2015-2016 Committee


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2015-2016 committee. From front left: Rina, Sally, Ellinore, Maya, Jill and Georgie. From top left: Luke, Sheridan, Clare, Taylor and Steve

Ellinore Ahlgren – President
I am a first year undergraduate from Sweden studying Human, Social and Political Sciences. As President of the MCR committee it is my job to work as a link between the students and the college. I will do my best to contribute to the stimulating student life here at Hughes.
I am also a member of the Boat Club and part of the May Ball committee. If you have any inquiries, please feel free to contact me at sea55@cam.ac.uk.

Clare Collins – Secretary

I’m Clare and I am studying for a PhD in Engineering. As Secretary my responsibilities include updating the MCR website, sending out the weekly college newsletter and administration of mailing lists.
It is my responsibility to keep the student body informed with activities and notices from the MCR and the wider college.Contact me at cc769 for queries and with any news or updates you would like to see on the newsletter or MCR website.


Maya Raphael – Vice President


Hello I’m Maya this year’s vice president and a second year HSPS student. As Vice President I will be the representative for Hughes Hall MCR at the Cambridge University Students Union, CUSU, and the Graduate Union, GU whilst also sitting on sub-committees within Hughes.
If you have any issues at all that you would like CUSU or GU to hear about, or would like to start up a sub-committee within Hughes, or just would like a chat! Please don’t hesitate to approach me around college or contact me on mr641@cam.ac.uk

Sheridan Jones – Treasurer

My responsibility is to ensure that all the societies and sports teams get a fair allocation of the MCR’s funds. I also feel it’s important that the bops and freshers’ events held by the MCR are well funded. Contact svjj2@cam.ac.uk if you have any questions.

Peta Blundell – Academic Affairs Officer


Hey! I’m Peta, an undergraduate Law student, and I will be your Academic Affairs Officer for 2015/2016. My role is to represent Hughes students at the MCR and College academic sub-committees in order to ensure that you receive the best possible support for your studies.  I will also be working closely with the Welfare Officers to organise events to relieve stress, aiming to keep your experience at Cambridge really enjoyable even under the pressure of deadlines and exams. If you have any questions or concerns relating to your academic studies, please feel free to get in touch at pb616@cam.ac.uk and I’ll do all I can to help you out!

Taylor Harris – Internal Social Secretary

Hi everyone my name is Taylor, a second year affiliate law student and your internal social secretary for the MCR committee this year. My goal is to help continue and strengthen the tight-knit social community of Hughes Hall. With an event filled Fresher’s Month along with several term time events, I hope to provide social opportunities that will interest each Hughesian. Beyond our well-known Bops, monthly game nights, pub quizzes, movie evenings and social outings will be planned to help each student take a break from the academic rigours of Cambridge. Please feel free to contact me (th472) if you have any ideas for certain events that you would like to see planned for this year.

Luke Valori – Male Welfare Officer

I’m Luke, I’m a medical student and I’m the Male Welfare Officer. Being a student in Cambridge can be tough, and it gets us all down sometimes. If there’s anything you’d like to chat about in confidence, no matter how serious or trivial, please don’t hesitate to get in touch (Lanv3). If you’d prefer, I can also point you in the direction of other support services within Cambridge. My role also includes providing information about university-wide welfare and sexual health initiatives, and organising events such as Tea and Cakes.

Georgie Rawson – Female Welfare Officer

From sexual health to safety in and around college, my role as Welfare Officer is to ensure that all your welfare concerns are addressed swiftly and confidentially. No matter how big or small the problem is, I’m always on hand to help.
Being an affiliate lawyer, you’ll usually find me loitering in the MCR nursing a text book and a glass of wine, but I’m always available for an informal chat and typically easy to track down! Send me an email at gr370.


Sally Mole – Sports and Societies Officer

As the Hughes Hall Sports and Societies Officer my role involves promoting existing and helping to set up new sport teams and societies. If you think Hughes could benefit from a new sporting or social venture then please get in touch at sfrm2. It is my mission to make Hughes a hub of social interaction and physical activity which I see as being vital in maintaining a healthy study/life balance.

Steve Campbell – External Social Secretary


Hi, I’m Steve, a PhD chemistry student and part of the ents team on this year’s MCR committee. It is our duty to make sure that Hughes students don’t forget that there is more to life in Cambridge than just studying. We have epic plans for our infamous freshers month this year, as well as a host of ideas to build on our hectic social schedule last year.
Throughout the year the other social secretaries and I will be arranging a variety of social events. This will include everything from karaoke, live music, acoustic jam nights, film nights, our infamous BOPS, bar swaps with other colleges and last but not least, formal swaps with other Cambridge colleges. This is but the tip of the iceberg, next year is going to be a busy one!
If you have any ideas on social events you would like to organise yourself with the help of the MCR, please do not hesitate to contact me on sjc268@cam.ac.uk. We will be actively recruiting a social sub-committee to help organise as many varied events as we can in college throughout the year. If this is something that you think you would interested in, please get in touch!

Nathan Wang – External Social Secretary

As a social secretary, I’ll be working with Steve and Taylor organising formal swaps, bops, and all manner of revelry! Wherever your interests lie, we try to ensure there is something social for everyone, so do tell us if you have ideas for get-togethers beyond the usual ones. I can sometimes also be found studying law.
Feel free to contact me (yw384) if you have feedback, or if you just want to hangout or do something fun!


Rina Kuusipalo – Ethical and Environmental Affairs Officer

I am your Green and Ethical Affairs Officer, and in my spare time I am completing a senior status Law degree, with an interest in environmental, human rights, and international law. My job is to collaborate with students and the college administration on promoting social responsibility and ecological sustainability at Hughes Hall — in terms of CO2 emissions reductions, food sourcing, infrastructure, investments, energy use, as well as through charitable and themed events and talks. If you are interested in joining the Green and Ethical Affairs sub-committee, to plan exciting speaker events on climate change and other current issues — such as a Blue Planet bop — email me at rk525, or better yet come speak to me.

Jill McKenna – Infrastructure Officer

As Infrastructure Officer, my job is to manage room bookings for the GLR, Bar and Pfeiffer Room. Additionally, I provide IT assistance to the Secretary, facilitating her job of managing news and the social networking platforms.Feel free to contact me (jbm48) if you have any queries or suggestions.

Yu Ling (Lydia) Wong – LGBT+ Rep


Hi, my name is Yu Ling, or you can call me Lydia. I am a Law student at Hughes, with a previous degree in International Politics. I will be your rep this year for the Hughes Hall LGBT+ Society. The Society is relatively new, but I aim to expand the group, as well as to keep you up to date with LGBT+ events happening at Hughes and university-wide. Please do join our HH Facebook group , and do not hesitate at all to contact me at ylw29@cam.ac.uk if you have any questions or concerns about the society, or about being LGBT+ at Hughes/Cambridge.




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