Social Membership

The Basics

Social members of the MCR are entitled to:

  • access the MCR and use its facilities
  • attend social events organised by the MCR (examples include welfare lunches, exchange dinners, guest nights, bops)

They will be issued with a proximity card enabling access to the common room.

However, social membership does not confer entitlement to:

  • use of the college library or computing suite
  • sign up for Scrunch or formal hall (but can attend formal as a guest of a full MCR member)
  • vote at MCR meetings, or to stand or to vote in MCR elections.

Social members pay a subscription fee of £10 per term.

Applying for Social Membership

Those seeking social membership of the MCR should:

Applicants are advised to apply well ahead of when they want their membership to begin to minimise the risk of delay to their application.

Social members must be elected by the MCR at a general meeting. There can be as few as six general meetings in an academic year, with long periods between meetings during the university vacations; in particular, there is usually a gap of about four months between the last general meeting of Trinity (summer) Term and the first general meeting of Michaelmas (autumn) Term. Moreover, applications need to be received sufficiently far in advance of a general meeting to enable the requisite notice to be given to the Dean and the Tutor for Graduates.