Welcome to Tit Hall!

by eh495

Hello Freshers and welcome to Tit Hall, your new home from home for the next 3+ years!

We’re super excited to meet you all over the next few days. Freshers’ Week can be a pretty hectic time, but the JCR committee is here to help you settle in and enjoy yourselves as much as possible. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with any of us if you have any questions or problems (you can find out more about us here).

Here at Tit Hall, we really value a) food and b) wifi! Therefore, when you arrive in Cambridge, make sure you check out:

See you soon!

Emily xx

New Freps

by Bruce Collie

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Today is the debut committee meeting for our three new freps – we’d like to welcome James, Eric and Tian to the fold. If any freshers have any concerns / questions / comments etc. please get in touch with them. You can reach them at:

  • JAMES COE (jjc71)
  • ERIC DALE (ed462)
  • TIAN CHAN (tc471)

We’d also like to thank Jennie, Dom and Catriona for their year of fantastic work on the committee.

You can find the updated committee page here.

New Committee Members

by Bruce Collie

It’s a time of great political upheaval in the JCR Committee, with a total of 10 brand new faces on the committee. The new (and returning) members of our wonderful committee are:

  • VICE-PRESIDENT: Dale Walmsley
  • FEMALE WELFARE: Lucy Mackie
  • MALE WELFARE: Jacob Sen
  • SECRETARY: Veer Goiporia
  • ACCESS OFFICER: Mary Schafer
  • GREEN AND ETHICS: Lea Benk
  • WEBMASTER: Bruce Collie
  • LGBT+ OFFICER: Sam Pulman-Slater
  • SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS OFFICER: Alice Sowton
  • WOMEN’S OFFICER: Lily Rosengard
  • BLACK & ETHNIC MINORITIES OFFICER: Audrey Sebatindira
  • INTERNATIONAL REP: Sebastian Mellab

On behalf of the new committee and the student body at large, I’d like to extend a massive thank you to the outgoing committee (you know who you are) – it’s been a brilliant year for the JCR and you guys have been responsible for so much of that.

You can find contact details for all the committee members on our handy page here.

Elections

by Oli Lane

It’s time to elect some of you lot onto the JCR committee :)

The elected positions available are:

  • VICE-PRESIDENT
  • SECRETARY
  • ACCESS
  • GREEN & ETHICS
  • MALE WELFARE
  • FEMALE WELFARE

Also up for grabs is the position of JUNE EVENT PRESIDENT, which is not on the JCR Committee but is elected in the same way and at the same time as the other positions.

The co-opted positions available are:

  • WEBMASTER
  • INTERNATIONAL REP
  • LGBT+ OFFICER
  • BLACK & ETHNIC MINORITIES OFFICER
  • WOMEN’S OFFICER
  • SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS OFFICER.

Nominations will be open for all positions from Monday 16th until Friday 20th, hustings will be on Sunday 22nd and elections will be on Monday 23rd! Interviews for co-opted positions will be the week of the 23rd and individually scheduled.

Solene has sent out two emails describing all the roles, please have a look and see if any of the roles suit you. If you’re even considering running for a role please get in touch with the current holder of the position for more information. You can find out who that is on the Committees tab up the top of this page.

New committee members

by Oli Lane

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Congratulations to our new (and recycled) committee members, James Troup, Kate Jones and Martin Dunne, who’ll be joining as the new President and Ents Presidents respectively! Charlie O’Neill was elected as the new treasurer, and will start his new post in 6 weeks after a changeover period.

A fond farewell and many thanks to Ellen, Hux and Lizzie for a great year — it’s been real.

Voting re-opens tomorrow

by Oli Lane

CUSU have fixed the issues which caused Monday’s election to be postponed, and the vote will restart tomorrow (Wednesday) at 9am. This link will take you to the secure voting page, and you can visit before the vote opens to check you’re on the electoral roll and eligible to vote.

Unfortunately votes from Monday will not be counted, so if you’ve voted already, please VOTE AGAIN tomorrow. Vote counts will be released at 6pm, and subsequently verified by the Vice President before the official result is announced.

Thanks for bearing with us :)

Elections!

by Oli Lane

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Judgement day has come — who will triumph in the ultimate battle of wills, wits and little slips of paper in pigeon holes?

Only you can decide: voting is open until 6pm today. The voting link is here.

Also remember that nominations for co-opted positions are open until 6pm tomorrow. Voting for the CUSU elections are open online until tomorrow at 7pm, with paper balloting in college on Wednesday in case you missed it.

Vote for all the things.

Update: The results are in!

Here are your new JCR Committee 2014 members:

  • Vice-President: Solene Fercocq
  • Treasurer: Emily Bosley
  • Secretary: James Troup
  • Access Officer: Joe Pape
  • Green & Ethical Affairs Officer: Anna Edgar
  • Welfare Officers: Eowyn Elliott & Joel Daramola

Congratulations to you all!

If you ran but didn’t get a position, commiserations — there were 21 fantastic candidates in this round of elections. We hope this won’t put you off getting involved in the future with more JCR events or running again for something next year.

Important dates

by Oli Lane

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Here are some dates for your diary, including the re-opening of hall, room balloting, and elections for the remaining 2014 JCR committee roles (except co-opted positions*). Exciting stuff!

  • Fri 21st February – Halfway Hall. This will be the first student event in the new hall. The hall will be available to students at cafeteria from breakfast Sat 22.
  • Sat 22nd & Sun 23rd February – Open House Weekend. Second and third years – please ask your mates to get involved. More details to follow early next week.
  • Mon 24th to Thu 27th February – Nominations for JCR committee roles open
  • Sun 2nd March – Hustings
  • Mon 3rd March – Voting & elections
  • Thu 13th & Fri 14th March – Room balloting. [Thu – current second years; Fri – current first years]

* Co-opted roles are elected by interview, and include roles such as LGBT+ Officer, Women’s Officer and Webmaster. These positions will open shortly after elections.

Presidential matters

by Oli Lane

Congratulations to our new JCR President Ellen Judson, and our new Ents Presidents Hux Norman and Lizzie Gaunt! May your respective reigns be long and peaceful and prosperous for your people*.

The new committee members’ contact details will be up on the committee page soon.

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I’d also like to take the opportunity to say “THANKS” and “NICE ONE” to the retiring Davina, Daisy and Dan. As I’m sure everyone will agree, you’ve done a great job over the last year and we really appreciate it.

Finally, the 8th issue of The Titbit is out today, check it out here.

* My use of “long” here should probably be taken to mean “of the appropriate length of time for your elected position”.

JCR President and Ents President elections

by Oli Lane

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Nominations for both positions close 5pm Thursday 23rd, so get busy if you haven’t got yours in yet! Remember, candidates for all roles can be any JCR members regardless of year, or whether you’ve held any committee position before.

The candidates and their manifestos will be announced on Friday before the open meeting and hustings at 6:45pm on Sunday 26th Jan in the Terrace Room. Please come along and have your say!

Voting will be open 9am-6pm on Monday 27th, through the online voting system.

If you want to run for a position, here are the details (via Kerry):

TALK: please chat to Davina/Dan/Daisy/me about running to check you want to do the job.

NOMINATIONS: please leave a piece of paper with the information as on the attached document in my pigeon hole. None of the people mentioned above can nominate or second you.

MANIFESTOS: 200 words max. Deadline Friday 5pm.

CANVASSSING: no canvassing before nominations close. Candidates are allowed A5 or smaller mail shots of each ugrad pigeon hole. An A4 or smaller poster may be put on the JCR noticeboard but no posters may be on the plodge noticeboard. No limit on posters in staircases. Candidates may not advertise their candidacy via social media or email.

HUSTINGS: speeches of 3 mins max followed by open questions.