JCR Committee

Lottie Mills – JCR President [jcr.president@newn.cam.ac.uk / cmm211@cam.ac.uk ]

Hi everybody! I’m Lottie (she/her), a second-year English student here at Newnham and the current JCR President. I chair the weekly meetings of the JCR committee, represent the students at College Council and Governing body, and act as a link between the students and the College administration, representing your interests and concerns. I’m really eager to foster an environment of open communication, where everybody feels listened to and represented, and to help Newnham be the most inclusive and compassionate college it can be. With this in mind, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions, big or small! I am always really happy to hear from you.

Divya Bhandari– JCR External Vice President [jcr.vicepres@newn.cam.ac.uk / db806@cam.ac.uk]

Hi! I’m Divya (she/her), a second year NatSci and the JCR External Vice President! My role involves helping the President with their duties as well as any other officers with tasks all around college. I also represent the JCR on CUSU Council and am in charge of liaising with any external student bodies which are in the interest of Newnham JCR. Please feel free to leave me a message/email if you have any suggestions or questions on all aspects of college life you want raised to the JCR!

Roma Ellis – JCR Internal Vice President [jcr.vicepres@newn.cam.ac.uk / rye23@cam.ac.uk]

Hello! I’m Roma, a third year Philosopher. My role as Internal Vice President includes supporting the President, representing JCR views and interests on the college Council, and running JCR elections, as well as facilitating the work of JCR officers. I’m particularly passionate about increasing student engagement with the JCR, and championing access issues for students both applying and during our time at Newnham. Please let me know if you have any issues you would like the JCR or college to consider, particularly relating to the running of the JCR committee itself!

Katia Allen – Welfare Officer [jcr.welfare@newn.cam.ac.uk / ka513@cam.ac.uk]

Hello! I’m Kat (she/her), a second-year English Student and one of your Welfare Officers. Alongside Cadi, I host Welfare teas where students at Newnham can have some time away from work and enjoy some wholesome crafts and snacks. As Welfare Officer I am also responsible for distributing free sexual health supplies to those in college who want them. I am also someone for students to come to with any concerns relating to their personal Welfare, whether that is advising them about mental health provisions in Cambridge or just offering to listen, hug and feed you biscuits when you are down, I’m here!

Bethan Holloway-Strong – Welfare Officer [jcr.welfare@newn.cam.ac.uk / blh30@cam.ac.uk]

Hi! I’m Bethan (she/her), a second-year English student and one of your Welfare Officers alongside Kat. My job is to be a source of support for all students, signposting resources and providing a listening ear. I also run weekly welfare events (like games and movie nights) with Kat. We provide free sexual health supplies to students, liaise with College on issues of student welfare, and we’re always here to offer support and advice!

Lauren-Nicole Kung- Treasurer [jcr.treasurer@newn.cam.ac.uk]

Hi, I’m Lauren-Nicole, a second-year Economics student. My role involves overseeing the JCR budget, reimbursing committee members, and allocating funding for the Clubs and Societies grant and the Sportsperson’s grant.

Emma Brightman – Secretary [jcr.secretary@newn.cam.ac.uk / erb68@cam.ac.uk]

Hey I’m Emma (she/her) and I am a second year Phys NatSci and the JCR Secretary. My main role is to take the minutes at the weekly JCR meetings, as well as making sure various admin gets done to help with the smooth running of the committee. I am responsible for keeping the JCR website and google drive up to date and make sure it has all the information you may need. In my role I hope to keep the amazing work the JCR do accessible to the rest of the student body, so that everyone can easily stay informed with what is happening around college.  I am also in charge of organising the stash orders for the JCR! If you have any questions please get in touch and I will be more than happy to help! 🙂

Oluchi Ugochukwu – BAME Officer [jcr.bame@newn.cam.ac.uk / osu20@cam.ac.uk]

Hi! I’m Oluchi, a second year HSPS student and I’m your JCR BAME officer. My role is to represent all BAME students, organise meetups and advocate for your needs and concerns at a college level. During my time on the JCR, I want the BAME students at Newnham to be a tighter knit community as well as feeling more connected to the wider BAME community at the university. I will also be working with the other liberation officers (LGBT+, international, welfare) to make sure I can better help BAME students by acknowledging and catering to their individual experiences. Look forward to more events, resources and community this year and know that I’m a friendly face that is open to any suggestions 🙂 

Charlotte Armstrong – Access Officer [jcr.access@newn.cam.ac.uk / cea52@cam.ac.uk]

Hiya! I’m Charlotte (she/her) and I’m a second year History and Politics student (soon to be HSPS) and I’m your Access Officer. My role is all about trying to increase access to Cambridge and to Newnham in particular. I’m aiming to encourage people from under-represented backgrounds to apply to Newnham and to ensure that they have the resources to do so. I also want to provide a welcoming and open community here in college for those who are already studying here. If you see me around please say hi. Feel free to email me with any questions you may have and  if you’d like to get involved in increasing access here in College then I would absolutely love to hear from you.

Catherine Irvine – LGBT+ Officer [jcr.lgbt@newn.cam.ac.uk / ci243@cam.ac.uk]

Hey I’m Cat! I am a second year HSPS student and the JCR LGBT+ Officer.  My role is to work alongside the other liberation officers to help make Newnham a welcoming and inclusive space. As well as advocating for LGBT issues in the college and running social events, I hope to be a friendly face around the college for all LGBT+ students! 

Tiger Chan – JCR Women and Non-Binary Officer [jcr.womens@newn.cam.ac.uk / tc541@cam.ac.uk]

Hello! I’m Tiger (she/her), a third year Sociology and Anthropology student and the Women and Non-Binary officer. My role is about trying to make Newnham a safe and welcoming space for women and non-binary people. Part of this is working on our trans admission process, to make it more inclusive and to move towards the self identification model. I also coordinate with others in the University’s Women’s Campaign (WomCam) through attending weekly meetings, feeding back and trying to make sure the college procedure on dealing with sexual misconduct matches WomCam’s recommendations. I will be running consent workshops in Freshers week and other workshops throughout the year. I will also assist the welfare officer with the distribution of menstrual products and will assist the LGBT+ officer with trying to obtain a gender expression fund in college. Other than that I’m here to have a low-key confidential conversation about anything that concerns you, or to receive any of your suggestions! 

Srushti Sakhardande – International Officer [jcr.international@newn.cam.ac.uk / ss2674@cam.ac.uk]

Hey! I’m Srushti (she/her), a second year Phys NatSci, and I’m your JCR International Officer. My role is to represent the international students in Newnham. Part of my role is to raise concerns pertaining to international students to the college and disseminate information concerning non-UK students in Cambridge such as international storage. I hope to create a welcoming and tight-knit community that makes living overseas more enjoyable and fulfilling. Keep an eye out for intra-college and inter-college welfare events such as international brunches, movie nights and college swaps! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to drop me an email or a facebook message :~)

Lottie Mills – Disabilities Officer [jcr.academic@newn.cam.ac.uk / cmm211@cam.ac.uk]

Hello everyone! I’m Lottie, a second-year English student. My role is to advocate for the needs and wants of disabled students here at Newnham and ensure their university experience is accessible. Alongside this, I aim to cultivate a sense of disability community at Newnham and in Cambridge as a whole, by running social events such as movie nights, or increasing opportunities to participate in para-sport. Feel free to get in touch with any concerns you might have!

Beth Taylor – Sports Officer [jcr.sports@newn.cam.ac.uk / bt377@cam.ac.uk]

Hey! I’m Beth (she/her), a second year Engineer, and your JCR Sports Officer. My main aim is to get everyone active again, whether that’s a trek to Peile or running a marathon, I believe any type of activity can be super beneficial for both mental and physical health. I hope to increase the participation of Newnhamites in all types of sport, at both College and Uni level, by setting up some more friendly gym and sport introduction sessions. Keep an eye out for my weekly emails for updates on all things sports at Newnham! If you have any questions or want more information then drop me a facebook message or an email and I’ll be more than happy to reply 🙂 

Nuvpreet Kalra – Ents Officers [jcr.ents@newn.cam.ac.uk / nk548@cam.ac.uk ]

Hi! I’m Nuvpreet (she/her), a second year HSPS student and your JCR Ents Officer. My role involves hosting a wide range of events at Newnham, focusing on the social side of college life. My main aim is to run radical and inclusive events that reflect the feel of Newnham. I also hope to host events that let you have a great time & help you with that work/life balance! I plan to collaborate with many of the other JCR officers to host a number of inclusive and fun events. If you ever have any questions about or ideas for events, feel free to message me on facebook or send me an email 🙂

Alice Tort – Halls Liaison and Administration Officer [jcr.halls@newn.cam.ac.uk / at903@cam.ac.uk]

Hi! I’m Alice (she/her), second year in History & Politics, and your Halls Officer. My role is to make sure that you have the best possible experience of accommodation at Newnham – to achieve that, I work as a bridge between you, the JCR and the college staff regarding any accommodation concern. I am also in charge of updating the room guide and organising the room ballot each year in Lent term. Besides that, I work with a committee of Halls Representatives to make sure you feel at home here, and like part of a Newnham community!

Emily Cooper – Freshers President [jcr.freshers@newn.cam.ac.uk / ec757@cam.ac.uk ]

Hey! I’m Emily (she/her), a first year Geographer and the Freshers President for 2021. The Freshers Committee and I will work together to welcome the freshers to the Newnham community and I can’t wait to meet them all! From the moment everyone gets their offers, my aim is to support the freshers in any way I possibly can. From Instagram Q+As to a jam packed freshers week and a THICK freshers guide, I’m looking forward to what this year holds, even if it means adapting to a certain C word. So if you have any ideas, thoughts or just want a chat and a biscuit then I’m always here!

Jo Goad – Green and Ethical Affairs Officer [jcr.green@newn.cam.ac.uk / jg933@cam.ac.uk]

Hiya, I’m Jo (she/her), a second year Geographer and your new Green and Ethical Affairs Officer! I am responsible for making sure that college is as aware of its environmental impact and sustainability as it can be. I also sit on a few committees such as the Newnham Environmental and Sustainability panel as well as liaising with CUSU over their ethical affairs campaign. I will be organising Green Week this year off the back of the event’s success last year and will be looking into how we can make Newnham fully divest from fossil fuels. My goal is to encourage everyone at Newnham to make the small changes that can make a big difference, so I will be putting a tip in each week’s JCR bulletin to help you do so. If you ever have any green related issues within college that you would like to raise, don’t hesitate to contact me!

Holly Ip – Food and Drinks Officer [hi252@cam.ac.uk]

Hi! I’m Holly (she/her), a second year studying Theology, Religion and Philosophy of Religion, and your JCR Food and Drinks Officer. My role is to liaise between the JCR committee and the Bar Manager and Catering Stagg, listen to all student opinions and suggestions regarding bar and catering issues. I want to help make our college food and drink the best it possibly can be! I’ll be working with the Green Officer to minister food and drink waste around college and with the International Officer to bring a bit of home for our international students to our college buttery. Make sure to follow the Instagram account I run for our college buttery @newnhamcollegebuttery to see all the delicious food we have to offer as well as the daily menus. If you have any questions or suggestions regarding anything to do with the buttery, cafe, bar or formal food please get in touch!

Ella Tasker – Garden Party President [et462@cam.ac.uk]

Hi ! I’m Ella (she/her), a second year MML student and your Garden Party President ! My role on the JCR is to elect and head the Garden Party committee which will be in charge of budgeting and organising Newnham’s much loved Garden Party in May week. This year the committee will be organising both an in-person and virtual event, due to the currently uncertain situation with coronavirus, ensuring that we can celebrate Newnham’s gardens in some way, no matter what! The committee and I work closely with Newnham’s senior members of staff on any matters related to the Garden Party. I also represent Newnham at all the city council meetings relating to the May Week events and also represent our Garden Party on the May Ball Presidents’ Committee.