The Year Representative Scheme was set up by the college and the Association in 2003 to improve the channels of communication between Old Members, the Association and the House. The Year Rep’s role is to nurture links between those groups.
Reps help to keep open various lines of communication, they come up with ideas for events and sometimes help organise them, and they assist present members, their contemporaries and the House alike, for example by offering careers advice for current and former Members and helping network for business contacts.
In their Gaudy year, which occurs every seven years, the Reps help to ensure that as many of their contemporaries as possible are contacted and attend the Gaudy. They often arrange other smaller events, to which spouses and partners can also be invited, and they encourage support for the Annual Fund for student bursaries amongst their friends.
There is an Annual Year Rep meeting in November, the location of which alternates between London and Oxford. Ideally, there would be about four Reps in any year to allow for such things as postings abroad and busy work periods or family commitments. If a Rep retires they are asked to help find a replacement.
If you are interested in becoming a Year Rep or would like to contact the Year Rep for your year, please email firstname.lastname@example.org