The MCR Committee is an elected group of student leaders who are responsible for representing postgraduate students and their interests within College. In addition to student advocacy, they are also responsible for organizing and planning social events for postgraduates from brunches to superhalls, and for student welfare. The 2017-2018 Committee are:
Eloise Davies - President
Eloise is just starting a PhD in History. She is entering her fifth year at Peterhouse, having been there for her undergraduate and Masters degrees too. The Stockholm Syndrome has fully set in: she really does believe Peterhouse has the best MCR in Cambridge - inclusive, fun, well-funded, great wallpaper... the list goes on. If you want advice on how the college works, have a question or an idea for something you'd like college or the MCR to do differently, email Eloise. She comes from the infamous county of Essex (UK) so is also happy to field any questions about vajazzles.
Jenni Caisley - Secretary
Jenni Caisley is a first-year PhD student from North Yorkshire, researching German literature of the Romantic period. She also completed her undergraduate and MPhil degrees at Peterhouse. As Secretary, she's your first port-of-call for any queries you might have about the MCR or Peterhouse life in general, and she's also responsible for sending out the weekly bulletin in term time, organising the MCR Graduate Symposium and handling any other ad-hoc administrative tasks. She's passionate about committee accountability and making the MCR work for you, so catch her in the MCR during her Secretarial Hour (usually Tuesdays 6-7pm), write her an email or send her a Facebook message if there's anything at all you need help or advice with.
Iñigo Zubeldía Lafuente - Treasurer
Íñigo is a second year PhD student at the Institute of Astronomy. Originally from Spain, he is mainly interested in cosmology, the study of the universe on the largest scales. In particular, he studies cosmic microwave background radiation. After two years of really enjoying being part of Peterhouse’s MCR, he decided to join the MCR committee in order to give something back to this great community. If you need to contact Íñigo, email MCR-Treas@pet.cam.ac.uk.
Carolina Orozco - Social Secretary
Carolina Orozco is a French student, who hails from Paris. She studied her undergraduate and Master’s degrees in Bioengineering at AgroParisTech, specialising in Biotechnologies. She has been a student at Peterhouse since October 2016, doing a Master of Research as part of a PhD program in Sensor Technologies. In October 2017 she will be starting her PhD in Biophysics/Biotechnologies. Carolina is Social Secretary along with Michael Ashby, and she will be organising social events in the MCR, particularly Grad Halls and swaps with other colleges in Cambridge. Contact Carolina if you’re interested in swapping with Peterhouse MCR!
Michael Ashby - Social Coordinator
Michael is one of our Social Secretaries, who together organise our social events. He’s a second-year PhD economist, researching financial economics with a focus on stock prices. Michael is originally from London, but is now entering his sixth year at Peterhouse, having been an undergraduate and Master’s student here, too! He decided to stand for the MCR Committee as Social Secretary because he had enjoyed many MCR events and felt it was about time he contributed to organising them.
Lukas Hergt - Welfare & Equal Opportunities Officer
During his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Germany, France and Switzerland Lukas gradually specialized in Cosmology, and started his PhD in Cambridge in Lent term 2017. Thus, he knows what it means to miss out on Fresher’s Week and feel a little disoriented in the beginning. The previous committee was a big help in those first days in college making him feel very welcome. Now, Lukas is an active member of the Peterhouse MCR and the Peterhouse choir. To give back a little, he decided to run for the Welfare and equal opportunities office. Please feel free to contact him anytime. He is happy to help, point to the right contacts, or just lend a listening ear. Should there be any wishes for special events for minority groups please do not hesitate to give suggestions.
Jamie McGinn - First Year Representative
Jamie is entering her second year at Peterhouse and is a PhD student at the Department of Oncology, researching post-natal development and stem cell biology. She is from the county of Shropshire in the UK and studied for her BSc in Genetics at Cardiff University. As First Year Representative, Jamie is responsible for the running of Freshers' Week and is a key link between new students and the college. If you have any questions about starting at Peterhouse, Freshers' events or general queries please contact Jamie via email.