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The Exeter College Middle Common Room (MCR) is the graduate student association at Exeter College, Oxford.

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"The William Petre Society is an association affiliated with Exeter College that aims to facilitate fruitful interaction between its members, promote the academic interests and the welfare and wellbeing of its members."
- Preamble to the Society's Constitution

The common room is located in Staircase 8 (first room to the left when entering). Entry is via swipe-card access. It also has a small kitchen with tea and coffee, several computers, wireless internet access, a piano, a bathroom, a tutorial room, some lockers and the newspapers and periodicals which are delivered there every morning every day of the week.

The direction of the MCR is provided by the Executive Committee, who are elected every year in the first week of Hilary Term. For people new to the MCR, or generally, to Oxford and Exeter College, we have a fresher’s guide, which will hopefully answer your questions about how things are done here. The graduate welfare reps are there to take care and assist you with any problems that might arise during your stay here. Certain people can apply for associate membership of the MCR, which gives them access to the MCR facilities.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee


Joe Bluck

President

president@exetermcr.org.uk
Hey, I’m Joe and as the MCR president it is my role to ensure the Graduates are represented within College and ensure we continue to provide a welcoming Common Room. Along with other members of the Executive Committee, I attend various meetings around the College and University and raise any concerns of the Graduates. I also chair the termly general meetings of the MCR. Please feel free to contact me if you have any graduate issues that are concerning you or you have any questions in general.
When not in the MCR, I am currently studying for a DPhil in Systems Approaches to Biochemical Science, through one of the University’s Doctoral Training Centres. This has extended my time here at Exeter College, having also read my undergraduate degree in Chemistry here.

Cate Gibson

Vice-President

vice-president@exetermcr.org.uk
Hi! I’m Cate and I’m the VP of Exeter MCR!
My role is to aid Joe to ensure the smooth running of our graduate common room. I’m also here to help other MCR officers to fulfil their duties-- I’m always available to answer questions, pursue matters with college and to lend a practical hand when necessary!
I’m currently studying for my DPhil in Philosophy and this is my 6th year in Oxford. What I love most about Exeter College is the welcoming atmosphere. I have experienced nothing but kindness and generosity on all fronts, from my fellow graduate students to the JCR, scouts, kitchen staff, fellows and porters. Compared to other colleges, our MCR is a lovely size where there are still plenty of people to meet, but a comforting sense of closeness amongst the members. We have forged a great number of ties with other graduate common rooms across Oxford, resulting in many joint social and welfare events. Exeter MCR is truly unique within the university and I’m honoured to have the opportunity to make a significant

Sandra Ionescu

Treasurer

treasurers@exetermcr.org.uk
Hello! My name is Sandra and I'm Exeter MCR's treasurer.
My duty is to sort out the MCR's finances, which includes putting together our yearly budget and carrying out rent negotiations--less (rent) is more! I am a second-year DPhil in Chemical Biology and love Exeter's MCR because of its friendliness and diversity. The cozy common room is a nice escape from the lab AND it has biscuits. Floreat Exon!

Henry Sawczyc and Tyler Tully

Welfare Officers

welfare@exetermcr.org.uk
Henry
Henry is a DPhil student in the Department of Biochemistry, trying to understand and make use of a novel nanparticle called Lipodisq, when he is avoiding his work (which is often) he can be found at Welfare Tea, being Exeter House President, the IT person for the MCR or baking.

Tyler
Tyler is an American DPhil student serving as Exeter's Arthur Peacocke Scholar in Religion and Science. As a Welfare Officer, Tyler helps organize the weekly tea and other events meant to foster safe-spaces, community and conversation in and around the MCR. Tyler has previously served the MCR as the Equalities Officer and is an active member the College Rugby team.
If any MCR member, or prospective member, has any welfare issues or would like a chat, please feel free to email us.

Christy Kin-Cleaves

Social Secretary

social@exetermcr.org.uk

Christy
Hi I’m Christy, one of the social secs for Exeter MCR. I work with the other social secs to organise events such as exchange dinners with other colleges, wine & cheese nights, bar crawls and much more! It’s my job to make sure you get the best social experience at Exeter!
I’m currently in my first year of a DPhil in Theoretical Computer Science, and have a really great experience so far at Oxford. Exeter is a truly remarkable place, that is both welcoming and very active. We have a fantastic MCR, and are always striving to improve, and make it an even better place to be.
We want you all to have the time of your lives at Exeter, because let's face it, you're not going to remember the books you read or the essays you wrote- you're going to remember the fun you had and all the friends you made. It's our job to make sure that happens.

Henry Sawczyc

Exeter House President

exeter-house-president@exetermcr.org.uk

Hi I'm Henry, I am also one of the Welfare Officers and the IT guy for the MCR. I enjoy baking, gymnastics, and hate running with a pasison.
My role as EH President is to put any issues with the graduate accomodation (Exeter House) to college at one of their numerous meetings. If you have any questions about the accomodation (especially prospective students) do feel free to email me.

Nick Pasternack

Sports Rep

sports@exetermcr.org.uk

I’m studying for an MSc in Neuroscience, and I help MCR members get involved with sports offered through Exeter College and the University. I am also responsible for negotiating the terms of our membership with the Oxford University Sports Centre on Iffley Road and organizing special sport events for the Exeter MCR. We are pleased to offer regular Yoga and Pilates classes at Exeter House taught by Exeter MCR volunteers Tory and Hadas!
Why I Love the MCR: The people — everyone is friendly and has a different background, which makes the MCR a friendly and inclusive place.

Henry Sawczyc

IT Officer

it@exetermcr.org.uk

Hello (again), If you have any issues with the site, or emails to the MCR Exec do feel free to contact me. I've run out of interesting things to ay about myself in the above sections apart from that.

 

Alistair Hanson

Environmental Rep

environmental@exetermcr.org.uk

Hello, I’m Alistair, and I’m the Environment Officer, which primarily is about ensuring the MCR rooms remain a pleasant place to be. I endeavour to stop stuff from breaking, buy new stuff, and allocate the lockers. My background is in history and theology, and I, for now, work in Oxford.
From the Big Gay Party to names for some of the appliances, Exeter continues to have an MCR with idiosyncrasies only possible from it having a spirited graduate body often around College.

Thomas Doherty

Library Rep

library@exetermcr.org.uk

Thomas is neat and guards the books!

Artem Serebrennikov

OUSU Rep

ousu@exetermcr.org.uk

Artem is in charge of the MCR's dealings with OUSU (Oxford University's Student Union). Due to the collegiate nature of Oxford OUSU is an important integration point for all students to discuss university wide matters, and get cheap sexual health products for welfare.

Caroline Nettekoven

Equalities Rep

equalities@exetermcr.org.uk

I am a DPhil student studying neurochemical changes in the brain during motor learning. Exeter has such a welcoming and friendly MCR, here you will always find someone to talk to!
As Equalities Rep, I am the first point of contact for information and advice on issues concerning equality (LGBTQ+, disability, ethnic minorities, etc.) and for anyone worried about discrimination or harassment. I distribute information on university-wide LGBTQ+ events and LGBTQ+ events happening within Exeter College.
I also work closely with the Welfare Officers to organise and run regular events aiming at promoting equality in the MCR, such as the consent workshops. Additionally, we provide various welfare supplies including sexual health products and sanitary products confidentially and completely free of charge to members of the MCR.
My job and interest is to both represent and offer independent support or advice on equality issues. All enquiries are kept in the strictest confidence – please feel free to contact me.

Christy Kin-Cleaves

Freshers Rep

freshers-representative@exetermcr.org.uk

Check out Christy's profile in the Social Secs section - He's in charge of your fun in freshers week, and welcoming you all in Septmber (or whenever you decide to arrive!)

Let's Get In Touch!


The MCR is located at Staircase 8, Ground Floor, Exeter College, Oxford OX1 3DP.

If you are a member of the MCR, but are not subscribed to the exeter-mcr mailing list please send a blank email to exeter-mcr-subscribe@maillist.ox.ac.uk.


The MCR President is Joe Bluck.

president@exetermcr.org.uk