This is our fabulous executive team, the student committee representing Regent’s JCR:
Hi! I’m Ciara and I’m a second year student, reading Ancient and Modern History. As JCR President, I represent Regent’s students within college and to the Senior Common Room (SCR) and wider University. My role is to ensure that the JCR run’s smoothly and that everyone else is doing their jobs. In terms of daily commitments, this involves lots of meetings with college staff and the JCR Executive body. I am always present in college to answer questions and help with people’s concerns! More formally, I represent the JCR on most levels of college governance. I sit on the college’s Fellow’s committee, Governing Body, General Purposes, Admissions Working Group… Basically I go to lots of meetings, including weekly meetings with the Principal and advocate for change and voice any problems or ideas. Outside of college, I represent the JCR at Oxford University SU (Student Union) Council, at meetings with other JCR Presidents and senior University officers. It is a great role which enables me to help improve college and make sure that the JCR are in constant communication with the SCR and the University as a whole!
Hi, I’m Jody, a second year English Student, and the JCR’s Welfare Information Officer. I promote the security and safety of JCR members whilst at Regent’s, and run events aimed at keeping a smile on people’s faces! In addition, I co-ordinate the efforts of the Men’s, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality, and Visiting Student’s Officers, as well as our team of fantastic peer supporters, all of whom have been trained by the University Counselling Service to support and offer a confidential and non-judgemental ear to other students.
Hey, my name is Orlaith and I’m a fresher studying English! I’m also the new Secretary of the college JCR, which means I’m in charge of a lot of admin and will probably spam everyone’s emails multiple times a week. I also run brew twice a day in the common room, where everyone takes a break from the daily grind for a coffee and biscuits, and it’s easily one of my favourite Regents institutions. When it comes to welcoming new Freshers, I have to produce the Park Life magazine and explain all college/Oxford quirks. Overall, it’s quite a commitment but I’m happy to help out in college and I’m looking forward to a year of working well as a team to better college life for everyone!
Hi, my name is Alice Dyer and I’m a fresher studying Philosophy and Theology. I recently got given the role of social sec which I am absolutely loving so far! I basically get to organise all the Friday socials of term – including the two bops and mini bop. This means I get to decorate, provide alcohol, and come up with lots of fun themes. I also get to organise much bigger college-wide events too such as Burns’ Night. As well as this, being on fling committee means I get to organise our summer ball which I’m sure will be very rewarding on the night. Overall it’s a great role and I’m looking forward to a year of hopefully exciting social events!
I’m Trevor, the bar manager of the best bar in Oxford. I am ultimately in charge of making sure the Regent’s bar stays functioning to make sure everybody has a good time. The bar serves a wide variety of drinks at the cheapest prices: most shots are only £1, with free mixers. We also serve a collection of specialties, such as the famous “Rheinberg” and the Regent’s Rabbits’ favourite “Sex Bomb”.
Hi! I’m Charlotte, the current VP, and a second year Classics and English student. My role is basically to support Ciara (the President) and make sure she doesn’t get too overwhelmed – I do this by helping her in anyway I can! My main responsibilities include organising and drawing the housing ballot for 3rd year accommodation, buying the carnations for our students taking their exams in Trinity term (a Regent’s tradition), and presiding over all of the JCR Officers (elected, non-exec roles which include Arts rep, Sports rep, and Access Officer). This last one includes making sure everyone is happy with how to do their job as an officer, and talking through ideas with them in bi-termly meetings. I also sit in on several academic meetings with tutors, and am able to bring the concerns of the JCR directly to the tutors within college, improving SCR/JCR cohesion. It’s been great to learn a bit more about how college works, and I’m excited to continue with my responsibilities as the year continues!
I’m Anthony Walsh, a first year historian and the current treasurer of the JCR. Unlike many, I originally applied to Regent’s, a testament to my fondness for this unique academic community. But even a welcoming place as informal and familial as this requires sound financial management. As treasurer, the greatest part of my responsibilities relate to the budget of the JCR. I ensure that funds are responsibly managed so that we use our money to maximum positive effect while remaining firmly within our means. To this end, I would like to see greater investment in extracurricular grants which improve access to activities for all students. My lesser responsibilities include the maintenance of the JCR coffee machine and our air bed loan scheme.