JCR Committee

The JCR Committee is made up of students at Newnham who represent their peers. If you have concerns which you feel would be better raised at a College level, please contact tutorial.office@newn.cam.ac.uk.

Hanna Doherty – JCR President [jcr.president@newn.cam.ac.uk / hd448@cam.ac.uk ]

Hi everyone! I’m Hanna (they/she), I’m a second-year MML student at Newnham and I’m your current JCR President. I chair the weekly JCR committee meetings am a representative for the student body at College Council and Governing Body. My job is to act as a link between students and the College, making sure your concerns are addressed and that there is open communication between the students and the administration. I am here to help and am always happy to discuss any issues. No matter the question, feel free to get in touch and ask it!

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

Hi everyone, I’m Roma (rye23), I’m a third-year Philosopher and your 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 SU Council and am in charge of connecting the JCR with external bodies such as other JCRs, the SU campaigns, and Newnham alumni groups. 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!

Alice Tort – JCR Internal Vice President [jcr.vicepres@newn.cam.ac.uk / at903@cam.ac.uk]

Hello! I’m Alice (she/her), a third year in History & Politics, and your Internal Vice President. In my role, I support the President, organise JCR elections and represent JCR views on College Council. I am heavily involved in the running of the committee and want to increase student engagement with the JCR. Please get in touch if you have any questions or ideas!

Emily Cooper – Welfare Officer [jcr.welfare@newn.cam.ac.uk / ec757@cam.ac.uk]

Hi! My name is Emily (she/her) and I am a second-year geographer. Besides colouring in, I am one of Newnham’s Welfare Officers. My job is to provide support for students in whatever form they need it! Whether that is through events such as welfare teas, providing sexual health supplies, or helping you to navigate the mental health provision we have at Cambridge, I am here to offer a hand! So if anything is troubling you or you just want a chat then let me know! Biscuits and tea will always be provided!

Syd De’Ath – Welfare Officer [jcr.welfare@newn.cam.ac.uk / id351@cam.ac.uk]

Hey! I’m Syd (they/he), a second year anthropologist and one of your Welfare Officers alongside Emily. I’ll be here to help you out if you need sexual health supplies, advice on accessing mental health or just a cup of tea and a chat 🙂

Lauren-Nicole Kung- Treasurer [jcr.treasurer@newn.cam.ac.uk / lnlqk2@cam.ac.uk]

Hi, I’m Lauren-Nicole, a third-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.

Rebecca Sproston – Secretary [jcr.secretary@newn.cam.ac.uk / ras240@cam.ac.uk]

Hi! I’m Rebecca (she/her), a second year History student and your JCR Secretary. My main role is helping the JCR to run as smoothly and transparently as possible. I take the minutes at the weekly JCR meetings, keep the website and google drive up to date, and organise stash orders! If you have any questions, please get in touch and I’d love to help!

Naphysa Awuah – BAME Officer [jcr.bame@newn.cam.ac.uk / na541@cam.ac.uk]

Hello! I’m Naphysa (she/her), a 2nd year HSPSer. As your BAME Officer I am very excited to start putting on events over the next year to help build a closer-knit community of students of colour at Newnham. I’m very passionate about intersectionality, so I expect to be working with the other liberation officers a lot. I want to be able to lend my ear and keep my finger on the pulse, as I advocate for your needs at Newnham, and beyond! I want justice and joy for everyone, forever, and I can’t wait to get started!

Nabiha Ahmed – Access Officer [jcr.access@newn.cam.ac.uk / na540@cam.ac.uk]

Hello! I’m Nabiha and I’m a second-year English student. As your Access Officer, my role is all about widening participation in Cambridge through Newnham. My aim is to encourage people from under-represented backgrounds to apply to Cambridge, making sure that they have the information and resources to do so. Newnham is such a welcoming and empowering environment and there are many ways to get involved in access projects here. If you would like to get involved in Newnham’s access work, have any questions, or just want to talk, please do not hesitate to get in touch!

Jenny Smith – Class Act Officer [jcr.classact@newn.cam.ac.uk / js2518@cam.ac.uk]

Hey, I’m Jenny (she/her) and I am a third year Historian and your new Class Act officer! The Class Act aims to support and encourage working class, state-comp educated, low-income, first generation, estranged and care leaver students during their time at the University of Cambridge, and this will be my role on the JCR. As class act officer I hope to provide a welcoming space where students falling under the class act umbrella can form an inclusive and friendly community at Newnham, while taking on your ideas to provide the most useful service possible. If you see me around, please say Hi and don’t hesitate to email me at jcr.classact@newn.cam.ac.uk with any questions or suggestions about the Class Act at Newnham

Pablo Malkinson-Gregori – LGBT+ Officer [jcr.lgbt@newn.cam.ac.uk / amm308@cam.ac.uk]

Hi! I’m Pablo (they/them) and I’m a 2nd year Bio Natsci student and your LGBT+ officer. I’m here to advocate for and support any LGBT+ students at Newnham, including closeted or questioning individuals. Newnham has a really thriving LGBT+ community that I’m so proud to be a part of- I hope to help it grow by holding events at Freshers’ Week and through the year, alongside making it easier for closeted and questioning individuals to access events and resources without compromising their privacy. If you have any questions, need any support or want to know more about getting involved in the LGBT+ community at Cambridge, email me or shoot me a message on Facebook (under the name Alicia Malkinson-Gregori)!

Renée Eshel – JCR Women and Non-Binary Officer [jcr.womens@newn.cam.ac.uk / re362@cam.ac.uk]

Hey ! I’m Renée (she/her), your Women and Non-Binary officer. My role is about trying to make Newnham a safe and welcoming space for all women and non-binary people. A large part of this involves working on our trans admission process, campaigning to ensure the use of a self identification model. I also coordinate with others in the University’s Women’s Campaign (WomCam) through attending weekly meetings, feeding back and making sure the college procedure on dealing with sexual misconduct matches their recommendations. I will be running LGBT+ inclusive consent workshops in Freshers week and other events throughout the year (feel free to drop me a message if you have any cool ideas!) . Apart from that I’m here to have any confidential convos about anything that concerns you or what you want to see happen at college!

Leonie Kallis – International Officer [jcr.international@newn.cam.ac.uk / lk478@cam.ac.uk]

Hey! I’m Leonie (she/her), your JCR International Officer. My role is to represent the international community of students at Newnham. Part of my role pertains to acting as a point of contact between students and college and disseminating students’ concerns making sure that their voices are heard. Studying overseas, although daunting, can be an incredibly educational experience in and of itself. I hope to create a welcoming and tight-knit community of international students at Newnham that makes living overseas more enjoyable and fulfilling. Hoping for music, film and welfare events to come. Please don’t hesitate to email or Facebook message me :)))

Roz Delap – Disabled Students’ Officer [jcr.academic@newn.cam.ac.uk / red49@cam.ac.uk]

Hello! I’m Roz (they/them), an engineering student and your Disabled Students’ Officer! I’m here to advocate for Newnham’s disabled community and communicate with college to improve accessibility. If you have any questions at all (Crane’s fund, intermission, accomodation issues etc.) come and ask me! You are welcome to stop me in the corridor, or message me on Facebook or email me!

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

Hey! I’m Beth (she/her), a third year Engineer, and your JCR Sports and Societies 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 🙂 

Talulah Thomas – Ents Officer [jcr.ents@newn.cam.ac.uk / tat34@cam.ac.uk ]

Hey !! I’m Talulah (she/they), your JCR Ents officer. My role focuses on organising fun and inclusive events here at Newnham. I aim to collaborate with many of the other JCR officers to host engaging events that prioritise mutual care, community, and radical creativity. If you would like to get involved with organising or have any cool ideas for this next year’s events programme, feel free to drop me a message or email me. I hope to ensure a safe space for us all to try new things, make memories and most importantly — have a good time!

Emily Cooper and Alice Tort – Halls Liaison and Administration Officers [jcr.halls@newn.cam.ac.uk / ec757@cam.ac.uk or at903@cam.ac.uk]

Hi, I’m Emily (she/her), a second year Geographer. I am the interim JCR Halls officer for this term, assisted by the lovely Alice Tort! My priority is to make college a welcoming, safe and inclusive space for everyone. I can act as a point of contact between students and Tutorials, ensuring that everyone feels their requests and concerns are conveyed regarding the room ballot and in any other halls related area, and generally supporting students in any capacity possible regarding rooms and life in college spaces. Alongside my work on updating the room guide, I am also committed to making provision of social spaces easily available, sustainable and accessible throughout college, and ensuring the views of both the JCR and students are represented on the two committees I sit on (BEC and VPC). I am always open to any suggestions or questions, so please feel free to drop me an email or message!

Sophie Wrigglesworth – Freshers President [jcr.freshers@newn.cam.ac.uk / saw97@cam.ac.uk ]

Hi! I’m Sophie (she/her), a first year MMLer and 2022 Freshers’ President. My role is to work with the Freshers’ Committee and a lovely group of Volunteers and Subject Reps to give the 2022 freshers the warmest possible welcome to Newnham! From Q&As to a Freshers’ Guide and Freshers’ Week itself, we’ll be doing everything we can to ensure freshers feel prepared and happy to start. I know how scary starting uni can be so I hope I can provide some reassurance that it is going to be okay If you have any ideas, thoughts or just fancy a chat then let me know!

Alice Wood – Green and Ethical Affairs Officer [jcr.green@newn.cam.ac.uk / acdgw2@cam.ac.uk]

Hey! I’m Alice (she/her), your Green and Ethical Affairs Officer 2021/22. When I’m not reading for my history degree, I’m working on making college a more sustainable place and raising awareness about environmental issues. I’m always up for a chat (at jcr.green@cam.ac.uk) and I can’t wait to run some green events after covid!

Kitty Beck – Food and Drinks Officer [jcr.foodanddrink@newn.cam.ac.uk / khb31@cam.ac.uk]

Hi! I’m Kitty (she/her), a second year studying Psychological and Behavioural Sciences, and I am your JCR Food and Drinks Officer! My role is to liaise between the JCR committee, the Bar Manager and Catering Staff, to propose new, exciting ideas for our Buttery, Cafe and Bar. I will be working with the JCR Green Officer and ENTS Officer to ensure we have a large range of formals, events and general foodie fun! 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!

Daisy Coombs – Garden Party President [jcr.juneeventpresident@newn.cam.ac.uk / dc723@cam.ac.uk]

Hello there, I’m Daisy, Garden Party President for this summer’s may week bash. Our theme is killer and the event is going to be beaut, so stay tuned for announcements and see you all there! Contact me if you’d like to get involved.