JCR Committee

The JCR committee is tasked with representing the undergraduate members of Trinity Hall. Members are elected by the student body, with the exception of a few co-opted positions.

We’re here to represent your views, your opinions, and your interests, so don’t hesitate to get in touch. The current committee members are listed below, with a brief description of their roles.

President: Mira Nadarajah (mn458)

In my role as JCR President, I chair meetings of the Committee, and represent your interests to the college in areas like welfare, facilities, and finance, and everything in between. I also represent the JCR at CUSU, as well as organising the room ballot. If you have any questions or ideas for ways we could be making college better for you, please get in touch!

Vice President: Emily Harbach (eh495)

Hi, I’m Emily and I’m the JCR Vice-President. As VP, it’s my job to support Mira in running the JCR committee and to help the committee members accomplish everything they want to do. I’m responsible for calling open meetings, running elections and fresher’s week, organising the subletting scheme and doing general JCR admin. I liaise with college on a range of issues (and sit on the kitchen and education committees) to make sure your student experience is the best it possibly can be! I also fulfil the role of external officer meaning I vote at CUSU on behalf of the JCR and relay wider university issues back to Tit Hall students. If you ever have concerns you would like to raise with college or CUSU, get in touch with me!

Welfare Officers: Mary Flanagan (mhf26), Eric Dale (ed462)

As the Welfare Officers, we’re part of the extensive support network that Trinity Hall offers to ensure that you stay healthy and happy while you’re here. Our main job is to look out for your welfare and we are available at any time for an informal (and confidential) chat about any problems you may encounter (health, relationship, family or work related.) We can also give additional advice regarding sexual health and contraception, and related services offered by CUSU. Part of the support we provide includes the very important weekly tea and biscuits session where everyone is welcome to drop in to talk about any problems they’re having, blow off some steam or just scoff their faces with free treats. Please email or call us or stop us around college at any time- we’d love to hear from you!

The Welfare Officers also head the welfare subcommittee, details of which you can find by visiting the welfare page.

Treasurer: Gianamar Giovannetti-Singh (gg410)

As JCR treasurer, my main job is to look after the money – funding clubs and societies, and keeping the accounts balanced. I’ve got a couple of other projects to get on the go this year, including introducing more help with student budgeting and producing an explanation of and timetable for how the different grants work. If you want any help with either of these, I’ll do my best to give you a hand. I also sit on the Finance Committee and Governing Body.

Secretary: Robyn Eveson (re323)

As Secretary of the JCR I have several different roles. I am in charge of taking minutes during committee meetings so that an ordered report is kept of the progress of the JCR. I also send out weekly listings to the college which keeps people up to date with the  events and opportunities available to them. I am also the Alumni and Development officer which means that I communicate with the office to make sure that students are aware and able to take advantage of various opportunities. Make sure to get in touch about any queries you may have in regards to this!

Ents Presidents: Isaac Squires (igs24), Chris Jones (clj40)

Hi! Our job is to run all of the college’s parties for the JCR. We hold Vivas several times a term, which are themed bops with fancy dress, cheap drinks and a lot of cheesy music! When we’re not doing that, we organise the special formal dinners, the occasional pub quiz and college nights out.

Access Officer: Sarah Burgess (sb2095)

Hi, I’m Sarah and I’m the Access Officer. Basically my job is to ensure that anyone with the potential to study here is given every prospect of doing so, irrespective of socioeconomic background. However, Access doesn’t cease to be relevant when you walk through the porters’ lodge – there’s always a project you can get involved with, be it the best-supported CUSU Shadowing Scheme in Cambridge or representing the college online. I also sit on the college’s Educational Policy Committee, and liaise with other Access Officers at CUSU meetings fortnightly (email).

Green & Ethical Officer: Elise Hagan (eah65), Abdulrahman Al-Mohammad (aa887)

As Green & Ethical Officers, we are responsible for making sure that decisions made by the college are as environmentally-friendly and ethical as possible, and that doing good things is easy for Trinity Hall’s students and staff. As well as working closely with the college, this involves working with university-wide movements and keeping you up to date with petitions, campaigns, and other green & ethical news. The G&EO is also here to represent and assist you – if you want support in organising charitable events, are doing or thinking of doing something for RAG/Amnesty/other things, or have opinions or ideas, do get in touch.

First Year Reps: Agnieszka Koc (ak2023), Jonathan Smith (jdks2), Vicky Morrison (vcm31)

We’re here to make sure first years have a voice on the JCR Committee, as well as to perform various exciting menial tasks, without which the Committee would wither and die.
Our biggest responsibility has been organising this year’s Fresher’s week and making sure it is as good as our one was. You’ll be seeing quite a bit of us during the week – be sure to contact or approach us if you have any questions! We also sit on the Ents committee, helping the Ents president in organising Viva and other college events. We are involved in the Education Policy, Kitchens and Library Committees respectively. (email)

Webmaster: Balint Kovacs (bk372)

I’m responsible for building and maintaining the JCR’s public image, web presence, and general technical needs. My main task is to make sure this site stays relevant, up-to-date and useful.

I’m always responsive to any feedback and suggestions, so if you think there’s something I could be doing better please don’t hesitate to email me.

LBGT+ Officer: Laurie O'Connel (ef383)

I’m here, first and foremost, to give advice and support to those who identify as LGBT+ or have concerns relating to the LGBT+ community within college. I also represent and encourage LGBT+ culture in all areas by organising events and discussions. I update everyone with the latest information from CUSU LGBT+ and work with the welfare team to, basically, make sure everyone is happy!

If anyone (whatever you identify as) has anything they want to chat about, just get in touch and I’ll be more than happy to help. (email)

Black & Ethnic Minorities Officer: Ghazzal Maydanchi (gdm38)

My role is to voice the concerns of students from ethnic minorities. I keep up to date with CUSU’s BME campaign and work with Access to ensure that students from ethnic minorities are well informed about applying to Cambridge. Feel free to drop me an email any time if you want a chat!

Special Considerations Officer: Saskia Pain (sjkp2)

Hi, I’m Saskia and I’m the Special Considerations Officer. I’m part of the welfare team, so I’m part of the extensive support network Trinity Hall offers to ensure happiness and healthiness to all, and specifically I’m here for anyone who has a problem related to long or short-term disabilities or illnesses; academic, emotional, mental and physical difficulties alike. I also represent these students to the JCR and CUSU and liaise with the Disability Resource Centre. I also keep up to date with the Disabled Students Campaign and work with Access to ensure students with special considerations are well informed about applying to Cambridge. Whether you want to talk about a specific problem, or just want to talk to someone who understands a bit more about what you’re going through, I’m here for you! (email)

Women's Officer: Ciara Taylor (ct497)

Hello! I’m Ciara and, as Women’s Officer, I am here to help!

I am here to help to support the women of Trinity Hall, making sure that their voices are heard and their needs are met. I aim to be informed about gender-related issues and work with the rest of the JCR to tackle them.

I help to provide a link between Trinity Hall and the CUSU Women’s Campaign. I attend Women’s Forum with other college Women’s Officers to discuss ideas, share thoughts and bring resources back to Trinity Hall. The campaign has many services and puts on tons of exciting, empowering and interesting events that I publicise through listings.

I also help the welfare team to provide individual support for anyone with a personal issue that relates to gender, from discrimination to sexual health. So, if you have any problems or questions related to gender then come and have a chat: I will do my best to help! (email)

International Rep: Rose Ng (mtn26)

Hello! Salut! 你好! Habari! Привет! Kia ora! Hej! No matter how you say hello, I’m here to welcome you to the friendly, warm and culturally diverse Trinity Hall community. Besides organising socials like swaps with other colleges, I represent you and your views, concerns and suggestions for improvement in the way the JCR/college runs. I will also constantly keep you updated on the latest happenings with iCUSU and international societies.

Feel free to get in touch whenever you’d like to chat. Your welfare is my affair! (email)

Accommodation and Services Officer: Matt Gutteridge (mg761), Freya Tonnesen (ft285)

This role is still being defined. Generally, the ASO will be the go-to committee member for issues with college services, including rent, balloting, wifi, and much more. The ASO will also be the point of contact between college and JCR when it comes to such matters.