MCR COMMITTEE TILL END OF MT2020
The MCR Committee is made up of 26 members in total, with four executive positions and 22 supporting members.
The President is the main representative of the MCR, and represents the MCR on College Committees. The President chairs MCR Committee meetings and General Meetings, and ensures that all members of the Committee fulfil their duties so that the MCR functions according to the Constitution. In return for a year of tact, diplomacy and dedication, the President is traditionally permitted first choice in the annual room ballot.
The current President is Lucy Baehren.
The responsibilities of Vice-President vary from year to year as arranged between the President and the Vice-President. The main task of the VP is to support the President in the execution of his or her duties, including representation at College meetings, and sits on the House Committee and attends Governing body meetings with the President. In addition to this, the Vice-President is responsible for organising the domestic issues in the MCR, such as rostering committee members to serve at MCR events; recruiting invigilators from the MCR; the graduate accommodation ballot; and elections.
The current Vice-President is Matthew Katzman.
The role of Secretary comprises several distinct functions, each relating to the administration and management of the MCR. The Secretary is in charge of official communications with the MCR, recording and distributing minutes of meetings, dealing with requests for Associate and Honourary membership, and organising photography at MCR events, in particular the annual photograph in Trinity Term.
The current Secretary is Barnabas Balint.
The Treasurer is responsible for setting the MCR budget and ensuring that there is an accurate record of all MCR expenditure. The Treasurer reports to the MCR Committee about the MCR finances, and also reports once a year to the MCR at the Annual General Meeting. Subscriptions to magazines, newspapers and the television are also handled by the Treasurer.
The current Treasurer is Ryan Hoyle.
The Social Secretaries are responsible for the planning, organisation and coordination of the MCR social calendar. This role requires creativity, energy, and an ability to organise people. While it can be hard work, it is also easily the committee position that is the most fun and allows you to make friends with the most people. Anyone who has an idea for an event they think the MCR should be involved in should contact the Social Secretaries to make it happen!
The Bar Managers are responsible for keeping the bar stocked and organising deliveries relevant to bar use. The Bar Manager, along with the Social Secs, use their creativity to determine what is to be served at parties or cocktail nights, and just as importantly, naming their creations. The Bar Managers have work closely with the Social Secs when planning events, not only to get the goods needed into the MCR but also to have ideas as to the theme of the bar etc.
The Catering Officers have a number of important roles, including: organising dinners, banquets, and exchanges; and sitting on the College Catering Committee. These roles are very important to MCR, as people take their food very seriously, and notice very quickly if the MCR runs out of coffee and biscuits!
Arts and Research Officer
The Arts and Research Officer organises arts events and research forums for the MCR. They promote arts in the MCR community, through the organisation of arts-based events, such as theatre trips, concerts and exhibitions, both in and out of Oxford. As well as organising events, they should collect information on current arts events to help keep MCR members informed about what is happening in Oxford.
The Arts and Research is Benjamin Sharkey.
Charity and Welfare Officers
The Charity and Welfare Officers play a very important role in providing a point of contact for the welfare of MCR members and are the College’s point of contact when welfare issues arise. They also organise movie nights, afternoon teas, and staircase dinners, where MCR members living in the same staircase are given some provisions and encouraged to enjoy a meal together.
The LGBTQ Officers are responsible for providing a specific point of contact for the welfare of LGBTQ members of the MCR. They work closely with the Charity and Welfare officers, as well as other LGBTQ representatives within the College and the University. They also organise LGBTQ-friendly events for the MCR and friends.
The current LGBTQ Officer are Laura Löser and one open position.
The Womens’ Officer is responsible for providing a specific point of contact for the welfare of women in the MCR. They work closely with the Charity and Welfare officers, as well as other womens’ representatives within the College and the University. They also organise women-related events for the MCR and friends.
The Womens’ Officer Aili Shao.
Racial Equality Officer
The Racial Equality Officer is responsible for providing a specific point of contact for the welfare of racial minority members of the MCR. They work closely with the Charity and Welfare officers, as well as other racial minorities representatives within the College and the University. They also organise race-related events for the MCR and friends.
The Racial Equality Officer is Rishika Sahgal
Disabilities Students’ Officer
The Disabilities Students’ Officer officers is responsible for providing a specific point of contact for the welfare of disabled members of the MCR. They work closely with the Charity and Welfare officers, as well as other disabled students’ representatives within the College and the University. They also organise disabled student-friendly events for the MCR and friends.
The current Disabilities Students’ Officer is Samantha McCormack
The Sports Rep has possession of a set of keys to the sports equipment shed at Holywell Ford and is responsible for its upkeep and supervision. They are responsible for making sure that equipment is in good order and nothing is missing, and are also responsible for purchasing new equipment as necessary. The MCR encourages its members to exercise their minds as well as their bodies, so there is also a supply of board games in the MCR as well.
The current Sports Officer is Steven Ettema.
The IT Officer is responsible for moderating the MCR mailing lists and ensuring that the list of subscribers is up to date. The IT Officer is also responsible for computer in the TV room, which belongs to the MCR. The IT Officer is the main point of contact for the College about IT matters, and should update the Computer Office if there are any problems with computers or printers in College. The IT Officer also maintains the MCR website.
The IT Officer is Katie Hughes.
Facilities and Environment Officer
The Facilities and Environment Officer is responsible for planning, organising, and promoting the MCR’s recycling, conservation and resource- management activities and to coordinate publicity for the environmental activities and campaigns of OUSU and of any other organisation external to the College and the University to which the MCR is affiliated. They are responsible for coordinating the use of the MCR gardening plots. They also look after Facilities of the MCR.
The Facilities and Environment Officer position is Winnie Smith.
Sustainability Group Officer
The role of the Sustainability Group Officer includes to represent, in person, remotely or by nominee, the MCR at meetings of the college sustainability group for their full elected term.
The Sustainability Officer is one vacant position available.
The Fresher’s Officer is the first point of contact for many incoming Freshers. The role of the Freshers’ Rep is to coordinate and oversee all the activities in Freshers’ Week in Michaelmas term, as well as any other Fresher-related event. The position also involves a small amount of work during term, answering email queries from prospective students and taking the occasional tour.
The current Fresher’s Officer is Abigail Whalen.
The Brunch Officer is responsible for overseeing the roster of committee members who prepare weekly Sunday brunch.
The Brunch Officer is David Rindt.
General Committee Members
There are 5 General Committee Member positions. These are the ideal positions for Jacks-and-Jills-of-all-Trades who would like to help out in the running of MCR events. General Committee Members are expected to help out at a set quota of events each term, in accordance with roster requirements, as outlined by the Social Secretaries. It is their responsibility to make themselves informed of what each roster duty entails, as outlined in the MCR Committee Guide, or as detailed by the Social Secretaries. It is also their responsibility to arrange swaps with other committee members if they find they are unable to carry out a rostered duty.