Dear Prospective Student,
Welcome to Worcester College MCR. With approximately 200 students, it is one of the medium-size graduate bodies at Oxford University, and yet it still retains the vibrancy and atmosphere integral to a great graduate community. In fact, students here grow such an attachment with the college that many choose to continue their studies at the college; it is rare for people to change. There are many reasons for the college and MCR to be enticing: the food is known to be the best of any Oxford college (our upmarket chef is funded by a former student), the college grounds and gardens are award winning, two of our sports teams (cricket and football) are consistently top of the Oxford league, and the ethos of the college is known to be one that is friendly and relaxed without compromising on academic achievement. To put it colloquially, Worcester has been owning every other college since 1714.
The centre of MCR life is the MCR Building, with a wide range of facilities, including a bar, SkyHD TV, a dedicated IT room and games area. This is host to a diverse social programme, with weekly events such as brunch, bar nights and film club, and others including formal dinner exchanges, bops, quiz nights, study breaks and barbecues. The MCR is not one that shies from debate and discussion; our Franks Society provides a bi-termly platform for students from any discipline to introduce their research or a topic that engages them, accompanied with a meal. College tries to provide Accommodation around the perimeter of the college for 2 years (and a limited number of flats), allowing graduates to form a tight-knit community.
The MCR is run by a dedicated committee, who represent the affairs of students to the college authorities and wider university, and run and organise its events.
We hope you consider Worcester as your choice of college for your graduate studies, and if my introduction hasn’t yet persuaded you, then this website hopefully will.
- The Life at Worcester section describes many of the facets of college life, including its social agenda, food hall and living (with prices), sports, the MCR facilities available (including a complete 3D reconstruction of the MCR) and interviews with some of the students to offer a more personal perspective.
- The Events calendar shows an up-to-date account of the MCR’s social termcard, with instructions on how to sync with mobile devices such as iPhones.
- The About the MCR gives information about the running of the MCR, including its committee, important documents such as the Consistution and minutes of meetings, and an account of the work done and planned by the MCR.
- The Information section provides information predominantly for the purposes of new and existing students, including an Oxford slang dictionary, an Ask Jeeves style question-answering facility, useful links and information about welfare provision.
The MCR Committee