As JCR President, my role is to represent and further the interests of undergraduates at Chad's, to make sure that life at this college is as good as it can possibly be. Within College, I oversee all JCR events and activities, and meet with college management and the JCR Exec to ensure that everything runs smoothly. I also represent college interests at a wider University level, where I meet with other JCR Presidents and University executives to discuss University developments. As Chad's is an independent college, meaning we're not owned or managed by the university, student voice really does matter. No issue is too great or too small, so if you ever have a suggestion on how to improve College life, feel strongly about an issue, or just want to have a chat about anything at all, get in touch!
As VP I have many roles within college, from deputising our president Matt whenever he needs, to organising lots of bits and pieces. My responsibilities include arranging college stash, organising official photos, leading Open Days, chairing RepCom, and the most fun part - overseeing the planning and execution of both Freshers’ Week and Summer Ball! Alongside this I am in charge of JCR discipline, which luckily is not a big issue here at Chad’s. As a liver-in I aim to be a friendly face around college so feel free to stop me for a chat at any time, either for JCR business or just for a catchup!
As your JCR Welfare officer, I'm here to provide non-judgemental, non-advisory support to any member of the JCR, be that in person, on the phone, or over message, and it is confidential where possible. I chair the Welfare Committee who are there in the same capacity, and who run welfare campaigns through the year. We also provide sexual health and sanitary supplies to the JCR, and we can provide information on other support available within and outside of college. We are here if you want to talk about any issue, big or small, or if you just fancy a chat!
My job is to minute weekly JCR Executive Committee meetings as well as the termly JCR meetings. I aim to provide clarity and transparency of the decisions made and points discussed for the whole of the JCR. I also compile the Fresher's Handbook, the Livers Out Guide and the Yearbook.
As treasurer, I deal with everything money related within college; this involves managing the JCR accounts and supervising the various sub-committees. I also enjoy managing the finances for various areas of college life including sports, Summer ball, the gym, wellbeing and lots more. Every quarter, I send out a fun and funky email containing the Treasurers' Report where I outline the spending of all committees within college and publicise any interesting purchases. Choosing how to spend the JCR's money is a fantastic but difficult job so I'm always open to new ideas!
As 'dom rep', I certainly hold one of the less glamorous positions on the JCR Executive Committee, but the unremarkable a I carry out are nonetheless essential for the functioning of St Chad's and its undergraduates. If you need loo roll, a sugar kick, or help cleaning up last night's mess, I'm your man. Also, if you have any domestic issues or ideas, I can communicate these to the relevant members of staff and ensure that they are followed up on. Basically, my job is to help make College as comfortable and homely as possible, so you'll find me and my house elves quietly working behind the scenes to maintain the college environment that Chad's is renowned and envied for.
As Bar President I am in charge of the Bar Committee. 'BarCom' is made up of five undergraduates who manage various aspects of the day-to-day running of one of the most popular college bars in Durham. My job is to ensure that everyone else on the committee is doing their job as well as liaising with the Exec, Senior Management and helping with Social Events and College Balls. We've a great range of World Beers and Premium Spirits that regularly bring in visitors from all across Durham. With a great cosy atmosphere, Chad's Bar is the perfect place for a night out, as well as a casual drink after a long day of studying (and procrastination). In addition, anyone from Chad's (with a little training, of course) can work the bar. All of the money we make each year is invested into various committees, and sports with some money set aside to improve the bar. If it's not already evident, I love talking about the bar, so feel free to ask if you have any questions!
As Social Secretary, my role involves running all of the social events throughout the year including Freshers’ Week, bops, formals, Chad's Day and much more! I am helped by my Social Committee in doing this. Essentially if it's fun, I'm involved.
Senior Durham SU Representative
I'm the main link between the Common Rooms and the Student's Union, this involves representing and voting for the college at assembly meetings, publicising the activity of the students' union around college and managing the College's University Challenge team.
My role is the Sports Officer but here in Chad's, for reasons unknown, we call my role the Sports Monkey. My role is pretty simple - I help organise all of the sports teams in College including helping out captains and liaising with Team Durham to provide a enjoyable sporting experience to all students. St Chad's has the highest participation in college sports and I am here to help anyone and everyone to continue this. No matter what level of experience in the past, all individuals have the chance to try out and excel in whatever activity they want to, whether it be sports like Mixed Lacrosse or Rugby or just visiting the gym!
Chair of the JCR
As your JCR Chair, my main responsibility is chairing all the JCR meetings and running election season, in a fair and impartial way. I also maintain the constitution of the JCR and I’m an independent liaison between the Executive Commit- tee and JCR members. Finally, I’m in charge of providing you with the weekly college newsletter (the Bogsheet).