Ben Jones and Fionn Dillon Kelly (email us or contact us via our website)
CRSids: bafj2 and fd325
Hey, we’re Ben & Fionn your JCR Co-Presidents for 2018. We’re second years studying Maths and Economics. As Co-Presidents we lead the JCR Committee and act as the key link between students and College. We sit on committees such as CUSU Council and College Council to ensure that your opinions are conveyed to the right people to improve your John's experience. Alongside our fantastic committee we’re working to make John's the most exciting, most supportive and most enjoyable it can be for us as students, so if you have any suggestions please feel free to get in touch by email, or even just chat to us if you see us around college or in the buttery!
Ewan Salter (email me or contact me via our website)
Hey, I’m Ewan a second year natsci and your VP for this year. That means I’m in charge of the JCR constitution, chair the open meetings we hold and generally support the co-presidents. Most importantly for you, I’m in charge of Freshers week. So basically if you have any questions/worries or get hopelessly lost I’m the one to call. Get ready it’s gonna be HUGE. Check out the website and the app for all the info you need about college life, what you should bring etc, but if there’s still anything you wanna know feel free to email me!
Academic Affairs and Careers
Dani Vijayakumar (email me or contact me via our website)
Hey I’m Dani and I’m the Academic Affairs and Careers Officer. I’m a first year economics student, as well as being one of the college’s Pink Week reps and Marshall society president this year. I’m in charge of all matters related to academic life and careers. I’m looking forward to providing a friendly and supportive academic environment in St John’s and helping you discover the careers industries you’d like to work in!
Hi everyone! I'm Leia, a second year HSPS student, and I'm the JCR Access Officer for 2018. This is my first role on the JCR, and I'm looking forward to continuing the great access work done by Will last year. As Access Officer, my aim is to make John's accessible for everyone, regardless of background, so if you want to get involved in any access programmes or have any suggestions for widening participation, please get in touch! Click here to find out more about the work we do at John’s.
Ollie Barnard (email me or contact me via our website)
Hi everyone! I'm Ollie and I am the JCR Computing Officer. I am a first year studying engineering and I play mixed lacrosse and hockey for the college as well as getting involved with Cambridge RAG and Pink Week in my spare time. My role of computing officer involves me managing the JCR website, and helping with any of the technical aspects of the JCR. I also act as a connection between the student body and the IT department to ensure that improvements students feel are important are actioned upon. Please feel free to email me with any questions!
Shreshth Malik - (email me)
Hi, I’m Shreshth and I’m your ents officer this year. I’m also John’s badminton captain and play hockey for the college. My role is to work with the rest of the committee to run 3 banging ents in college every term. Think UV lights, student DJs, and unbelievable drinks deals, all within crawling distance from your room! Themes in the past include a "gap-yah" style full moon party, a sports themed “Match of the Night” and a pink themed ent to raise money for Pink Week . Although there’s no pressure to dress up, if you do want to go all out there are prizes up for grabs for the best costumes - so get creative!
Leena Meneely (email me or contact me via our website)
Hiya- I’m Leena (she/ her) and I’m the Equal Opportunities Officer for 2018.
I’m a first year geographer and enjoy playing netball, mixed lacrosse and women’s rugby for the college. Everybody deserves the opportunity to thrive and enjoy their time here at St John’s and it is my role to work to make sure our community is an equal and inclusive environment that celebrates its diversity. I could not do this work without my wonderful sub-committee of BME, LGBTQ+, International Students', Women's, Mental Health and Physical disabilities officers (who you can find on the Equal Opportunities page). By organising events such as Halls for particular minority groups, or more casual cake centred gatherings in the JCR as well as speaker events and talks during Freshers’ week we hope to ensure John’s remains friendly and inclusive. We want to make sure the concerns of minority groups are represented and that everyone has the opportunity to access the facilities and opportunities that the college provides. We are always up for hearing your concerns or new ideas so please feel free to get in touch (lm763) with any questions or concerns!
Ethical and Charitable Affairs
Evvia Gonzales (email me or contact me via our website)
Hey, I’m Evvia, your Ethical and Charitable Affairs officer this year. I’m a second year Bio Natsci, but really spend more of my time helping to run college women’s rugby and volunteering with local charities like STIMULUS, Student Community Action and Streetbite. Please get in touch if you want to run a charity event or if you have any great ideas for how we could raise some extra money!
Chantal Duchenne (email me or contact me via our website)
Hi, I’m Chantal and I’m the Facilities Officer for this year. I'm in my third year doing medicine. My role is to make sure you are satisfied with the facilities in John’s, including the bar, the buttery, the gym, the laundry, the library and Hall. If you have any queries or complaints about any of these, then please drop me an email.
We have loads of extra information around the site which explains all the facilities you have at your disposal in our wonderful College. Be sure to take a look!
Soph Cullens (email me or contact me via our website)
Hi, I’m Soph, a first year Geographer and Publicity Officer this year! My job is to keep everyone updated with what’s going on in St John’s and the University. I send out weekly bulletin emails, and update the college social media accounts regularly. Particular highlights include Snapchat at ents, and Facebook and Instagram to capture aspects of college life. If you ever want anything publicised, let me know so I can circulate it around college. You can do this by emailing me or using the ‘publicise’ tab on the JCR website. Also, make sure to follow the JCR on Facebook, Instagram (st_johns_college_jcr) and Snapchat (sjcjcr) !!
Emma Li (email me or contact me via our website)
Hi, I'm Emma, a second year natsci, and I'm the Secretary and External Officer of the JCR. My job is to assist the JCR’s work with admin, taking meeting minutes, and booking rooms. As External Officer, I represent your views at CUSU (Cambridge University Students’ Union) alongside the President every week. I'm trying to encourage greater participation in both internal JCR work and University-wide CUSU activities so feel free to email me to raise any issues or suggestions that I can take to college or CUSU.
Sports, Services and Societies
George Hearn (email me or contact me via our website)
Hey, I'm George, your Sports, Services and Societies Officer. I'm a second-year Geographer, play football for the college and am in college Jazz and Funk Bands. My role is to ensure that the College's societies have all they need to flourish, as well as to look after the JCR common room and TV room. If you have any comments or queries regarding societies or the JCR rooms, please do contact me!
Darius Zarrabian (email me or contact me via our website)
Hi everyone! I'm Darius, your JCR treasurer for this year. This is essentially an administrative role in which I manage our budget and make sure the JCR bank account is kept in check. If you ever have any questions or suggestions about our budget, or have any general concerns to voice to me as a Committee member, feel free to have a chat with me in college or drop me an email.
Coralie Louise Nelson and Charlie Friend (email us or contact me via our website)
CRSids: cmf58 and cln41
Hi, we're Coralie and Charlie, your JCR welfare officers.
Our role is to keep College as happy and healthy as possible, running weekly drop in sessions, organising welfare events and providing anonymous sexual health supplies.
If you have any issues or worries we're always here for a chat (CRSid:cmf58, cln41) and are able to direct you to someone within the college's extensive support network for any help you may need.