Welcome back!

Welcome to Trinity!

Corpus seems a completely different place from the end of last term when the quad was covered in snow, and I hope that despite collections you’ve managed to enjoy the sun. In my first blog post of the term I just wanted to give a quick update on some of the things I’ve been involved with, as well as a look ahead to some of the term’s events.

1st week began today with my first drop-in session and I’m hoping to continue them over the term, so that you can have a chance to ask me anything you might have on your mind, whether suggestions, concerns or a general chat. Over the summer the JCR will be entirely refurbished, and we are completing the design process on Wednesday so I look forward to sharing the new layout with you. This evening we just had our first meeting of ‘Freshcom’, the group that organises Freshers’ week, and the preparations are well underway for what should hopefully be a fun week – if you have any suggestions for events do let me know. OxSU holds it first meeting of term on Wednesday, so Zoe and I will report back at our first JCR meeting of term, which will be next Sunday. In the meanwhile Francesca and I are welcoming nominations to be our next Returning Officer, and we hope to make an appointment next week.

The committee have been hard at work ahead of this term, and there are lots of events to look forward to. Under Meg’s leadership, Unity Week (wk 2) looks set to be even bigger than last year and there are a range of special JCR teas and talks on offer, all of which will be fully publicized shortly. I know that Ella has been working on Arts Week as well – details to follow. Don’t forget the JCR photos on the 6th May and, of course, the Tortoise Fair on the 27th May, arguably the highlight of the year.

This term will see elections at the end of week 3 – it would be fantastic to see lots of freshers running as it really is a great chance to get more involved with Corpus and be part of a great committee. I am more than happy to answer questions on hustings/what it’s like to run, so feel free to get in touch if you are considering it.

That’s all from me for now – I’m sure that there will be lots more to report after what looks like a busy first week.

First week love,

Shiv