Univ students run the Junior Common Room (JCR) and Middle Common Room (called the Weir Common Room or WCR). Both organisations support and represent their respective body of students and hold a series of events throughout the academic year.
The Junior Common Room describes both the student body and the rooms where students can meet one another to socialise and relax. All undergraduate students at Univ are automatically members of the JCR and it is often the focus for social activities.
After nearly 130 years of occupying the same space above the SCR in Univ’s Main Quad the JCR found a new home in Logic Lane in April, 2018. This beautifully designed space combines areas for both work and relaxation and is also home to the “pidge’ (post) boxes for our undergraduates. Find out more about the opening of the JCR in our News and Features pages.
The atmosphere in the College Bar is generally noisier. It has a pool table, darts board, games machines and TV. Karaoke and bar quiz nights can be enjoyed here and several times each term the JCR organises themed “bops” with DJs. follow
In addition to referring to the physical common room, the term WCR is also applied to the graduate student body as a whole, and in particular to the committee of students elected each year to represent them.
The WCR, located behind the Old Library, has a comfortable lounge and a fully equipped kitchen along with music and TV facilities and a variety of newspaper and magazine subscriptions.
The WCR committee deals on behalf of graduates with the College and wider University community, runs events and functions, and strives to ensure the welfare of its members. The social activities that they organise generally include parties, theatre and orchestra trips, exchange dinners, quiz nights, and regular Friday and Sunday night social evenings.
Termly guest dinners provide graduates with an opportunity to mix with senior members of the college, and the Martlets’ Society meets regularly in the Master’s Lodgings, giving graduates a chance to present their work to their peers and to the wider College community.
Other amenities provided for graduate students at Univ include a fully equipped graduate computer room with printing and scanning facilities, access to the College’s private libraries, and access to music facilities including practice rooms and a concert piano. Graduates are always encouraged to participate in all the College’s sports teams, music ensembles, clubs and societies.