MCR Committee


2017-2018 MCR Committee
Back Row:Nazhif Zaini, Annelies Baneke, Lucas Saric, Heather Macpherson, Josh Richman, Andrew Gwynne
Front Row: Nicholas Langford, Yuri Im, Harry Holkham, Gaya Muthukumar, Maxim Kuvshinov, Andrea Di Antonio, Caitlyn Merry

Biographies and photos will be coming soon

President: Harry Holkham

Harry Holkham

Hi all, I’m a medical student on the graduate course and I’m your MCR president for the next academic year. A challenge that I’m looking forward to. My role as president is to represent the views of students at college level meetings and working with the MCR committee to put on a collection of events throughout the year – from the classic Cambridge Bop to academic, cultural and welfare events. The role of the whole committee is to try and allow you to get the most out of your time at Hughes. If you think that there is anything that we can do to help you, please get in contact.

mcr.president@hughes.cam.ac.uk or hoh21


Vice President: Nicholas Langford

Nicholas Langford

Nicholas Langford is a final-year undergraduate from Melbourne, Australia, reading for the Classical Tripos. As Vice President, he supports Harry Holkham in representing Hughes students at both the College and University levels. Within Hughes, Nicholas sits on the House Committee and the Development Strategy Committee. He is also the College’s delegate to the Cambridge University Students’ Union. He is a keen rower and thespian. Contact Nicholas at njwl2@cam.ac.uk

mcr.vicepresident@hughes.cam.ac.uk or njwl2


Secretary: Andrew Gwynne

Andrew Gwynne

I’m a third year English student currently serving as MCR Secretary. My main roles are to send out the weekly newsletter detailing events and notices relevant to Hughes Hall, as well as representing students, along with the MCR President, on the College Council. If you have anything you would like to put in to the newsletter or anything you’d like brought up at College Council then please feel free to give me a message!

mcr.secretary@hughes.cam.ac.uk or ag879


Treasurer: Maxim Kuvshinov

Maxim Kuvshinov

Hello, I’m Maxim, a first year PhD Student in Engineering. As a treasurer, my role is mainly administrative consisting of looking after the MCR finances and making sure we are sticking to our budget. This year I hope to work closely with many of our MCR officers to help organise numerous events throughout the college by providing optimal financial support. One of my favourite things in Hughes is talking to students from various backgrounds and disciplines and listening to their suggestions with regards to college life. With an optimised budget I am hoping to be able to bring those ideas to life and to increase the number of social events throughout the year in order to create an even more thriving community within Hughes Hall. If you would like to know any more by more or you have any suggestions, please feel free to get in touch!

mcr.treasurer@hughes.cam.ac.uk or mk887


Academic Affairs Officer: Yuri Im

Yuri Im

Hi, I am Yuri, a second-year graduate medical student and your Academic Affairs Officer this year. As such, I am in charge of liaising between College and students on scholarly matters, coordinating a subcommittee, and organising academic events. Please do drop me an email if you have any suggestions for educational events or learning facilities at Hughes, and also if you would like to chat about any personal academic issues!

mcr.academic@hughes.cam.ac.uk or yri20


Social Secretary: Milind Pandit

Milind Pandit

I am a third year PhD student in the faculty of engineering, specializing in sensor design. I am outgoing and like to get involved in organizing and being part of social events. As your social secretary, I am responsible for organizing bops, garden parties, freshers week events, and other social events throughout the year. I will make sure they cater to different interests so that everyone has a great year at Hughes Hall.

mcr.social@hughes.cam.ac.uk or mnp26


Social Secretary: Gaya Muthukumar

Milind Pandit

Hey! I’m Gayathri Muthukumar and I’m a second year law tripos student here at Hughes. As one of your social secretaries, I’ll be in charge of things such as bops at the college, formal swaps and lots more fun events throughout the year that cater to everyone. If you have any ideas or concerns, please feel free to drop me an email!

mcr.social@hughes.cam.ac.uk or gm571


Welfare Officer (Female): Annelies Baneke

Annelies Baneke

Hello! I’m an MEd student studying for a Masters in Research in Second Language Education. As your Welfare Officer, I’m around for any questions or concerns you may have during your time at Hughes – you can always email or call if there’s anything you’d like to talk through. We also organise events throughout the year, so check the calendar to get involved!

mcr.welfare.female@hughes.cam.ac.uk or Annelies Hermes account is not currently active


Welfare Officer (Male): Andrea Di Antonio

Andrea Di Antonio<

Hi all, I am Andrea and I am a first year PhD student in Chemistry. As your Welfare Officer, I must ensure that everybody enjoys their time in Hughes Hall and feels as comfortable as possible. I am happy to be contacted if you have any questions or issues.

mcr.welfare.male@hughes.cam.ac.uk or ad823


LGBT* Officer: Lucas Saric

Lucas Saric

Hi everyone! My name is Lucas and I’m your LGBT+ Officer for the following year. My role is to ensure the college is LGBT+ friendly, and that everyone is respected equally. In particular, I intend to work on keeping college policies gender neutral. Keep a look out for the famous Hughes Hall LGBT+ Month Formal, as well as various social events, just join the ‘Hughes Hall LGBT+ Society‘ on Facebook to keep up to date! Feel free to contact me for any reason, even if you just need a link to the FB page!

mcr.lgbt@hughes.cam.ac.uk or ls709


Minority Ethnic Officer: Caitlyn Merry

Caitlyn Merry

Hello, I’m Caitlyn, studying a postgraduate degree in Social Innovation. As your Multi-Ethnic Officer, I represent the interests of ethnic minorities within the college and the diverse needs and perspectives of students. I am responsible for implementing our racial discrimination policy and providing a link with CUSU BME campaign initiatives. I would also like to organise a number of events celebrating our diversity and developing our inclusive culture. Join the ‘Hughes Hall Multi-Ethnic Society‘ Facebook Group and get in touch with any suggestions, concerns, questions, or just to chat!

mcr.diversity@hughes.cam.ac.uk or clmjm2


Accommodation Officer: Josh Richman

Josh Richman

I’m Josh and I’m a second year Law student. As accommodation officer I provide a link between the students and the college, relaying student’s concerns to the relevant staff members and making sure we have a say in any proposed changes in policy or structural developments. I also help coordinate Summer Storage.

mcr.accommodation@hughes.cam.ac.uk or jar90


Sports and Societies Officer: Nazhif Zaini

Peta Blundell

Hi! I’m Naz and I’m a third year PhD student at the MRC Cancer Unit working on molecular regulators of kidney cancer metastasis. I am heavily involved in the Hughes Hall College Boat Club having rowed with them for the past 2 years and I’m currently the President of the club for the 2017/2018 academic year. As your Sports and Societies Officer, I am here to help all clubs and societies of Hughes Hall grow and prosper throughout the year be it through allocated MCR funds or a helping hand to ensure all their activities and events run smoothly. My goal is to enrich the student life of Hughes Hall through dedicated clubs and societies throughout the academic year. I am also keen on showcasing the sporting prowess and talents of Hughesians either at the University level or the college level, to the Hughes Hall community and the rest of the Cambridge University. I also coordinate an annual Sports and Societies Dinner to celebrate the continuing successes of our sportsmen/sportswomen as well as the achievements of the clubs and societies in Hughes Hall.

mcr.societies@hughes.cam.ac.uk or mnbz2@mrc-cu.cam.ac.uk


IT and Infrastructure Officer: Daniel Anton Garcia

Daniel Anton Garcia

Hola! My name is Daniel and I am a PhD student in the Department of Chemistry researching the conversion of solar energy into renewable fuels. My role involves managing the facilities (the Garden Lecture Room, the Pfeiffer Room and the Bar), as well as coordinating room bookings. I also make sure the website is up to date and assist Andrew with the newsletter. Feel free to get in touch if you need anything :)

mcr.infrastructure@hughes.cam.ac.uk or da433


Green and Ethical Affairs Officer: Heather Macpherson

Heather Macpherson

Hello! I am a graduate medic studying alongside the president Harry Holkham. In my role as Green and Ethical Affairs Officer I aim to represent the students at Hughes, ensuring we are doing our part to remain eco-friendly and fair. This includes organising events, and sitting on the finance committee to represent the students’ ethical viewpoint. I appreciate these are topics that many are passionate about. If you have any thoughts do no hesitate to get in touch, I would love to hear from you and hopefully we can do some good!

mcr.green@hughes.cam.ac.uk or hm524


Punt Admiral: Conny Boldt

Conny

Conny is the Punt Admiral, this is a non-voting position. She is responsible for the management of the punt.

punt.admiral@hughes.cam.ac.uk or cb893

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