The Graduate Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) meets once a term, and consists of student representatives from each of the graduate degrees and volunteer members from the staff body. It provides a forum for discussion and negotiation between the students and staff concerning a range of matters that arise throughout the year. Points for the agenda are suggested by students and staff, but the JCC is always chaired by a student. Recent issues that have been raised include student involvement with the School Seminar, the structure of various lectures, the provision of common room amenities including a microwave and lockers, the re-writing of the Handbooks, and the fostering of links between the various degrees. The JCC is closely linked to the OUAS, and it is hoped that through these forums, any issue may be appropriately considered. Post-fieldwork DPhil students should make desk requests to the JCC Chair, who’s responsible for the allocation.
Current Chair of the JCC is Sabine Parrish.