Your MCR Committee

The MCR Committee is a group of democratically elected graduate students and postdocs charged with representing the MCR within the college and providing various entertainments (‘ents’) and events for all MCR members to enjoy. In addition to keeping things running smoothly, they strive to create a sense of community for all MCR members and a welcoming environment in college.

The Committee meets several times per term, generally on Mondays or Tuesdays at around 19:00 in the MCR. All MCR members are welcome to attend and speak at any committee meeting, however non-committee members may only vote at Open Meetings. MCR members are encouraged to get in touch with the Committee about any issues they wish to have discussed at a meeting. This can be done by contacting the President with your concern or, if you wish to speak at the meeting, contacting the Secretary several days in advance of Monday so that your item may be added to the agenda.

Contacting us

If you have a question, as a current student, an incoming student or as a prospective applicant, then please feel free to email us: add @trinhall.cam.ac.uk to the addresses below our names, e.g., mcr-president. Enquiries should be directed to the relevant officer, or to the President if they do not fit into any of the specific duties of the other committee members. We look forward to hearing from you!

President
Verity Smith
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My role is to provide a voice for the MCR when communicating with College at meetings such as the Governing Body Meeting. Within the MCR, I chair the MCR Committing meetings and ensure that the needs of the MCR are met. This is all achieved with a lot of help from the rest of the committee of course.

 

Vice President
Ashley Clark
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The Vice President assumes all presidential duties whenever the president is absent. Additionally, he manages MCR locker and gown rentals. Feel free to contact him not only about lockers and gowns but any queries that do not fall squarely within the prescribed duties of any of the other officers.

 

Treasurer
Alice Roulliere
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I am the Treasurer and I manage the MCR accounts. I prepare the budget and reports to the committee on financial matters and on the different College meetings I attend as member of the Executive committee. Please contact me if you have any question about MCR finances – anybody in the MCR who has spent money for Events and wants to be reimbursed, please email me and hand in this expenses claim form with your receipt attached. (http://www.mcr.trinhall.cam.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/Expenses_claim_form.pdf).

 

Secretary
Aime Rankin
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The Secretary is the official record keeper of all of the decisions made by the MCR. She records votes, writes minutes, and distributes them to the student body. In addition, she maintains the Constitution and acts as a stand-in Treasurer, should the Treasurer be absent for an extended period. The Secretary should be contacted for all matters regarding the public MCR record.

 

Academic Officers
Josh Smeltzer, Ed Corredera
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The Academic Officers’ main role is facilitating academic support of the MCR by the SCR, and of the JCR by the MCR. They also represent the MCR on library matters and decide which magazines and papers the MCR subscribes to. Do contact them about any academic issues you are having.

 

Computing Officer
Holly Dayton
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The Computing Officer maintain the MCR email lists and website – so please let her know if anything is out of date! She can also advise you on computer-related issues and tell you where to get help. She represents the MCR in matters relating to computing provision and keep in close contact with the college computing office.

 

Entertainment Officers (Internal)
Rhiannon Clapham, Jack Smith
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Trinity Hall Internal Ents organise social events for Trinity Hall MCR members. They coordinate your Super Halls, wine and cheese, movie and game nights and plenty more organised fun. Contact the Internal Ents Officers if you have ideas for events you would like to see the MCR put on!

 

Entertainment Officers (External)
Daniel Ott, Melanie Jensen
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Our main role is to give members of the MCR the opportunity to meet grads from other colleges and participate in events outside of Trinity Hall. We are responsible for organising formal swaps as well as more informal ‘bar swaps’ with other colleges. For the more intellectually curious, we will also advertise lectures and concert series happening in other colleges. If you have any questions or ideas about how you want to engage with other MCRs, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

 

LGBT+ Officers
Jules O’Dwyer, Joseph Reid
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The LGBT+ Officers are here to promote equality and pride in diversity of the college through events hosted throughout the year. They also serve as a point of contact for any student facing discrimination based on their sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. Whether you have any questions, queries or pastoral concerns, or just want to know about social events, please feel free to get in touch.

 

International Officer
Oded Rimon
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Settling in to a new country is not always easy. But don’t worry, we are here for you!Unsure how Brexit may affect your degree? (It shouldn’t…) Coming from abroad and don’t know whether you’ll need a local bank account? (You will.) The International Officer will be happy to help! He will also help anyone who wants to organise international events in college and advertise university-wide international events to the MCR community. We want grad students of every country, race, religion and gender to feel at home here at Trinity Hall. If you feel discriminated against in any way, please do contact the International Officer and he will do everything he can to resolve the issue.

 

JCR Graduate Representative
Lucy Mackie
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Hi! I’m the MCR rep to the JCR. This basically means that I attend the JCR meetings and liaise on any matters that affect both of us. I’m also here to encourage joint events run by members of the MCR and JCR committees. If you are from either the MCR or JCR and have any ideas or questions please do contact me.

 

Stewards
Stephen Rainbird, Emma Venter
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Hello! We’re Emma and Stephen, and we’re in charge of making sure the MCR serves only the finest vintages, most exclusive whiskies and superb cocktails. We also work to keep the MCR in tip-top condition, including the provision of a sterling tea selection unparalleled in other colleges, delicious snacks and always Fairtrade coffee. If you have a question about food or drink in the MCR, do get in touch with your friendly stewards.

 

Green Officer
Ben Cooper
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The MCR is committed to being as green as we can be. We want you to think green and act green! Being green starts from within, so please use the recycle boxes and the recycling bins in your accommodation. If you have any questions or suggestions about how to lessen the environmental impact of any aspect of College life, or news about green events that you’d like us to circulate to the MCR, please email the Green Officer.

 

Welfare and Disabilities Officers
Michael Foran, Pippa Carter
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Hi there! We’re Michael and Pippa, and we’re the welfare team this year. Come chat with us about anything at all. If you are feeling stressed or anxious about something, would like advice about services available at the university, or just want a coffee break, let us know. Send an email and we can sort out a time that suits. The Welfare and Disabilities Officers represent the MCR in the University-wide welfare and disabilities networks. They are available to talk confidentially about issues such as childcare, financial support, accommodation, physical, mental and sexual health, drugs and disabilities.

 

Women’s Officer
Lucy MacDonald
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Working closely with the Welfare Officers, the Women’s Officer is your point of contact for all women’s issues. She is here to promote the equality of women in the College and the University as a whole—contact her for issues related to sexual harassment or gender-based discrimination.

 

Alumni Officer
Tony Seston
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Helping the current MCR and those who have moved on, the Alumni Officer is your point of contact for all alumni information.

 

Post-Doc Representative
Sebastian Fica
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My role is to represent the postdoctoral researchers affiliated with Trinity Hall, who are part of the MCR. I aim to establish more regular events to help the postdocs interact with each other and integrate into the Trinity Hall community. I hope to promote more interactions between the postdocs and the other MCR members and the fellows of the college, with the goal of fostering more academic engagement and making the most of the opportunities the college provides to help the postdocs in their current endeavors and future careers.