Welcome to the wonderful new website of the Jesus JCR.
You very likely find yourself here because you’ve just got your place. If so, congratulations! You’ve chosen the best college at the best university and you’re going to have a great time. Please do explore this website to find out why, and don’t forget to visit the Freshers’ website to keep up to date with all the events planned for you in freshers’ week!
The JCR is made up of undergraduates in college and is run like a mini student union. We have a committee of seventeen who are elected by the JCR to represent their issues to college, sit on committees, manage the budget and send you lots of emails. The JCR website holds loads of information about the many and varied things going on in the JCR, from social highlights to JCR meetings, from welfare to sport.
You’re also quite likely to find yourself here because you’re thinking of applying! If so, feel free to explore the ‘Jesus Life’ section to see what we get up to or go through the ‘Applying’ section for all our tips on how to make the most of your application. There you’ll find: a walkthrough of the UCAS application, to put you at ease and answer some FAQs; some application resources and a growing compendium of mock interviews.
If you’re already a Jesus JCR member, then you probably already know what you’re looking for! However do please let the JCR IT Officer know if there’s something particular you’d like to see on the website.
News at Jesus
In 5th week came around one of the biggest sporting events of the year for Jesus College, summer eights racing. Summer eights, for those not in the know, is essentially a four day long rowing race. Each day, rowing eights race down the river in an assigned order, attempting to bump the boat in front of them (or not get bumped!) in order to move up the order of boats on the river. The last day of summer eights as ever became a true college event, with a huge turnout of students and staff at the river enjoying the balmy weather, pimms from the boat house bar, a BBQ and lots of racing to watch.
Photos do more than just capturing the moment: they carry memories and emotions. In this photography exhibition, we are presenting photos of places JCR students have been to that gave them good memories. We’ve got pictures taken in China, Norway, Spain, New Zealand... We love the world.
When I first walked in, I was greeted by live music played by a jazz orchestra. At the college entrance, a red carpet was laid on the ground. This walk in gave me an opportunity to say hello to some of the ball committee who were handing out programs, but also to check out what other girls were wearing-- I was relieved to see that I wasn’t the only one who had interpreted “black-tie” to include “black-leather-jacket!” At the end of the carpet, champagne was being distributed, but I decided to hold off until riding the massive Ferris wheel which had suddenly come into view.
Trashings take place for each subject after their last exam. Before leaving exam schools, those in the know put their mortar board and jacket in a bag before leaving before the onslaught. Already thrilled having finished exams, you are greeted outside by your friends with an array of items with which they proceed to trash you, hurling whipped cream, shaving foam and paint while spraying you with prosecco or other drinks to celebrate your efforts.
This week Lola Beal (1st year, English) acted in a sell-out run of a newly written play concerning women’s suffrage in the early 20th Century. She writes: