Lauren is Graduate (Advisory) President for Reuben College, and will officially start her role in July 2021, when she will be responsible for providing advice and support to our first graduate students arriving in the autumn. In the meantime, she offers the College a strong link to the University-wide graduate student body, and is working with our Senior Tutor, Caroline Mawson, to help make sure the student voice is represented in the development of our policies and facilities.
The Graduate (Advisory) President is the equivalent of a Middle/Graduate Common Room (MCR/GCR) President in many other colleges, and is a temporary role that will be held until our inaugural student cohort has settled into Oxford and is able to form their own elected committee of student representatives. Lauren’s role helps ensure that the student voice is well-represented in College governance, and she will be here to advise and support students as they establish the membership and activities of the graduates at Reuben.
She has regular meetings with College Officers, including the President, to allow the exchange of ideas, updates and “challenge-solving”. Lauren is currently an elected Vice President of Oxford’s Student Union (Oxford SU), where she represents over 13,000 graduate and international students on 25+ University committees, such as Council, Education Committee, and the Student Experience Group. Through this role and her background in education, Lauren has developed a passion for understanding and enhancing student engagement in higher education, and is excited to apply this in her role at Reuben. Lauren gained her BA in Chemistry and Economics from the University of Rochester (New York) and is currently studying for an MSc in Education (Higher Education) at Oxford University.
Prospective and incoming students are warmly invited to contact Lauren with any questions about graduate student or college life.