Unity week is here!

Afternoon Corpus!

Apologies that the blog is late this week, yesterday’s JCR meeting was especially long as we appointed our new RO and went over several motions that provoked a lot of debate. We welcome Adam Steinberg to the committee and thank Fran for all her hard work over the last year running elections and keeping an eye on the constitution. Congratulations as well to the Corpus-Somerville rugby team on their victory in the plate final on Saturday, it’s great to see Corpus’ sporting prowess on the rise!

This week is Unity Week – Megan and the Equal Opportunities committee have been hard at work arranging a range of talks, events and activies to enjoy over the week. Do get involved – there are some great events lined up, details of which can be found on Facebook.

The plans for the renovation of the JCR have been finalised ahead of the work over the summer…we look forward to the unveiling in late September! Freshers’ week planning is well underway (it seems to get earlier every year) so do get in touch if you have any ideas as to how to make it even bigger and better than last year. Zoe represented us at OxSU this week and I’m sure she’ll be happy to chat about anything that came up. This week we are meeting the head of alumni relations to discuss improvements to communications and Hannah and I will also be attending Governing Body on Wednesday. The JCR Presidents are getting together on Wednesday evening for what should hopefully be a good chance to get tips on the projects ongoing at Corpus.

A couple of fantastic opportunities have arisen over the last week and I just wanted to draw attention to them again:

  • Ball Committee – we’re having a ball! It will be taking place in early May 2019 and applications are now open for the roles of ball president, secretary and treasurer. The deadline to return these to me is Saturday 2nd week, although extensions can be arranged.
  • Telethon – this is a great chance for us to raise money for the JCR and a good chance for you to earn money whilst living in college for free. Hannah, our lovely VP, took part in it previously and I’m sure she would be happy to talk about the experience.
  • JCR Photos – happening this Sunday! Should be good fun, see Hugo’s latest email for timings.

Lastly I just wanted to remind you about the elections in third week. The sign-up sheet for nominations has just gone up and we have a real range of positions up for election. I’d encourage you to take a look, there really is something for everyone, and it’s a great chance to get more involved in college life and join a great committee. I’m always happy to talk about the roles and what they entail…although we have now entered ‘purdah’ so committee members cannot endorse any candidates!

Hope you all enjoy Mayday, whether you choose to spend it at the O2 or catching up on some much needed sleep.

Shiv