The MCR Committee

Meet the members of the Girton MCR Committee and the Welfare team! We'd also like to make the MCR Constitution publicly available on this page.

Tess Pres Tess Skyrme, President

Hello! I'm Tess and I am the MCR President for Girton. I am currently doing a PhD in sensor technology and space telescopes, and I am also the captain of the college hockey team. I love Girton and I'm excited to continue the tradition of creating a fun and friendly grad community and help students as much as I can. I am always happy to receive emails from anyone who would like to chat about our MCR. I look forward to meeting those of you starting in October!

Yu Yang Fredrik Liu Yu Yang Fredrik Liu, Vice President

Hey! I am Yang and my role as the Vice-President is to assume all presidential duties whenever the president is absent. We represent our fellow MCR Girtonians at College meetings and Councils, and make sure our voice is heard. I am doing my first-year PhD in theoretical condensed matter physics and spends most of my time deciphering weird quantum mechanics. When I am not doing research, I can most likely be found sailing on the beautiful coast around UK. Feel free to contact me if you have any concerns, comments or queries.

Jade Harding Jade Harding, Secretary

Hi, I’m a 5th year vet student and this is my first year on the Girton MCR committee. As secretary I will be sending emails out to the graduate student body, so any events/ opportunities/ sports fixtures that you, or a club or society that you belong to, would like publicising, send my way! I am also women’s captain of Girton College Boat Club this academic year, and run with Girton College Cross Country Club, so do ping me an email if you are keen to get involved with either of those sports during your time at Girton!

Alfie Tres Alfie Lake, Treasurer

Hello, my name is Alfie. I'm the MCR treasurer and an economics PhD student at Girton. I manage the MCR's budget and make sure the other committee members have sufficient funds for their activities. If you have any questions then please ask!

Constantine Capsaskis Constantine Capsaskis, Internal Social Secretary
Email (also reaches Carlo)

Carlo Bardoli Carlo Bardoli, External Social Secretary
Email (also reaches Constantine)

Hello! My name is Carlo, I am the Girton MCR External Social sec. My responsibilities include organising formal swaps with other colleges and showing visitors around Girton when visiting for a swap.

Declan Maloney Declan Maloney, Food & Drinks Officer

As Food and Drinks Secretary, I am responsible for ensuring that the catering needs of the MCR community, particularly issues of dietary requirements, are met for our student body. I am also responsible for large bookings of guests to formal halls, and for providing whatever refreshments our committee needs for events.

Ruairi Mackenzie Ruairi Mackenzie, Welfare Officer
Email (also reaches Alex)

I’m studying for an Mphil in Clinical Neurosciences – in between cycling to Addenbrookes, and recovering from cycling to Addenbrookes, I’m part of the MCR’s welfare team, and therefore aim to provide a friendly face to chat to, if and when you feel like you need to! Also creator of the MCR BangBarrel®.

Alexandru Savu Alexandru Savu, Welfare Officer
Email (also reaches Ruairi)

Welfare, in my view, is all about recognizing that the things that make you unique are your biggest strengths and not your weaknesses. Sometimes, we tend to forget that and build a sense of fear, anxiety and uncomfortableness inside us. One of the best ways to help yourself is to talk about those aspects that bother you, regardless of what they are. That's where the welfare group comes in! As part of the Welfare team, I focus on being a contact and spokesperson for the Girton LGBTQ+ community, but also on issues of general mental well-being! I'm always avaliable if you need a chat.

Lisa Kazianka Lisa Kazianka, Education & Alumni Officer
Email (also reaches Ellen)

Hi, I'm Lisa and I'm doing an MPhil in Education with a focus on children's literature. As your Education & Alumni officers, Ellen and I are here for you if you have any questions/concerns in regard to the Girton & Wolfie libraries, ideas for seminars or talks, or if you'd like to contribute to our termly PechaKucha. We'll also try to organise an alumni event this year! If there is anything you'd like to ask or tell us, don't hesitate to get in touch!

Ellen Goodwin Ellen Goodwin, Education & Alumni Officer
Email (also reaches Lisa)

Hi everyone! My name is Ellen and I am one of your Education and Alumni officers. I am studying an MPhil in World Christianities in the faculty of Divinity. During my time on the MCR I'd really like to do some more inter-disciplinary events so that we can get to know a little bit more about what everyone is doing. If anyone has any questions or ideas, Lisa and I would love to hear them!

open ???, Accommodation & Facilities Officer

This position is still open. If you would like to be Accomodation and Facilities Officer please contact Ioana.


Jan Menz Jan Menz, IT Officer

Hello I am Jan. I am doing an MPhil in Computer Science at the moment. As your IT officer I try to resolve Wifi issues with the help of the Girton IT Office. I am also you first port of call for all problems with the IT in Wolfson Court. I try to keep this website up to date.

Tess Skyrme Tess Skyrme, Environmental Officer

Hello! I'm Tess and I am the Environmental Officer. I am currently studying for an MRes in Sensor Technology. I'd love to host some events in order to raise money for environmental charities - and will endeavour to make Girton MCR as green as our college colours! I am always happy to receive emails if you have any environmental concerns you would like to raise.

Alfie Lake Alfie Lake, Sports, Arts & Societies Officer

I'm Alfie and I'm currently one of the Sports, Arts and Societies Officers (Eugene is the other). I'm a first year PhD student in Economics and I also play squash for the university. Our main role is to organise events to get the Girton postgrad community involved in sports,arts and societies. So far we've already organised 5 a side football and through the year we'll be looking into organising events like basketball, pub quizzes and drawing classes. We'll also organise the Girton MCR sports day.

Eugene Seah Eugene Seah, Sports, Arts & Societies Officer

Beatriz Esperanca Beatriz Esperanca, International and External Representative

Hi! I'm Beatriz, and currently doing the LLM in International Public Law. As the MCR's International and External Representative, I represent the international graduate community at Girton. We are lucky to be in a college with a fascinating and diverse student body, and my goal is to help create a friendly and integrated environment where everyone feels at home. We'll be holding themed events, such as movie or cultural nights and the celebration of different national holidays. If anyone has any ideas or questions, feel free to contact me!

The welfare team

Apart from the two Welfare Officers the welfare team also has three other members. Bethan Winter, Declan Maloney and Francesca D’Argenio.

Welfare_Team The welfare team is very active and does many things to improve everyones experience at Girton. For more info about their activities have a look at their poster.