The St. Hugh’s MCR Committee is dedicated to serving the interests of the members of the MCR. The Committee is responsible for running most aspects of student life, from organising social events to providing student welfare. The committee members are elected according to the MCR Constitution and hold regular weekly meetings which all MCR members are invited to attend. Public minutes are recorded at all Committee meetings.
The 2011 MCR Committee members are:
|President – Solomon Pomerantz (Sol)||As MCR President, I represent the graduate community at St. Hugh’s to College and the University. In this capacity I sit on various committees in order to ensure that the needs of our student body are addressed. I also coordinate the activities of the MCR Committee, from student welfare to the social calendar. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions or concerns regarding life at St Hugh’s and Oxford.|
|Vice President – Lisa Moevius||My name is Lisa Moevius and I am the Vice – President of St Hugh’s MCR. I came to Oxford to do a DPhil in Theoretical Physics. Previously, I have been studying physics in Germany and have completed a Masters degree in Nanomolecular Science.
Besides working for my DPhil, I started rowing in Michaelmas Term (2009) and have rowed for the St Hugh’s First VIII. I enjoy singing in the St Hugh’s chapel choir and have been involved in teaching.
|Secretary – Lauren Heathcote||Hello, I’m Lauren and I’m your trusted MCR secretary. That means that I am responsible for all the administrative jobs for the committee. That includes taking minutes at all of our committee meetings, making sure the notice boards in the MCR stay up to date, doing admin-type requests from the president and vice president, maintaining the Hugh’s MCR blog, and, most importantly, sending out almost daily emails to you guys to keep you informed about all of the wonderful events we’re organising each term. I’m currently an MSc. student in Psychological Research, focusing on language acquisition and language disorders. I previously studied at the University of Sussex and lived in the sunny seaside town of Brighton. Please get in touch if you’d like me to advertise anything on the blog or if you have any admin-based questions about St. Hugh’s MCR. I look forward to meeting every single MCR member at all of our wonderful and varied events.|
|Female Welfare Rep – Alison Lutton||I’m Alison, and as MCR Female Welfare Officer, I’m here first and foremost to help you all – well, mainly the girls – as best as I can. Of course, along with Alex, the Male Welfare Officer, I organise the lovely free weekly brunches (Sundays at 11 in the MCR, if you didn’t know), but I do other stuff, too. I hold fortnightly drop-in sessions (even weeks) in the MCR, and would love to see anyone who cares to drop in for a cup of tea and a chat about any issues, welfare-related or otherwise. I’m a trained Peer Supporter, so if you’re in need of a confidential, non-judgemental listening ear, please get in touch with me at any time. I can also direct you to other welfare services the MCR offers in conjunction with OUSU, such as free contraception. Aside from my duties, I’m in my second year at Hugh’s, working towards a DPhil in English, and I like to play darts.
[Previously held committee positions: Secretary 2010]
|Male Welfare Rep – Alexander Pritchard-Jones (Alex)||I’m Alex, Male Welfare Officer. I study Modern European and British History. I’m here to deal with any welfare issues you may have, help plan and run the fantastic events put on by the social secs and organise brunches. If you’ve got anything you want to talk to me about, don’t hesitate to get in touch or catch me around college.|
|Social Secretary – Bridget Randolph||I am from the East Coast of the United States (Virginia), in the first year of an MPhil in British history. My biggest contribution to this year’s MCR committee is my exuberant use of exclamation marks!!!!! Seriously, though, being a part of the committee has already been a rewarding experience, and I look forward to planning lots more fun events for you in the coming terms. See you there!!|
|Social Secretary – Mariia Puchyna (Masha)||Hi, my name is Masha and I am your social secretary. If you are having any issues with social events/have any interesting ideas how to make our Oxford life even better, please, do let me know. I am doing MPhil in Law, so any questions in this regard are welcome. And if some of you are planing to travel to Ukraine – I am also the one to help:)|
|Housing Rep – Susannah Mary Ellis (Sue)||Hi, I’m Sue, and I’m in the second year of my DPhil in Modern Languages here. This is my third year in Oxford, so I’ve come to know the university and college quite well, and I’ll be more than happy to help out with any queries or concerns you might have regarding accommodation.|
|Charities and Environment Rep – Tom Cutterham||As well as being your Charities and Environment Rep, I’m a first-year DPhil student in American history. I also do lots of other things! Get in touch if you have questions or ideas about anything to do with the environment (energy use, recycling, etc.) and charity (volunteering, fundraising…).|
|IT Rep – Jayashankar Pullukatte Gopinathan (Jay)||Hi, I’m Jay – IT Rep. I am a graduate reading for BCL (Masters in Law). My role is essentially related to updation of MCR website, and also the incidental activities in relation to the IT services. I am very keen in keeping abreast with the latest developments in the field of IT – from desktops to laptops to mobiles – from technical specs to the legal issues (including privacy). To cut it short, yes, I am a gadget freak. I am of course well connected in the virtual world through emails and social networking sites as well.|
|OUSU Rep – Dilpreet Dhanoa||Hello everyone! My name is Dilpreet and I am delighted to be part of this year’s MCR. I originally studied History and Law, and am currently studying an MSc with a focus on Intellectual Property. I am your OUSU representative for this year, so for all your campaigns, rights and issues such as International Students, services etc. – feel free to contact me!|
|Sports Rep – Louisa Macphillamy (Lou)||Hi guys, I’m Lou Mac and I am in charge of the active side of college life – I make sure our MCR is packed with sporting equipment for everyone to use through the year and I will be getting everyone involved for days of punting and outdoor sports (did someone say garden party?) in Trinity Term.
I am a graduate reading for the Bachelor of Civil Law (which is a fancy way of saying Masters of Law) and prior to coming to Oxford I spent my days in sunny Sydney, Australia.
If you have any suggestions, queries or requests then feel free to send me an email and I will make it happen!