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JCR Round Up – 15th November 2014

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  1. Film Night is back! 9pm TONIGHT
  2. Your new Wolfie Rep
  3. JCR Charity Pub Quiz
  4. Upgrading the JCR owned bikes
  5. 100 Free tubs of Ben & Jerry’s for Girton
  6. Yearbook Update
  7. DBS Checks will be done in Girton
  8. Meet your new JCR Committee

1. Film night

Film night is back, tonight at 9pm in the JCR. Free snacks will be given out! Bring your duvets and get comfortable.

Bea (the new JCR Events & Societies Officer) will be running it. The film shall be picked at 9pm.

2. Wolfie Rep

For those undergraduates living at Wolfie, if you ever have any comments or issues about Wolfie that you want the JCR Committee to work on, Sandip (also JCR International Rep) will be your new JCR Wolfie Rep to represent your views to College and the MCR Committee.

Send any comments to Sandip: sb983@cam.ac.uk

3. JCR Charity Pub Quiz

The second pub quiz of the term will be hosted in the bar on Wednesday 19th November at 8pm. It’s not ALL about obscure knowledge so there’s opportunity for every team to win the CASH PRIZE.

£1 entry per person and the rest of the money raised this time round will go to the Royal British Legion.

4. Upgrading the JCR owned bikes

Kane (the new JCR Bike Rep) is looking into repairing and replacing the JCR owned bikes. More updates to follow.

Contact: jcr-bike@girton.cam.ac.uk

5. 100 Free tubs of Ben & Jerry’s for Girton

Girton (17%) is currently second behind Newnham College (33%).

The College that gets the highest % of their students completing the quiz by 19th November wins 100 tubs of Ben & Jerry’s!

Help Girton win a massive delivery of Ben & Jerry’s by completing the Student Switch Off Climate Change quiz: www.facebook.com/CambridgeSSO/app_350148035060030.

6. Yearbook Update

Bunny, Ellie, and Sam are currently organizing the making of a Girton 2015 leavers’ yearbook for final year students.

Look out for more updates soon!

7. DBS Checks will be done in Girton

Sheanna (the new JCR Access & Academic Officer) is arranging for CUSU to come to College so that people can get their DBS checks for the Shadowing Scheme done in Girton.

If you want to get your DBS check, contact Sheanna: jcr-academic@girton.cam.ac.uk

8. Meet your new JCR Committee

Find out more about your newly elected JCR Committee on our Girton JCR website.

http://www.girtonjcr.com/committee/

All JCR Committee information will still be circulated by email, but follow us on Facebook for regular updates and comments: https://www.facebook.com/GirtonJCR.

Any other comments, suggestions or feedback, please email jcr-president@girton.cam.ac.uk.

Vincent, JCR President

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JCR Round Up – 8th November 2014

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  1. Guest speaker event in Girton this Sunday
  2. Matriculation Photos Payment
  3. JCR Charity Pub Quiz
  4. Free hot chocolate and cake in the JCR
  5. 100 Free tubs of Ben & Jerry’s for Girton
  6. Switch Off Week
  7. Girton Night at Clare Ents
  8. Latest IT News

1. Guest speaker – Discussion on the importance of the representation of BME women

“If she can’t see it, she can’t be it”: A Conversation with Roopa Farooki and Julia Stephenson

Sunday 9th November, 3:30, in the Old Kitchens.

Join us for an afternoon with Roopa Farooki and Julia Stephenson to discuss the ramifications of the lack of diversity both on our screens and in our books, and their personal experiences of working within these industries.

2. Urgent: Matriculation Photos

You must pay for Matriculation Photos this weekend or else orders will not go through and you will not receive your photos.

Payment is by cash (to Bryony) or by cheque (made out to John Thompson)

Find Bryony in C16, bc390@cam.ac.uk

3. JCR Charity Pub Quiz

The second pub quiz of the term will be hosted in the bar this Sunday 9th November at 8pm. It’s not ALL about obscure knowledge so there’s opportunity for every team to win the CASH PRIZE.

£1 entry per person and the rest of the money raised this time round will go to the Royal British Legion, as it will be Remembrance Sunday.

4. Free hot chocolate and cake in the JCR

The JCR Welfare Officers (Bhargav and Ellie) are back for the second free hot chocolate and cake party of the term in the JCR on Monday 10th November, 8-9pm.

Expect marshmallows, biscuits, and WAY MORE cake than last time!

5. 100 Free tubs of Ben & Jerry’s for Girton

Help Girton win a massive delivery of Ben & Jerry’s by completing the Student Switch Off Climate Change quiz: www.facebook.com/CambridgeSSO/app_350148035060030.

The College that gets the highest % of their students completing the quiz by 19th November wins 100 tubs of Ben & Jerry’s!

6. Switch Off Week

Next week is Switch Off Week, 10th-16th November. For more information and details of events visit this page: www.environment.admin.cam.ac.uk/switch-off-week

7. Girton Night at Clare Ents

The JCR Committee have secured Girton Night at Clare Ents for Friday 14th November.

£3 entry to Clare Ents, and it gets you a £1 entry to Kuda. Remember to get down early to make sure you get in!

8. Latest IT news

To report maintenance faults/ repairs at Girton or Wolfson Court, please use the on line form http://www.girton.cam.ac.uk/repairs

Let Ben (jcr-webmaster@girton.cam.ac.uk) know if your wifi/network is patchy.

The new network upgrade to the Gate and the Grange has gone live.

All JCR Committee information will still be circulated by email, but follow us on Facebook for regular updates and comments: https://www.facebook.com/GirtonJCR.

Any other comments, suggestions or feedback, please email jcr-president@girton.cam.ac.uk.

Vincent, JCR President

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JCR Round Up – 1st November 2014

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  1. Free Dominos Pizza Tonight! 7pm Old Hall
  2. Halloween Underground tonight, 9:30pm
  3. Be on the Girton University Challenge Team
  4. Sonny, our new Artist-in-residence
  5. Looking for Third Years to help out with study skills
  6. New bike inner tubes on sale
  7. Jimmy’s Cambridge Volunteering

1. Free Dominos Pizza at Hustings tonight

Come to Hustings tonight at 7pm in the Old Hall, for free dominos pizza. The JCR Committee has ordered lots of pizza for students.

At Hustings you can hear from all the candidates applying to be on the JCR Committee and you will be able to ask them questions. This is your chance to decide who represents your views on the JCR Committee!

Candidate manifestoes: http://goo.gl/Q5rrBi

2. Halloween Underground tonight

Dress up for the Halloween Underground at 9:30pm tonight in the Bar. **PRIZES** for the best costumes.

Costumes – keep ’em fun but keep ’em tasteful.

We’re also looking for someone to take some lovely photos. If you fancy trying out the club photography, this would be a perfect opportunity! Send Alex (jcr-ents@girton.cam.ac.uk) a message.

3. Be on the Girton University Challenge team!

We will be hosting Round 1 of our University Challenge selection, at 7pm in the Bar, on Monday 3rd November. Want to represent Girton on TV? Make sure you don’t miss out!

For those living at Wolfie, the MCR Committee will be running a similar event, look out for further details.

4. Sonny, our new Artist-in-residence

Sonny is Girton’s new Artist-in-residence this year. He has some very exciting things lined up and would like to hear from, meet, and work with Girton undergraduates!

Check out his website www.grangestudio.net for regular news and details about upcoming events.
The next event is on Tuesday 4th November, an art and architecture talk with Dr Jacob Paskins.

5. Third Year Students helping with study skills

We are looking for third year students willing to help current first years at Girton in their subject, by helping at a study skills workshop. It is a small commitment and will take about half an hour.

Contact Ellie at elh66@cam.ac.uk

6. New inner tubes on sale at the Plodge

Inner tubes and other bike items are on sale at the Plodge. For more information: www.girtonjcr.com/info/bikes

If you have a problem with your bike, JCR bikes are available for hire at the cost of £1 per day. They’re kept in the visitor’s bike rack and the keys are available from the porters.

7. Jimmy’s Cambridge Volunteering

Interested in volunteering with the only emergency accommodation provider in Cambridge? The work is low-commitment but very rewarding.

Check out Jimmy’s Cambridge Volunteering events page: www.facebook.com/groups/1800216040117658

All JCR Committee information will still be circulated by email, but follow us on Facebook for regular updates and comments: https://www.facebook.com/GirtonJCR.

Any other comments, suggestions or feedback, please email jcr-president@girton.cam.ac.uk.

Vincent, JCR President

Bouncy balls are bouncy— http://i.imgur.com/Du1FYV4.gif

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JCR Round Up – 26th October 2014

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  1. Apply to be on the JCR Committee!
  2. Halloween Underground next week
  3. Sports Physio
  4. Freshers Matriculation Photos
  5. Funky Fun House Event
  6. Free swimming, free squash, free table tennis

1. JCR Committee elections – deadline 23:00 Thursday 30th October

Want to be on the JCR Committee, have input on how the College is run, and plan events for students? There are SEVEN positions open for application:

JCR Vice President

JCR Treasurer

JCR Accommodation Officer

JCR Catering Officer

JCR Access and Academic Officer

JCR Events and Societies Officer

JCR Bike Rep

For more detailed information, please visit: http://goo.gl/KNFHbr

2. Halloween Underground

Dress up for Girton’s mid-term Halloween Underground, next week on Saturday 1st November. Our resident DJs will be returning to their favourite ‘haunt’ to give you some tunes.

Will be **PRIZES** for the best costumes.

NB Please keep costumes tasteful and inoffensive

3. Sports Physio

The JCR Committee is currently looking into funding/ subsidising a sports physio to come into Girton once a week.

4. Freshers Matriculation Photos

If you haven’t done so already, please contact Bryony Choy (a member of the JCR Committee) to see the proofs and place an order for Matriculation Photos. There are several options available for you to choose from.

Once everyone has put in their orders, the photos should be ready for collection in a few weeks time.

Contact: bc390@cam.ac.uk

5. Funky Fun House

The JCR Committee is currently looking into organising a Funky Fun House event for students later this term.

6. Free swimming, free squash, free table tennis

A reminder that the pool is free, and open from 7am to 10pm every day, and 8.30pm on Thursdays (formal hall night).

At the Porters’ Lodge there are TWO squash rackets and squash balls, blue (for beginners) and double yellow. Sign them out with the squash court keys when you want to play, no need to book in advance.

At the Porters’ Lodge there are FOUR table tennis bats, and balls. Sign them out when you want to play. The table is located in the JCR.

Please ensure everything is looked after and returned in good condition.

All JCR Committee information will still be circulated by email, but follow us on Facebook for regular updates and comments: https://www.facebook.com/GirtonJCR.

Any other comments, suggestions or feedback, please email jcr-president@girton.cam.ac.uk.

Vincent, JCR President

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JCR Round Up – 21st October 2014

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  1. Heating in Girton
  2. Free hot chocolate and cake
  3. JCR Pub Quiz
  4. JCR Saturday Ents Karaoke
  5. Society Funding for Michaelmas 2015
  6. You could be the Yearbook organizer!
  7. 24/7 free condoms in nurse’s office
  8. JCR Committee elections

1. Heating in Girton

The JCR Committee acknowledges the comments we have been sent by students regarding heating in the College, and we want to assure all students that the JCR Committee are working with College on this issue. We will keep you updated on any further news.

2. Free hot chocolate and cake in the JCR

The JCR Welfare Officers (Bhargav and Ellie) will be having a free hot chocolate and cake party in the JCR on Tuesday 21 October, 8-9pm.

Expect marshmallows, biscuits, and more cake than you can imagine!

3. JCR Charity Pub Quiz

The first of the term’s pub quizzes will be hosted in the bar this Friday 24 October at 8pm. All kinds of rounds- so even if you don’t rate your general knowledge, come on down! £1 per person.

4. JCR Saturday Ents Karaoke

It’s the second week of ‘Saturday Ents’ in the bar.

This Saturday 25 October, we’re continuing with the classic tunes, and to get you keen the prize for our best pair of singers is a rather large amount of **CHOCOLATE**!

Come and watch your friends embarrass themselves or blow everyone away with some miraculous harmonies!

5. Society Funding for Michaelmas 2015

If you are the captain or president of a society and would like to apply for funding for this term, please fill out the funding request form. Deadline 26th October.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1WR-SGGYj8V1Odi3tC5w-USqxWsPDoc3W9fcXdi8GJz4/viewform?usp=send_form

Contact: jcr-treasurer@girton.cam.ac.uk

6. You could be the Yearbook organizer!

Would you like to have the fantastic role of organizing and being in charge of the making of a Girton 2015 leavers’ yearbook for final year students?

If you are interested (preferably a third year student), please email jcr-president@girton.cam.ac.uk.

7. 24/7 Free condoms

In addition to the condoms available from the Welfare Officers, free condoms are also available from the dispenser in the nurse’s office, which is open 24/7 and located opposite room A8.

8. JCR Committee elections

JCR Committee elections will be coming up in just a few weeks with SIX positions open to all students. For information about JCR Committee positions visit http://www.girtonjcr.com/committee/.

A further detailed email will be sent out shortly.

All JCR Committee information will still be circulated by email, but follow us on Facebook for regular updates and comments: https://www.facebook.com/GirtonJCR.

Any other comments, suggestions or feedback, please email jcr-president@girton.cam.ac.uk.

Vincent, JCR President

Breakdancing can be dangerous — http://youtu.be/H9qSNMcYXVg?t=11s

JCR Round Up – 1st June 2014

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JCR Committee Weekly RoundUp

1. Girton Garden Party event page

2. JCR Ents Team

3. Pool opening hours

4. New JCR website

5. Scudamore’s Punting discount

1. Girton Garden Party event page

Girton Garden Party is on Sunday 15th June, 12:00 – 17:00. No tickets and no entry cost. BBQ, bouncy castle, drinks, face painting, live music and more.

Link to the new event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1418894161728093/

Please feel free to bring along your friends and family, though remember your guests are your responsibility.

2. JCR Ents Team

Friday Film Controller – involves acquiring a film for the Friday Film Night in the JCR, popping the TV on and pressing play

Quizmaster – would you be able to run a weekly quiz in the bar?

Saturday Ents – we’re hoping to have an alternating rota between open mic nights, karaoke nights, and undergrounds (3 a term). This role would primarily involve helping set up the sound system and speakers

Pool/Poker Tournaments – could you organise a pool or poker tournament?

No obligation to attend JCR meetings, you will just have the job of running your weekly mini ent.

If you are interested in any of these roles, have any questions, or are interested in running something completely different like some one-off bigger events as part of the ‘Ents Team’, please send Alex (JCR Events & Societies) an email.

Contact: jcr-ents@girton.cam.ac.uk.

3. Pool opening hours

The pool is back open again.

Opens at 7am, closes at 10pm every day/ 8:30pm on Thursdays (formal hall night).

4. New JCR website

You may have noticed the JCR website has been updated. http://www.girtonjcr.com/.

Do you have ideas or suggestions for what else could be added to the website?

Contact: jcr-webmaster@girton.cam.ac.uk

5. Scudamore’s Punting discount

With exams ending soon, a reminder that all Girton students can get discounted punts with Scudamore’s – next to Magdalene Bridge, or by Queens College/The Anchor. The JCR Committee pays for a yearly discount deal with Scudamore’s, so make good use of it!

Self-hire punt (for up to six people) £12 per hour. 1-person kayak £8 per hour. 2-person kayak £12 per hour.

All JCR information will still be circulated by email, but follow us on Facebook for regular updates and comments: https://www.facebook.com/GirtonJCR.

Any other comments, suggestions or feedback, please email jcr-president@girton.cam.ac.uk.

Vincent, JCR President

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JCR Round Up – 25th May 2014

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JCR Committee Weekly RoundUp

  1. Free squash
  2. Free table tennis
  3. Give our speakers a test!
  4. Bike supplies in Plodge
  5. Path to Co-op
  6. Improving health and safety regarding the Grange
  7. Are you a Cambridge Blue?
  8. Student satisfaction survey
  9. Ents team assemble
  10. Message from Girton Christian Union

1. Free Squash

Reminder at the Plodge there are TWO squash rackets and squash balls, blue (for beginners) and double yellow. Sign them out with the squash court keys. Ensure they are returned and in good condition.

2. Free Table Tennis

FOUR table tennis bats, and balls, are at the Plodge. Sign them out and get permission to wheel the table to outside Ash Court and play. The table is located next to the stairs by the catering office/ vending machines. Ensure the table is returned to its original place and equipment returned to the Plodge.

3. Give our speakers a test

We are looking for someone that can give our speakers and equipment a test before the garden party. We need to find out if anything needs replacing.

Contact: jcr-ents@girton.cam.ac.uk

4. Bike supplies

The Plodge bike oil has been replenished.

For more information about what bike supplies are available, visit: http://www.girtonjcr.com/info/bikes/

5. Path to Co-Op

College will be building a path to the Co-op with better lights and security.

6. Improving health and safety regarding the Grange

Following a JCR Committee proposal, College has been installing new lights for the path to the Grange. Two more lights and a repaving of the path will shortly be coming.

Contact: jcr-curator@girton.cam.ac.uk

7. Are you a Cambridge Blue?

The Girton Blues Honours Book needs updating with Girtonians who have received either a blue or half blue in the past 3 years. If you know a blue, or are one yourself, please let us know soon!

Contact: jcr-ents@girton.cam.ac.uk

8. Student Satisfaction Survey

Last chance to tell us about college facilities and services, good and bad: http://www2.girton.cam.ac.uk/anuksurvey/

Contact: jcr-curator@girton.cam.ac.uk

9. Ents Team Assemble

News to follow… jcr-ents@girton.cam.ac.uk

10. Message from Girton Christian Union

Hey guys!

We hope you’re having a (relatively) good exam term, and also that you enjoyed and were encouraged by the choccie treats and the bible verse put into your pigeon holes.

We just wanted to draw your attention to the prayer box at the front of the porters’ lodge. If there are any niggling problems that you’re facing, do feel free to put a little note into the box (on any request you have!) and we will pray for it as soon as possible, and hope that God will work in your situation. It can be anonymous, or include details if you want us to be in touch with you (still being confidential with your request).

Our email addresses are located below if you have a query, or don’t wish to use the box for whatever reason.

André (aw626) and Kirsten (kb522)

All JCR information will still be circulated by email, but follow us on Facebook for regular updates and comments: https://www.facebook.com/GirtonJCR.

Any other comments, suggestions or feedback, please email jcr-president@girton.cam.ac.uk.

Vincent, JCR President

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