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What is the JCR?


When you move into Trinity Hall, you automatically join one of the most active societies on campus - the JCR (Junior Common Room).

There are eleven of us who are your JCR committee for the next year - we are second year students who were elected by our fellow Hall residents in April 2022. We are here to make sure you are all happy and having the time of your lives in Trinity Hall! We each have specific roles, but together we will be organising some of the most incredible events over the course of your first year and we'll be running a number of clubs and classes too.

Not only this, but we are here for anything that you may need - whether you're feeling homesick and need someone to chat to, or you need some help getting in touch with a certain society on campus, the eleven of us are here to make the transition to college as smooth as possible and your first year as amazing as it should be!

You will get to know us all as the weeks go on - we can't wait to meet you!


A Welcoming Message From James Carey -  JCR President 2023/24

Warmest of welcomes to Trinity Hall

Welcome to Trinity Hall! My name is James Carey, and I am your JCR President. I am looking forward to welcoming you all into the wonderful community that Halls is, and to meeting as many of you as possible over the coming year. Trinity Hall is a phenomenal place to begin your college experience, and it offers you so many opportunities to make friends and to get involved. Trinity Hall JCR (Junior Common Room) is a student organisation made up of 11 officers. We’re here to represent you, the residents, and to make your time in Halls as safe, comfortable, and enjoyable as possible. We were all in your exact position this time last year. Throughout the next year, we’re going to organise a variety of events and initiatives so that you can make the very most of your time here. We have a jam-packed fresher’s week planned for you – with opportunities to make friends, to mix with your housemates, and to get involved in student societies. Beyond fresher’s week, you can look forward to consistent events throughout the year, with highlights such as the international trip and Hall Ball. Let me tell you a bit about myself! I’m from Kells, County Meath, and I study Economics and Mathematics. I ran for JCR President because I am genuinely enthusiastic about the unique opportunity that the JCR gives the residents of Trinity Hall, and I’m excited to make your experience here as good as it can be. You’ll see plenty of me and the 10 other wonderful JCR officers at events over the next year.
In addition to the JCR officers, you will have the support of the fantastic Welfare team, led by our Welfare Officer, Emer. Each house has been assigned a Welfare Team member who is trained to help and support you with any issues or problems you may face throughout the year. Nothing is too big or small, so do not hesitate to reach out. The Welfare Team will be there to keep an eye out for you on nights out and to keep us all safe. Between the JCR officers and the Welfare Team, we are all here for YOU and our emails and DMs are always open if there’s anything you need. (And don’t be afraid to stop us for a chat if you see us out and about!) Keep an eye out for our emails and our Instagram (@trinityhalljcr) to receive updates and find out about all of our events. I recall the sheer excitement of beginning my journey in Trinity by arriving in Halls for the first time last September. I urge you to get involved in anything that interests you this year. Make the most of the opportunities you are given. Trust me, you won’t regret it. I’m looking forward to seeing all of you at JCR events over the next year. Finally, let me introduce you to the rest of the amazing committee……

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