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Middle Common Room (MCR)

Common Rooms are at the heart of student life in Oxford and our MCR is no exception.

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 1,200 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.  All students become members of the MCR upon joining the College, unless they elect not to be.

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.

  • Representing the student body at College committees, to convey student concerns, feedback, and suggestions to the College, ensuring that the student voice is heard when decisions are made.
  • Organising social activities such as bops, exchange dinners, board game nights, bar crawls and picnics, 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.

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.

To keep up to date with the MCR’s busy programme of events, join their Facebook group: or take a look at their website:

Meet your MCR President for 2023/24

Eeshani Bendale tells us a bit about herself and what she hopes to achieve during her time as Kellogg MCR President.

Find out more

Who is on the MCR Committee

Find out who your MCR Committee representatives are.

Kellogg is a very special place; the more you engage, the more you will realise that.

Sandeep Unwith (MCR President 2020-21)