Committee Members

Ben Hollingdale

LGBT+ Officer

Hi all! I'm Ben, I'm a first year Natural Scientist, my pronouns are he/him and I'm very excited to be your JCR LGBT+ officer for 2020. As officer, I will be working with the other members of the Welfare Team to ensure the college remains an inclusive and supportive environment for all students, as well as organising and advertising events for LGBT+ students and making sure the interests of all LGBT+ members of college are represented in the decision making processes of the JCR. I run a weekly welfare hour from 5:00-6:00 pm in the college bar but I'm always happy to talk if there's anything you'd like to go over more privately, so feel free to drop me a message on Facebook or come and find me around college as you would like.

Boris Fonarkov


Hi, I'm Boris, a third year History student and the JCR Treasurer for 2020. Chiefly, I'm responsible for managing the JCR's finances and overseeing all of our floats, reimbursements and subsidy schemes, as well as finding new and better ways to spend our money to provide services for Selwyn students. If you're looking for a JCR reimbursement or subsidy, or if you're facing a financial barrier to entry that you think the JCR might be able to help you with, just email me and I'll get it sorted. All such enquiries are confidential. I'm very keen to expand access to all walks of student life at Selwyn, and foster greater transparency of the JCR's spending, so please don't hesitate to get in touch! I also sit on College Council and Governing Body to represent student voices to the college, so if you have any financial concerns about college policy or life at Selwyn I would be very happy to hear them.

Caitlin Bohan

Ents Officer

Charlie Scholes

Development and Education Officer

Erin-Atlanta Argun

Welfare Officer

Hiya! I'm Erin, a second year History of Art student and one of the current Welfare Officers ( / the Welfare Witch)! I run a weekly drop in session in my room (R6, Anne's Court) from 5-6pm on Tuesdays, and organise weekly welfare yoga. Always happy to chat over a coffee, so don't hesitate to email me :)

Harry Mayne

Freshers' rep

Hi all! I'm Harry, a first-year economist and a Freshers' Rep. Poppy and I will be representing the views of current freshers at JCR meetings as well as planning some events throughout the year. We are in the process of organising Freshers' Week 2020 and are aiming to make sure the new freshers feel as welcome as possible coming to Selwyn next michaelmas. Feel free to drop me a message if you have any questions or concerns! ❤️❤️❤️

Heloise Messervy-Whiting

Green, Ethics and Faiths officer

I’m Heloise, a 2nd year lawyer, and I represent green, ethical and faiths issues on the JCR. I want to make sure we are doing as much as possible to be a sustainable, ethical college which is inclusive for people of all faiths, and I’m always keen to hear about any issues/ideas you have, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch! 💚

Hendrik Michel

International Students Officer

Henry Campos

Welfare Officer

Hi! I'm Henry, a first year History student who is interested in the welfare of students at Selwyn. With the rest of the Welfare team, I work with College to address mental health issues and destigmatise the debate around mental health. I hold a weekly welfare hour from 5-6pm every Sunday in the College bar where we can have just a quick chat or signpost you towards help you can get! Don't hesitate to get in touch on messenger or email if you have any concerns, want a more private chat, or have any ideas for welfare initiatives in College (:

Isabel Roberts

Disabled Students Officer

Hi everyone! I’m Issy (she/her), a first year HSPS student. As JCR Disabled Students’ Officer, I work with the other members of the Welfare Team to try make College the best place for our physical and mental health possible. Every Monday, I hold a weekly welfare hour from 5:30 to 6:30 in my (ground floor) room (M staircase). This is an opportunity to raise a concern, ask a query or to just pop along for a chat. Two key priorities of mine are improving the experience of disabled students’ at Selwyn, in particular with relation to awareness of and responsiveness to the Student Support Document, and making sure that mental health and wellbeing is at the forefront of our college’s focus. Please do message or email me if you have any questions, want to raise a concern or even just for a chat!

Joe Bishop

Communications officer

Hi, I'm Joe, a second year HSPSer, and I'm responsible for keeping students informed on the work of the JCR and on events around Selwyn and Cambridge. I also help run all of the JCR social media accounts, so if you haven't liked or followed our pages yet then please do! Don't hesitate to get in touch with any news or events you want my help with sharing with the student body!

Joe Marsden

Computing Officer

Maddy Fisher

Gender Equality Officer

Hi all, I'm Maddy a first year studying HSPS and your gender equality officer for this year! As part of my role I will run campaigns to improve gender equality, provide feedback to the JCR about Selwyn FemSoc, and help to organise inclusive events. Please do email me if you have any suggestions about how to create an equal environment at Selwyn :)

Mattie Armstrong - Sobolewski


I'm Mattie, a second year music student! My main role as Vice President is voting and speaking on Selwyn's behalf at the fortnightly CUSU (Cambridge University Student Union) council. The agenda for these council meetings are posted on the Selwyn JCR facebook page every week, and I would love to hear people's opinions on the proposed motions - drop me a message anytime! I am also a committee member of CUSU Women's Campaign - again, please feel free to contact me if you're interested in supporting campaigns more specifically tailored to supporting women and non-binary people across the university.

Megan Glover

Accomodation and Services Officer

Oliver Schönle


Hi, I'm Olly (he/him)! I'm a second-year Philosophy student, and the JCR President for 2020. I chair weekly JCR Committee meetings, and I sit on Selwyn's College Council and Governing Body, making sure that the voices of students are heard. I am also responsible for overseeing and co-ordinating the operations of the JCR. During my tenure, I want to focus on promoting welfare and mental health amongst students, as I think that both the college and the JCR can do more to support undergraduates. Another priority is making sure that studying at Selwyn is something that is accessible to everyone, both in terms of admissions and in terms of life at university. Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you want to raise any issues or concerns, or have any ideas about how to improve college life!

Poppy Robinson

Freshers' rep

Hiya I'm Poppy I'm studying Art History and with Harry I'm a freshers rep! As fresher's rep we aim to represent all of current fresher's concerns to the JCR committee as well as ensure the smoothest possible transition in the university life for the freshers this coming October which includes planning fresher's week, organising college families and marriage formal. If you have any concerns feel free to get in touch ;)

Samara Shahjahan

BAME Officer

Sam Holmes

Access Officer

I'm a second year Natural Scientist from Leeds, with interests in Chemistry, Materials and Earth Sciences. I also play for the college badminton team, and I play the clarinet in a chill university concert band, where we play lots of fun pieces. In my role as access officer, I'll be helping to show students what Cambridge is really like, and make sure people from all backgrounds can make an informed decision about applying and studying here. Do get in touch if you have any questions!

Sam Johnston

Ents Officer

Shemaya Hurd-Thomas

Access Officer

Hi there! I'm Shemaya, a second year PBS (psychological and behavioural sciences) student from Devon. I'm one of the Access Officers so it's my job to help give school students, including prospective applicants, a feel for what student life at Selwyn, and Cambridge more generally, is like. Please don't hesitate to get in contact if you would like to know more about student life at Selwyn, or if you are a current Selwyn student looking for more ways to get involved in access work across the college.

Theo Brook

Clubs and Societies Officer

Hi everyone, I'm Theo, a second-year Natural Sciences student and the current JCR Clubs & Societies Officer. My role includes keeping the records of all college clubs and societies, and helping students create new ones. With that in mind, please contact me if you want help setting up a new club/society, or need any help promoting an existing one. My main aim is to increase uptake and accessibility of all clubs and societies, so if you have any ideas or suggestions just drop me a message (: