In addition to participating in college life through societies and clubs, postgraduates can get involved in the many student-led college events. A variety of musical, theatrical and entertainment evenings take place throughout the year, such as quiz nights, film nights, theatre productions, international evenings, dance recitals, fashion shows, open-mic nights and music festivals.
Formal dinners with a black-tie dress code or fancy-dress theme are a regular occurrence at every college, usually happening two or three times a term. Annual summer and winter college balls and college celebration days are another highlight.
You can get involved in helping organise events. This is a great way to meet new people and develop skills which will be of benefit in your future career, such as team-work, leadership, organisation and fundraising.
As colleges are academic communities, they also provide postgraduates with opportunities for interdisciplinary, intellectual discussion with people from many walks of life and at various stages in their career. This may be informally in the college dining room or bar, or more formally through college events such as seminars, café discussion groups, talks and lectures.