WCR Committee

The members of the committee will be your main point of contact for most WCR matters. The WCR committee represents the graduate community to both the college and the university, looks after the welfare of WCR members and, most importantly, organises the social life of Univ grad students. Every committee member is happy to answer any questions or queries you might have, so don’t be shy!

Staszek WelshStaszek Welsh, President

Stash has been at Oxford since 2011, which means he’s basically been here since time immemorial. He also hates writing about himself in the third person, but he’s willing to make sacrifices for the good of the WCR. Feel free to drop him an email if you have any questions or concerns!

Course: CDT in Theory and Modelling in the Chemical Sciences
Background: MChem Chemistry, Trinity College, Oxford
Contact: staszek.welsh@univ.ox.ac.uk (or wcr.president@univ.ox.ac.uk)

Will PrescottWill Prescott, Vice President / Treasurer




Contact: wcr.vpresident@univ.ox.ac.uk

Alexander Temple McCune, Hall and Environment Officer, IT Officer, & WCR Secretary


After a prior year of wild, unbridled, youthful experimentation with other Oxford colleges, Alex finally accepted the light of Univ into his heart at the end of 2017. Since his conversion, he has become a revered member of the WCR committee and is widely considered the shepherd to the Univ graduate community flock. His religious devotion to the betterment of the Univ Graduate experience is truly an inspiration, and all should feel welcome to the warm embrace of his Univ spiritual guidance.

N.B: Do not contact for spiritual guidance.

Course: DPhil Experimental Psychology

Background: BSc Psychology, University of York; MSc Psychological Research, Linacre College, Oxford

Contact: alexander.templemccune@psy.ox.ac.uk; wcr.secretary@univ.ox.ac.uk

Miranda Gronow, Diversity, Equality and Welfare Officer

amanda WCR photoMiranda is a Classical Archaeologist from Australia with a passion for choral music and punting. Miranda runs the welfare events in the MCR, so if you can think of anything particularly wholesome that would brighten your week, drop her a line.

Course: MPhil in Classical Archaeology

Background: BA (Hons) in Classics, The University of Melbourne, Australia

Contact: miranda.gronow@univ.ox.ac.uk; wcr.welfare@univ.ox.ac.uk

Seb Birtles, Social Secretary

Contact: wcr.entertainment@univ.ox.ac.uk

Colm Murphy, Social Secretary

Contact: wcr.entertainment@univ.ox.ac.uk

Tales Padilha, Social Secretary

Contact: wcr.entertainment@univ.ox.ac.uk

James Parker, Social Secretary

james WCR headshot“Legend tells of a divine meteor that crashed into Univ in the biblical year of 2011. This meteor, chiselled from the cold stone of the main quad, a man so perfect he could only ever be known as old man univ. This man is James Parker” – James Parker, 2018

James has inflicted himself on Univ since joining as an undergrad in 2011. Now halfway through his DPhil, people are beginning to question whether he’ll ever actually leave. Allegedly a sociable person he has elected to be part of the social secretary team organising events to enrich the lives of the MCR.

Course: CDT in Gas Turbine Aerodynamics

Background: MEng Engineering, University College, Oxford

Contact: wcr.entertainment@univ.ox.ac.uk

Laura Stokes, External Affairs

Contact: laura.stokes@univ.ox.ac.uk

Grace Mallon, Women’s Officer

Contact: grace.mallon@univ.ox.ac.uk

Robert Scanes, LGBTQ+ Officer

Contact: robert.scanes@univ.ox.ac.uk

Mitch RobertsonMitch Robertson, International Students’ Officer

Contact: mitchell.robertson@univ.ox.ac.uk