My role is to represent the views of the student body at Robinson at CUSU council and ensure that discussions/debates within college are run fairly, I am also responsible for running elections for new committee members at the start of the academic year, until I am replaced by successor. This year, I am helping to rewrite the constitution to bring it up to date and to make it easier for students to understand how the RCSA works and how students can use it to access help and support, like welfare and money for societies. My hobbies include failing to salsa dance and cooking, so far I've not given anyone food poisoning.
As the RCSA President my role is about underpinning the link between students and college authorities. Throughout the year I will be liaising with college and lobbying for improvements through meetings and on various committees. I'm also there to support the other members of the RCSA and facilitate their roles to the best of my ability, be that through chasing up their ideas with college or trying to ensure that the resources of the RCSA are optimally used. This year we are undertaking our quinquennial constitutional review, I want to be heavily involved and try to ensure that wherever possible we simplify our procedures. Hopefully we will be able to make it more obvious how to seek support, financial or otherwise, from the RCSA. Through the RCSA's current affiliation to CUSU I also have the responsibility to represent our student body in trying to ensure that student views are effectively voiced on university issues that influence us.
Hi, I'm Cat, and I'm a second year English student. As Vice President, it's my job to support Rhys in making sure the RCSA is effective in representing the views of college. I'm also in charge of organising next year's freshers' week as well as the college room ballot. You'll also receive weekly bulletins from me, outlining the opportunities available outside the red bricks of Robinson, and I'm hoping to coordinate a fortnightly committee bulletin to let you know what the RCSA has been working on.
Will, 2nd year history. Hoping to make refund process quick and easy, and find more ways of spending reserve funds to improve the college.
I'm a first year HSPS student and in my spare time I attempt rowing/running. If you ever need me I will either be in the library, nanna mexicos or the far aisle in Sainsbury's. It's my job to help sort out the agenda and take the minutes for the open, welfare and executive meetings. I've also got some other exciting jobs like sorting the RCSA pigeon hole and notice board. Most importantly, I'm the person you need to contact if you want to submit a motion for one of the open meetings, which take place three times a term.
I'm Luisa, a first year studying law. As your Academic Affairs Officer I am there to make sure that the academic life at Robinson runs as smoothly as possible. My aim is to strengthen the network within the individual subject groups as well as to encourage the exchange between different subject groups. I'll help the subject reps organise events throughout the year to achieve that. My responsibilities in a nutshell: make sure subject reps are chosen for the upcoming academic year and overlook the organisation of subject drinks; represent you on the education committee and the library committee; facilitate the use of subject mailing lists ... and put your suggestions into practice! So if you feel there is anything academic that needs to be changed, contact me!
Hi I'm Laura and I'm the Welfare Officer for this year. My role involves looking after the general welfare of Robinson students, including sexual and mental health. To this end I offer C-Card services, confidential drop-ins where you can ask about anything you like or ask for any sexual health supplies that the college offers and I also organise events to raise awareness for welfare. I am aiming to continue with the big focus on mental health that has arisen in the last few years and I want to ensure that everyone knows where to go within college and with wider Cambridge to get the help they need. Please feel free to come chat to me whenever you see me, or message me or come to a drop-in session for a bit more privacy.
I'm Anna, a first year Historian and this year's Catering and Amenities Officer. My role is effectively to deal with all the practical arrangements within Robinson to make college life more enjoyable for everyone. For Catering I deal with the Garden Restaurant and formals whilst for Amenities, facilities such as the bike stores and the Laundry Room are my concern. Aside from this, I am hoping to continue the work from previous years such as getting waffles at brunch on a frequent basis whilst also trying to implement other changes such as getting an ATM machine or a cash back system at the bar. Aside from my passion for food and washing machines, I love playing netball, swimming and occasionally debating. Targets for this Year: get an ATM machine in College or a cash back system at the bar to make cash withdrawals easier for Robinson students; make the Trunk Room system easier by removing unnecessary items and replacing it with more storage units; get more themed formals throughout the year; Revamp the JCR; get waffles on offer at brunch more frequently; organise the bike storage area.
I'm a third year Phys NatSci who loves trying something new, whether it be rowing or bell ringing, real tennis or tap dancing! I believe sports and societies are one of the most important aspects of university life; they are an opportunity to try something new and meet new people, and more importantly they help you to take your mind off work. Robinson has so many different societies and sports teams, some of which compete at the top level of inter-college competition, and some which are far more casual. Information about all of these can be found on the RCSA website. My job is to coordinate the heads of societies, keep the website updated and I am responsible for communal college sport equipment such as the croquet mallets, the gym and the games room equipment. This year I am organising the return of the Sister College Varsity with St. Catherine's, Oxford. If you have any questions or suggestions relating to sports or societies, please contact me at [email protected] .
My role is essential to helping Robinson increase its number of direct applicants, and helping disadvantaged candidates access Cambridge. I am also passionate about bridging the gender gap, especially in science subjects and helping provide support for state school applicants. In my spare time I love photography, all things arty, especially water colour painting. My favourite place in Cambridge is the red brick cafe but I also love hanging in the University Library - you can feel the book vibes! What I want to achieve this year: encourage disadvantaged students to apply to Cambridge (particularly from lower achieving schools, and those from poor socio-economic backgrounds); bridge the gender gap in science subjects; provide more information to prospective students regarding the admissions process and new admissions tests; communicate with the new access committee so that the student body has an opportunity to fully participate in access events and outreach programmes; break down the myths and rumours regarding life at Cambridge.
Sarah Elizabeth Jane Ferry, age 20, Natural Sciences(Biological), part IB, likes Bops. Lillian Ruby Yeo Judd, age 19, Natural Sciences(Biological), part IB, likes Bops. We're just two gals trying to make your time at Cambridge a little more entertaining. BOPS EVERY WEEKEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
As Green Officer, I am responsible for the promotion of sustainability in college. This not only includes reducing energy consumption, but also things like increasing biodiversity in the gardens. Whilst a lot of my work is behind the scenes on the Green Impact scheme, I am keen to get students more involved in making the college sustainable. How? By creating incentives and joining a competition with other colleges to become the most sustainable college in Cambridge!
I am a second year CompSci. My responsibilities as Compuer Officer include maintenance of the RCSA website, providing advice and assistance to Members of the RCSA and to the RCSA Committee on technical issues, and representing the RCSA on the IT Committee. If you have any technical problem, google it. If it persists, email the college's IT Helpdesk at [email protected] .
I'm Lottie Howson, women's officer here at Robinson. I'm a second year English student and love painting, poetry and drinking tea. I run Robinson Feminist Society and am passionate about making the college as supportive and empowering as possible for self-defining women students. I will run drop-in sessions every week so any self-defining woman can talk to me if they're facing any problems or just come by and have chat (there will be tea on tap). In addition to this I will provide pregnancy tests, sexual health information, sanitary towels and tampons in my room for anyone to come grab whenever. I will also run fortnightly women discussions sessions to create a more intimate space for female students to voice any issues they're having. I am going to introduce a women's only hour in the Robinson weights room so women feel more comfortable utilising this facility.
Hi, I'm Peter. I'm men's officer which basically means I'm in charge of men's welfare. I like things short and sweet, and if you've got any questions about what any of that means, hit me up.
Hey! I'm Sneha, this year's ethnic minorities officer. I'm basically here to represent all the ethnic minority students in Robinson at a college level and help with their welfare. That includes things like holding drop-in sessions, organising social events that both ethnic minority and non-ethnic minority students can attend, and managing the Robinson BME Students Facebook page. As part of the welfare sub-committee, I help plan welfare events and I'm happy to talk to anyone about any problems they may be having (I'll even provide tea and biscuits)! I'm also in charge of the college fondue set. Apart from being ethnic minorities officer, I'm also on the university Pink Week and Save the Children committees. I like coffee, photography, music and the occasional yoga session in my free time, and I spend a lot of time in coffee shops.
Hi, I'm Amelie. Here's a little bit about me: I'm from Frankfurt, Germany and a First Year student studying Law. I like sports, especially Track and Field and Skiing and have started Rowing. I'm a passionate baker and love to cook. I love everything international: travelling, food, learning new languages and meeting new people! I'm really interested in human rights and equality for all. Make sure that all the international students at Robinson feel integrated and are able to adapt to their new environment easily. Boost tolerance and respect for all cultures at Robinson. Keep everybody informed about international events, hosted both by us and by other colleges and societies. Organise the International Fresher's Week for next year. Incorporate as many of your ideas as possible because there's no 'I' in 'TEAM', so let me know!
I look after all exciting LGBT+ things happening in college whether that's the Rainbow Robinson bop in Lent (SO. HYPED!!) or my weekly drop ins/appointments or film nights. (looking for good ideas if you have any!) I like to sit in the bar, and bake things (not at the same time) so I'm always around for a chat if you want:) This year my main aims are to get a really strong LGBT+ community in college (because I want more friends) and get more people (including myself) more educated about transgender issues and being more inclusive to transgender people.
Wassup? I'm starting this short biography with such a dated reference because in my capacity as Newsletter Editor my finger is firmly about 8 years off the pulse of college life. On a serious note though, my job is to report on college life in a hopefully vaguely humourous and accurate manner by dint of Robinson's internationally-renowned journalistic juggernaut, The Brick.