After elections last week, the incoming MCR committee 2018-19 has been announced.
The new committee will be led by MCR President Daniel Antón García, a Chemistry PhD student. As Infrastructure Officer on the 2017-18 MCR committee, Daniel worked on a range of projects that have improved the College experience for our students. His main successes were increasing the Bop capacity to 177, and a proposal for refurbishment of the bar, Pfeiffer room and Combination room – to be completed next academic year.
His role as President will be to represent the views of students at College level meetings and work 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.
Daniel commented: ‘I am very excited to start working with the new committee on enhancing the college experience for all fellow Hughesians. In the short term, we will ensure that Hughes offers a supportive and friendly environment throughout Easter term, especially to all of those sitting exams soon. As a diverse committee including both undergraduate and graduate students, we will also make sure that a wide range of activities are offered to those who are staying here over the summer while preparing to welcome the new intake of students in September. With the help of the new subcommittees, we will be able to not only offer an opportunity to one-year students to get directly involved with the MCR, but also to enhance our social, cultural and academic calendar at Hughes next year.’
Joining Daniel on the new committee is Yuri Im as Vice President, Hattie Stacey as Secretary, Maxim Kuvshinov as Treasurer, Stasa Stankovic as Academic Officer, Nikhil Dutt-Sundaraj and Emma Silvester as Social Secretaries, Andrea Di Antonio and Paulina Librizzi as Welfare Officers, Jeehee You as Equality Officer, Patrick Perillo as Accommodation Officer, Connor O’Pray as Sports and Societies Officer, Harry Holkham as Infrastructure Officer, and Vasilis Frantzis as Green and Ethical Affairs Officer. The Welfare LGBT+ officer position will be re-opened at a later date.
The role of the whole committee is to try and allow students to get the most out of their time at Hughes Hall.
Sonia Ilie, Senior MCR Treasurer and Returning Officer, and Research Fellow at Hughes Hall said ‘The current committee and I would like to thank everyone who put themselves forward. It is great to see positions being contested, and I would personally encourage those who on this occasion were not successful to continue their engagement with the MCR committee – it’s through everyone’s contributions that we will continue to improve on the welcoming and supportive community that the Hughes Hall MCR already is.’
The 2017-18 MCR committee will officially hand over to the new committee at this year’s Handover Hall Formal on 27 April.