Welcome to corpusJCR!
corpusJCR is the website of the JCR (Student Union) of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. The JCR acts to represent all student members in the College, as well as helping with any welfare problems and providing services to make life easier—including this website.
After much cross-checking and double-checking, and triple-checkling, I hereby present you with the JCR committe for 2014/15.
JCR President Fawz Kazzazi
Vice President Kate Poskitt
Secretary Natalie Picken
Academic and Access Maddie Hayes
Amenities Rupert Thompson
Green and Charities Jules Pars
Female Welfare Zara Overton
Male Welfare Joe O’sullivan
Sports and Societies Ryan Potter
Ents Sky Kang
Ethnic Minorities Sujit Gnanakumar
International Students Adrien Yeung
Catering Jack Patten
LGBT Officer Jonathon Cushenan
You may be highly interested to see the counting at the end of this email. This genuinely was an election in which every vote counted!
As returning officer, I am satisfied that these results represent a true and fair election, and I pronounce the committee elected.
The count has been verified by Paul Gordon, JCR Vice President, and Oscar Key, Undergraduate Computing Officer.
34 Candidates stood for election, representing 12% of the undergraduates at Corpus. If this proportion of all undergraduates ran for CUSU sabbatical positions, they would have had 1445 candidates.
The total voter turnout was 209, of which 197 were undergraduates and 12 postgraduates. This represents an undergraduate voter turnout of 73.9%. This is a phenomenally high number.
This is a massive statement of faith in the role of the JCR committee at Corpus, and I would like thank everyone who put themselves forward – and voted – in this election.
As per the JCR constitution, the new committee will take office on the last day of Lent Term, Friday 14 March.
Until then, the current JCR committee are still here to support you in any way we can.
Much JCR love,
A message from your outgoing JCR Catering Officer, Sam Twells:
The menu for next week’s four-course Super Hall on Wednesday 12th March is now available at <http://www.corpus.cam.ac.uk/jcr/archive-file-download.php?file_id=660>.
Just as a quick reminder, tickets cost £13.90 and will go on sale via Upay at midnight on Sunday 9th. Booking closes at 12pm on Tuesday 11th. I hope to see many of you there!
View the candidates manifestos here:
Read what the candidates said at hustings here:
In the words of Will Smith:
"If you don't vote, then you have to shut up."
Polling is open from now until 9pm this evening, when the JCR Committee for 2014-15 will be announced automatically at the above URL.
See you at 7:15pm tonight, McCrum Lecture theatre!
A few more manifestos have been submitted. There are 4 new ones. In order to not unfairly privilege these, please find the full smörgåsbord of campaign literature below:
See you this evening!
It’s Hustings! And Pancake Day! After dinner tonight, come along to the
McCrum lecture theatre to hear the candidates speak and to ask them
In the meantime, start reading up on what they say they’ll do if you vote
for them tomorrow: manifestos are attached and available below.
Male Welfare Officer
International Students Officer
See you later,
Who do you want to organise freshers’ week next year? To run your slacks? To be there to support you when the week five blues hit? To encourage future applicants to apply to your college?
Well, it’s time to decide. Come to the McCrum lecture theatre tomorrow (Tuesday) after dinner (7.15pm) to hear the candidates try to convince you why they are the best person for the job.
Do you think you’d like to get involved? It’s not to late to run. Nomination sheets are still up outside the post-room, but nominations close at midnight tonight. (Note this was earlier than originally advertised, as we need more time to prepare the voting system.)
Each candidate will speak for 2 minutes, then it’s over to you to ask them questions.
Hopefully we’ll see better speeches than those at last year’s NUS hustings:
See you there!
p.s. there will also be brief JCR Open Meeting held before the hustings, to vote upon changes to the out-of-term room rents (in short: they’re staying cheaper – see attached), and the following motion, proposed by Sean Canty:
“‘Organised Scum’ (a band of Corpus students) should play at the UV Slack on 14 March 2014″
As you are no doubt aware from the increase in rowing stash, big sign on the sports board and the proliferation of rowing related pictures, this week is the Lent Bumps. This year Corpus has managed to qualify 2 men’s boats and one women’s boat, and to put it bluntly, they’re doing rather well (mostly).
For those of you who don’t know, Bumps involves 4 days of racing, with the start order defined by the previous day’s racing, with the charts stretching all the way back to 1887 (when Corpus were Head of the River). In each division, 18 boats line up spaced out by 1.5 boat lengths and then on the sound of a cannon charge their way down the river to try to hit the boat in front before being caught behind. Classic examples are: http://tinyurl.com/p86dtl6 and http://tinyurl.com/p6zgxwb
The Boat Club would like to invite you all to come down and join us on the river for the final day of bumps, which will be this Saturday (1st March). All the information is here: http://on.fb.me/1diC7b1 We will be organising a cycling peloton from the plodge to head down the river, exact details of which will be posted on the Facebook page.
The provisional order for Saturday:
1320 – M2 race in Div 4
1440 – W1 race in Div 2
1520 – M1 race in Div 2
Hope to see as many of you down as possible,
A message from your JCR catering officer, Sam Twells:
Please find below a veritable whopper of a Catering bulletin, with no less than five nourishing nuggets of news to sink your teeth into!
1. Formal Hall menus and Super Hall
2. Allergies and dietary requirements
3. Vegetarian Subcommittee
4. New lunchtime salad option
5. Sharper knives in Hall
As ever, if you have any queries, complaints and/or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch via e-mail or to stop for a chat in college (or anywhere else, for that matter).
1. FORMAL HALL MENUS AND SUPER HALL
Now online are the Formal Hall menus for the remainder of this term – you’ll need your Raven ID and password to access them here: <http://www.corpus.cam.ac.uk/jcr/archive-file-download.php?file_id=623>. Please note that there will not be a formal on Friday 14th March.
On Wednesday 12th March, however, there will be a Super Hall. (Freshers – this is basically an upgraded formal with even nicer food.) Tickets cost £13.90 and will be available via Upay from midnight on Sunday 9th until 12pm on Tuesday 11th. Please note that due to the rarity of this occasion, ticketing will be restricted to Corpuscles only. Get keen!
A message from Christopher Matthews about the Corpus Freshers Play, opening this week!
Christopher Marlowe: Corpuscle, Lover, Spy!
When our most famous alumnus is recruited to defend Queen and country from a grave threat, Marlowe springs into action to embark on the misadventure of a lifetime. He soon finds himself investigating a mysterious French convent and working to stop a dastardly plot to destroy all he holds dear.
Featuring comedy, tragedy, nuns and all your favourite Corpus freshers, ‘On Her Majesty’s Business’ is set to be the highlight of the Corpus dramatic calendar!
You can buy tickets from http://www.corpusplayroom.com/whats-on/drama/corpus-freshers-show.aspx .
A message from your JCR President Elect / Amenities officer, Fawz:
Could you please just remind everyone that the bar subcommittee meeting will be happening in the bar tonight at 19.30pm.
It’s important that people attend because Steve will be there and we’ll be finalizing any proposed changes.