The Graduate Common Room (GCR)

The Graduate Common Room (known as the GCR) lies at the heart of college student activities, and all Green Templeton students, irrespective of their status or place of residence, are automatically members.

On this page, the GCR Committee for 2020-21 introduce themselves and their roles, and provide details on how to contact them.

GCR Committee for 2020-2021

President: Penny Cornwall

Penny Cornwall wearing a brightly patterned dress and smiling as she stands next to a wooden fence outdoors

My role is to represent students both internally and externally, and to advocate for your needs and interests. Additionally, I work with the GCR Committee to organise student-led initatives and to support college life. Please reach out to me with any inquiries or concerns, and I look forward to learning with you, growing with you, and representing you this year.

Email Penny: penelope.cornwall@gtc.ox.ac.uk

Vice-President (Welfare): Sofija Paneva

Sofija Paneva at an outdoor restaurant table at nighttime with a flickering candle in front of her

As part of the Welfare Team, I work together with the Welfare Officers, GCRC, Peer Supporters, Junior Deans and College Office in supporting all students during their time at GTC. My aim is to make sure that your mental health and wellbeing needs are well-represented in College and addressed through the activities that we organize. Please get in touch if you have any suggestions on how we can make College a more welcoming and supportive environment for all or ideas for fun Welfare events that we can put up!

Email Sofija: sofija.paneva@gtc.ox.ac.uk

Vice-Presidents (Equality and Diversity): Claire Otasowie and Ellie Hopkinson

Claire Otasowie and Ellie Hopkinson in sub fusc smiling on matriculation day

We want to make sure that college life is accessible to all, and help make everyone’s time here at GTC the best it can be, regardless of your ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, identity, ability, religion or nationality.

Email Claire: claire.otasowie@gtc.ox.ac.uk
Email Ellie: eleanor.hopkinson@gtc.ox.ac.uk

Black Students Representative: Josephine Agyeman-Duah (Jossey)

Josephine Agyeman Duah wearing a colourful striped top and necklace smiling in a professional headshot

My role is to advocate for sustainable actions aimed at addressing inequalities affecting Black and Minority Ethnic groups. I will work with the College Office and GCR Committee to facilitate actions which will promote the wellbeing and progression of Black students at GTC.

Email Jossey: josephine.agyeman-duah@wrh.ox.ac.uk

Personal and Professional Development Officer: Acheampong Atta-Boateng

Acheampong Atta-Boateng wears a checked shirt under a grey jumper as he smiles in a garden with trees behind him

I work with the career development office to support students to make the most of their time at GTC and be better prepared for professional life.

Email Acheampong: acheampong.atta-boateng@gtc.ox.ac.uk

Female Welfare Officer: Emily Gough

Emily Gough in sub fusc on matriculation day standing outside the Radcliffe Camera

My role in the committee focuses on the wellbeing, including mental and sexual health, of all students who are women and non-binary individuals. Please feel free to reach out to me if you need any support!

Email Emily: emily.gough@gtc.ox.ac.uk

Male Welfare Officer: Lion Uhl

Lion Uhl wearing a navy jacket as he stands in a busy street full of tourists

I am part of the GCRC welfare team and focus on the wellbeing of all students who are men or non-binary individuals, including mental and sexual health. Please don’t hesitate getting in touch with me if you need any support!

Email Lion: lion.uhl@gtc.ox.ac.uk

International Students Representatives: Javier Silva and Wayne Lim

We are thrilled to serve GTC’s international community by championing initiatives to celebrate our cultural diversity.

Email Javier: javier.amayasilva@gtc.ox.ac.uk
Email Wayne: wayne.lim@gtc.ox.ac.uk

Internal Entertainment Officer: Rutuja Chhajed

Rutuja Chhajed wears a brown coat and black t-shirt as she sits outside a restaurant on a chilly day

I am here to make sure in the difficult times of COVID, you can still have some cheerful evenings and a normal college experience. If you have got something on your mind, please feel free to reach out and we can organize some fun events.

Email Rutuja: rutuja.chhajed@gtc.ox.ac.uk

Environment Officers: Lore M Purroy and Constanze Cavalier

We are trying to improve the sustainability of our college and raise awareness on the environment in our community.

Email Lore: lore.purroy@gtc.ox.ac.uk
Email: Constanze: constanze.cavalier@gtc.ox.ac.uk

Webmaster: Emily Thomas

Emily Thomas in a navy zipped top sits inside a restaurant

Responsible for making sure the website has the most up to date info.

Email Emily: emily.thomas@gtc.ox.ac.uk

External Entertainment Officer: Hataipatara (Mont) Vinaiphat

Hataipatara (Mont) Vinaiphat leans against a balcony with wooden double doors visible behind her

My role is to ensure that members could still participate in activities with other colleges or organisations as much as possible during this academic year.

Email Hataipatara: hataipatara.vinaiphat@qeh.ox.ac.uk

Sports and Societies (Co)Officers: Jordan Gorenberg and Bessie O’Dell

Jordan Gorenberg wears a white shirt and glasses in a professional headshot. Bessie O'Dell wears a blue patterned dress as she stands outside a red brick building

We facilitate and advertise the range of sports and societies run for and by members of the college.

Email Jordan: jordan.gorenberg@anthro.ox.ac.uk
Email Bessie: bessie.odell@gtc.ox.ac.uk

Professional and Medical Student Representative: Davide Bilardi

Davide Bilardi wears a blue shirt and glasses in this professional headshot

As part of the GCRC my role is to create opportunities to make the contribution of professional and medical students to the GTC community effective and central.

Email Davide: davide.bilardi@gtc.ox.ac.uk