In Bristol, we have a Student Committee based at University of Bristol as well as a Subcommittee at University of West England.


Vice President & Treasurer



Vera Toh


Hi everyone! I’m Vera, a second year Law student! I started tutoring with Jacari during the 19/20 academic year, and really enjoyed interacting with and tutoring my pupil!

Manshika Arjoon


Hello everyone! my name is Manshika. I am a second year Econ and finance undergraduate and the current Jacari Vice President/Treasurer. I got involved with Jacari at the beginning of my first year and since then I only got stuck with it even more! The reason for me to do so was the real impact my volunteering was having in decreasing educational inequality whilst also improving my transferable skills along the way.




Antonia Fane


I am a 4th Year student studying Liberal arts with French. I just came back from my year abroad in Paris. I became involved with Jacari in first year as a tutor due to my interest in teaching.  Applying for the committee seemed like a great way to learn more and help such a wonderful cause.

Polly Rumley


I am a second year studying French and Spanish, and started tutoring for Jacari in my first year. I am passionate about ensuring that all children have equal opportunities and access to education, so I joined the committee to help Jacari have a bigger impact in Bristol by implementing new ideas and supporting other volunteers.




Ella Blacksell


I am a third year English Literature student. I heard about Jacari this time last year and thought that the initiative sounded so important and worthwhile. My love for teaching and working with children has really developed since taking on this role. It has even inspired me to think about working for an educational NGO post graduation, after seeing first hand the positive impact this can have on children’s lives.

Ed Pryor


I'm Ed and I'm a third year student reading Criminology. I love volunteering with Jacari because it enables me to do hands on work that not only makes a huge difference but is also extremely rewarding and has taught me many valuable skills.




Ria MacMillan


My name is Ria McMillan. I’m in second year studying French and Spanish. I’m really looking forward to working with the committee and volunteers this year and finding ways to continue the amazing work Jacari does in the new situation we’re all in.





Sean Chanda


Hi, I’m a 3rd year Law and Business student and I joined Jacari because I thought it was a fun and easy way to give back to the community without having to commit too much time  away from my degree. The society is perfect for anyone that wants to give back through teaching and can really help bulk up your CV - feel free to contact me to find out more about how to get involved 

Lucy Murley


I am currently in my third year at UWE studying Law. I became involved with Jacari as it is an amazing opportunity to build upon skills, meet a wide range of people, and feel a sense of satisfaction. I’m so glad I did; it’s such an amazing charity and so worthwhile as I love tutoring my pupil and watching her skills progress weekly!

Teaching Officer



Charlie Keenan


I've got a degree in Criminology and I am currently doing my PGCE Primary. I got involved with Jacari because I wanted to know more about EAL learners and get experience in order to feel more confident with teaching in general.