JCR Committee is the ideas box for the JCR. We strive to gauge your opinions on college, find out what you want to change and vote on half colours (awards given to students for excellent contribution to college or university life). During your time at Trevs you will be assigned a rep depending on which block you live in in college or a livers’ out rep. If you have any issues that you want to bring up they are the people to go to as they will raise them at the next committee meeting. There are plenty of places on this committee so any keen beans amongst you who want to throw yourself into life at Trevs look out for the elections during the Michaelmas Term. For more information email email@example.com.
Finance Committee is one of the most important JCR committees. It considers applications to fund projects and purchases by JCR members, clubs and societies, and is also responsible for considering applications for foreign travel once a year as ‘expeditions committee’. However, there is much more to it than this. Fin Com also provides oversight for the JCR finances, by hearing reports from the JCR treasurer, Buttery treasurer and Sabbatical Bar Steward. It examines financial motions prior to their going to JCR meetings, and discusses major financial changes that the JCR is considering, such as our recent decision to register as a charity.
FinComm normally meets around three times a term, and is an excellent way to gain experience and be more involved in the running of the JCR. Each year there are four tier three places available to JCR members, which are elected at the beginning of Michaelmas term.
Social Committee is a great way to be at the heart of some of the main college events throughout the year. Members of the committee are voted in by the JCR, and are given the responsibility of working with the Social Chair to plan all of the events for the rest of college to enjoy, providing a means for all of the different years to interact and have fun. Soc Comm is perfect for those who want to be part of a team who bring together ideas and produce events that are often the highlights of the year, and are the creativity behind the occasions that leave lasting memories. The success of the committee is down to having a balance of skills and interests between its members, and everyone is welcome to apply, from the arty to the organised, the inventive to the practical. As long as you have a taste for fun and hardwork, then Soc Comm is for you!
Steering Committee would be more self-evident if it were called Chair’s Committee. In essence, SteeringComm is responsible for ensuring the accountability of the Chair. To this end, they act as returning officers in JCR elections, help to set up JCR meetings and meet somewhat regularly with the Chair to keep abreast of JCR issues. This can range from minor things like checking the wording of motions to more serious matters such as investigating voting scandals or deciding on whether livers out can run for Exec positions.
Another role of Steering Committee is to sit on the panels during Open Day Rep and Freshers Rep screening. This is to ensure impartiality and to inject a breadth of views onto those panels.
The current Steering Committee members are: Dan Bowtell, Nick Cooper, Clare Hennessy, Joe Troughton and Alex Woodrow. Ben Lambert as Chair-elect also sits on Steering.
DUCK is Durham University’s version of RAG, an entirely student run organisation with the primary aims of not only raising funds and awareness for some of the most worthwhile causes in the world, but also providing students such as those at Trevs with intensely unique opportunities in fundraising, exploring, furthering their CVs and having fun in ways you never thought possible!
Trevs DUCK Comm is proud to say that so far this year, we’ve raised far and away the most money out of any college in the University, and have had a hell of a time doing so! We’ve communicated through song and impressed dazzling dames, dressed up in onesies on street corners and sold all sorts of strange promises at auction in order to raise over £8000 for charities such as Bernardo’s, Oxfam and Future for Nepal this year alone!
Our meetings are every Thursday at 6:30pm in the college Undercroft and are open to anyone. Please don’t hesitate to come along and be a part of it all – we have free food!
Welfare Campaigns Committee
Welfare Campaigns Committee consists of a team of twelve members who are in charge of running various campaigns throughout the year related to students’ well-being at university. It is chaired and run by the male and female welfare officers and meetings usually take place once every week. Campaigns which the Welfare Campaigns Committee run include Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance Week (SHAG Week), Alcohol Awareness Week, Pride Week (LGBT Awareness), Stress Less and Disabilities Awareness Week. We are always looking for anyone who is creative, inventive, enthusiastic and has a genuine interest in running campaigns to help students during their time at university so if this sounds like your cup of tea then speak to your welfare officers and get involved!