Welcome!

  • Posted on: 19 April 2014
  • By: Dan Turner

Welcome to the website of Balliol College's Junior Common Room.  Balliol is one of Oxford's oldest colleges, having celebrated its 750th Anniversary last year, and hosts one of Oxford's largest and most diverse (though we could do better) undergraduate communities.

This website is intended for use by current and prospective students alike.  For those of you thinking of applying to Balliol to study an undergraduate degree, current students have written about the spectrum of social and welfare services the JCR provides its members.  Balliol has one of the university's most active JCRs, thanks to our unusually large number of student-run services.  As well as maintaining Oxford's largest student-run bar and a cafeteria in our Common Room, the JCR leads the university in the variety and quality of its entertainment and welfare provision.

Current students will be able to find useful links provided by the Welfare Sub-Committee covering a host of issues, as well as a calendar detailing events for the coming term and booking forms for in-college services.

If you would like any more information, or if you want to provide any feedback, then please contact me at jcr.president@balliol.ox.ac.uk.

Dan Turner
JCR President 2014

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Freshers' Week Schedule!

  • Posted on: 5 October 2014
  • By: Dan Turner

Balliol JCR Freshers’ Week Timetable 2014

Items in bold are compulsory.

 

Sunday 5 October

18:00 – Early arrivals. Committee will be around College meeting freshers and showing them around.

18:30 – 20:00 Buffet in the JCR

20:00 – 22:00 Evening activities (meet in the JCR)

 

Monday 6 October

10:00 – Freshers arrive from 10am

10:00 – 18:00 Freshers collect keys and welcome pack from the OCR. Committee will be around College meeting freshers and showing them around.

10:00 – 18:00 Tea and biscuits in the JCR

18:30 – 19:00 Introduction to Master, JCR President, VP, and Drs. WHO in the JCR

20:00 – 20:30 Speed meeting in Hall

20:30 – 22:30 Evening Activities in the JCR

22.30 – 00.30 Welfare Tea in the JCR

22.30 – Club night (meet in the Bar)

 

Tuesday 7 October

09:30 – 10:30 Introduction to College Officers in Hall

10:45 – 11:00 Introduction to Committee in the JCR

11:00 – 12:00 Introduction to JCR Welfare

12:00 – 12:15 OUSU Welcome Talk

12:15 – 13:00 Bod Card Registration in Pantry

13:00 – 15:00 Subject Parents take children on tours of relevant faculty departments and libraries                                      (meet in the JCR)

13:00 – 16:00 Balliol Library Tours

15:30 – 18:00 Subject Family Tea Parties

19:00 – 20:00 Boat Club Drinks

20.30 – 21.30 Trip to G&Ds (meet in the JCR)

22.30 – 00.30 Welfare Tea in the JCR

22.30 – Club night (meet in the Bar)

 

Wednesday 8 October

9:00-10:00 Fire Safety Talk in Hall

10:05 – 11:35 Welfare Roundabout/Oxford Orienteering 1 (meet in the JCR)

11:45 – 13:15 Welfare Roundabout/Oxford Orienteering 2 (meet in the JCR)

13:30 – 14:30 LGBTQ Lunch, in Staircase 10, Room 5.

14:45 – 15:15 Mandatory Medical Registration in Hall & Counselling Service Introduction

16.00 – 17.00 Football trials (meet in the JCR at 15.45)

16:00 – 17:00 Subject Parents take children to meet with subject tutors (selected subjects)

18:30 – 19:30 Drinks with Subject Tutors

19:30 – 21:00 Freshers’ Dinner in Hall

21:00 – 22:30 Game Night in the JCR

22.30 – 00:30 Welfare Tea in the JCR

22.30 – Club night (meet in the Bar)

 

Thursday 9 October

10:00 – 12:00 Academic Subject Meetings with Tutors (selected subjects)

12:00 – 13:00 OUSU Freshers’ Fair in the Exam Schools (meet in the JCR at 11.45)

14:00 – 18:00 Individual Meetings with Tutors

14:00 – 15:00 Christian Union Picnic (meet in the JCR)

16:00 – 17:00 Rugby Trials (meet in the Lodge)

18:40 – 18:55 Out Of The Blue Performance in Hall

19:00 – 20:00 Women's Drinks

20:30 – 20:45 Oxford Gargoyles Performance in the JCR

21.00 – 22.30 Karaoke in the JCR

22.30 – 00.30 Welfare Tea in the JCR

22.30 – Club night (meet in the Bar)

 

Friday 10 October

09:00 – 18:30 Bodleian Library Tours

10:00 – 11:00 RAG Freshers’ Fair in the OxHub Events Space (above the Turl Street Kitchen)

11:00 – 13:00 Balliol Freshers’ Fair in the JCR

13:30 – 18:00 Gym Inductions (mandatory for everyone wishing to use the gym)

15:00 – 15:30 Oxford Union Tour (meet in the Lodge)

17:00 – 18:00 Chapel Choir Rehearsal in the Chapel

18:00 – 19:00 Left Caucus Talk “The 2011 Rioters – Agents of Change?” in the Massey Room

19:00 – 21:30 Dinner with General Parents (meet in the JCR)

21.30 – 22:30 Family Quiz in the JCR

22.30 – 00.30 Welfare Tea in the JCR

22.30 – Club night (meet in the Bar)

 

Saturday 11 October

10:30 - 13:00 Walk and Pub Lunch (meet in the JCR)

13:00 – 14:00 Consent Workshop (meet in the JCR)

14:30 – 16:30 Boat Club BBQ/Taster Sessions (meet in the Lodge at 14.15)

14:00 – 18:00 Afternoon Activities in the JCR

21:00 – 00:00 Freshers’ Bop: When I Grow Up…

 

Sunday 12 October

14:00 – 15:00 Ethnic Minorities and International Students’ Lunch in the Bar

14:00 – 15:00 Peer Support Sunday Session in the JCR

15:00 – 16:00 Mixed Lacrosse (meet in the JCR)

19:30 – 23:00 JCR General Meeting, followed by Film Night in the JCR

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Trinity Term Elections

  • Posted on: 7 June 2014
  • By: Dan Turner

Referenda

Ballots returned: 134 1. The JCR should adopt the proposed new Constitution and Standing Orders, subject to approval of the relevant College authorities.

  • 2 ballots were spoilt, blank or void.
  • Yes: 95 
  • No: 6
  • Abstain: 31

2. The JCR should apply to become an independent charity, upon the College's agreement, and the Constitution should be updated accordingly.

  • 2 ballots were spoilt, blank or void.
  • Yes: 104
  • No: 8
  • Abstain: 20

Elections

Ballots returned: 135

Comrade Shakespeare:

Jen Ashby and Ryan Diamond: 66
Moni Burns and Tiff Hung: 55
RON: 4
SBV: 10
The quota is 63 - Jen Ashby and Ryan Diamond are duly elected Comrades Shakespeare.

Ball President:

Jenny Flynn: 16
Ellie Fox: 104
RON: 6
SBV: 4
The quota is 66 - Ellie Fox is duly elected Ball President.

Ball Secretary:

Pritchard: 119
RON: 7
SBV: 9
The quota is 63.5 - Kathryn Pritchard is duly elected Ball Secretary.

Ball Treasurer:

Tabby Pinto: 107
RON: 19
SBV: 9
The quota is 63.5 - Tabby Pinto is duly elected Ball Treasurer. 

Ball Publicity Officer:

Tushar Kelkar: 112
RON: 15
SBV: 8
The quota is 64 - Tushar Kelkar is duly elected Ball Publicity Officer.

JCR Representatives - 1st round

Farmer: 79
Potten: 34 
RON: 8
SBV: 14 (including: 'let the gods decide - trial by combat')
The quota is 24 - Jamie Farmer and Alex Potten are duly elected JCR Representatives to the Ball Committee.  Two positions remain unfilled.

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Logging In

  • Posted on: 28 February 2014
  • By: Richard May

Please remember that your username is your email address, and that you need to reset your password before you can login for the first time. Your old password or username will not work.

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Site Updates

Update 7

  • Posted on: 8 May 2014
  • By: Richard May
  • Added: Booking confirmation email when booking tickets.
  • Added: Link under 'Current Students' to book the sports facilities.
  • Updated: Non-Committee Officers can now add events to the calendar.
  • Updated: Event booking page is more helpful to non-logged-in users.
  • Updated: Meeting attendance is now stored in a more easily accessible format, in preparation for the upcoming stats module.
  • Updated: Moved the Secretary's 'Edit Committee' link to the top of the page to make administration easier.
  • Fixed: People who didn't exist were attending meetings.
  • Fixed: Music Society admins were unable to unbook music room slots.
  • Fixed: Excessively early / late music room slots.
  • Fixed: Music room slots were all jumbled up.

Update 6

  • Posted on: 21 April 2014
  • By: Richard May
  • Added: Finance Exec and Welfare Subcommittee lists on the Committee page.
  • Added: More draconian anti-spam measures.
  • Added: Added redirects from several old URLs to the new ones (jcr/officers to the Committee page, and roomdatabase/* to the new room database are the main ones). 
  • Updated: Several Committee role descriptions.
  • Updated: Moved 'JCR Life' to a separate menu tab.
  • Updated: 'Prospective Students' tab is now called 'Applications'.
  • Updated: The admin interface is now actually usable on mobile devices.
  • Updated: Added new links to the LGBTQ page.
  • Fixed: Assorted spelling and grammatical errors (oh dear).
  • Fixed: In the Archive, the 2007 minutes .pdf actually contained the 2006 minutes for some reason.
  • Fixed: Several Committee photos weren't displaying properly for some reason.
  • Fixed: Intermittent error when booking laundry slots.

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