Middle Common Room (MCR)
The MCR is the student body of the College
All students become members of the MCR upon joining the College, unless they elect not to be. Common Rooms are at the heart of the social life and welfare of students at colleges in Oxford. Common Rooms for graduate students are generally termed MCRs or Middle Common Rooms, as opposed to JCRs (Junior Common Rooms – for undergraduates) or SCRs (Senior Common Rooms – for academics). With over 1,100 graduate students, the Kellogg MCR is one of the largest and most international populations of graduate students at Oxford. Kellogg is known as one of the most friendly and inclusive colleges, and the MCR proudly follows in this tradition.
Members of the MCR elect the MCR Committee. The MCR Committee aims to facilitate a sense of community and camaraderie among the student body by supporting the needs, interests, and pursuits of Kellogg students throughout their time at Oxford. This includes the following activities.
- Organising social activities such as DVD and pizza nights, bops, exchange dinners, board game competitions, bar crawls and murder mystery nights, not to mention the immensely popular Kellogg College Ball.
- Supporting academic work, for example through the writing group.
- Promoting general student well-being, serving as a support network, for example through the weekly tea and cakes meetings.
- Representing the student body at College committees, to convey student concerns, feedback, and suggestions to the College, and ensuring that the student voice is heard when decisions are made.
The Committee is here to make your experience at Kellogg exciting, fulfilling, and memorable. The Committee members are democratically elected on an annual basis, and elections take place at various times throughout the year.