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Constitutional Reform Proposals

Dear all,

Please find attached a PDF (proposals & role descriptions) outlining the changes being made to the Constitution. While it may look like a lot, the vast majority of these are tweaks or clarifications. I have tried to offer a quick reasoning and context behind each one, but feel free to ask further questions about these proposals. The second attached document are the new proposals for role descriptions of JCR officials. Again, any questions or concerns please let me know. Apologies for any typos in advance.
Finally, please fill in the following one question survey:
which asks about how many person(s) should be able to fill various roles. This will closeWednesday 6pm, so please make your voice heard. The survey is to supplement previous consultation we have undertaken.
There should be a referendum on the new Constitution in 8th week and a debate on Sunday 8th week alongside the normal JCR meeting, so make a note in your diaries!
Best wishes,
Chair of the Constitutional Reform Committee
JCR Secretary

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Room Booking Draft Guidance from Domestic Committee

Dear all,

The above link is the draft guide for booking rooms within college.

Your JCR has achieved something, rejoice!



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Vac Website Updates (Part 1)

Dear all,

The Sports sub-page has been made into a main page with many subpages off it. Thanks to our Sports Reps (Jenny Smith and Valery Charachon) as well as many sports teams for providing us with pictures. More are to come, especially for rowers whose page has yet to have materials provided.

The welfare pages are now nearly all up to date, with the Liberation and International page currently being created. The whole welfare page system and provisions has been updated. Thanks to Louise Chegwidden and Rohan Hazell (Welfare Officers), Katy Haigh (Women’s Officer) for liaising with our liberation reps to provide material for this.

The Democracy page has been updated by me, along with an updated Standing Policy last done in January 2014 and an updated Constitution from October 2014. The annual Constitutional Amendment summary items have been created for 2014 and 2015. A new 2016 section has been created in the meeting minutes/agendas page in anticipation of the coming term. Under this, the committee page is being updated with pictures and text being provided for by the officers. The Reps page is now up to date and includes our Sports Reps.

The DVD Collection and Room Database has been fixed by Marius Gavrilescu (Computer Rep) and I would like to thank him for removing lots of malware and other suspicious coding items from this website, as well as assisting in adding menus, changing website appearances. His help has been invaluable.

The remaining pages are soon to be updated when relevant committee members reply and provide more information or edit suggestions.

Hopefully the website will be fully updated by the start of Hilary 2016 and if you have suggestions for improvement or corrections to flag then please send a message to jcr-secretary@sjc xenical over the to report them.

With season’s greetings,

Alastair Graham

(JCR Secretary)


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Vacres form

For ease of linking: <a href="http://www see it”>Vacation residence form Long Vacation 2015

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*Technical Difficulties*

[EDIT 15/8/13: The problems should now be resolved. Do get in touch if you encounter a broken part of the site. Thanks! -Andrew]
A problem with updating WordPress has temporarily broken the password-protected parts of the site.
Until we can get this fixed, I’m afraid the following pages are not available online:

  • Agendas, Minutes & Results
  • Charities
  • DVD Collection
  • Rooms Database
  • The John Doe

Whether you’re a current or prospective student, if you do want any info not available here please don’t hesitate to contact us.

JCR Secretary

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Welfare Blog – Sunday 8th week (03/0313)


So, its the end of term……

No recipe from me this week, just a quick overview of welfare at the moment:

-Applications for freshers week comity are now open, if you want to apply, see the email from Jen, or the post on Facebook.

-Wine down is this Wednesday! Come along for a more sophisticated Tommy-White tea, and a glass or two of wine xenical orlistat 120mg.

-For those men out there, the second men’s lunch of term is this Tuesday! I look forward to seeing you there!


Otherwise, all that is left to say is, good luck to all those with Mods/Exams, and have a good Easter Vac!



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Welfare Blog – Sunday 7th week (24/02/13)

My mother was up this weekend, and with her came a wealth of baking recipes:

Ridiculously Simple Banana Bread 

– 300ml flour

-1 teaspoon baking powder

-2 eggs

-125ml oil

-250ml sugar

-2 ripe bananas, mashed

-50ml chopped walnuts (if you can get them)


Sift together the flower and baking powder. Mix the other ingredients separately, and then add to the flower, stirring until well blended. Pour into a greased baking pan and bake in an oven 180°C for 1 hour.

Done! Quite literally ridiculously simple, and very tasty to boot! The bananas can be anywhere from just edible ripe, to slightly past it. As long as they are not moldy, this is a fantastic way to use up those extra 6 bananas you thought would be a good idea at the time, but really didn’t need to buy…! (Not personal experience……. Honest…….)




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Welfare Blog – Sunday 6th Week (17/02/13)

A fantastically useful recipe to use up any leftover pasta from the night before.


Cold Pasta with Tomatoes and Spring Onions (for 2)

– 450g leftover pasta

– 6 spring onions, trimmed and chopped

– 350g ripe cherry tomatoes

– 2 tablespoons wine vinegar

– 4 tablespoons olive oil

– salt

– black pepper, freshly gro

– fresh parsley and basil (or the dried kind if not available!)


Rinse the pasta in cold running water to separate the pieces and remove any lingering sauce. Chop the onions and tomatoes and place in a large serving bowl. Mix together with a fork the vinegar salt pepper and oil, and pour this into the serving bowl.

Drain the pasta thoroughly and add to the serving bowl, along with as much chopped basil and parsley as you can find. Toss the ingredients together and serve cold!


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Welfare Blog – Sunday 5th Week (10/02/13)

Fusilli with Olives, Anchovies and Capers (serves 2)

– Stoned black olives, 50g

– 4 Anchovy fillets, rinsed and dried

– 1 Tablespoon capers, rinsed

– 3 Tablespoons of olive oil

– 2 Sun dried tomatoes, finely chopped

– Dried pasta, 100g

– Freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Chop the olives and the anchovies, and add the capers. Add the capers Warm the oil in a pan and stir in all the ingredients except the cheese and the pasta a fantastic read. Warm everything through but don’t let it bubble (if the capers get too hot they tend to overpower things).

Cook the pasta, drain, and pour the sauce over the pasta. Gently stir the sauce through, and serve with ample Parmesan!

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Welfare Blog – Sunday 4th Week (03/02/13)

I thought that this week I would revisit Mr Slater’s fantastic little book, and give you a lovely little recipe:


Blue Cheese Pasta (for two)

-225g dried pasta (anything will do, but it works well with ‘non spaghetti’ varieties ie. penne, fusilli etc.)

-175g soft blue cheese

-50g butter, cut into small cubes

-fresh black pepper


Cook the pasta in boiling water until done (around 5-10 mins). Meanwhile, mash together the cheese and butter in a large serving bowl.

When the pasta is done, drain it and toss it with the cheese and butter in the serving bowl, give it a good grind of fresh black pepper and enjoy!


Yes, it is that ridiculously simple! I found a fork will suffice for the mashing/ tossing, and that it goes well with a nice salad!

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