Get the most out of College life

How can I get involved in College life?

The more you participate in College life, the more you will make of the opportunity of studying at Oxford. The vibrant life of the College depends on the contributions of its students so please do get involved! Below are some suggestions. If you have any further ideas to add to the list, or any questions, please contact We are always happy to hear from you.

  • Become an MCR rep, attend or help to organise MCR events.
  • Share – and achieve – your writing goals at the ever-popular Writing Group.
  • Take up a sport or recreation. Whether you want to row in the Boat Race, punt lazily down the river, or seek tranquility through yoga, Oxford offers something for everyone.
  • Dine in College at Guest Night dinners, lunch or brunch, and try breakfast or coffee in the new Hub café. All great ways to meet fellow students.

“Amazing food. I was made to feel really welcome” – a satisfied Kellogg student

  • Look out for other events such as seminars, concerts and Bletchley Park Week.

“Part of what makes Kellogg an interesting and diverse college is the wide range of disciplines being studied by its members. This is reflected in the variety of lectures and seminars held each term, which provides us with an opportunity to broaden our research horizons.”

  • Write a blog or contribute to Kellogg College News.
  • Look out for opportunities to become a student helper, a house officer, a peer supporter, or even a Junior Dean – all great ambassadors for the College. Ask the Academic Office for details.
  • Join fellow research students at a DPhil lunch.
  • Make sure you meet with your College Adviser. If you are not sure who this is, the Academic Office can confirm their name.
  • Present your work to peers at a College Colloquium.
  • Take up the invitation to attend a College Progress Meeting with senior College members in Hilary Term.
  • Volunteer to welcome new students at Welcome Weeks or Matriculation. The Academic Office is always looking for friendly faces to help provide a warm reception.
  • If you can demonstrate a commitment to community engagement then you might want to apply for a Community Engagement Award.
  • Join students, Fellows and alumni for the termly Short Book, Book Club in 9th Week. No book over 200 pages (except in the Long Vacation!)