Committee

The Queens’ College Junior Combination Room (JCR), a.k.a QJCR, is the union of undergraduate students at Queens’ College, Cambridge. It is led by the JCR Committee, elected to collate and express the views of JCR members and enhance the community with social events, welfare initiatives and more, all in accordance with the constitution and policy of the JCR.

Meet the JCR Committee 2021-2022

JCR Committee

Jacob Turner

Jacob Turner

President

Hi, my name’s Jacob and I’m a second year English student and your JCR President this year. As President, my job is to lead and chair the committee in weekly meetings, act as the liaison between College and the student body and ensure the committee is working effectively. Queens’ is really special to me and I’m really excited to help everyone get the most out of their College experience. When I’m not in meetings or writing essays, you can normally find me anywhere in Cambridge that sells a flat white, playing pool in the bar or queueing for brunch. If you have any JCR-related questions or just fancy a chat, please drop me an email at jacob.turner@qjcr.org.uk.

Georgia Edwards

Georgia Edwards

Vice-President and Secretary

Hi, I’m Georgia and I am the JCR Vice President and Secretary this year. I am a first year Music student, which means I spend most of my time reading about Beyonce or writing music in the style of some dead men from the 16th century. I also play the Sax and can play Careless Whisper on demand. On the JCR, I organise meetings and write minutes, as well as attending some other college meetings and helping out when needed! I am super excited about getting involved in getting Queens’ back to its pre-pandemic fun this year. If you want anything discussed in JCR Committee meetings, or have any questions, please get in touch at georgia.edwards@qjcr.org.uk.

Sasha Glendinning

Sasha Glendinning

Treasurer

Hiya! I’m Sasha, a first year maths student from Huddersfield in West Yorkshire and this year’s JCR Treasurer. As Treasurer, I spend my time managing the finances of societies and the JCR. This mostly consists of sending lots of emails, doing lots of paperwork and talking to lots of people about how the budget we receive from college can be used for the benefit of every college member.

I am friendly, approachable, Northern and can do sums (in principle). If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to get in touch at any time either on Facebook, Instagram or email at sasha.glendinning@qjcr.org.uk

Tamara Boston

Tamara Boston

QEnts President

Hi! I’m Tamara the new QEnts president, and this is my second year on the JCR. Hopefully we can start having more events this year, with Bounce, bops, quizzes, and other fun initiatives. I’m excited to throw the first post-covid bop in college with my committee! Feel free to get in touch at any time at tamara.boston@qjcr.org.uk whether you have feedback or want to get involved.

Adam Brown

Adam Brown

Access Officer

Hiya, I’m Adam and I am this year’s Access Officer. This role sees me working closely with the admissions office to plan and run Queens’ widening participation programmes. That said, I don’t only help future Queens’ applicants - I’m also here to help with any Access related concerns in college (e.g. finances, bursaries, support funds, work space, whatever!) so do send me an email at adam.brown@qjcr.org.uk if there’s anything I can do. Outside of the JCR, my time is typically divided between my law degree and napping, though unfortunately not always in that order.

Mikel Bober-Irizar

Mikel Bober-Irizar

Accomodation and Facilities Officer

Hi everyone! I’m Mikel and as well as a second year compsci, I’m the JCR Accommodation & Facilities Officer.

I’m in charge of organising the Room Ballot and running it in conjunction with College, as well as managing the JCR Room and making sure everyone has all the Wii games, blackboards and blankets they could ever want. I also sit on the Domus committee with all the college departments, so I’m well placed to work with them on any internal issues to do with facilities around the college. If you have any questions or concerns contact me at mikel.bober-irizar@qjcr.org.uk!

Keir Bradwell

Keir Bradwell

Academics Officer

Hello! I’m Keir, a second year History and Politicsian (we need a better name for ourselves), re-elected to the JCR for 21/22 through the sheer power of my affection for the library alone. My primary claim to fame this year is being the JCR’s first ever Academic Officer, but I was also the JCR’s last ever Vice-President External — and still nobody will tell me whether abolishing that position was connected to my poor job performance, or whether the position was retired, like how West Ham retired the number 6 shirt in honour of Sir Bobby Moore. I will leave that for you to decide.

Lottie Barrett

Lottie Barrett

Disabilities Officer

Hi! I’m Lottie (she/her), I’m a first year ASNaC and your Disabilities Officer for 2021-2022. My role is to represent the views and interests of disabled students and those with long term health conditions, and to distribute useful information. I understand that university with a disability or long term health condition can be challenging at times, and I’m always there for a chat, whatever your concern! I’d be happy to help in any way I can, and I can also point you to the right people/resources. I’d also love to hear any ideas you may have to improve accessibility at Queens’. You can email me at lottie.barrett@qjcr.org.uk or find me around college, once we’re all back.

Lucy Jarrett

Lucy Jarrett

Environmental Officer

Hi, I’m Lucy, and I’m environmental officer on the JCR. I’m here to make life at Queens’ as sustainable as I can, and am currently working on initiatives including wholesale food at college and introducing clothes swaps between colleges. My role also involves organising initiatives such as Green week, and I am chair of the Queens’ Nature and Environmental Society. I’m also a first year maths student, and when I’m not stuck on the same maths problem for multiple hours, I’m usually found eating vegemite or trying out an obscure society. I’m always available to chat about the environment, and would love to hear everyone’s ideas so that I can put them into action. Feel free to email me at lucy.jarrett@qjcr.org.uk!

Rae Morris

Rae Morris

LGBT+ Welfare and Representative Officer

Hi, I’m Rae, and I’m your new LGBT+ officer! I’m a second-year history student from Cardiff (shoot me a message if you’re also a Welsh-speaker, we’ll keep up Tomos’ short-lived Welsh-language society), and I’m here to make sure that everyone feels safe and comfortable in the Queens’ and to organise some fun events for next year. Please message me if you’d like to discuss anything (related to welfare, events, being Welsh, whatever) on Facebook or at rae.morris@qjcr.org.uk, and we can absolutely chat through messages, organise a call, or hopefully meet up in person pretty soon!

Fatimah Kola

Fatimah Kola

People of Colour Representative Officer

Hi everyone! I’m Fatimah and I am a second year medic from Birmingham, and the People of Colour Representative Officer at Queens’. I aim to help make Queens a safe and enjoyable place for all People of Colour, whilst promoting and celebrating the diversity that we bring. I’m here to help with any worries or concerns students may have, and I hope to have a positive impact on your student experience. I have the pleasure of organising meet ups and events for students, and I hope to strengthen our amazing community.

Feel free to drop me an email about any concerns, suggestions or anything else you way wish to discuss at fatimah.kola@qjcr.org.uk

Bree Livesey

Bree Livesey

Sports and Societies Officer

Hi everyone! My name is Bree. I’m a second year geography student and this year’s JCR Sports and Societies Officer. My main role is to help sports and societies at Queens’ run smoothly – I’m keen to get as many people involved in extra-curricular as possible! My role also involves organising the Queens’ Societies Fair in Michaelmas Term, sitting on College Union and running relevant social media pages. This year I’m hoping to work with the Freps to introduce an inter college Sports Day to Freshers’ Week.

If you have any queries or suggestions for improving sports and societies at Queens’ then I’d love to hear from you either via email (bree.livesey@qjcr.org.uk) or Facebook messenger.

Katherine Halsall

Katherine Halsall

Steward

Hey, I’m Katherine – a first year Geography student with a passion for all things sustainable. As your JCR Steward, my aim is to help keep our food & drink tasty, healthy, affordable and environmentally friendly. When I’m not ‘geeking’ out over the climate, I am most likely in a studio, somewhere, doing anything related to performing arts! If you have any suggestions around food/catering at college, then please drop me an email.

Good Food = Happy Mood. 😊

Ella Chambers

Ella Chambers

Female and Non-Binary Welfare Officer

Hi, I’m Ella and I’m the women’s and non-binary Welfare Officer. I’m currently in my first year at Queens’ studying MML. As a welfare officer, I’ll be making sure the college does everything possible to promote student welfare - ranging from providing menstrual products to protecting mental health. As well as the more serious stuff, I’ll also be running some fun events to keep us all positive and smiling when term gets tough! If you have any questions or ideas about welfare at Queens’, any requests for new supplies or initiatives, or any problem at all, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me at ella.chambers@qjcr.org.uk. I’m always around for a call or (hopefully soon!) a cup of tea and a chat!

Jed Quinn

Jed Quinn

Male and Non-Binary Welfare Officer

Hi everyone! I’m Jed (he/him), I’m a first year law student from Bristol, and I’m this year’s Male and Non-Binary Welfare Officer. As well as ensuring that sexual health resources exist around college and helping to disseminate information about the welfare system here, I’m also looking forward to working with Ella and the rest of the JCR on new welfare initiatives. Whilst my time in Queens’ so far has been limited (Lent term from home is a blast!), I am really excited to be doing something for the brilliant community I have found here! I’m a habitual email-checker, so please contact me at jed.quinn@qjcr.org.uk!

Lucy Patchett

Lucy Patchett

Women and Non-Binary Officer

Hi, my name is Lucy - I’m a Classics student from Essex and I’m taking on the role of Women and Non-Binary Officer this year. My main job is to represent and support all female and non-binary members of college. I’m also President of the Feminist Society and will be arranging the annual Women’s Dinner alongside other events both for fundraising and social purposes. If you need anything at all, email me at lucy.patchett@qjcr.org.uk or feel free to find me on Facebook.

Nefeli Poulopati

Nefeli Poulopati

Internationals Officer

Hi! My name is Nefeli and I’m the new Internationals Officer! I am a second-year law student, and I am from Greece! Being an international student myself, I understand the struggles involved in moving away from home to a different country. I aspire to make this process as easy as possible, by helping with storage and organising fun events, not only during freshers’ week, but during term too! In general, I want to support international students at college and help them feel more included in the Queens’ community.

If you want to contact me, you can email me at nefeli.poulopati@qjcr.org.uk or drop me a message at Facebook!

Ollie Mills

Ollie Mills

First Year Representative

Hey everyone! I’m Ollie, one of your First Year Representatives (Freps) on the JCR. I’m a first year Geographer from Kent and my job is to make sure you all have a great first year, COVID or not! (I really hope that becomes outdated soon). Myself and Eve are your voice on the JCR, as well as being responsible for organising the annual year-group dinner and of course, Freshers Week 2021! - We’ve got big plans. Feel free to get in touch (ollie.mills@qjcr.org.uk)

Anya Gardner-Mohammed

Anya Gardner-Mohammed

First Year Representative

Hiya! I’m Anya (she/her), a first year Engling from West Yorkshire. I’m one of your Freps for 2021 so will be working with Ollie to give you the best fresher’s experience possible in what will hopefully be a non-COVID setting. We’re working on some big plans for the year, but please feel free to reach out if you have any questions, suggestions or concerns at anya.gardner-mohammed@qjcr.org.uk, find me on social media or just around college!

Harry Cookson

Harry Cookson

External Accommodation Officer

Hi there, my name is Harry, and I’m the External Accommodations Officer on the JCR committee. I’m from south London, and currently living out in Owlstone Croft with twenty other second-years. If you have any questions about what life is like in accomodation outside the main College, or any suggestions as to how it could be improved, please contact me via social media, or email - hc536@cam.ac.uk.

Brendan Coll

Brendan Coll

Computer Officer

Hi, my name is Brendan. I’m the JCR Computer Officer and a Computer Science student. As Computer Officer, I keep the JCR website updated and help the committee add new features. I enjoy creating useful things and want to make sure the JCR’s digital presence is helpful for everyone. Let me know if there’s anything you want to see on the website (or on a potential Queens’ app) by email at brendan.coll@qjcr.org.uk.

Eve Blain

Eve Blain

Communications Officer

Hi, I’m Eve! I’ll be Communications Officer this year, which means harnessing my passion for writing emails to send you riveting weekly newsletters about college goings-on.

Contact me about adding news and events to the newsletter, or about improving communication in college. When it’s not illegal, I hope to be found hunched over books about medieval peasants in the Seeley; if anyone has any particularly burning communications-based questions or requests I’m hopefully soon to be available for a chat back in M9 (Friars), or you can email me at eve.blain@qjcr.org.uk.