The Christ's College Students Union (CCSU) is the parent body of the Christ’s College Undergraduate Society, or Junior Combination Room (JCR) and the Christ’s College Graduate Society, or Middle Combination Room (MCR). The ‘JCR’ represents the undergraduate students of Christ's College, unless they have chosen to opt out of the CCSU. The CCSU is not to be confused with CUSU (Cambridge University Students' Union) or even with The Cambridge Union (a building and society which is famous for debating!) To further confusion, the JCR is also the ‘Junior Common Room’, a room available to all undergraduates, situated in the Yusuf Hamied Centre.
The JCR Committee is made up of a group of Christ's students who have been elected to represent the views of the undergraduate students at college and university level. The JCR President, Vice-President and Treasurer also make up the CCSU committee. The central role of the JCR Committee is to represent the interests and look after the welfare of the student body. This could include anything from running events to discussing food, accommodation or access in our meetings. Each member of the JCR committee has a specific responsibility. Find out more about each position by clicking through ‘The Committee’.
The JCR committee meets once a week and also holds Open Meetings in The Buttery (college bar) to provide all undergraduates with an opportunity to put across their ideas and engage in discussion. The CCSU and The JCR have specific constitutions which formally set out the rules about membership, open meetings, elections to the committee and more.