The Graduate Common Room (GCR) refers to both the physical space reserved for students of Reuben College to relax and work, as well as the general student body of the college. In the form of the general student body, the GCR operates as an independent entity within the college with its own by-laws and leadership team. The term “GCR” is thus also sometimes used to refer to the committee of students elected by the wider student body to represent them.
As the GCR represents the entire student body, and every student at Reuben College is automatically a member of the GCR. Every student is therefore electable for a role within the GCR committee. Elected officers and executives of the GCR host events, organise guest dinners and deal on behalf of the student body with College and University on manners such as welfare and the academic program.
The GCR committee has organised the first ever Reuben-Linacre Ball, hosted multiple exchanges with other colleges, thrown a large End-Of-Year Garden party in Uni Parks, and represented the student body in successful negotiations with College regarding the Farndon Court accommodation. The GCR is also responsible for organising the non-College-led social events around Fresher’s Week.
Moving forward, the GCR is always looking for feedback on the student experience at Reuben as well as new inspiring ideas from future academic and social events.
Meet the team
The GCR committee contains over 30 different officer positions such as IT officer, LGBTQ+ Officer, Part-Time Students Officer, Sports Officer, and Social Secretary for Term Events.