MCR Elections!


Ladies and gentlemen, that time of year is upon us at last, the tension is palpable, the woody scent of unbridled ambition lingers in the doorways and hallways of RSH, EPH and beyond, yes  – MCR election fever is here.  A brand new MCR committee will be elected on Sunday 17 November 2013. We are looking for candidates to run for all of the positions (detailed below) and I would encourage as many people as possible to get involved. Students here for just one year are just as welcome to run as students studying for MPhils. or DPhils.



Sunday 17 November 2013
Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre, Ruth Deech Building
18:00 – 20:00



President; Vice President; Secretary; Treasurer; Social Secretaries x3;
Environment Officer; Sports Secretary; OUSU Representative; Computer Representative
Welfare Officer x2; Women’s Officer; Equalities Officer; International Students Representative

Academic Affairs Officer; Charities Officer;

RSH Representative*; LGBT Representative*; Ball Committee Representative*


If you want to know more about what the various positions entail, get in touch with the current representative a take a look at the Constitution, which details the responsibilities associated with each position.




If you’re interested in running for a post, please email the Returning Officer (president (at)  to nominate yourself with [MCR ELECTION] in the Subject. You will also need to get someone else in the MCR to second your nomination, also via email to the Returning Officer.


Feel free to compose an A4 manifesto (with an illustration/photograph as desired) and send this to me by email as a pdf document (also please pidge two hard copies to the President). Note that students are NOT to circulate or post any election material elsewhere, including online.


Nominations close on Saturday 16 November at 5.00pm.


The names of the candidates will then be circulated by email and displayed in the EPH Common Room along with any submitted manifestos.






At the election candidates who have put themselves forward for contested positions will field questions by voters in a very informal hustings.


There will then be an anonymous ballot. Further details will be circulated nearer the time, but I would strongly encourage you to come and actually hear the candidates speak, ask them questions etc.


If there are still positions with no nominations (as has happened in the past) you may put yourself forward at the meeting itself.




Once the list of candidates has been circulated votes votes can be cast via email by emailing the Returning Officer (again: president (at)

Laura Ludtke

Laura Ludtke is a D.Phil in English Literature.

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