St John's offers a strong academic culture. Undergraduate students are invited to take part in and organise a range of academic events and projects in College. Current flagship events include the high profile annual Borderland lecture in Michaelmas term, the Academic Journal, and an annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Easter term, alongside a number of seminars and workshops throughout the year. The St John's Common Room appoints an Academic Affairs Officer and we have a dedicated Postgraduate International Tutor who organises regular cultural and academic events for our diverse student body.
Academic Peer Support
We run regular Dissertation Drop-in sessions, organised by the Postgraduate International Tutor. These are a a great opportunity for students from different disciplines to get together as peers to help each other with current work and research in a relaxed environment. The content is participant-driven and explores everything from drawing up a good work-plan and planning an effective daily routine, to searching the literature, managing long documents, referencing, maths and stats, and navigating academic English.