The Kellogg MCR

We are the first college to allow part time students to study at Oxford University and we have remained a leading light in this space at Oxford University. Kellogg is also home to over 400 Full time students and we, the committee are here to support all our students. This year we have a huge mix of both part-time, continuing education and full time students in our committee. You can find out more below about our roles, our contact details and how you can get involved in the committee. Do reach out to any of us, about anything!

First to accept part-timers

We are the first college to allow part time students to study at Oxford University and we have remained a leading light in this space at Oxford University.

Most international

Kellogg admit students from over 80 countries throughout the world in fulfillment of the College’s mission to give more people access to a higher education.

Largest

Founded on St. David’s day in 1990, Kellogg has grown to become the largest college, hosting more than 1400 graduate students from over 200 courses. 

The Committee

Sandeep Unwith

Sandeep Unwith

MCR President

Bio

Welcome to the MCR Committee! Having served in the Kellogg MCR Committee for 3 years, I have the pleasure to work as your MCR President this year. My role is truly unique even in the grand scheme of Oxford University. We are the largest and most international student body in Oxford, and my aims are to make sure that Kellogg College, Oxford is that once in a lifetime experience, that you all come to Oxford for.

I oversee the Kellogg MCR committee, chair our meetings and represent your views at our college governing body meetings. This year is a challenging year, but your MCR committee, as you will come to see, is a great one! Please do reach out on Email, Facebook or LinkedIn, if you have suggestions, need to chat or

I look forward to meeting you all very soon!

Chamil

Chamil

Vice President

Asif

Asif

Secretary

 Brigitte Whitehead

Brigitte Whitehead

Part Time Student Representative

Bio

Hello! My name is Brigitte Whitehead and I represent part-time students at Kellogg College. I grew up and lived in Austria until 1977.  I am a mature student, reading for an M Sc in English Local History. I am a retired teacher, translator and interpreter.

For many incoming students Oxford city, the university and the college are new to them. I have been living and working in the area since 1989, I studied at Oxford before, and I would therefore like to share my knowledge which will include quite a bit of practical information. As the year progresses I am thinking of starting up a regular OPERA slot and INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED GERMAN. I am also on the Ball Committee and will continue being part of the MCR Kellogg bar team.

Please get in touch with me if there is anything I can help you with.

Emmanouil Voitsidis

Emmanouil Voitsidis

Strategy and development officer

Bio

Hello, I am Emmanouil, I am the Strategy and Development Officer for this year’s MCR, and I am studying for a MSc in Software Engineering. My academic background is in Electrical and Computer Engineering where I hold a MEng. I currently work in London in the fintech sector. In the past I have worked in a few other countries across Europe. I enjoy travelling and as part of my job I have been travelling extensively across four continents. One of my main objectives for the Strategy and Development Office this year, is that we run a number of strategic initiatives that will promote Kellogg as a hub for innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as a series of events on the same theme.

Nteranya Arnold Sanginga

Nteranya Arnold Sanginga

Bio

Nteranya Sanginga is a 2nd year MPhil in Development Studies who completed his undergraduate studies at Macalester College in Minnesota, USA. During their time there, they pursued a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a focus on the interconnections between Afro-descendant cultural practices, artistic expression, conflict, peace and liberation. They intend to use their experience working as a member of Afro-descendant groups in Minnesota and their work academic work to help contribute to the anti-racism work that is needed at Oxford. Currently, outside of the Oxford academic sphere they also currently work as the Content Developer for the Congolese organisation #CongoExcellence. Their role includes developing products like the #CE magazine, which publishes insights about the experiences of exemplary Congolese, making them accessible to young Congolese. 

Brenda McCollum

Brenda McCollum

Welfare Officer

Bio

Hey y’all, my name is Brenda McCollum and I am your Welfare Officer for the 20/21 academic year. I grew up on a dairy farm outside a tiny town in Kansas, USA. I did my undergraduate degree at Baker University, also in Kansas. I came to Oxford in September 2018 for my MSc in African Studies and am now going into the second year of my DPhil in History. While at St Antony’s for my MSc I became active in college welfare. That year I trained and worked as a Peer Supporter. I have continued this work at Kellogg and will remain as a Peer Supporter this year. I became the Welfare Officer for Kellogg last November and was re-elected to the position this May. I am excited to continue working as a Peer Supporter and Welfare Officer for Kellogg this upcoming academic year. If you ever have any welfare questions, concerns, or just want to have a chat, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Kazuhi

Kazuhi

Communications Officer

Sarah Weston

Sarah Weston

Communications officer

Bio

Hi! I’m Sarah and I am the Communications Officer this year. I am studying for an MSc in Applied Landscape Archaeology. I work full time as the Archaeological Supervisor for my local authority field unit. I have three children and am proof positive that you can combine study with work and family life, even if it does require a lot of caffeine! I love camping, especially in our old VW campervan, Ivy. I read a lot of murder mystery novels and love baking and socialising with friends. I am really looking forward to meeting you all over the coming year. I am always around if you want to get in touch with anything that you want to share with the rest of the student body, or if you have any ideas for how your MCR can work better for you.

Siyang Zhou

Siyang Zhou

International student representative

Bio

As the international student representative, Siyang is doing a DPhil in Education specialising in Second Language Acquisition. She loves travel, learning about different cultures, good music and salsa. Get in touch if you have any idea of helping international students to enjoy their life in Oxford better!

Neil Suchak

Neil Suchak

Academic officer

Bio

Hi I’m Neil and I am the Academic Affairs Officer on the MCR. This coming academic year will be my sixth in Oxford and my third here  at Kellogg. I am studying for a DPhil in History where I research American anti-imperialist thought in the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century. My role is to represent and advocate for your academic needs to the college. Please feel free to get in touch with me if you have any queries about your studies here at Kellogg and if there is anything which you think the MCR can do to improve this.

Genevive Cain

Genevive Cain

Charities and Campaign officer

Bio

Hi, I’m Genevieve and I love all things relating to archaeology, landscape and geography and the natural environment. I split my time between Oxford and mid-Wales so that I can fill my life with all the things that I love. If I am not out walking in the mountains then I am either gardening, reading, cooking or in a pub with a cosy fire.

I am honoured to be serving on the Kellogg MCR Committee as Charities and Campaigns Officer and I am delighted to be giving back to Kellogg and to Oxford. I look forward to meeting you!

Fun fact – I spent 10 years living in the Pacific. Ask me what the state fish of Hawaii is…

Nikolaos

Nikolaos

Kayla

Kayla

Bio

Hi, I’m a Scottish artist currently studying at The Ruskin School of Art in Oxford on the MFA programme, (Master in Fine Art). The Ruskin currently tops the list for art schools in both the Complete University Guide and The Guardian’s league table. We also boast three recent recipients of The Turner Prize/Turner Bursary. From what I’ve seen so far, The Ruskin seems to represents a more radical aspect within the University and produces art and artists that contribute well globally.

In my own art practice I tend to slide around different types of media but drawing and painting underpin my approach to art. I’m a member of the Scottish Society of Artists and I’m also a Fellow of the British Arts Council for the Venice Biennale.

I’d like to share my passion for all things creative with my fellow Kelloggians in the hope that  college members can enjoy art at all levels. There’s a great deal of culture to explore in Oxford and I’ll highlight some of what’s on offer over the coming terms. In addition, I’m hoping to run informal, friendly art classes where members can drop in and lose themselves for a couple of hours being creative. I’d love to welcome members that perhaps don’t consider themselves to be gifted artists but would like to come along and have a dabble; it’s a great stress reliever and can improve clarity in other subjects.

I’m looking forward to meeting many of you on Teams/ Zoom, and also in person as soon as possible. In the meantime, these are links to my Website and Instagram accounts.

Open roles

Please do reach out if you are interested in either of the following voting and non-voting roles.

If you are interested in joining any officer in a subcommittee capacity, please do reach to each officer individually. This includes, Strategy and Development, Welfare, Sports, Arts, etc.

Bar Manager

Vice President Social

Social Secretary x5

Domestic Officer

IT Officer

DPhil representative

External Relations Officer