The Middle Common Room (MCR)
An annual election within the MCR appoints a ‘bench’ consisting of the President, Treasurer, Social Secretary and other posts. The MCR President represents the graduates on Governing Body and other college committees. An elected bench of the MCR organizes regular social events for all graduates of the college, often collaborating with the MCRs of other colleges or with the Junior Common Room (undergraduate members of the College).
To encourage good relations between the Senior (teaching and research fellows of the College) and Middle Common Rooms, graduate students are regularly able to dine on High Table, the MCR has occasional guest nights in Hall and each term there is a joint seminar and dinner for Senior and Middle Common Room members.
Further information is available on the MCR website. This is an external student run website and the College is not responsible for the content of this site.
The MCR Bench organises a wide variety of events for graduates, including formal dinners, cocktail parties, pizza and film evenings, international food nights, games evenings, exchange dinners with other colleges, academic presentations, ice-cream café trips, and much more. We aim to make our central facilities (whether in College or in Rhodes-Wolfson) as accessible, inviting, and functional as possible, as well as encouraging graduate engagement in College life.
Sports and Societies
Sports clubs and societies are run jointly with the Junior Common Room at Mansfield. For more information about the various clubs and societies on offer, please visit the Undergraduate Student Life page.
Mansfield takes great care to foster a comfortable and tolerant environment for all its members. For detailed information on the College's welfare provision, please see Student Welfare.
There are many places students can turn to for advice and support. College Advisors, The Tutor for Graduates and the Senior Tutor are always happy to talk, and we have Junior Deans resident on both the College site and at the Ablethorpe annexe in Cowley Road who are responsible for the day-to-day welfare of students and on-call through the night. The College also has a dedicated advisory panel of tutors from a variety of subjects as well as a Tutor for Student Welfare, a Tutor for Women and Chaplain, all of whom are happy to be approached should any difficulties arise.
The Middle Common Room has its own Welfare Officer whose role it is to take care of student welfare, as well as an Equality Representative. For more information, visit the MCR Website. (This is an external student run website and the College is not responsible for the content of this site).
In addition to the services provided in College, there are also University-wide support services such as the University Counselling Service and student-run Nightline drop in centre.
Finally, St Clements Surgery (the medical practice with which the College is associated) has both male and female doctors who are available during their normal surgery hours to any student registered with them, and at any time in an emergency.