Committee - 2016-17
DPhil (Ancient History)
The president chairs general meetings and represents the MCR and negotiates on their behalf with regards to college meetings, OUSU, and the university. The president also corresponds with the MCR including dissemination of a weekly MCR newsletter, and oversees the organization of the committee and their activities. The president also acts as a point of contact regarding any issues or questions regarding college that are not covered by another position.
DPhil (Clinical Medicine)
The vice president's primary roles are to organize general MCR meetings, organize the couples flat ballot in Hilary Term, organize the single room ballot in Trinity term, attend college committee meetings with the president, and negotiate on behalf of the MCR at the Rents and Charges meeting in Trinity term. The vice president also acts as a point of contact for MCR members regarding issues of discrimination not covered by current liberation positions, and acts on behalf of the president during the president's absence.
DPhil (Experimental Psychology)
The Treasurer takes care of the smooth financing of the events organised by the MCR. The job involves book-keeping, writing out cheques following claims, and managing our bank account. Throughout the year, the treasurer keeps an eye on the spending, maintains a balanced budget, and will act as a substitute for the vice president when the vice president is absent. The treasurer also assists with the Rents and Charges negotiations in Trinity Term.
DPhil (Condensed Matter Physics)
|Social Secretaries (up to 3)|
The role of a Social Secretaries is very important to the fun side of graduate life in college! They are responsible for organising BOPs (Big Open Parties), exchange dinners with other colleges, grad table, and the MCR Christmas Dinner, amongst various other social events.
Shi Yu Chan
|Victuallers (up to 3)|
The Victuallers are in charge of organizing the guest dinners, which includes: setting up a theme for the dinner, choosing the menu and the drinks, setting the lay out of the tables and the arrangement of the flowers, buying all decorations. They are also in charge of the pre and post dinner drinks, and all entertainment following the guest dinner. Victuallers are also responsible for organising the wine and cheese tasting events.
DPhil (Inorganic Chemistry)
DPhil (Experimental Psychology)
|Welfare Officers (up to 3)|
The Welfare Officers are the first points of contact for information and advice on issues concerning health (both physical and mental) and well-being. Additionally, we provide various welfare supplies including condoms (of different types and sizes), lube, pregnancy tests and attack alarms; these are all provided discreetly, confidentially and completely free of charge to members of the MCR. We can also reimburse the cost of emergency contraception (such as the morning after pill). We lead a team of Peer Supporters, who have been trained in listening skills and confidentiality, and a team of First Responders to Sexual Violence, who have been specially trained to deal with disclosures of harassment or sexual assault. We also run regular events with the aim of promoting the MCR's overall well-being. Part of our role also entails dealing with issues of equality (LGBTQ, disability, ethnic minorities, etc.) - together with other committee members in more specific welfare positions, such as Women's or LGBTQ Officer, and in liaison with our JCR counterparts - as well as academic affairs. Our job is to both represent and offer independent advice or support where needed. All enquiries are kept in the strictest confidence - please feel free to contact us at any time, no matter how trivial or serious the problem.
DPhil (Particle Physics)
DPhil (Modern Languages)
|Culture Officers (up to 2)|
The Cultural Officers are responsible for administering the MCR's portfolio of newspaper and periodical subscriptions, for organising weekly film nights, and for arranging miscellaneous cultural experiments: theatre trips, hip-hop nights, whatever takes their fancy.
|Women's Officers (up to 2)|
The Women's Officer is responsible for representing MCR women's interests in MCR meetings and at Joint Council and Equality Committee. The Women's Officer is a point of contact for any women worried about gender discrimination or harrasment. The Women's Officer is also responsible for organising social events which bring together women from the JCR, MCR and SCR. In the past, these have included seminars, video nights, dinners and taking part in OUSU Women's Campaign events. The two big events are the annual Women's Dinner and Garden Party which are jointly organised with the JCR Women's Officer.
|LGBTQ Officers (up to 2)|
You can talk to LGBTQ officers about any LGBTQ-related issues, and they can also provide information about university-wide LGBTQ events. The LGBTQ officers are always happy to meet with you beforehand or go with you if you feel shy about turning up to any LGBTQ events on your own!
BM BCh (Clinical Medicine)
|Black and Minority Ethnic Students' Officers (up to 2)|
The Black and Minorty Ethnic Students' (BME) Officers represent the interests of people who identify as BME within the MCR and to other bodies of College. They act as a point of contact for BME students regarding discrimination and harassment on the grounds of race or ethnicity, and other issues such as welfare supper. The BME Officers also work with the JCR BME Representatives to organise cross-room revents.
DPhil (Theoretical Physics)
|Disabled Students' Officers (up to 2)|
The Disabled Students' Officers represent the interests of people who identify as being disabled within the MCR and to other bodies of College. They act as a point of contact for disabled students regarding discrimination and harassment on the grounds of disability, accessibility, and other issues such as welfare support. The Disabled Students' Officers also work with the JCR Disabled Representatives to organise cross-room revents.
|Culinary Events Officers (up to 2)|
This is a really gourmet and glamorous treat. It will fulfill both culinary and artistic expression patterns. The Culinary Events Officers are responsible for fulfilling the dessert urge of the MCR which peaks two to three times a term. It is a fabulous opportunity to conjure up themes and experiment with new ideas. And very high on the list of MCR members. So if you are the creative type and like experimenting with colours, textures and flavours, this is your chance!
DPhil (Clinical Neuroscience)
|Environment and Ethics Officers|
The Environment and Ethics (E&E) Officers promote a positive environmental and ethical stance within the MCR and organise events relating to environmental or ethical issues. They are also responsible for the MCR Charity Fund distribution.
MSc (Environmental Change and Management)
|International Students' Officer|
The International Students' Officer represents the interests of international students within the MCR. TThe Officer acts as a point of contact for international students regarding various issues and also works with the JCR International Representatives to organise cross-room revents.
The Sports Officer is responsible for organising sports-related events for MCR members, liasing with the JCR Sports Representative, and maintaining the sports cupboard and equipment in the MCR.
DPhil (Pure Mathematics)
The Returning Officer organises elections and referenda, in particular the Committee elections in Hilary Term. The Returning Officer also attends OUSU Council, and feeds back news about the student union to the MCR.
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