Meet the Committee

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.  Every term, the UCS holds open meetings, so you’re also welcome to come and field questions in person. For important resources and information, have a look at the public google!

PresidenT

Vithusan Kuganathan

Hello! I’m Vee (he/him) and I’m a second-year medic and UCS president this year. Going to Clare has been an amazing experience for me and I’ve never felt like I didn’t belong in this vibrant community. It’s such a friendly and nurturing environment there are so many opportunities and societies to get involved in. You’ll probably see me in the library from time to time. My favourite animal’s the capybara and I love community and the office. I will unapologetically quote both whenever appropriate. Anyway, I hope to meet many of you soon.
That’s all from me folks.

My email is vk372 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk!

SECRETARY

Maddy Allardyce

VICE President

Hannah Weber

Hey everyone, I am Hannah (she/her), your new Vice President!

For the next year, I am excited to work with the excellent committee on issues close to students’ hearts. My priority is to improve welfare and liberation at Clare with the help of the other serving officers. I want to implement long-lasting and positive change so that all of the student body can enjoy their time here. I would particularly like to combat the Mental Health Crisis by fighting for the Reading Week and implementing more support structures within college like a scheme to take a limited amount of time out in case of health issues. I am excited to hear about your ideas, so please feel free to just approach me. You can recognise me by my impressive height of 5’1 and dyed blonde (sometimes orange) hair.

As a second-year HSPS student on the Sociology and Politics track, you can mostly find me in the history library, the FML or in a cafe. I am known to occasionally make a decent slide tackle or dive (as a goalkeeper, not a field player!) on the football pitch when I am not injured or ill. If approaching me in person seems daunting, you can always reach me via email (hsw41 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk) or get in touch via the Clare Social Media accounts.

I am looking forward to hearing from many of you!

TREASURERsS

Sara Sharif and Amy Oh

Hi, I’m Sara, a first year MML student and I’m Amy a first year NatSci student. We are excited to be part of the UCS as Treasurers, we hope to achieve a number of our aims such as transparency and communication to make sure funding is more easily accessible and understood for all students. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to send us an email ( and ) or ask us if you see us around mem court!

ACADEMIC AFFAIRS OFFICEr

Jenny Yang

Hello! I’m Jenny (she/her), and I’m the Academic Affairs Officer for the UCS. As a 2nd year medical student, I have spent my fair share of time studying (and falling asleep) in the library, and appreciate the importance of having effective support – including study spaces, resources and services.
I’ll be working closely with the Clare librarians and the Subject Reps, as well as the welfare and wellbeing officers on the UCS to make sure you have all the support you need. Feel free to drop me an email (jjy27 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk) if you have any concerns about study provisions, or any advice about how things could be improved in Clare!

ACCESS Officer

Emma Caroe

Hello! I’m Emma, I use she/her pronouns, I study maths and I’m from Sheffield. As Access Officer this year I hope to make Clare a less daunting place to apply to for those from marginalised backgrounds – I’m excited to get involved in outreach and would encourage anyone who’s interested in helping to contact me on ekc36 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk 🙂 When I’m not stressfully trying to meet my deadlines, I can be found either singing in chapel, running through Cambridge enjoying the lack of hills, or most likely singing some more!

Buildings Officer

Louis Bosnell

BME OFFICERs

Maqdas Qayum and Oluchi Okoli

International Students Officers

Perry Sun and Maggie Tam
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Hi everyone! I am Perry (she/her) from Beijing, a first year architect, and I am Maggie (she/her), a first year PBS student from Hong Kong. We are very excited to be your international students officers for 2022-23! We will be working to promote cultural appreciation and celebrate diversity in college, as well as ensuring the international community feels heard and welcome at Clare.

You can contact us at ps888 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk and hct39 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk!

Ethical and Environmental Affairs Officer

Haley Huang

Hey! I’m Haley (they/them), the UCS Ethics and Environment Officer and a first-year Engineer. This year, my goal is to be involved in spreading awareness of various ethical affairs and environmental events happening within Clare and around the university as a whole. I know many of you want to be involved to different degrees and I’m dedicated to making more opportunities known to Clare students! Additionally, I’m trying to set up a scheme where people can potentially borrow UCS-owned items for more sustainable events within the college.
Apart from complaining about my degree, you can find me dancing (quite poorly), drawing, and playing the electric guitar in my room. Feel free to contact me if there is any ethics and climate-related things you have in mind (or just want someone to chat to) at hwh27 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk!

LGBT+ Officers

Wren Dodd

Mental HEalth and Disabilities OfficeR

Abi Hodder and Anna Piper-Thompson

Hi everyone! We are Anna (she/her) a second-year Engling, and Abi (she/her), a second-year BioNatSci, and we are your Mental Health and Disabilities Officers!

Our main role in the UCS is to better the experiences of disabled students in college. Having dealt with physical and mental health conditions over the course of our degrees, we feel that there is a pressing need to help students make their degree work for them – not the other way around. Another large part of our role is welfare and support, and this extends to any Clare student experiencing difficulties with mental or physical health.

Outside of this role, Anna loves getting involved in set and publicity designing for the Cambridge theatre scene (you can often find her running around town in paint-splatterd orange dungarees) and running her own youtube channel. While Abi enjoys playing folk music on the violin or piano, portrait-drawing and trying to make friends with any doggies or cats she sees around. We are always happy to offer support, to chat, or to listen to your ideas!

Our emails are amp221 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk and ah2148 [at] camac [dot] uk!

Welfare Officers

Sally Edser and Harry Armstrong

Hey everyone! I’m Sally (she/her), a first year Classicist. This means I spend a lot of time staring at old pots, and will welcome literally any distraction from verb conjugations.
I’m excited to be one of your Welfare Officers, and look forward to seeing you all at welfare events! Please feel free to come to me if you have any welfare-related suggestions, or just want a chat at any point.
You can usually find me in the LCR pretending to do work, drinking endless cups of tea, or coming up with new ways to stress-bake without an oven (and if you’ve seen me crash dramatically into other boats while attempting to punt, no you haven’t)

sme42 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk and hja39 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk

SOCIAL secretaries

Umair Ahmad and Emma Whitaker-Pitts

Sports and Societies Officer

Rafaella Markides and Lucy Paget

Hi! We’re Rafaella (she/her) and Lucy (she/her), your new Sports and Societies officer! Rafaella is a first year medic and Lucy is a first year lawyer, so we know how important having ways to take a break can be. We want to showcase all the amazing societies Clare has to offer and make sure there is something for everyone. Feel free to message us with any questions at all at lcap4 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk and rilm2 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk!

WOMEN and Non-Binary Officers

Rosie Sutton and Georgia Bartlett

Class Act Officer

Rowan Inglis

Transgender Students Rep

Lucas Smith

HELLO! My name is Lucas and I use they/he pronouns. I am also your UCS and COI trans rep, whoop!
My job is to work with the LGBTQ+ officer and the rest of the UCS to make sure that Clare is a safe and celebrating space for the trans and non-binary community. I will be involved in pushing for trans liberation, making accessible trans resources and spreading the big trans love! I am always happy to have a vibe with anyone who wants to talk about anything gender or queer related (or anything really!), and point you in the direction of support and good vibes 🙂 (my speciality is silly little memes and shark facts- please let me tell you shark facts I’m begging) The trans community here is absolutely beautiful and wonderful, and there will always
be support and love for you. Celebrate yourselves and keep on spreading that trans joy <3


I am currently a first-year geography student, but thanks to my rather skilled ability to get distracted by absolutely everything, you will find me most of the
time in the ADC theatre doing tech work and being a gremlin. Up
ladders, in the ceiling, using tools in the workshop I really shouldn’t be allowed to use without adult supervision- basically anywhere I
can get into trouble :))

Contact me at ls967 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk!