Alex Buchanan

Hey – I’m Alex, the current Sec of St Hugh’s JCR. I’m a second year Law student from the bonny town of Croydon, South London (with residents ranging from Stormzy to Sue Perkins), and also happen to be Treasurer of the St Hugh’s Law Society. You may well have seen me on a stage in Oxford at some point (‘did you know I do drama?’), spamming the college walls with show posters, or rushing around trying to do a million things at once!

I’m essentially the bread and butter of the JCR’s enormous, democratic sandwich. I’m in charge of the administrative aspects of the committee and will be working to ensure that everything runs as smoothly as possible. I’m adamant that the JCR should be welcoming, accessible and inclusive to all of its members; my aim is to keep you all well-informed so that you are able to get the most out of our small but precious slice of student democracy here at Hugh’s.


The key aspects of my role as Sec are as follows:

JCR meetings happen fortnightly four times per term on odd weeks. If you have an idea of a motion that represents the JCR and would be beneficial to its members, feel free to submit it to me and I will include it in the agenda. Any JCR student can submit one and feel the thrill of democracy in motion, however if you’re unsure about how to tackle one, there’s a guide on how to write motions on the JCR website.

If you want any clarifications or help, feel free to shoot me an email!

I write and distribute the minutes for all the JCR and JCR committee meetings. The minutes will all be uploaded to the JCR website here.

I keep and (more importantly) defend the most up-to-date version of the JCR Constitution and Appendices. I’ll be happy to answer any questions related to those, although even I sometimes get lost in the plethora of Appendices. You can find the JCR Constitution and Appendices here.

Oxford SU
St Hugh’s gets three votes at Oxford University Student Union council meetings, and together with Alex, the President (too many ‘Alex’s!), I’ll be representing our college at them. We’ll report back to the JCR on any notices, as well as submit motions and amendments voted for submission at our JCR meetings. Any other JCR member is welcome to take up the third vote at any Oxford SU council meeting, so if you’d like to, just let us know!

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