Clare College MCR

January 14, 2014
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MCR Committee Elections 2014-2015

The time has come to prepare for the election of a new Clare College MCR Committee. The new MCR Committee will take office on Tuesday 13th May 2014.

Manifestos for executive positions on the Clare College MCR Committee are to be sent to me (mcr-president@clare.cam.ac.uk) from 09:00 on Tuesday 4th March 2014. The window for candidates to submit manifestos will close at 09:00 on Tuesday 11th March 2014. The executive positions are as follows, whilst contact details for current MCR Committee members are also specified:

President: Ross Buckingham (mcr-president@clare.cam.ac.uk)
Vice-President: Chrysa Litina (mcr-vicepresident@clare.cam.ac.uk)
Secretary: Emma Cross (mcr-secretary@clare.cam.ac.uk)
Treasurer: Edward Oughton (mcr-treasurer@clare.cam.ac.uk)
Bar Managers: Callum McKenzie & Laura McCracken
(mcr-barmanager@clare.cam.ac.uk)
Social Secretaries: Jiho Han & Georgie Frank (mcr-socsec@clare.cam.ac.uk)

Manifestos should detail why you would be a good candidate for a particular position and what you would hope to achieve as a member of the newly elected MCR Committee. Furthermore, each candidate for an executive position must be proposed and seconded by current members of the MCR.

As specified in the MCR Constitution, MCR members are only allowed to apply for one executive position per election. Please feel free to contact current members of the MCR Committee, should you have specific questions.

The general election will be held by secret ballot between 09:00 on Tuesday 22nd April 2014 and 09:00 on Tuesday 29th April 2014.

In addition to executive positions, there are also non-executive positions that MCR member can apply for. If you would like to register your interest in one of these roles, please e-mail me. The non-executive positions are as follows, whilst contact details for current MCR Committee members are also specified:

Accommodation Officer: Jessica Crown (mcr-accommodation@clare.cam.ac.uk)
Exchange Officer: Marie Yurkovich (mcr-exchanges@clare.cam.ac.uk)
Fourth Year Officer: Rachel Boyd (mcr-fourthyear@clare.cam.ac.uk)
Clareity Officer: Jolle Jolles (clareity@clare.cam.ac.uk)
Mature Students Officer: Ellen Quigley (mcr-maturestudents@clare.cam.ac.uk)
Admiral of the Punts: Tim Beeson-Jones (mcr-admiral@clare.cam.ac.uk)
St. Regis Officer: Quentin Gouil (mcr-regis@clare.cam.ac.uk)
Green Officer: Clare Thakker (mcr-green@clare.cam.ac.uk)
Computing Officer: Andrew Howlett (mcr-computing@clare.cam.ac.uk)
Gym Officer: TBC (mcr-gym@clare.cam.ac.uk) (Please contact MCR President
if interested)

Welfare Officers
Women’s Officer: Emily Pollard (mcr-womens@clare.cam.ac.uk)
Men’s Officer: Dom Carr (mcr-mens@clare.cam.ac.uk)
LGBT Officer: Tashfina Mirza (mcr-lgbt@clare.cam.ac.uk)

To conclude, I wish all candidates the very best of luck for their election campaigns and I sincerely hope that as many of you as possible consider the opportunity to represent our graduate community by means of the Clare College MCR Committee.

Best wishes,
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Ross Buckingham
MCR President

January 7, 2014
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Clare College MCR: Lent Term 2014

In what will be our final term before passing on the baton to other MCR members, please remember that the current MCR Committee is always there for you, should you need us. To contact individual members of the MCR Committee, please refer to ‘The Committee’ page above.
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Of course, we trust that you all had an enjoyable break over the holidays and we look forward to welcoming you to the MCR for the numerous events taking place over the course of Lent term. Catch up soon.
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Best wishes,
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Ross Buckingham
MCR President

December 12, 2013
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MCR Closure: Thursday 2nd January 2014

The next stage of the MCR refurbishment will take place between Thursday 2nd and Sunday 5th January 2014, as all the walls of the MCR are to be repainted by the Clare College Maintenance Department.

As a consequence, card access to the MCR will be de-activated on Thursday 2nd January 2014 and will be re-activated on Monday 6th January 2014. Of course, we apologise for any inconvenience caused by the planned closure of the MCR, but we hope that you will approve of the improvements made as a consequence of this next stage of the MCR refurbishment.

Best wishes,

Ross Buckingham
MCR President

October 23, 2013
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Clare College Gym Access: The Colony

Following discussions with Steward Mick Petty, Head Porter Jane Phelps, Senior Tutor Patricia Fara and JCR President Harry Peto, it has been agreed that both JCR and MCR members will be able to use the Clare College Gym, located in The Colony, throughout the calendar year.

JCR Gym Officers will still organise inductions and concern themselves with the maintenance of the gym until the end of this current academic year, whilst information concerning the MCR’s involvement in the maintenance of the gym will follow in due course.

Thank you to all those who have previously taken issue with the gym not being available to graduates during non-term time, as these latest developments would not have come to pass without your support.

Best wishes,

Ross Buckingham
MCR President

October 22, 2013
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Clare College MCR Committee 2013-14: Contact Us

Whilst Freshers’ Week may seem like a distant memory and deadlines may already be looming, please remember that the MCR Committee is always there for MCR members, should you need us. To contact individual members of the MCR Committee, please refer to ‘The Committee’ page on this website.

Of course, we look forward to welcoming you to the MCR for the numerous events that we will have planned for you over the coming weeks and we trust that the Michaelmas term is treating you well.

Best wishes,

Ross Buckingham
MCR President

September 11, 2013
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MCR Freshers’ Guide 2013-14

The MCR Freshers’ Guide for the forthcoming academic year is now available in the MCR Documents section of this website.

Many thanks to MCR Vice-President Chrysa Litina and the rest of the MCR Committee for helping to create this guide, as their hard work and support is very much appreciated. We trust that this guide will provide prospective Clareites with all the information that they need and we look forward to welcoming Clare’s graduate community back into the MCR on Friday 4th October.

Best wishes,

Ross Buckingham
MCR President

September 8, 2013
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Facebook Groups for Graduate Accommodation

With many of you moving into new student accommodation, it may well be a good idea to join the relevant Facebook group for your prospective digs.

Whilst the completion date for Clare Court on Newnham Road is yet to be set in stone, a group has been created for those moving into Clare’s newest graduate accommodation. The rest of the relevant Facebook groups are also listed below:

- Clare Court, Newnham Road:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/674430242586903/

- 34-38 Newnham Road:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/143867482489322/

- St. Regis House, Hamilton Road:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/166217855799/

Furthermore, if you have not yet joined the Facebook group for the Clare College MCR, please click on the link below:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/218316161536350/

Anyway, I trust that you all had an awesome summer and are looking forward to Michaelmas 2013.

Best wishes,

Ross Buckingham
MCR President

September 6, 2013
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Clare College MCR Freshers’ Week 2013

With Michaelmas term almost upon us, the Clare College MCR Committee has created the following programme for this year’s Freshers’ Week. Please click on the image below for a more detailed view of what our Social Secretaries Georgie and Jiho have in store for us and we look forward to seeing MCR members both new and old attending as many events as possible.

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We hope that you approve of what we have in store for this year’s Freshers’ Week and please watch this space for further information concerning events taking place during Michaelmas term.

Best wishes,

Ross Buckingham
MCR President

August 19, 2013
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MCR Artwork Poll: Results

Thank you kindly to all those MCR Members who voted for their favourite photographs by Clare alumnus David Ponting. Now that the poll has come to a close, I am pleased to announce that the three photos that have been chosen to adorn the newly refurbished MCR are as follows:

 

Of course, we must thank Clare College Arts Committee Chair Anne Hughes for financing these purchases, whilst we must also show our gratitude to David Ponting for providing us with these fantastic photographs. To conclude, the prints have now been ordered and will be unveiled in the newly refurbished MCR during Michaelmas Term.

Best wishes,

Ross Buckingham
MCR President

August 12, 2013
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New Artwork for MCR

Following the acquisition of college funds for new artwork, David Ponting has selected nine of his finest photographs, taken during his time at Clare, so that MCR members have a chance to vote for their favourite in each of three categories (scenery, social and sport).

Thereafter, Lafayette will be printing and framing the chosen few to adorn the walls of the MCR, whilst the artwork will be unveiled following the redevelopment of the MCR Bar. To vote for your favourite, please visit the following SurveyMonkey poll. The chosen photographs and their titles are also listed below:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/8GJXW38

The poll will close at 23.59 on Sunday 18th August, so make sure that you cast your vote in good time. The results of the poll will be announced on Monday 19th August. Thank you.

Best wishes,

Ross Buckingham
MCR President