Graduate Common Room (GCR)

The Graduate Common Room (or 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 of the GCR.

Committee November 2019

The GCR Committee for 2019-20 is:

President: Maggie Pleša
Contact: gcr-president@gtc.ox.ac.uk

My role is to represent students inside and outside college and advocate for your interests. In addition, I work with the GCR Committee to organise the student-led side of college life. You can reach out to me for pretty much anything related to college or the GCR at: gcr-president@gtcgcr.org


Vice-President (Welfare): Penny Cornwall
Contact: gcr-welfare@gtc.ox.ac.uk

As VP Welfare, I focus on the financial, academic, physical and emotional welfare of Green Templeton students. Please feel free to contact me by email regarding any welfare queries.


Vice-President (Equality and Diversity): Lauren Rudd
Contact: gcr-equality@gtc.ox.ac.uk

I represent the interests of the LGBTQ+ community and I oversee the activities of the Family & Couples Reps and of the International Students Rep. Contact me if you feel you are not represented enough at the college and/or if you have suggestions for events that celebrate the diversity of our community.


Vice-President Entertainment (Internal and External): Mark Pollock
Contact: gcr-entertainment@gtc.ox.ac.uk

I am here to make sure your leisure time is occupied by relaxing events and fun-filled evenings. If you have got something on your mind and you want to share the idea, if you want to host an event for Green Templeton students and need collaboration, and if you are seeking any kind of help in terms of organising any activities, please feel free to drop an email at gcr-entertainment@gtc.ox.ac.uk. I will be happy to reply.


Treasurer: Asmita Poddar
Contact: gcr-treasurer@gtc.ox.ac.uk

I manage the funds entrusted to the GCR and ensure that Green Templeton stakeholders obtain value in the application of the funds.


Secretaries: Eloïse Anne and Jacqui Murphy
Contact:  gcr-secretary@gtc.ox.ac.uk

We’re working to organise the committee to ensure everything happens smoothly and effectively


Personal and Professional Development Officer: Irene Etxeberria Altuna

Contact: gcr-development@gtc.ox.ac.uk

My role is to assist college members’ personal and professional development. If you would like to reach me, send an email at gcr-development@gtc.ox.ac.uk.


Male Welfare Officer: Lion Uhl
Contact: gcr-welfare@gtc.ox.ac.uk

My role in the committee focuses on the mental and sexual health of all students whose gender identity includes male. Please feel free to contact me at gcr-welfare@gtc.ox.ac.uk.


Female Welfare Officer: Hettie Dvs
Contact: gcr-welfare@gtc.ox.ac.uk

My role in the committee focuses on the mental and sexual health of all students whose gender identity includes female.


International Students Reps: Beatriz Silveira de Arruda and Filip Němeček
Contact: gcr-international-students@gtc.ox.ac.uk

We serve the international community of our college, to make sure that all cultures, religions and languages are welcomed in our college.


Internal Entertainment Officer: Lore PS and Thomas Hakman
Contact: gcr-entertainment@gtc.ox.ac.uk

We organise all the internal events, so if you have any questions about them, suggestions for the next BOP, or simply ideas you’d like to share to make our events even better, drop us an email at gcr-entertainment@gtc.ox.ac.uk.


Environmental Officers: Raffaele Ippolito and Anja Bitterwolf
Contact: gcr-environment@gtc.ox.ac.uk

We want to make sure Green Templeton continues to be as environmentally friendly as possible, by improving recycling methods and minimising waste. Alongside this, we hope to raise awareness about current environmental issues and ways in which individuals can reduce their environmental impact. Even small changes can make a large difference and so we would also love to hear any feedback regarding things which you think could be improved at Green Templeton.


IT/Webmaster: Yannik Herbert
Contact: gcr-webmaster@gtc.ox.ac.uk

My role is to ensure that our computing and I.T. needs are being met by the college. If you’d like to talk about anything to do with computing in Green Templeton, please email gcr-webmaster@gtc.ox.ac.uk.


Families and Couples Reps: Rebecca Peters, Racheli Noah and Mishern Kamlesh Chetty
Contact: gcr-couples-families@gtc.ox.ac.uk

As your Families and Couples reps, we will continue the work of organising family and couple-friendly events, and we strive to compile helpful information for partners of Green Templeton students including college access, and listen to and respond to the needs of the Green Templeton families and couples.


External Entertainment Officer: Susanne Klausing and Davide Bilardi
Contact: gcr-entertainment@gtc.ox.ac.uk

As External Entertainment Officers we are organising regular exchange dinners as well as bar and food cooperation to bring Green Templeton students together with students from other colleges and make Oxford a more connected place. If you have any questions or ideas for external entertainment, please feel free to ask us!


Sports and Societies: Bessie O’Dell and Jordan Gorenberg
Contact: gcr-sports@gtc.ox.ac.uk

Our role is to cater to your demands on which sports and societies you would love to see more of! Feel free to drop us an email if you have any suggestions or queries.


Charities and Development Officers: Rosie Fatt and James Gunnell
Contact: gcr-charities@gtc.ox.ac.uk


Continuity Officer: Carlos Outeiral
Contact: gcr-continuity@gtc.ox.ac.uk

My job is to sit on the executive committee and be involved in the strategic decisions of the GCR, changes to constitutions, and meetings with college officers. If you have any questions about the GCR please feel free to ask me!