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 2020-2021

JCR Committee

Tomos Wood

Tomos Wood

President

Hi my name is Tomos. I’m the JCR President and I’m an energy & environmental engineering student from North Wales. As JCR President, I lead and chair the JCR committee, provide assistance to all its committee members and am the principal liaison with College on the JCR. I love the Queens’ community and want to ensure that you can get the most out of your time here at College. Outside of work and the JCR, I can often be found in the bar, or going on post-brunch walks. Feel free to get in touch at any time with questions or suggestions at tomos.wood@qjcr.org.uk

Keir Bradwell

Keir Bradwell

Vice-President External

I’m Keir, a first year HSPSer, disco enthusiast, and perennial turtleneck wearer. I may have bad taste in football teams (Sunderland), Cambridge cafés (ARC), and political theorists (Hobbes), but I do love attending meetings. Which is ideal, because since becoming VPE this is, in fact, all I do. I’m also the creative visionary behind a few of this year’s JCR pics. But the bit of my job I’m most enthused about – much (much) more than the student politics – is leading on the JCR’s welfare initiatives. I’m always here to talk to, completely confidentially, about any welfare issues you may be having – message me on Facebook or at keir.bradwell@qjcr.org.uk to let me know you’re coming (I live in DD17), or come along to one of my drop-ins (usually Saturdays, 2-4pm). If I’ve recently been to Sainsbury’s, I may even have biscuits. But no promises.

Iona Clark

Iona Clark

Vice-President Internal

As a first-year historian I have plenty of time to do what VPIs do best: paperwork. My job is essentially tackling a large pile of admin each week to try and make queens’ the best college we can be, sending frankly impressive numbers of emails about stash, and managing the finances of societies and the JCR (aka checking how much welfare has spent on biscuits each term). 

You can either shoot me an email at iona.clark@qjcr.org.uk, message me on facebook, or simply yell at me in the buttery! 

I can otherwise be found losing at pool in the bar (its free thanks to the JCR !!) or arguing with one of the queens’ printers (they don’t like me). 

Likes include: clearly labelled society reimbursement receipts, promptly collected stash, taking a tea break 

Dislikes include: mushrooms

Jacob Turner

Jacob Turner

Secretary

Hi, my name’s Jacob and I’m the Secretary and Academics Officer on the JCR this year. Being an English student means I’ve got plenty of time to send everyone far too many emails (your inbox will hate me soon enough) and write the minutes for our Committee meetings. As well as this, I’ll be representing everyone’s academic needs, making sure the library and other study spaces are well equipped. So, if you have any suggestions for how to make the library better, want something communicated to the JCR or want to put something in the weekly newsletter (yes, yet more inbox clogging, sorry about that), then please email me at jcr-secretary@queens.cam.ac.uk or come have a chat. I’ll probably be in the bar.

Django Melly

Django Melly

QEnts President

Hiya, I’m Django and I am your QEnts President! This means I’m responsible for putting on college bops, bounce, bar events, and anything else that can take your mind off work for a bit. I’m also a first year philosophy student, so you can find me pondering deep questions in my free time and inevitably not finding an answer. Always feel free to reach out with any suggestions or questions, whether you’re looking to put on some kind of event yourself (happy to help with) or just have some general feedback django.melly@qjcr.org.uk

Mikel Bober-Irizar

Mikel Bober-Irizar

Accommodation 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!

Abigail Wilkinson

Abigail Wilkinson

Access Officer

Tamara Boston

Tamara Boston

Welfare Officer (Women/Non-Binary)

Hi! My name is Tamara. I’m the Female Welfare Officer, and I’m a history student from Kent. As Welfare Officer, I work on ensuring procedural clarity regarding the college’s welfare system, and help to coordinate new initiatives. I hope to make a positive difference to the system here, and encourage more student involvement . Outside of work and the JCR, I can often be found napping, or going out with friends. Feel free to get in touch at any time at tamara.boston@qjcr.org.uk

Alistair O'Brien

Alistair O'Brien

Welfare Officer (Male/Non-Binary)

Heyy, I’m Alistair, a second-year compsci from Llangollen and I’m one of your Welfare Officers :) My role involves dishing out sexual health supplies, running various welfare events, working on new initiatives, managing the wholesome mailing list and generally being there to give support. You can contact me anytime at my email alistair.obrien@qjcr.org.uk.

Robert Boyd

Robert Boyd

LGBT+ Officer

Yi Chen

Yi Chen

International Officer

Hello, I’m Yi Chen! I’m your JCR International Officer. I am a first-year studying Engineering from Singapore. I’m here to represent the international views at college and also to organise and maximise storage space! Moving to a new country can be difficult so I will provide support to help everyone settle in by organising events and providing information, especially during fresher’s week.

If you have any questions, drop me an email at: yi.chen@qjcr.org.uk

Charlotte Collerton

Charlotte Collerton

Food Steward

I’m Charlotte, a first year HML student and I’m the new JCR steward! I am really excited to see how we can make Queens’ food as great as possible, as well as more environmentally-friendly. Please do get in contact with me if you have any suggestions for the future of food at Queens’, and I can’t wait for what the next year will bring!

Beth Noble

Beth Noble

Environmental Officer

Hi, I’m Beth, Environmental Officer on the JCR. I’m a linguistics student (previously, Classics – it’s a long story) from York. I make quite a lot of, in my opinion, excellent puns but I have been told (frequently) that they’re not as funny as I think they are. I spend most of my time taking part in stress-reducing activities such as karate or music to balance the main stress-inducing activity that is my degree. I want Queens’ students to be the most environmentally friendly they can be, whether this is through student-led initiatives or just participating in Student Switch Off – everybody can do something for the environment! I am keen to hear ideas and facilitate anything environment-related. Please get in touch at beth.noble@qjcr.org.uk

Hannah Badger

Hannah Badger

Sports and Societies Officer

Hello! My name is Hannah, a second-year Geography student, and I am this year’s JCR Sports and Societies Officer. My main role is the promotion of all our amazing sports and societies – we want as many people involved in extra-curriculars as possible! I also arrange University Challenge trials, organise the Queens’ societies fair in Michaelmas and am currently working on a joint ‘Sports Day’ with our sister college at Oxford. 

If you have any queries or suggestions for improving sports and societies at Queens’ then please email me at hannah.badger@qjcr.org.uk! Or drop me a message on Facebook

Bree Livesey

Bree Livesey

First Year Representative

Hi everyone! My name is Bree and I’m a first year geographer and one of your First Year Representatives (Freps) at Queens’! My role here is to make your first year experience as ‘bree-lliant’ (credits to Abi for the pun) as possible! Please feel free to get in touch anytime to put forward any suggestions that you think would help to improve your first year experience here, no matter how big or small. Besides being your voice on the JCR, Iz and I are also responsible for organising the annual year-group dinners and, of course, for making Freshers’ Week 2020 the best one yet! I’d love to hear from you either via email (bree.livesey@qjcr.org.uk) or send me a Facebook message!

Iz Maxwell

Iz Maxwell

First Year Representative

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.

Pheobe Abbott

Pheobe Abbott

Womens’ Representative Officer

Hi my name is Phoebe. I’m the Women and Non-Binary Officer and a second-year law student from Birmingham. My primary duty is to represent and support all Women and Non-Binary members of Queens’, ensuring the college meets their needs and does all it can to prevent gender discrimination. As part of my role, I am also President of the Feminist Society and get the honour of arranging the annual Women’s Dinner. I have loved Queens’ and been offered so much love and support during my time here, so I want to make sure all women and non-binary students have a similarly happy experience at Queens’. If you need any support or want to talk to someone about anything, send an email to me at pla23@cam.ac.uk and I’ll help in any way that I can.  

Seth Daood

Seth Daood

BME Officer

Hey Everyone I’m Seth and I am the minorities officers here at Queens’. I am a third year Zoology student from South London, and my job on the JCR is to offer support to those from non-traditional and under-represented backgrounds. A large part of my job is to voice any concerns students may have, whilst supporting and representing student voices across college. I am always happy and free to talk about any concerns that you may have relating to fitting into college, or problems relating to being underrepresented. I will strive to help find a solution, or point you in the right direction to people who can aide in resolving any issues you may experience. If you ever have any ideas on how to improve access to Queens’ I would love to hear them. Please feel free to contact me at any time at seth.daood@qjcr.org.uk!

Abi Smith

Abi Smith

Disabilities Officer

Hi! My name is Abi, and I am currently your JCR Disabilities Officer. In general, my role is largely representative, so it involves voicing both the views and concerns of disabled students at Queens’, as well as distributing any information which may be helpful. Yet I am also here, and always happy, to chat about any concerns (big or small!) relating to a disability/ long-term health condition, or to help you to find the right people to talk to! Whilst I have had a really positive experience at Queens’ so far, I’m also aware this may not always be the case and am keen to make sure it is! If you have any ideas about how to make Queens’ a more accessible for everyone, I’d love to hear them! Please feel free to message/ email at any time  or find me around college (abi.smith@qjcr.org.uk).