What is the MCR?

MCR stands for Middle Combination Room. As such, it represents both an organisation of people and  a physical room.

The MCR common room

The MCR room is the graduates’ common room, which can be found on the ground floor of Canning and Eliza Fok House. The room is a spacious and bright space that offers a range of armchairs and sofas, a TV and Playstation, a large selection of books and games, a pool table and an e-piano as well as a kitchenette with a microwave and facilities for making tea and coffee. It is the space where Murray Edwards graduates socialize as a graduate community, where we invite our friends, entertain our guests or simply relax with a good book on a rainy Sunday afternoon. The MCR is our living room in college.

The MCR community

As an organisation of people, the MCR is the student union for the graduate student body of the College as well as affiliated final-year undergraduates. Within College there is a similar JCR (Junior Combination Room) for undergraduates and SCR (Senior Combination Room) for Fellows. All graduate students at Murray Edwards automatically become a member of the MCR when they begin a graduate level course at the university. No matter when you arrive, how long you are here for and what your ambitions are afterwards, we hope that the friendship and community of the MCR will be an important part of your Cambridge experience.

The MCR Committee

The MCR is represented in college and beyond by the MCR Committee, an elected group of graduate volunteers. They offer a range of support on all aspects of graduate life and provide a varied social calendar.

From movie nights in the MCR to parties in the Dome to summer BBQs in the college gardens, the MCR Committee aspires to make the Murray Edwards experience a thoroughly enjoyable and memorable one. Each October, the Committee holds a week of welcoming events as most new students arrive at that time.

Please don’t hesitate to contact them with your welfare concerns, your ideas for social events, your suggestions for improving the MCR, your issues with college or really for anything else – the Committee members will be more than happy to help.

➜ Meet the MCR Committee here