2020 has been a year like no other. This is no different for the JCR Committee, who have stepped up to face a global pandemic and all the implications for life at Queens’ College. And yet we still kept our eye on the ball, reforming the QJCR website and constitution, working on new access and welfare initiatives, and stepping up our survey and social media game. As this committee’s term comes to a close, let’s look back at the achievements of the 2020-2021 JCR Committee.
JCR President Tomos offers some ideas (big and small) to get anyone thinking of running for the JCR Committee next term thinking.
As with all JCR Committee positions, elections will be open for JCR President in Lent (week 3 specifically). It’s an experience that I couldn’t recommend enough for personal development, and there are all kinds of benefits in clout, rooms and friendship.
This summer has been different for all of us for so many reasons - the cancellation of Easter Term as well as holidays, festivals and so many other plans means we’ve just emerged from three months unlike any other. However, this irregularity was punctuated by what is becoming a significant event in every JCR Committee’s calendar: the Big QJCR Survey. Inaugurated last year, the aim of the survey was and continues to be to understand the general consensus of the Queens’ undergraduate population with regards to a number of different topics, themes and aspects of College life.
The 2020-2021 academic year, relative to its predecessors, will be unfamiliar to returning students this Michaelmas. There have been dramatic changes in the way our undergraduate community operates.
With the term of the 2019-2020 JCR Committee over halfway over (though not in terms of time in residence!), it’s time to reflect on what has been maybe the most trying time for a JCR Committee in Queens’ history.
Welcome to the new QJCR.org.uk! We’ve been busy redesigning the website to provide quick access to key links with easy access to welfare services, whilst also making it simpler to see what the JCR is up to with a calendar and updates section. The new Raven zone will let you book rooms around college, access minutes for JCR meetings and suggest discussion points for future ones. Our new website is now more flexible and will allow us to explore exciting ideas such as a Queens’ room database.