This page is updated by the JCR bench.
The JCR is the Junior Common Room, meaning both the actual room, and the undergraduate student body. It’s a bit like Parliament, except more pizza and more tea, and fewer suits and less shouting. And there isn’t a dedicated BBC channel for us (but we’re working on that).
The JCR exists to work for your interests in the fields of education, and fun/social life, as well as keeping an eye on your welfare. To that end, it also acts as a bridge from us to the SCR (that’s the fellows and tutors), the College authorities, and the rest of the university via OUSU (the Oxford University Student Union).
You can meet this year's bench below.
President: Izzy Godley (she/her)
Hi, I’m Izzy (she/her)! I’m a 2nd year PPE student and President of the Mansfield JCR!
I’m primarily a representative of the JCR. I listen to feedback from Mansfield undergraduates, and then relay the opinions of the JCR in various meetings, with College, the SU, Student Council, and the University as a whole. I then update the JCR on recent college discussions and decisions through my weekly mail outs, which also feature updates on events going on in Oxford. To help me in my meetings with college, I also collaborate with other JCR presidents at PresCom meetings, to see what other colleges are offering their students in comparison to Mansfield.
More generally, I oversee the rest of the JCR bench, chair the regular JCR meetings, and ensure everybody is carrying out their duties laid out in our constitution. I make sure the JCR bench is doing their best to represent the Mansfield community, and create a great student experience!
The Mansfield community is unlike any other, and it is great to act as your representative to a College so willing to listen to student feedback. I ensure relationships with College and the MCR remain strong, and that the needs of students are always a priority!
I am always here to listen to any questions/concerns, feel free to message me and I will do my best to help in any way I can!
Vice President (Executive): Alex Young (he/him)
Hiya! I’m Alex (he/him), a second year Maths student, and Vice President (Executive) of Mansfield College JCR. My role focuses on on college accommodation and catering, so please get in touch if you have any issues, thoughts or suggestions on these! A key part of my position is organising and running the annual room ballot, which allocates everyone their accommodation for the upcoming year. But that’s not all - I also work with the President and the rest of the bench on any other issues students raise, such as helping organise fresher’s week events and graduation ceremonies.
You can contact me via firstname.lastname@example.org, or talk to me in person around college! :)
Vice President (Welfare): Ellie Scyner (she/her)
Hello, I am Ellie (she/her) a second year PPEist from Somerset. I am the JCR Vice President for Welfare and as a part of this role, I coordinate all other JCR committee members who are part of the welfare team. I organise welfare events around college throughout term time, specifically in Welfare Week. These include the infamous Cookie Fairy and Cake and Compliments as well as Adopt a Finalist later in the year. I am also taking part in peer support training, meaning that I will have a large role in helping individuals with personal concerns whenever this is necessary. Communicating with college is also a core part of my role, making sure that my own welfare events and the events of the rest of the welfare team can happen successfully. If you have any ideas for welfare events, welfare concerns or simply want a chat, please get in touch at email@example.com! It would be great to hear from you!
Secretary: Annabelle Dennis (she/her)
Hi everyone! I'm Annabelle and I'm a second year Course II English student here at Mansfield College. My role as JCR Secretary primarily consists of lots of admin in order to make sure that the JCR can run as smoothly and efficiently as possible. Generally speaking, I organise meetings, collate items of discussion/motions and write minutes! If you ever have any questions about the processes involved in JCR democracy, then feel free to get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Men's Officer: tbc
Women’s Officer: Chloe Banks (she/her)
Hey, I'm Chloe (she/her), a 2nd year geographer and your Women*'s Officer on the JCR Welfare Bench. My role is to represent anyone at Mansfield who identifies, either partially or wholly, as a woman. I'll be working together with the others on the Welfare Bench to offer you different welfare events and opportunities, as well as providing sexual health and welfare resources. Some of my key duties include keeping welfare lockers stocked, providing (confidential) reimbursements for things like emergency contraception and organising college families. As well as these, my focus is to support and advocate on behalf of all the women* at Mansfield, with the aim to make it a place where everyone can feel respected and safe. Receiving peer support training means I can help you through experiences that might affect your wellbeing and I hope you'll feel comfortable coming to me with any issues or concerns you may be having- or else just whenever you fancy a chat at email@example.com.
Ethnic Minorities Officer: Winnie Wang (she/her)
Hi! My name is Winnie (she/ her) and I am the Ethnic Minorities Officer for the Mansfield JCR. My main role is to platform the voices of people from ethnic minorities in discussions relating to the university experience - I am here to create a more inclusive university experience. This includes representing ethnic minorities at university wide conferences, or through internal college work for the JCR. I am also here to create a safe space where students can comfortably celebrate their identity and culture. I can be a listening ear to anyone who has concerns about navigating themselves as an ethnic minority at Oxford, and I will be active in providing resources to help combat these concerns. Please do not be afraid to approach me if you have any questions or concerns, whether that be in person or via email. Stay safe!
Treasurer: Freya Pierrepoint (she/her)
Hello, I’m Freya, a second-year PPE student and Treasurer for the JCR. The treasurer is responsible for monitoring the JCR’s finances, keeping in budget and reimbursing students entitled to JCR funds. I’m open to any new ideas you might have regarding JCR spending; it’s here to reflect your needs. If you have any questions or need to speak to me regarding any financial matters, don’t hesitate to contact me via freya.Pierrepoint@mansfield.ox.ac.uk or go directly to the College Bursar.
International Students Officer: tbc
Disabilities and Mental Health Officer: Rhiannon Hawkins (she/her)
Hi! My name is Rhiannon (she/her) and I am a Second year Geographer and your Disability and Mental Health rep. My role is to represent members of college with disabilities and mental health problems. Throughout the year I’ll be organising workshops, social and awareness raising events on a college and university level. I will also be able to feedback disability and mental health experiences on a college and university level too through working with the JCR bench and the SUs Disability Campaign. I can help out with any disability and mental health related questions and issues experienced within college. If you would like to reach out or would like to chat about anything please feel free to drop me an email at:
VSP Officer: Michael Yirui Wang (he/him)
Hi, I am Michael Yirui Wang, a third-year E&M visiting student and VSP Officer at Mansfield. I am responsible for representing all visiting students’ welfare and organizing social events, which I will try my best to make everyone’s visiting year wonderful and unforgettable. I am also responsible for liaising with the senior tutor to negotiate events and our concerns. If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to talk to me directly or contact me via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Access Officer: Boston Wyatt (she/her)
Hi, I’m Boston (she/her) a second year studying Law and my job as access officer is to make sure everyone feels included from all works of life. If there is anything you feel the university could do for you from funding to vac res to sourcing resources I am more than happy to help you out and ensure everyone here has an equally great time regardless of wealth and background. Keep an eye out on our developing social medias also! Also hope to make it more obviously to you all what resources are available so please read the odd email I will send you at email@example.com!
Charities and Ethics Officer: Finn Prout (he/him)
Hi I’m Finn (he/him), a second year Human Scientist serving as the JCR’s Ethics and Charities Rep. Through my role, I’m responsible for promoting and developing Mansfield’s strong commitment to ethical and charitable causes and ensuring these considerations are taken into account by advocating for the ethical and charitable interests of the JCR both within college, and the wider Oxford Community. I’ll be running charity fundraising and awareness-raising events throughout the year so have a look out for those happening and please do get in touch with myself if you have any of your own ideas or charitable passions you want to pursue. If you also have any questions at all about getting involved in charity work at Oxford don’t be afraid to reach out to myself at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop me when you see me and I'lll happily talk your ear off about anything charity/ethics!!
Entertainment Representatives: Aryan (he/him), Mik (he/him) and Huda (she/her)
Hey we are your Entz team this year and we are so excited to bring your the busiest BOPS, the craziest C&C's and most fun overall term. Aryan (he/him) is a second year doing Material Science. He loves Mansfield and wants to make sure every person has the opportunity to socialise and meet lots of new people. Mik (he/him) is a second year lawyer, here to add some eastern European expertise to Mansfield entertainment. Huda (she/her) is a second year PPE student. She is a big fan of good Rock n Roll music, jazzy vibes and Sci-Fi horrors so definitely expect some chill nights and good times!
Environment and Ethics Officer: Rebecca Horne (she/her)
Hi all, I’m Rebecca (she/her), a 2nd year PPEist and I’m the JCR Environment and Ethics officer. My role involves negotiating with college about the environmental and ethical interests of the JCR and raising environmental awareness around college. I hope to run some events like a formal dress swap and hopefully encouraging college to use less single use plastic. If you have any suggestions for events/ideas within college or any concerns about environmental interests within college, please just reach out at email@example.com and let me know, it would be great to hear from you!!
Sports and Societies Representative: Ittihad Hasib (he/him)
Hi, I’m Ittihad, a second-year Maths student and the JCR’s Sports and Societies Officer (interesting combo haha)!! My role involves coordinating all sports activities of Mansfield’s JCR members. I promote events in Mansfield and coordinate with college to provide funding for Mansfield’s clubs and societies. I also provide funding for students playing university sports. I’m in charge of encouraging arts and cultural events in the college, co-ordinating the JCR Freshers’ Fair during Freshers’ week, and working with college to speak to donors. If you have any questions/ideas about sports and societies in Mansfield, send me a message, firstname.lastname@example.org.
LGBTQ+ Officer: Matthew Bowen (he/him)
Hi, I’m Matthew (he/him), a second year Theology and Religion student and the Mansfield LGBTQ+ Officer. I’m here to help and represent the needs of all Mansfield students who identify as LGBTQIA+. My role includes both social and welfare aspects, so you will find me both organising community events throughout the year as well as offering support and advice to anyone that might need it. Also a part of my job is responsibility for the Gender Expression Fund, where trans and gender non-conforming students can be reimbursed for clothing and items that better fit with their gender identity! I’m always happy to help, and willing to raise new ideas at JCR meetings, so do email or message at any time at email@example.com.
Returning Officer: Aftab Chhina (he/him)
Hey everyone! I’m Aftab and I'm a second year studying Law. I’m the Returning Officer for the JCR, which basically means that I make sure that the JCR Bench follows the rules of the constitution. I’m also responsible for running elections for the JCR, scrutinising the work of the bench and handling any complaints. I am independent from the Bench, but feel free to reach out with any questions about the constitution, elections or the general running of the JCR. Feel free to say hi if you see me!