! I’m Anthony your Careers and Academic Affairs Rep for this year. My job is to ensure that you are completely aware of the opportunities that are available to you. Whether this is a micro-internship or a graduate recruitment event, look out for my concise emails that will inform you of things you can get involved in throughout the year. Additionally, I will sit on the Library Committee and Student Liaison Committee so do come to speak to me if you have any academic issues with the college or problems with the library. Finally, it must be said that it can get a little stressful during the course of a term and sometimes we just need a second opinion on how to tackle an academic concern. I am here to talk through your academic challenges, irrespective of the magnitude of the issue, and together, we can come up with suitable action plans.

Access Rep

Amie Campbell 
Hi, I’m Amie, I study maths and I’m the access rep for this year!
My main role as access rep is to ensure that our college draws in applications from students from all backgrounds and to make certain that potential applicants know what a welcoming, inclusive and overall great college Catz is. This is achieved through the help of the fantastic Catz student ambassadors, who’s role is crucial to the success of the amazing access programme that we run here. If you would like to get involved in access in anyway or have any access-related ideas, please get in touch!

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

Cat Cooper and Danny Cummings
Hiya, we’re Danny & Cat the Catz arts reps. We love all things arts related and it’s our job to make sure all the arts activities and arts-related clubs are supported within college. One of our main responsibilities is organizing Arts week, which takes places in Trinity term each year and is week packed full of sick arts events and exhibitions. We also all run exhibitions, concerts, life drawing classes and more all year round, as well as publishing the Catz Arts magazine. Please get in contact with us if you have any ideas for arts week or anything that you would like to be submitted to the arts magazine. We want to hear any suggestions that you have!

Freshers’ Rep

Ross Jenkinson
Hey everyone, I’m Ross and I study Physics, and I’m lucky enough to have the new role of Freshers’ Rep on the JCR Committee! This means I’ll be organising Freshers’ week, which involves making sure there’s always something happening in the JCR, getting good club nights, designing t-shirts, making goodie bags, ice cream, and a questionable amount of compulsory talks.
But Freshers aren’t just for Freshers’ week, and my other jobs are making the Freshers’ Guide, overseeing the stash order, and organising events specifically for the Freshers throughout the year, but with a huge focus on integrating the years and generally making sure everyone has a good time. Basically, I want to help the Freshers’ feel part of the Catz community as soon as possible! I’m hoping to have AT LEAST one conversation with every single Fresher, so please do feel free to chat with me if you see me about (unless you’re not a Fresher – go talk to the Welfare Reps or something).

Previous Committees

2017-2018 Committee
2016-2017 Committee
2015-2016 Committee
2014-2015 Committee
2013-2014 Committee
2012-2013 Committee