Our Graduate Community

IMG_20150509_160642“Studying in Oxford is so much more than attending lectures and sitting exams; being part of a college and participating in its social life are essential ingredients for an unforgettable experience. The MCR – that is the association of graduate students at St Hugh’s – is here to help you make the most of your time by representing your interests to College and the University, by organising social events, and providing welfare support. We disseminate termly cards detailing all events run by the MCR; the best way to get to know the MCR is to come along to our events and talk to your fellow students.”

Aurore Lyon, MCR President 2015-16.

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87 Banbury Road, where the MCR is housed.

The MCR is two things, the graduate student body of College, and the physical building at 87 Banbury Road which is allocated to the graduate student body as a common room and workspace. The role of the MCR is to provide an antidote to all the hard work that will be expected of you during your time at Oxford, as well as to represent your interests within College through the annually-elected committee. With nearly 400 members, the MCR is one of the largest graduate student common rooms in Oxford, its members include international and local students, Clinical Medics, visiting students, affiliate members and a vast range of academic interests and a wealth of experiences and backgrounds. Despite its size, the MCR retains a homely feel, and hosts a wide variety of social events throughout term time and during the vacation period.


 MCR Committee 2021

For more information please see either the MCR website, their blog and their Facebook group.

President: Ricardo De Luca e Tuma (Medicine)
Vice-President: Miranda Stevenson (MPhil Archaeology)
Secretary: Kat Friege (DPhil History)
Wining and Dining Officer: Josh Cowls (DPhil Information, Communication, and the Social Sciences)
Wining and Dining Officer: Deborah Miori (DPhil Mathematics)
Social Secretary: Ed Nathan (DPhil Astrophysics)
Social Secretary: Madeline White (History of Science, Medicine, and Technology)
Welfare Officer: Jake Fawkes (DPhil Statistics)
Welfare Officer: Michelle Ma (MSc Women’s and Reproductive Health)
Sports Representative: Alex Brandts (DPhil Computer Science)
Environment and Charities Representative: Edie Guo (MSc Clinical Embryology)
Academic Representative: Chenying Liu (DPhil Engineering Science)
International Representative: Florence Smith (DPhil History)
Equalities Representative: Alani Sweezy (MPhil Comparative Government)
IT Representative: Amartya Sanyal (DPhil Computer Science)
Access Officer Josh Thomas (DPhil Zoology)
Freshers Reps: Elected in Trinity

The MCR Constitution can be found here.


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Photos of the MCR & its Members