Current Committee

The JCR Committee represents the entire undergraduate student body of St Catherine’s. We’re here to represent your views, address your concerns and organise a whole load of amazing events! Committee members are elected in Hillary or Trinity term, they hold the position for one academic year and you can read more about what everyone does below:

President

Annie Porter – jcrpresident@stcatz.ox.ac.uk

Hiya! I’m Annie (she/her), I study Economics & Management, and am the current JCR President. My role is to represent all the undergrads at Catz to the rest of college and the wider community. I’ll be leading the JCR committee and helping them with all the exciting ideas/events they have planned for the year! I also chair the fortnightly JCR open meetings where students can submit ideas for any changes they want to see. I sit on various college and uni-wide committees where I voice the JCR’s views and put forward their ideas. Most importantly I send and receive lots of emails. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions/concerns/ideas – big or small I’m always happy to help!

Vice President

Charlie Jones – charles.jones@stcatz.ox.ac.uk

Hey! I’m Charlie (he/him) and I’m Catz’s JCR Vice President. I study Economics and Management in second year and I’m proudly from Northampton, UK, in the Midlands – same house all my life! I assist the JCR President (and the wider committee) closely in their day-to-day jobs as well as having some responsibilities of my own… I organise the room ballot, college photographs, building and facility maintenance, among other cool things. I applied to Catz and love it here so much, so I’d encourage prospective, as well as current, students to get in touch with me to ask any questions or just generally chat! 🙂

Secretary

Abbie Nott – abigail.nott@stcatz.ox.ac.uk

Hiya everyone! I’m Abbie (she/her) and I’m the JCR Secretary. I study English Language and Literature and I’m from West Yorkshire. The main part of my role is creating the agenda and minutes for JCR open meetings, so that everyone in college can keep up to date with what’s going on and how they can have their opinions heard. I also keep the notice boards up to date and share opportunities that are available in college/the wider university. If you have any questions about open meetings or anything else, always happy to help!

Treasurer

Leah Rich – leah.rich@stcatz.ox.ac.uk

Hey! I’m Leah (she/her), I study PPE and I am the current treasurer at Catz. My main priorities are setting the budget at the beginning of the year, providing funding for JCR authorised activities and maintaining a record of all these payments. Though, my most important job is to order the pizza 🍕 for the JCR open meetings fortnightly. If you have any questions about how this all works, feel free to message!

Women*’s Welfare

Emma Serle – emma.serle@stcatz.ox.ac.uk

Hello, hope you’re doing okay! 😊 My name is Emma (she/her), I study English Language and Literature, and I’m your Women*’s Welfare Rep this year! I am here to look after your welfare needs, whether that is organising Sunday Munch, providing sanitary and sexual health products, distributing 5th Week Freddos, or chatting about anything over a cup of tea (or coffee, or hot choc!). Just generally adding to Catz’s positive vibes! Being at Oxford can be tough, so it’s important to make the most of the good moments, celebrate the victories and be kind to ourselves and others! Please email me or say hi when you see me around college…I’m tall and smiley, so quite easy to spot!! xx 💖

Men*’s Welfare

Sam Hughes – samuel.hughes@stcatz.ox.ac.uk

Hey! I’m Sam (he/they), I study Biology, and I’ll be your Men*’s Welfare Rep for the next year. I, along with the other welfare reps Faun and Emma, will be in charge of making sure everyone is feeling safe, warm and welcome in Catz and in Oxford. The welfare of all male students in the college is my priority, but I’ll be trying my best to ensure the needs of every student are met, whether that be physical, mental, or sexual. Over the year we’ll be putting together a bunch of different events like Munches, 5th week Freddos, movie nights and various trips out and about Oxford. We’re also here to lend an open ear to Catz students, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me or the other welfare reps. Don’t be afraid to email if you need to talk or just want to chat 🙂

Entz

Alex Friend – alex.friend@stcatz.ox.ac.uk
Cici Hong – zi.hong@stcatz.ox.ac.uk

Hi we’re Alex (he/him) and Cici (she/her) and we will be this year’s Entz reps! Alex is studying Biomedical Science and Cici is studying Spanish. We can’t wait to bring Entzs back to you all after a long year without them. Some of the themes we want to do this year are the Name Game, Masquerade, and what you wanted to be when you were younger. Along with all of these we will also be bringing back unofficial Entzs and the other big events in the Catz calendar. Feel free to come and talk to us or drop us a message to have a chat or ask us any questions about events!!

Freshers’

Mal Walker – malachy.walker@stcatz.ox.ac.uk
Sana Mehta – sana.mehta@stcatz.ox.ac.uk

Hi everyone, we’re Mal (he/him) and Sana (she/her) and we are this year’s joint Freshers’ Reps! Mal is studying Geography and Sana is studying PPE and we’re both from London. It’s our job to organise freshers’ week, including the freshers’ bags, T-shirts and club nights, as well as assigning college parents/children. Throughout the year we’ll also be in charge of stash so just let us know if you have any requests/suggestions. We’ll be here to help welcome freshers into the Catz community and answer any questions, as well as being always around for help or just a chat in Freshers’ week and beyond!

Clubs and Socs

Jake Dann – jake.dann@stcatz.ox.ac.uk

Hi, I’m Jake (he/him), I study History & English and I’m the Clubs and Societies Rep. I reimburse people for their uni sports and societies, and, more excitingly, I’ve organised the varsity trip to Cambridge and will be running the Fresher’s Fair too. Feel free to email if you have any questions!

IT

Matt Gillet – matthieu.gillet@stcatz.ox.ac.uk

Hi, I’m Matt (he/him), a first year chemist, and I’m the JCR IT rep. My role involves helping fix any technical issues you might have, especially in freshers week with Eduroam! I’m also resonsible for setting up elections, mailing lists and maintaining the JCR website, so please email/messenger me if there’s something you’d like to see on there or if you need any help.

Careers and Academic Affairs

Jonas Fine Tan – jonas.tan@stcatz.ox.ac.uk

Hey y’all, I’m Jonas (he/him), I study Portuguese and Linguistics, and I’m Careers and Academic Affairs Rep. My role within the JCR is to help students with Academic related issues, such as running the book grant to help students afford textbooks, liaising the JCR’s concerns with the library, and advising JCR members on suspension policy, (soon to be the new suspended students rep). On the Careers side, I organise career and exam prep events with the development office. However, the most important role is organising our team for the University Challenge Trials, which will occur during Michaelmas so try out if you wanna be on TV! If y’all need any help in these areas or have any queries, please feel free to reach out!

Oxford SU

Beth Proctor – elizabeth.proctor@stcatz.ox.ac.uk

Hi guys, my name’s Beth (she/her) and I’m this year’s SU Rep! I’m from Nottinghamshire and I study Spanish and Portuguese. My role is to represent Catz JCR at Student Union meetings and to keep everyone informed about what’s going on in the SU. When a controversial motion is being debated, it’s my job to raise it with the JCR and vote accordingly. If you have any ideas that you want to take to the SU then please get in touch!

Social Media

Ceci Catmur – cecilia.catmur@stcatz.ox.ac.uk

Hi! I’m Ceci (she/her). I study Spanish and I’m the new Social Media Rep. My role is to manage the JCR social media accounts- currently just the Instagram and Facebook. I also help to run the JCR Facebook group with the help of the president and IT reps. I can help manage or set up any social medias associated with the college, for example those specific to certain committees or societies. My other role is organizing and looking after the JCR camera. This can be lent out to students, and is also used to capture the best moments at the college Entzs. Feel free to message if you would like to use the camera or be involved in/have any ideas for the college social media!

Arts

Harman Randhawa – harmanpreet.randhawa@stcatz.ox.ac.uk
Greta Naslenas – greta.naslenas@stcatz.ox.ac.uk

Hey everyone! It’s your JCR art reps Greta (she/her) and Harman (he/him) and we will be organising lots of fun artsy events for you all!! The art scene at Catz is pretty vibrant with the college having works by prominent artists such as Barbara Hepworth and Tom Phillips. The college itself is designed by Arne Jacobsen, a significant functionalist Danish architect who designed everything in the Old Quad from the chairs in the rooms to the cutlery in the dining hall. We as the art reps will make sure to provide such vibrancy and excitement through our arts events such as life drawing sessions, art exhibitions, open-mic/music nights and more! If you would like to initiate any arts-related projects in college or would just like some funding for art supplies, we are your people!! Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us about our roles, arts events or any other queries that you have about arts at Catz.

Alternative Entz

Duncan McCormick – duncan.mccormick@stcatz.ox.ac.uk

Hello! I’m Duncan (any pronouns). I study physics, and I’m your Alternative Events Rep for this academic year. This means that I organise alternative activities and events to take place during every Entz, and hopefully also for every Unofficial Entz. There will also be plenty of additional events in Freshers’ Week. If you don’t like loud music, alcohol or crowds, but still want a place to go to socialise or meet new people, then Alt Entz is the place for you! Of course, there are plenty of other reasons to come — not least the exciting programme of activities planned for this year, including joint events with Catz societies and other colleges (not to mention free cookies!). Even better, you don’t have to choose between Entz and Alt Entz — you can come to Alt Entz first and then go to Entz later in the evening, or you might take one look at the Entz and think “I want free cookies instead”. I can’t wait to welcome everyone to Catz; if you have any questions, then please do contact me by email.

Access

Becky Powell – rebecca.powell@stcatz.ox.ac.uk
Flo Baker Masters – florence.bakermasters@stcatz.ox.ac.uk

Hey! We’re Becky (she/her) and Flo (she/her) and we’re very excited to be your access reps for this year! Our job is to work on outreach and access initiatives with the college outreach office and the JCR, encouraging people from under-represented backgrounds to see Oxford as a place for them! We’re looking forward to running the Humans of St Catz page (@humansofstcatz) providing student testimonials and showcasing the wide range of backgrounds of students here. If you have any concerns about what your time here at Catz would be like, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Class

Deyonce Murdock – deyonce.murdock@stcatz.ox.ac.uk

Hi, I’m Deyoncé (she/her) & I study Psychology & Linguistics here at Catz. As Class Rep, my focus is on students from working class/low-income backgrounds as well as those who are state educated, first-generation students or care-leavers. This involves not only improving access for students from these backgrounds, but also ensuring their welfare once they’ve been admitted & throughout their time here at Oxford. If you have any concerns or queries, please don’t be afraid to get in touch – I’m always up for a good chat & ready to help with any class-related concerns 🙂

International Students

Alex Sevcenco – alexandra.sevcenco@stcatz.ox.ac.uk

Hi! I’m Alex (she/her), I study Engineering, and I’m going to be your International students rep for this year. I’m originally from Russia, but have lived in Spain since I was 11, so I know the struggles that come when moving abroad. My roles in college include being in charge of International storage rooms, organising events and just making sure everyone from the international community feels safe and happy at Catz! Email me about anything, I’m here to help you 🙂

BAME

Amy Sullivan – amy.sullivan@stcatz.ox.ac.uk

Hey, I’m Amy (she/her) and I’m your Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) rep this year. It’s my job to ensure that people of all backgrounds feel comfortable and belong in an environment which may seem outwardly scary. From experience, adjusting and adapting to life at Oxford may seem daunting – but by building a BAME community within Catz we have a safe space which should hopefully make you feel at home. Please feel free to message me about anything!

Disabilities

Tariro Hombarume – tariro.hombarume@stcatz.ox.ac.uk

Hi everyone I’m Tariro (she/her), I’m this year’s disabilities rep. I study human sciences and I’m from Teesside (big up my northerners) . Having a hidden disability myself I understand the importance of accessibility and want to contribute to a more inclusive college atmosphere. It is my job to provide information and support, so don’t hesitate to contact me on my email.

LGTBQ+

Magdalena Stenfors – magdalena.stenfors@stcatz.ox.ac.uk

Hey there! I’m Magdalena (she/they) and I study Physics. My role as LGBTQ+ rep centres around representing the Catz LGBTQ+ community, making sure your student life is fun and safe from discrimination. I’ll help keep you informed about events going on in Oxford, as well as organise some in Catz, so you can make the most of your time here. I also liaise with the LGBTQ+ Campaign, who are working to push for positive change for queer and trans students. Joining the Catz and Oxford LGBTQ+ Societies is a great way to get involved, and my email is always open.

Women*’s

Jackie Hovell – jacqueline.hovell@stcatz.ox.ac.uk
Cleo Murphy-Hogg – cleo.murphy-hogg@stcatz.ox.ac.uk

Hello everyone! We’re Jackie (she/her) and Cleo (she/her) and we are this year’s women*’s reps. We are studying Law and History. We are here to represent the interests of all women at Catz, including cis and trans women, as well as anyone with complex gender identities who associate in some way with the term woman. We prize the active community of women* at Catz and seek to make it open, inclusive and safe. Our job as women*’s reps includes running consent workshops throughout the year, running Catz FemSoc, and the various events this entails, and clearly sign-posting the services and resources available to you. Ultimately, we aim to improve women* student’s experience of Oxford and St Catz. Our job is to listen and support you, so please do get in touch at any time, about anything big or small.

Charities, Environment and Ethics

Poppy Wood – poppy.wood@stcatz.ox.ac.uk
Huw Paige – huw.paige@stcatz.ox.ac.uk

Hi everyone! Our names are Poppy (she/her) and Huw (he/him) and we’re this years Charities, Ethics and Environments reps (CEE for short). We do Human Sciences and Geography respectively. Our job involves running charity events – like Monday quiz nights in the JCR (hope to see you there!), working with college on sustainability, and coordinating with university-wide campaigns. We will be around during Fresher’s week but feel free to contact us before that if you have any questions! Facebook or email are both fine 🙂

Charities

Josie Thornton – josephine.thornton@stcatz.ox.ac.uk

Hi, I’m Josie (she/her)! I study English and Spanish and I’m the JCR charity rep. My role involves all things charity at Catz – organising the weekly Monday night quiz, fundraising with events each term like Catz Take Me Out, and generally keeping students informed about any charity opportunities both in college and across Oxford. I’m here to help out if you have any ideas for events you’d like to put on, or if you have questions about supporting charities and fundraising in college. We also choose a charity to support every year, alongside ‘Emilies Charities’, and nominations for this take place at the beginning of the academic year. Please get in touch with me if you have any questions at all – I’m here to help! Looking forward to seeing you at the Monday night quiz 😉