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Committee of the MCR

The MCR committee has seventeen positions in total. The most important positions are:

These positions make up the executive officers.

The rest of the committee is comprised of the following members:

President

The President is the main representative of the MCR. S/he represents the members of the MCR in college committee meetings including the Governing Body and the Finance committee meetings as well as the common room in external affairs, including the meeting of the Proctors and Assessor's and the Keble association. As first contact person for college and external organizations, s/he has to communicate the interests of Keble graduate students. In addition, s/he is responsible for the supervision of the MCR committee's work, organizing and chairing the regular committee meetings. And last, but not least s/he hosts the Presidents Port twice every term, where the MCR arts class exhibits samples of their work and senior members of college are regular guests.

The current President is Libby Rose-Innes.

Vice-President

If one views the President as the leader of the MCR, then the Vice-President's role is a more managerial one. This right-hand wo/man is the second most senior executive officer of the committee, the recognized MCR authority on constitutional matters and the chairperson of the MCR General Meetings. The VP represents the MCR at a number of college committees: at the Governing Body (with the President), the Academic Committee (with the Secretary) and the Domestic Committee (with the Acland Warden). It is the VP's responsibility to ensure that the provisions of the Constitution and Standing Orders are followed and all MCR officers complete their assigned duties.

The VP is the point of contact in the MCR Committee for domestic issues (accommodation and meals). One of their greatest tasks is to organize the MCR Housing Ballot in mid-January where room allocations for the next academic year are decided. The VP administers the termly Charity Levy. S/he may also be involved in the organization of social events. It is customary that the VP organizes the Graduate Discussion Evenings.

The current Vice-President is Scott Rata.

Treasurer

As the standing orders of the MCR state, the job of the treasurer is to "administer the financial affairs for the Common Room in accordance with the constitution ...". It involves taking care of the MCR accounts, monitoring incomes and expenditures, and preparing financial reports for the general meetings of the common room. The treasurer is also in charge of the newspaper, magazine and television subscriptions, which s/he reviews annually; the rental and handling of tickets for the MCR punt; and represents the MCR in finance committee meetings of the college.

The current Treasurer is Zammy Fairhurst.

Secretary

The Secretary is primarily responsible for keeping accurate minutes of all meetings of the MCR, as well as receiving motions for the bi-termly General Meetings. The Secretary is also responsible for official correspondence of the MCR and its notice boards, as well as the announcement and coordination of the Charity Levy. Being an executive member of the committee, the secretary’s duties are also to support and assist the committee in its decisions and endeavours.

The current Secretary is Clare Hurst.

Social Secretaries

The MCR social secretaries are in charge of coordinating the graduate social activities. Their main task is in encouraging other graduates to follow through on their ideas for events. There is also a substantial budget allocated each term, used to support such social events. Previously the MCR has had events such as foreign food and movie nights, parties, theatre trips, comedy nights, election night coverage and paint-ball trips. Any event organized will be subsidized for any MCR member who attends. Anyone with an idea of an event they would like to be involved with at a subsidized rate, should email the social secretaries.

The current Social Secretary is Shea O'Hagan.

Cellar Steward

The MCR is lucky to have its own cellar, stocked with drinks, crisps and sweets. The cellar steward is responsible for its regular stocking and pricing of the goods offered. S/he is also in charge of the MCR cellar account, and compiling the charges that MCR members inccur.

Contact the President if you are interested in filling this vacancy.

Environment Officer

The Environment Officer facilitates environmentally friendly practices within the MCR and College by promoting recycling schemes (a mixed recycling scheme is now fully operational within Keble). Cans, bottles, paper, card and cardboard and some plastics are collected for recycling by the college. The Environment officer also assists with efforts to adopt other energy-saving measures (such as reducing student electricity consumption) by talking with college staff, SCR and JCR members.

The current Environment Officer is Jenny Henman.

Sports Officer

The role of the MCR sports officer is to make sure that people have access to any kind of sporting activities that they might wish to take part in while they are at Keble. This ranges from maintaining the pool table, table football table and games consoles in the games room to informing people about Keble gym and sporting events throughout the year. Oxford has sports teams for everything imaginable so it is quite often simply a case of getting in contact with the appropriate person.

The current Sports Officer is Dan Barnes.

Male Welfare Officer

The male welfare officer's role is to make everyone's life a little bit more enjoyable. As such, he is available to chat with people when required, in particular at the welfare Tea & Cakes he supplies every Sunday. In addition, he should use the budget to fund occasional events for the MCR, which tend to have a "bonding" slant to them.

Contact the President if you are interested in filling this vacancy.

Female Welfare Officer

The female welfare officer's role is the counterpart of the male welfare officer. She organizes welfare events including the weekly ladies tea and the welfare brunch every Saturday. She is a contact person of all welfare matters and available for a chat with people, whenever required. She also represents the MCR in the Health and Safety or Student Support Committee of the College.

The current Female Welfare Officer is Hanna Nowicka.

IT Officer

The IT officer is primarily responsible for this website, the outward communication of the MCR, as well as the mailing-lists, the communication internal to the MCR. The IT officer also conducts the technical aspects of MCR elections. Keble college has a plethora of IT provisions and the IT officer liaises with college with regards these issues, such as use of the college network.

The current IT officer is Tim Zakian.

Exchange Dinner Organizer

Exchange dinners are well established events of the MCR social schedule. They give the possibility to dine in one of the other magnificent Oxford halls and to get to know people from other colleges. They consist of an away leg, where people are invited to formal hall by another MCR, and a home leg, where the previously hosting MCR is invited to dine with us in our college. The main task of the Exchange Dinner Organiser is to contact other colleges and to coordinate the home and away legs during term time.

Contact the President if you are interested in filling this vacancy.

Selwyn Exchange Organizer

It is a recurrent tradition for Keble MCR to travel to Cambridge to play our sister College, Selwyn, in the football. This last year, we fielded two football teams (men's and women's), and held a derby day finished off by a black-tie dinner and BOP. the Selwyn Exchange Organizer is responsible for coordinating with sports captains, Hall, bus companies, etc.

Contact the President if you are interested in filling this vacancy.

Black Tie Dinner Organizer

As the name states, the Black Tie Dinner Organizer is in charge of planning the termly MCR Black Tie Dinner in hall. This is the biggest event of the MCR social schedule with around 100 guests and therefore deserves having its own organizer. The job involves planning the pre-dinner drinks, the menu, the seating plan, and the after dinner events. In addition, in Trinity term it also involves to organization of the annual MCR photograph.

The current BlackTie Dinner Organizer is Kate Dickinson.

Equality Officer

The role of the equality officer is to be a source of advice for those who require support in equality matters, to promote equal participation of members in all aspects of the MCR, and to discourage discrimination against a particular group. If there is a need for any advice or support, please contact the equality officer immediately.

Contact the President if you are interested in filling this vacancy.

Arts and Culture Officer

The Arts and Culture Officer is responsible for offering opportunities to the members of the MCR to get involved with arts related events, both inside and outside college. The officer acts as a mediator between the JCR and the MCR for the organisation of Keble Arts Week, a popular annual event in college featuring a variety of arts-related activities. Furthermore, s/he has the role of organising or/and coordinating weekly movie nights and arts workshops every weekend in the graduate common room, updating the arts calendar, and supervising group trips to major arts events in Oxford or elsewhere.

Contact the President if you are interested in filling this vacancy.

OUSU Representative

The role of the OUSU representative is to voice the interests of the MCR in Oxford University Student Union meetings.

Contact the President if you are interested in filling this vacancy.