The Junior Common Room Committee

So how does this work?

Firstly the JCRC is made up of Executive Body led by the Chair. The Execs run the day-to-day happenings in the college and are often the people who represent you within the university in student matters.
From there the committee is broken down into Sub-Committees, with an Exec sitting above. Some non-exec members sit on their own committees (such as the Sports Reps) and others over unelected teams (such as RAG).
Below is the structure of the Committee

We have a constitution to ensure that this structure is maintained and upheld constantly. It describes what authority we have, who sits on the committee and how changes can be made. You can view the Constitution here.

How to Contact US

Look below to find the contact details for the Representative for whatever you want to contact us about.
However, for general problems, you’re best point of call is probably (if you’re first year) your Block Rep, (if you’re a returner) the Secretary, or the Chair.

Problems with this?
Don’t feel afraid to hound us if we’re being useless at replying – after all, we’re just students. For problems with a member of the committee contact the Secretary and, if they continue, the Chair.

Looking to get Involved?
You can talk to anyone about being in the committee and they’ll happily tell you about it and point you in the right direction, or otherwise message the Secretary. During times of election, message the Returning Officers (traditionally the VC Events and VC Wellbeing) for more details.

 

The Executive Team

Samuel Moore – The Chair

“Hi friends, I’m Samuel and the Chair of the Vanbrugh Junior Common Room Committee. I’m a 3rd year History Student and also the outgoing Social Secretary for Vanbrugh Rugby.

It’s my job to oversee the direction and the running of the committee, as well as represent Vanbrugh throughout the University. I ran on a mandate of making Vanbrugh a college for all and improving our communications with all Vanbrugh Students, both new, current, and old. At the end of the day I represent you, so please don’t hesitate to contact me or talk to me”

Email: Chair@Vanbrugh-College.co.uk

Christopher Haley – The Secretary

Hey! I’m Chris, a 3rd year History student, and I am Vanbrugh JCRC’s Secretary. My role is incredibly broad, but primarily I am responsible for the internal organisation of the committee; making sure everything runs smoothly, that people are doing their jobs, that people are getting on, and I also take the minutes of our meetings. I’m also a primary point of contact for any members of Vanbrugh College who have queries on committee-related stuff so feel free to message/email me!

Email: cph515@york.ac.uk

Rebecca Bell – The Treasurer

Email: rab558@york.ac.uk

Hi, I’m Rebecca, I’m in 3rd year studying PPE and I’m Vanbrugh’s treasurer. I control the JCRC accounts and basically tell Sam what he can and can’t buy!

Ben Thompson – Vice-Chair for Wellbeing

Email: bt672@york.ac.uk

Hey,
I’m Ben, Vice Chair Wellbeing. I oversee the elected Liberation Officers in my wellbeing sub-committee who all create regular events and campaigns designed to help improve the student experience for various groups in the community. Come and chat to myself or one of your other wellbeing representatives to find out when our next events will be happening, including Wellbeing Week.
My job is, essentially, to help provide you with the best university experience possible and so I’m always open to having a chat about how things could be improved across campus. Also, if you’re in need of any extra support and need signposting to any relevant organisations, I can help point out those resources! 
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me using my university email
Jessica Prothero – Vice-Chair for Communications

Email: jep548@york.ac.uk

Thomas Fox – Vice-Chair for Events

Hey, I’m Tom! Events are super important to Vanbrugh, from our Winter Ball to weekly bar events, socialising is what makes Vanbrugh amazing. I hope to see you all in V Bar sometime! Furthermore, I’m always open for suggestions, feel free to get in touch!
Email: taf509@york.ac.uk

The Sub Committees

Ordinary Member

Georgie Hunt – Ordinary Member
Email – gh822@york.ac.uk
My name is Georgie, Vanbrugh JCRC’s current Ordinary Member. My main role in the committee is to help organise the Vanbrugh College Freshers Fayre, but my role means that I also assist with things that don’t come under another committee members role.

Wellbeing

Ben Moyers – LGBTQ Welfare Rep

Email – bm881@york.ac.uk

Hi everyone! My name is Ben and I use he/him pronouns. I represent LGBTQ+ people in the JCRC and make sure that any concerns from the community are raised. I also represent Vanbrugh college in the LGBTQ Network and I host Vanbrugh pre-meets for the large LGBTQ social events on campus.

Eve He – BAME Rep

Email – qh658@york.ac.uk

Fanni Breczku – Overseas Welfare Rep

Email – fab533@york.ac.uk

Henri Goddard-Pantic – Environment and Ethics Rep

Email – @york.ac.uk

Hi, I’m Henri Goddard-Pantic, I’m the Environment and Ethics Rep for Vanbrugh. My role entails trying to make the College as Environmentally friendly as possible, whether this be campaigning for the college to move to renewable energy or creating initiatives to help students to reduce their personal carbon footprint. 

Lucy Turnbull – Female Welfare

Email – Lot503@york.ac.uk

Hi, I’m Lucy, a second year biology student, and I’m the female wellbeing representative. My role is to provide wellbeing information to the JCR and help run wellbeing activities for college members, like meditation sessions.

Owen Lingard – Male Welfare 

 

Jack Rowe – Disabilities Rep 

Events

Ben Griffiths – Bar and Music Rep

Email – btg504@york.ac.uk

Christina Matjilla – Events Rep

Email – cm1636@york.ac.uk

Eilidh Pollard – Bar and Music Rep

Email –  elp538@york.ac.uk

As one of the Bar and Music Representatives of Vanbrugh College, I cover everything from overseeing the musical life of the college to liaising between the Vanbrugh Arms staff, the college committee, and the students of Vanbrugh College. We are members of the Vanbrugh JCRC events team and work alongside the other events representatives to plan, put together, and run events within the college. We also organise many of our own events in Vanbrugh Arms, such as karaoke nights and pub quizzes. We represent all musical activity within Vanbrugh, including Vanbrugh Rocks and the two college choirs: Vanbrugh Chamber Choir and Vanbrugh Voices. Through our passion for music and our love of the college bar, we strive to give all Vanbrugh students a voice to make the college an exciting and dynamic community, of which they would be proud to be a member.
Hannah Perry – Events Rep

Email – hp892@york.ac.uk

Scarlet Simmons – Events Rep

Email – ss2123@york.ac.uk

“Hey, I’m Scarlet! I’m one of Vanbrugh’s events reps, and we aim to organise a variety of events for you guys to enjoy. There are so many different events, including the weekly ‘Pre at V’-come along and enjoy! “

Taya Woodhouse – Events Rep

Email – tw963@york.ac.uk

“My name is Taya and I am an events representative for the Vanbrugh jcrc. I help out with planning and setting up events hosted by the college such as Freshers’ Week and pre @ v’s.”

Communications

Callum Wright – BS/DB Court Rep

Email – cw1512@york.ac.uk

Being part of the committee has instilled a great sense of community within me. Plus, the free pizza at meetings was pretty tasty.
Juan Gilbert – BS/DB Court Rep

Email – eg933@york.ac.uk

Hi, I’m Ewan! I’m one of the Donald Barron/ Barbara Scott block reps alongside Callum. My job is to feed any information or concerns you might have up to the big dogs in charge. Please feel free to holla if you need anything even if you just want my autograph, it helps create the celebrity status the block reps deserve.

Oakley Lowe – Le Page Court Rep

Email – ojl505@york.ac.uk

Olive Wrigley – Eric Milner Court Rep

Email – oaw506@york.ac.uk

Hi!  I’m Olive and I’m one of the two block reps for he Eric Milner-White Court.  I’m here, as a point of contact between residents and the JCRC and to let you know of various events running in the college.  Feel free to contact me at any point or say hi if see me around the blocks.

 

Oliver Cuthbert – Eric Milner Court Rep

Email – oc653@york.ac.uk

Hey guys, I’m Oliver and I’m one of the Block Reps for Eric Milner White Court. As a Block Rep it is my job to communicate between Eric A and B, and the JCRC, as well as helping the residents of the two blocks voice complaints and problems to the relevant people.

Sioned Diplock – Fairfax Rep

Email – sed536@york.ac.uk

Hello, my name is Sioned and I’m the block rep for Fairfax House. I represent students living in Fairfax and keep them updated on different events happening in Vanbrugh.

Unions and Societies

Jenna Mohan – Female Sports Rep

Email – jm1795@york.ac.uk

I’m Jenna Mohan and I am the Female Sports Rep on the JCRC. I promote the free sport the college offers and I communicate with the captains of each of the sports teams as well as members of YUSU to ensure a smooth running of college sport.

Joe Nicholson – Male Sports Rep

Email – jn716@york.ac.uk

Vanbrugh is the only college to offer free sport to all its members. As sports rep I help to manage funding for teams to allow them to represent Vanbrugh at the highest level of inter-college sport.

Josie Tagg – RAG Rep

Email – jkct500@york.ac.uk

The RAG and Volunteering representative role involves organising raising and giving events and promoting involvement in them. The goal being to offer opportunities for students to be involved in volunteering within the college whilst raising money for the college charity. As RAG representatives there is a responsibility to manage the JCR RAG team, be involved in the college committee and be a representative of the JCR on other external committees.

Treasury

Amrita Ragi – Sales Rep

Email – akr521@york.ac.uk

Bea Watson – Sales Rep

Email – bw902@york.ac.uk

Charlie Cornelius – Merchandise Rep

Email – cjc562@york.ac.uk

Lydia Chitham – Merchandise Rep

Email – lcm544@york.ac.uk

  Ruby Bartholomew – Sponsorship and Discount

Email – rsb530@york.ac.uk

Hi I’m Ruby and I’m the Sponsorship/Discounts representative. I secure discounts and deals for the JCR with businesses in the community

Non-Elected Officers