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

Alex Stephens


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Hey I'm Alex! As MCR President, it is my role to ensure that the interests of the graduate students are represented within College, and to ensure we continue to provide a welcoming Common Room. Along with other members of the Committee, I attend various meetings around the College and University, and raise any concerns of the graduates. If you have any questions, concerns or ideas about MCR life, please feel free to reach out at any time, I'm always happy to chat. In the academic world, I am a DPhil student with the Oxford Robotics Institute, and a member of the CDT in Autonomous Intelligent Machines and Systems.

Urania Chiu


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Hi, this is Urania, your MCR Vice-President.
Alongside Alex, I make sure graduate students' views are represented within College and that you have the best MCR experience possible. I'm always happy to chat if you have any questions or concerns, whether related to College or other aspects of your Oxford life, so please don't hesitate to reach out! I'm currently pursuing a DPhil in medical law and ethics, which is pretty exciting.

David Rytz


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Hello! My name is David 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! Floreat Exon!

Patricia Cambalova, Tom Hadfield and Rowena Gutsell

Welfare Officers

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Patricia Cambalova, Tom Hadfield and Rowena Gutsell manage the welfare tea every Friday afternoon!

Christine Sutcliffe

Exeter House President

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My role as Exeter House President is to plan social events for all MCR members to attend, regardless of whether you live in accommodation or not. I am also happy to put any issues with the graduate accommodation (Exeter House) to college at one of their numerous meetings. If you have any questions about life at Exeter House (especially prospective students) do feel free to email me.

Nicholas Lim

Sports Rep

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Nicholas is in charge of all sports related events, keep an eye out for his posts if you want to stay fit and compete against other colleges!

Kevin Yuan

IT Officer

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Hey there I'm Kevin. If you have any suggestions for the website, issues with the website or with the mailing list do feel free to contact me.


Alistair Hanson

Domestic Rep

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Hello, I’m Alistair, and I’m the Domestic 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.

David Rytz

Oxford SU Rep

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

Valencia Scott

Racial Equalities Officer

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As Racial 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.

Jessica Abele

Sexuality and Gender Equalities Officer

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As Sexuality and Gender Equalities Officer, my aim is to run a range of events with the goal to create safe spaces and to recognize the fantastic diversity within our college. If you have any questions relating to LGBTQ+ and gender equality matters, feel free to reach out and of course this will be kept confidential. I also provide further resources of information and services that are available across Oxford concerning LGBTQ+ and diversity topics.

Emma Slater

Freshers Rep

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Emma is in charge of your fun in freshers week, and welcoming you all in September (or whenever you decide to arrive!).

Fiona Hartley, Madaline Elkington, Kate Dicker and Kevin Yuan

Social Secretary

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Hi, we are the social secs for the Exeter MCR! We work together to organise events such as exchange dinners, wine & cheese nights, bar crawls, BOPs, brunches and much more! It’s our job to make sure there are lots of fun events to give you a break from work!
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, so don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any ideas for events!

Kate Dicker

College Events Officer

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Kate handles all events that are held in collaboration with the college.

Michael Turner

Environment and Ethics Officer

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Hi there, I'm Mike and I am the Environment and Ethics officer. I'm responsible for ensuring that the MCR recycles as much as possible and for engaging with University and City sustainability schemes. Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or suggestions! Mike

Let's Get In Touch!

Exeter College MCR Instagram

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 [email protected]

The MCR President is Alex Stephens.