MCR Committee

Jordan Corbett (He/Him)

President

mcr.president@hughes.cam.ac.uk

BA Geography, Year 2

What are some aspirations and hopes you have for the Hughes Hall MCR this year?

For me, we need to rebuild the community atmosphere from day one next year and encourage a social and laid back community in Hughes. I also want to make the concept of the MCR to be more inclusive and represent the unique community Hughes Hall has.

What inspires you to be in the Hughes Hall MCR?

Ultimately, there was a fantastic opportunity to rebuild and reshape the college after the COVID lockdowns. I wanted to be a part of that reshaping process. I feel like I have the ideas to ensure that the college is reshaped in the best way it can possibly be.

Name your most memorable moment in Hughes so far!

As I row, the boat club dinner was memorable. It was the first event where we could relax and socialise with a great group of people.

List two interesting/ funny facts about yourself!

Although the accent may not show it, I’m originally from New Zealand and I am a staunch supporter of all kiwi sport. As well as being MCR Pres, I am the captain of the Hughes Hall Mixed Netball team, playing as a silky and agile Goal Attack in one of the most social teams in college – feel free to email me if you wish to join!

Brendan Low Shern Leong (He/Him)

Vice President (External)

mcr.vp.external@hughes.cam.ac.uk

BA Law, Year 3

What are some aspirations and hopes you have for the Hughes Hall MCR this year?

To create a community that is welcoming and open to people of various backgrounds and upbringings, and hopefully to foster relations that turn into lifelong friendships!
To support the student body as we go through the various challenges and stresses of university, which we all know extends to more than just academic matters!
To seek values that are right and true for the community, building one another up.

What inspires you to be in the Hughes Hall MCR?

I believe that service to others is a crucial way in finding our own callings in life. As I serve my committee members as well as the student body, I know I might just leave an impact, even if just a tiny one, and that I believe is fulfilling. I also enjoyed the random chats I have with the members of Hughes Hall, all having an interesting perspective, shaped by the various upbringings we all been through together, and that is especially so for my committee members who I spend the most time with obviously. Every conversation is a time to grow and I love that!

Name your most memorable moment in Hughes so far!

Definitely late night chats at the MCR bar, in a pre-Covid time and maybe a post-Covid one!
Talking to the porters about the troubles of life have always been encouraging, some of them have really cheered me up in those bleak midwinters!
Having a meal at the Marquee (love that concept!)

List two interesting/ funny facts about yourself!

The only fruit I consume while in the UK are bananas.
I never had the need to use moisturizer as my skin is never dry.

Zainab Rehman (She/Her)

Vice President (Internal)

mcr.vp.internal@hughes.cam.ac.uk

BA Human, Social and Political Sciences

What are some aspirations and hopes you have for the Hughes Hall MCR this year?

I hope to work with other members of the committee to bring back pre-pandemic experiences for Hughes Hall students. I also hope to bridge as much as possible any communication gap between the student body and the college administration.

What inspires you to be in the Hughes Hall MCR?

Hughes Hall MCR has a reputation for being one of the most active student-run bodies. Previous Presidents have done great things to make sure students had an absolutely amazing time at Hughes. All of this has inspired me to join!

Name your most memorable moment in Hughes so far!

Halloween BOP where I dressed as Wednesday Adams lol

List two interesting/ funny facts about yourself!

I can eat raw chillies. I make nice tiramisu. ( as you can see, it is all about food :p)


Zhu Yuchen (He/Him)

Secretary

mcr.secretary@hughes.cam.ac.uk

BA Economics, Year 2

What are some aspirations and hopes you have for the Hughes Hall MCR this year?

For the coming year, I hope to improve the administrative efficiency of the MCR, reduce bureaucracy, as well as to increase the amount of outreach to the student population, shaping the MCR into a proactive and enthusiastic committee.

What inspires you to be in the Hughes Hall MCR?

During my first year in Hughes Hall, I feel that I am not being actively engaged in the Hughes population (partly due to the onslaught of the pandemic), and I hope to use this opportunity to both expand my horizons and to build a more cohesive Hughes community.

Name your most memorable moment in Hughes so far!

Cooking with my household! They were such simple but joyous occasions :”)

List two interesting/ funny facts about yourself!

1. As a Singaporean, I was conscripted in the Singapore Navy for 2 years. I’m sure the significant size of Singaporean population here can relate haha.
2. I am a huge fan of board games, so you can always hit me up for a board game night anywhere :)

Olaf Kranse (He/Him)

Treasurer

mcr.treasurer@hughes.cam.ac.uk

PhD Plant Sciences, Year 2

What are some aspirations and hopes you have for the Hughes Hall MCR this year?

This year I hope to work together with the members of the MCR to improve the overall experience in the college.

What inspires you to be in the Hughes Hall MCR?

I have been on the MCR committee before and it has always been exciting to get a better insight into how college is run and what we can do to make things better for the student

Name your most memorable moment in Hughes so far!

There are too many good moments I’ve had at hughes from the bike raffle to the plant sale, the board games nughts to the MCR bar nights.

List two interesting/ funny facts about yourself!

In a famous jazz duo with Sam Crawshaw

James Friend (He/Him)

Academic Affairs Officer

mcr.academic@hughes.cam.ac.uk

BA HSPS, Year 2

What are some aspirations and hopes you have for the Hughes Hall MCR this year?

I hope to bring together the immense intellectual resources available at Hughes Hall. The entire committee and I will work tirelessly to ensure everybody’s academic needs and expectations are met as Cambridge students.

What inspires you to be in the Hughes Hall MCR?

The diversity of student experiences never ceases to amaze me at Hughes. The knowledge, wisdom, and enthusiasm of every member motivates me to give back, strengthen, and reinforce a genuine collegiate community. Being part of the committee allows me to ensure no student feels left behind or isolated as we move out of this difficult time.

Name your most memorable moment in Hughes so far!

Crushing the X-Press Bumps June race with the mighty Ghost crew of HHBC. For Lindisfarne!

List two interesting/ funny facts about yourself!

I am a professional scuba diver. I’ve been to Everest Base Camp (see photo).


Patrick Bamforth (He/Him)

Social Secretary

mcr.social@hughes.cam.ac.uk

BA History, Year 2

What are some aspirations and hopes you have for the Hughes Hall MCR this year?

I’m looking forward to celebrating a return to normalcy after a year and a half of strangeness. Ellie and I are really looking forward to putting on a variety of events throughout the year for all of Hughes Hall, and helping to foster a sense of community throughout the college.

What inspires you to be in the Hughes Hall MCR?

I was inspired to apply to be on the Hughes Hall MCR as I have always enjoyed organising events and parties, and thought it would be fun to do this for the College too! I love getting people together and meeting new people, so love being able to put on events that enable people to do this.

Name your most memorable moment in Hughes so far!

My most memorable moment in Hughes Hall so far is probably my first ever Formal Hall – it was so nice to be able to take part in what is such a lovely part of Cambridge life, and I look forward to many more taking place this year!

List two interesting/ funny facts about yourself!

My favourite hobby is skiing
I’m a middle child

Ellie Nagy (She/Her)

Social Secretary

mcr.social@hughes.cam.ac.uk

BA Human, Social and Political Sciences, Year 2

What are some aspirations and hopes you have for the Hughes Hall MCR this year?

I hope that we can help bring a social life and sense of community back to Hughes after the past difficult year. Patrick and I want to run lots of social events throughout the year, and continue on the success we had last term with our weekly sip and paint and Sunday Chill events.

What inspires you to be in the Hughes Hall MCR?

I’ve really enjoyed my first year at Hughes and wanted to be more involved in college life during my second year. As an undergraduate I also wanted to make sure that the views of undergrads are heard as we are the minority at Hughes!

Name your most memorable moment in Hughes so far!

I think my most memorable moment at Hughes was when we held our first Thursday sip and paint – it was one of the first big social events that were allowed post-lockdown and it was so much fun to be able to bring the whole college together again.

List two interesting/ funny facts about yourself!

I am the only student in Cambridge who can’t ride a bike:)

Georgina Windsor (She/Her)

Female and Non-binary Welfare Officer

mcr.welfare.female.nonbinary@hughes.cam.ac.uk

BA Biological Anthropology, Year 2

What are some aspirations and hopes you have for the Hughes Hall MCR this year?

It’s been an extremely difficult year for us all! Therefore, I’d like to put student welfare and mental health first. This means creating a supportive community with the resources, events and determination to support students to both continue their studies but also thrive at Hughes Hall.

What inspires you to be in the Hughes Hall MCR?

My own journey to university was a turbulent one, struggling with disability/chronic illness related issues and coming from a background where no other family member had attended university. Inclusivity and access are incredibly important to me – and I’d like to make Hughes Hall a space that reflects that.

Name your most memorable moment in Hughes so far!

Sip n’ Paint in the Marquee for sure!

List two interesting/ funny facts about yourself!

I speak Mandarin Chinese, and I run a Youtube channel!


Chris Lamb (He/Him)

Male and non-binary welfare Officer

mcr.welfare.male@hughes.cam.ac.uk

BA Education, Year 3

What are some aspirations and hopes you have for the Hughes Hall MCR this year?

I’m hoping to contribute towards an MCR which is as welcoming and supportive as possible for the Hughes community, making the college a truly enjoyable place to live and study.

What inspires you to be in the Hughes Hall MCR?

As well as helping out generally with all the good work which the MCR does, I want to make sure that all students are aware of and feel able to use the support available to them in college. I recognise how challenging studying at Cambridge can be sometimes, so want to be an approachable contact for anyone that would like to reach out.

Name your most memorable moment in Hughes so far!

Walking through college after it snowed in Feb 2020.

List two interesting/ funny facts about yourself!

I have an identical twin! (who is studying at Oxford..)
Before coming to Hughes, I cycled the length of Japan with my older brother, George.

Jodie Rawles (She/Her)

Equality and LGBTQ+ Officer

mcr.equality.lgbt@hughes.cam.ac.uk

PhD Psychiatry, Year 3

What are some aspirations and hopes you have for the Hughes Hall MCR this year?

One of my goals is to follow in the footsteps of other colleges by setting up a Gender Expression Fund in AY 2021/22. The aim of the fund is to ensure no student is financially excluded from purchasing items that make them feel more comfortable in their gender expression. My other goals for this year include providing social opportunities to enable LGBTQ+ students to connect and increasing LGBTQ+ visibility and awareness around College.

What inspires you to be in the Hughes Hall MCR?

I have gained so much from being a student at Hughes Hall and am very grateful for the work of previous MCR Committees. It felt like my time to give back and contribute to the wellbeing of the student community. It has been a fantastic opportunity to continue meeting new people, even after several years of being at student here.

Name your most memorable moment in Hughes so far!

I have really appreciated the opportunity to already have hosted several LGBTQ+ socials. My favourite was the ‘Pride BBQ’ we hosted at the beginning of June. Because of COVID, this was one of the first times many of us had mixed with more than a handful of people in a very long time. It was great to see people connect and have a good time together against the backdrop of Pride flags flapping in the wind (and a bit of rain!).

List two interesting/ funny facts about yourself!

1. I grew up on the small island of Guernsey. We don’t have trains, motorways or chain restaurants… but we do have beautiful beaches. 2. I love cats. I don’t have my own, but I do have my own nicknames for the cats I see regularly around Cambridge.

Swati Keshri (She/Her)

Equality and BAME Officer

mcr.equality.bame@hughes.cam.ac.uk

PhD Medical Genetics, Year 3

What are some aspirations and hopes you have for the Hughes Hall MCR this year?

I hope, as a committee, we make Hughes a more inclusive place than ever. The pandemic has intensified the disparities between the developed and developing world; I hope we, as a team, identify and understand the issues faced by international students in the context of Covid and attempt to make Hughes a welcoming place for everyone.

What inspires you to be in the Hughes Hall MCR?

As an Equality and BAME officer, I want to represent the diverse student community of Hughes.

I shall do my best to honour the diversity whilst assuring that ‘equality’ and ‘inclusivity’ are the two foremost objectives of the MCR.

Name your most memorable moment in Hughes so far!

It has to be my first Diwali (An Indian festival) away from India when Hughes organised a Diwali formal. It felt like home away from home. Ethnic clothes, Indian food for dinner and a dancing night at the bar provided a perfect combo for the night. It was amazing.

List two interesting/ funny facts about yourself!

Yoga freak

Amateur painter

Plant mom

Friends call me a ‘dancing queen’.


Ankit Dilip Kumar (He/Him)

Accommodation Officer

mcr.accommodation@hughes.cam.ac.uk

PhD Engineering, Year 2

What are some aspirations and hopes you have for the Hughes Hall MCR this year?

Hope to make the process of finding accommodation hassle free and provide additional support and assistance to students looking for private accommodation.

What inspires you to be in the Hughes Hall MCR?

The thought of interacting with like-minded people in the MCR and helping each other out and the student community during times of COVID is something that appeals to me as very positive.

Name your most memorable moment in Hughes so far!

BAME Social event was very memorable since I got to meet new people from various backgrounds.

List two interesting/ funny facts about yourself!

1. I can fly a helicopter.
2. Give me a place to stand and a lever long enough, and I shall move the earth.

Sam Crawshaw (He/Him)

Sports and Societies Officer

mcr.societies@hughes.cam.ac.uk

PhD (Plant Sciences), Year 2

What are some aspirations and hopes you have for the Hughes Hall MCR this year?

To see existing societies bounce back after a difficult year and welcome new ones too!

What inspires you to be in the Hughes Hall MCR?

To help make Hughes a fun a friendly place to be

Name your most memorable moment in Hughes so far!

Accidentally starting a rumour that I am part of a Jazz duo with Olaf Kranse

List two interesting/ funny facts about yourself!

I am not in a Jazz duo with Olaf Kranse…

Michael Tang (He/Him)

IT and Infrastructure Officer

mcr.infrastructure@hughes.cam.ac.uk

PhD Computer Science, Year 3

What are some aspirations and hopes you have for the Hughes Hall MCR this year?

I hope to improve the online presence of the MCR for students to feel connected to the college community whether physically or virtually. I also hope to bring back the punt membership and college room bookings for student events after the pandemic.

What inspires you to be in the Hughes Hall MCR?

I want to help smooth out MCR-run events and build an inclusive community at Hughes.

Name your most memorable moment in Hughes so far!

My MPhil graduation day was one of the most amazing moments at Hughes for me. I had the chance to meet my friends and family on a lovely day and walked to the Senate House with them.

List two interesting/ funny facts about yourself!

I speak a bit of Portuguese because of where I grew up and I was once a student at Fitzwilliam College.


Benjy Klyne (He/Him)

Green and Ethical Affairs Officer

mcr.green@hughes.cam.ac.uk

BA HSPS, Year 2

What are some aspirations and hopes you have for the Hughes Hall MCR this year?

To present effective ways for students to engage with environmental activism and charity work through mediums that are tailored for the students of Hughes Hall, as well as apply pressure on the college as an institution to adopt more ethical practices.

What inspires you to be in the Hughes Hall MCR?

I think that anyone can make a difference, but when a lot of people get together they can make a far greater difference. It’s important that there is someone in the MCR who can facilitate students engagement with ethical ideals on a practical level and help students make an impact far beyond what any of us could achieve independently.

Name your most memorable moment in Hughes so far!

Figuring out how to make homemade fish and chips in the depths of lockdown in what can only be described as a traumatic culinary experience.

List two interesting/ funny facts about yourself!

I switched my application to Cambridge from AMES to HSPS at the last second without knowing what it was cos it seemed cool. Also, rock climbing may or may not have replaced my personality.


2020-2021

President: Nicola Gorringe
Vice President: Hector Zhou
Secretary: Anie Vasileva
Treasurer: Kilian Bartsch
Academic Affairs Officer: Brendan Low
Social Secretary: Zainab Rehman
Social Secretary: Ben Williams
Female and Non-binary Welfare Officer: Rachel Hosking
Male and non-binary welfare Officer: Cris van Eijk
Equality and LGBTQ+ Officer: Jodie Rawles
Equality and BAME Officer: Andre Johnsen
Accommodation Officer: Jivan Navani
Sports and Societies Officer: Emmanuel Mensah
IT and Infrastructure Officer: Michael Tang
Green and Ethical Affairs Officer: Olaf Kranse

2019-2020

President: Alexandra Entwistle-Thompson
Vice President: Constantinos Kazamias
Secretary: Patrick Simon Perillo
Treasurer: Anna Kölle
Academic Affairs Officer: Irene Yu
Social Secretary: Paulina Rose Librizzi
Social Secretary: Nicolai van der Steen
Welfare Officer (Female): Rachel Hosking
Welfare Officer (Male): Marco Egle
LGBT+ Welfare Officer: Nicola Gorringe
Equality Officer: Jenson Deokiesingh
Accommodation Officer: Kilian Bartsch
Sports and Societies Officer: Alexandra Gablier
IT and Infrastructure Officer: Michael Tang
Green and Ethical Affairs Officer: Lydia Collas

2018-2019

President: Daniel Anton Garcia
Vice President: Yuri Im
Secretary: Hattie Stacey
Treasurer: Maxim Kuvshinov
Academic Affairs Officer: Anna Kölle
Social Secretary: Nikhil Dutt Sundaraj
Social Secretary: Emma Silvester
Welfare Officer (Female): Paulina Rose Librizzi
Welfare Officer (Male): Andrea Di Antonio
LGBT* Welfare Officer: Charles Su
Equality Officer: Irene Yu
Accommodation Officer: Patrick Simon Perillo
Sports and Societies Officer: Connor OPray
IT and Infrastructure Officer: Harry Holkham
Green and Ethical Affairs Officer: James Che

2017-2018

President: Harry Holkham
Vice President: Nicholas Langford
Secretary: Andrew Gwynne
Treasurer: Maxim Kuvshinov
Male Welfare Officer: Andrea Di Antonio
Female Welfare Officer: Annelies Baneke
Social Secretary: Milind Pandit
Social Secretary: Gaya Muthukumar
Academic Officer: Yuri Im
Sports and Societies Officer: Nazhif Zaini
Ethical and Environmental Affairs Officer: Heather Ros Macpherson
Infrastructure Officer: Daniel Anton Garcia
LGBT+ Officer: Lucas Saric
Diversity and Equality Officer: Caitlyn Merry
Accommodation Officer: Josh Richman

2016-2017

President: Peta Blundell
Vice President: Nicholas Langford
Secretary: Molly James
Treasurer: Gulshan Singh Gill
Male Welfare Officer: Zen Ng
Female Welfare Officer: Katarina Hlavata
Social Secretary: Milind Pandit
Social Secretary: Maximillian Campbell
Academic Officer: Luíza Leão Soares Pereira
Sports and Societies Officer: Jodie Chalmers
Ethical and Environmental Affairs Officer: Kai Schulze
Infrastructure Officer: Harry Holkham
LGBT+ Officer: Lydia Wong
Diversity and Equality Officer: Lucas Saric
Accommodation Officer: Josh Richman

2015-2016

President: Ellinore Ahlgren
Vice President: Maya Raphael
Secretary: Clare Collins
Treasurer: Sheridan Jones
Male Welfare Officer: Luke Valori
Female Welfare Officer: Georgie Rawson
Internal Social Secretary: Taylor Harris
External Social Secretaries: Steve Campbell, Nathan Wang
Academic Officer: Peta Blundell
Sports and Societies Officer: Sally Mole
Ethical and Environmental Affairs Officer: Rina Kuusipalo
Infrastructure Officer: Jill McKenna
LGBT Representative: Yu Ling (Lydia) Wong

2014-2015

President: Jonathan Loesing
Vice President: Clare Collins
Secretary: Xander Friedlaender
Treasurer: Sheridan Jones
Male Welfare Officer: Andrew Hoolachan
Female Welfare Officer: Sally Mole
Internal Social Secretary: Steve Campbell
External Social Secretaries: Marjun Parcasio and Sheena Wong
Academic Officer: Emily Ruzich
Sports and Societies Officer: Katie Klavenes
Ethical and Environmental Affairs Officer: Dara Djavan Khoshdel
Infrastructure Officers: George Sarbu and Chris Eng

2013-2014

President: Tobi Olasounkanmi
Vice-President: Omar Shamayleh
Secretary: George Sarbu
Treasurer: Stephen Hall
Welfare Officer (Male): Angelo Mussita
Welfare Officer (Female): Julie Witter
Internal Social Secretary: Ben Goldberg
External Social Secretary: Nelly Olova
Academic Officer: Dara Djavan Khoshdel
Sports and Societies Officer: Erling Amble
Ethical and Environmental Affairs Officer: Amy Thomas

2012-2013

President: Ben Goldberg
Secretary: Stefano Gogioso
Treasurer: Christian Ku
Vice President: Stefano Salvatore
Social Secretaries: Martin Sedlak, Andrew Walls
Welfare Officers – Davide Cavaliere, Lara Diaz de Grenu
Bar Manager: Stefano Salvatore
Sports and Societies: Erling Amble
External Social Secretaries: Nelly Olova, Michel Schammel
Ethical Affairs Officers: Marcus Tan, Lorenz Fenk
Undergraduate RepresentativeL Gunel Mehdiyeva
Internal Social Officer: Eugenio Cocchi
Development Officer: Amy Thomas
Off-College Officer – Miranda Abild

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