Meet the Committee
Find your elected UCS representatives below. Feel free to get in touch whenever with any questions! Our emails can be found on this page. All UCS meetings are open to Clare members, so you’re also welcome to come and field questions in person. Events for meetings are listed on our Facebook page.
PresidentHello! My name is Dan and I’m the President of the UCS this year. My job is to represent you and defend your interests in college. I work closely with the rest of the UCS committee, as well as the fellows and staff on various college committees, to make Clare a better place. My priorities for the UCS this year are improvements and new initiatives in welfare, our environmental track record, the liberation campaigns, and access to Clare. Above all, the UCS exists to serve you and to amplify your voice, so if you have any questions or concerns, or need someone to talk to, I am always happy to help.
You can contact me at: ucs-president [at] srcf [dot] ucam [dot] org or dw531 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk
SECRETARYHi I'm Beth. An interesting fact about me is that I have never eaten a pot noodle and I don't intend to change that any time soon. Really the only party trick I have going on is doing an incredibly profane rant about how much I hate Stuart Little, and telling people where the Midlands are.
You can contact me at: bmk31 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk
VICE PresidentHi I'm Natalie, a second year Classicist. I fill my spare time with yoga, reading, painting, everything Italian (aka pizza) and extreme binge-watching American sitcoms. But by far my number one hobby is telling everyone how much harder Classics is than they think. As Vice President this year I'll be representing Clare voices in CUSU Council. My main goal is to make sure Clare still gets a June Event throughout the renovations! Fun fact: I can reference a Friends/HIMYM episode for any occasion.
You can contact me at: nc507 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk
TREASURERHi I'm Conor the UCS treasurer. I study Spanish and Russian, my main hobby is watching sports. Fun fact: I worked in Catalonia for 2 months before coming to university!
You can contact me at: cmf60 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk
ACADEMIC AFFAIRS OFFICERHi I'm Tarn, your Academic Affairs Officer. I hope to help everyone at Clare become less stressed, particularly during exams. I'm here to hear any concerns however big or small, or just point you in the right direction.
Over the year I will work with the librarians to put forward ideas for improvements to the FML; also the subject reps to give subject-specific advice, and the rest of the UCS. I'm currently studying Veterinary Medicine but in my free time I enjoy rowing, martial arts and going out. A couple of fun facts: my guilty pleasure is country music and I have 40 chickens!
You can contact me at: tc533 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk
ACCESS OfficerHi I'm Ella, my party trick is to cry on cue when shown dog videos. My hobbies include watching dog videos, musical theatre and making Clare accessible. Fun fact: I once sat next to Antonia Banderas at a musical!
You can contact me at: en335 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk
Accommodation OfficerHi I'm Eloise. In my free time I enjoy printmaking and running. Fun fact: the first time I went to IKEA I put raspberry sauce on my chips and was subsequently abandoned by my German exchange.
You can contact me at: ecat2 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk
BME OFFICERMy name's Isha (pronounced ee-sha if you were wondering). I'm from Coventry and I'm the BME (black and minority ethnic) officer for the UCS this year! I'm a bionatsci, but I'm also really interested in politics, particularly issues surrounding race, gender and sexuality. In Cambridge I'm mostly involved with FLY (a group for women and non-binary of colour), access work and rock climbing! Fun fact: I'm bilingual in English (obviously) and German!
You can contact me at: isc25 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk
Environment OfficerHi, my name's Abby and I'm Clare's Ethics and Environment Officer this year. Although I have a (mild) obsession with rowing, I am also passionate about the environment and making our college as sustainable as possible! By recycling and being energy conscious I'm sure Clare can retain it's reputation as one of the greenest colleges. Mainly because I idolise David Attenborough (archetypal Clareite), I love animals and believe everyone has a role in creating a safe and humane world for them to live in. I am open to any suggestions about making Clare ethical and hope that we can all work together to become environmentally sustainable!
You can contact me at: aeg56 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk
LGBT+ OfficerI'm Nick and I'm your LGBT+ Officer. I study Natural Sciences and I sing in the Corpus Christi chapel choir. My three favourite things are my plants that live on the windowsill next to my desk (they are called Archie, Paul and Loretta). A fun fact about me is that, despite being very clumsy, I have never broken a bone!
You can contact me at: nbh23 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk
Mental HEalth and Disabilities OfficerHi I'm Harry (he/him), the UCS Disabilities and Mental Health Rep. I study PBS and in my spare time I enjoy doing creative writing, reading and arts and crafts (with varying levels of skill and dedication). My role means that I represent and support students with disabilities and mental health issues at Clare, so get in touch with me if you've got any questions, anything you'd like support with or any suggestions for events you'd like me to run!
SERVICES OfficerI'm Nick, a first year medical student. I'm the Services Officer for the UCS, meaning I'm in charge of providing supplies for our common areas (Library Common Room and the Colony Common Room) and liaising with College Catering! My interests include mixed netball, life drawing and skiing. Fun fact: I hold the record for the quickest time at Clare's annual charity eating competition, Pie and Pint!
You can contact me at: ng432 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk
SOCIAL secretaryHey everyone! My name is Vicky and I'm the Social Secretary for the UCS, meaning I'll be in charge of all the fun stuff! I love to eat, drink and sing (not very well) and pretend to do work!
You can contact me at: vg332 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk
Welfare OfficerI'm David, a first year engineer and I'm delighted to be a Clare welfare officer for 2019-2020! I'm particularly excited about working with Katie to organise lots of events like a dog therapy session and movie nights in the Riley Auditorium. In my spare time I love acting and anything to do with theatre, so I am planning to invite the Cambridge Impronauts to perform for us a few times over the next year. If you have any welfare-related concerns, please feel free to chat to me about anything!
You can contact me at: dib29 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk
Welfare officerI'm Katie I'm studying theology (and having lots of fun) in first year. I come from North Yorkshire and I'm into yoga, rowing and Netflix. My fun fact is that I worked in Cambodia for 7 months on my gap year!
You can contact me at: klv25 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk
WOMEN's OFficerHi I'm Georgia and I study MML (French and Italian). I joined the UCS as women's officer because I want to play a more active role in college life and make sure that women and non-binary people feel safe and happy at Clare. A fun fact about me is that I have Heterochromia iridium (which means my eyes are two different colours)!
You can contact me at: georgia [dot] appleyard [at] outlook [dot] com
Clareification EditorsGood noontide! I'm Jonah and I'm a first year Engineer at Clare College, Trinity Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1TL, 52.2051 degrees N, 0.1152 degrees E. I'm defined by my accomplishments and my failures, and my level 3 Kellogg's swimming badges have helped shape me into the man I am today. My life is one of great adventure and unpredictability. I attended the Club Penguin opening party in London Zoo, as well as the High School Musical 3 premiere in Leicester Square, where I received a custom DS case which I still use to this day! The dynamic duo of Mr James G B Rodgers and I will strive to create a Clarification that we are proud of. Enjoy.
Hello. You know my name, but what's my story? Raised in the seal clubbing centre of the unincorporated territory which used to go by the name of Chernobyl, and educated within the confines of Marilyn Mason's ribcage, I punted my way to Clare and 'allegedly' stole the identity of a young fresher, However, these claims will never be proven, and I will continue to roam the streets of Cambridge in search of my birth father, John Wilkes Booth. I don't particularly care if you enjoy our offering, but Mr Jonah N Zur is a sensitive man so please be kind.
You can contact us at: jz474 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk and jr771 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk