A supportive welcome, whenever you need it
Whether one is in the lab every day, working in the depths of a library, or carrying out empirical social science research - the goal is the same -great scholarship and research. The College seeks to support all students in that quest by creating an environment in which wide ranging intellectual inquiry is encouraged. As active scholars and researchers, the senior common room (SCR) (fellows, professors, and lecturers) also know that great scholarship and research involves serious hard work, pushing intellectual boundaries, and often frustration. We also recognise that owing to the very different nature of the degrees graduate students are taking the time spent in college will vary from student to student and have structured our graduate provision around that fact.
Interaction with Fellows
One of the advantages of being a small college is that besides creating a very friendly atmosphere, there is a great deal of intellectual interaction between the Senior Common Room (SCR) and the Middle Common Room (MCR). During term graduates can enjoy Monday lunches (SCRunch) where they can discuss cross cutting issues with members of the SCR. There is an immensely successful seminar series in which graduates and SCR members present their work and graduate students also have the opportunity of dining at High Table with Fellows and their guests in a scholarly environment.
Support and advice
Each graduate student has a College Adviser assigned from the senior members of the College who can act as a source of advice and support if needed. There are termly adviser lunches, an annual graduate dinner, and an annual supervisor's dinner. There are also annual meetings with the President and Tutor for Graduates to discuss academic progress. The College Office and Tutor for Graduates are additional sources of advice.