The page is updated by the MCR bench.
The MCR exists for the benefit of the community of graduates at Mansfield, providing as many opportunities as possible for social interaction and mutual support. While the Department is there to look after your academic development, the College is here to give you a ‘home away from home’, a close-knit community where you can belong while you are here in Oxford.
The MCR organises a wide variety of events for graduates, including formal dinners, cocktail parties, pizza and film evenings, international food nights, Nintendo and board games evenings, exchange dinners with other colleges, academic presentations, ice-cream café trips, and much more.
We aim to make our common room as accessible, inviting, and functional as possible, as well as encouraging graduate engagement in College life. In addition, we serve on behalf of graduates as representatives within the College, our executive members attending various College committees and pursuing issues that are raised by MCR members, while also serving members practically with support in areas of welfare and women’s matters. Essentially, the MCR is all of us together, and with your involvement it will be better for everyone.
Meet the current committee below.
Amirmohammad Farzaneh, President:
Hello all! Welcome to Mansfield. My name is Amirmohammad and I am currently a DPhil student in Engineering Science. It is a great honour to have been elected as the president of the MCR for the 2021-2022 academic year. Our goal in the MCR bench is to ensure the welfare of all postgraduate students studying at Mansfield college. Your well-being is of the utmost importance to us. Feel free to contact me if you have any issues and I will do my best to ensure that your concern is given our fullest attention. I hope you have an amazing time at Mansfield during your studies.
Nayantara Srinivasan, Vice-President
Hi! I am Nayantara Srinivasan, a 2nd Year DPhil student in Materials. My research involves developing novel nanomaterial-based polymer films for dielectric applications. Though born in India, I have completed my schooling from Kuwait. In addition, I pursued my B.Eng in Materials Science and Engineering from India and Master’s in the same subject from the National University of Singapore. Having such a diverse atmosphere helped in shaping me as a person who appreciates and learns from all cultures throughout the world. My hobbies involve singing, painting, playing chess and stargazing.
As part of the MCR my responsibilities include organizing events for the MCR, as well as ensuring the welfare of all fellow students at Mansfield. Please feel free to e-mail me at email@example.com for any queries and any help/concerns. I am always happy to help!
Also, I am extremely passionate to have my own start-up soon and if anyone does have any idea or an intent to collaborate; you're welcome to contact me anytime!!
Biwei Zhang, Treasurer and Social Secretary
Hi! I am Biwei Zhang, a DPhil student at Mansfield studying in Engineering. It's such an honour for me taking the treasurer as well as social secretary of the MCR this year. My responsibilities mainly include taking care of the financial records of the MCR and organising social events for MCR members. Please free free to get in touch if you have any queries or suggestions. I sincerely hope that my efforts would bring you enjoyable experiences here and contribute to a better MCR.
Sina Maghami Nick, BAME Representative
Hello lovely Mansfield friends,
I am delighted to be part of the MCR bench as the BAME or Ethnic Diversity Rep.
I am a first-year DPhil student at the Department of Geography and the Environment. My Dphil is taking a decolonial approach towards “identity” and “representation” of a nomadic lifestyle practised in the Zagros Mountains of Iran.
I am a trained peer supporter and I am more than happy to hear your voice, be there for you, and learn from your beautiful stories.
During term time, I will be having lunch in the chapel on Thursdays from 12:30 to 13:15. Come by and let’s talk. I am eager to know more about all the different identities within our beautiful college. Alternatively, you can send me an email, or schedule a walk in the park, or a coffee/tea talk in the MCR.
I am also very happy to help you if you have ideas for organizing events regarding ethnic diversity at Mansfield.
Reach me by email or chat on Teams: firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated June 2022.