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Ustinov College

Ustinov Senior Common Room

Ustinov College Senior Common Room exists to support the life of the College and to enhance its integration into the wider University and local community.

Senior Common Room Vision:

To become widely recognised as a vibrant community that makes a tangible contribution to the intellectual and social life and student experience at Ustinov College and furthers the international reputation of the College and University.

Senior Common Room Mission

To create an environment that:

  • supports College research and scholarly activity,
  • builds links with the wider University and North East communities,
  • forges working relationships with the College’s GCR and college scholars through jointly planned events
  • welcomes and hosts visiting fellows
  • organises social and recreational activities that are integral to enhancing College Life
  • facilitates collegiality and the development of global citizenship
  • provides opportunities to support the professional development of Ustinov students
  • supports interdisciplinary dialogue with postgraduate students, academics and community members

Experience the SCR

As a unique international postgraduate community, Ustinov College offers a very distinctive SCR experience, with ample opportunities to engage with Ustinov’s postgraduate members.

SCR members are invited to support student scholars the Global Citizenship Programme which encompasses a wide range of academic, cultural and community projects. The Graduate Common Room (GCR) organises sports events and social entertainment such as film nights, a weekly pub quiz and spectacular formal dinners. In addition, the SCR itself organises events ranging from trips to talks and social gatherings – see our events schedule for upcoming events.

Thus, each week throughout the year, Ustinov offers a wide range of seminars, café discussion events, social, sporting and cultural events.

Ustinov SCR members are invited to:

  • Engage in interdisciplinary dialogue with postgraduate students, academics and community members
  • Support student scholars in the Global Citizenship Programme
  • Dine at high table at college formals (subsidised tickets)
  • Trips in the local area
  • Talks, walks & social events
  • Enjoy Keeper’s Cottage, a dedicated social space
  • Become a Career Mentor

The SCR is run by its own Committee, and there is a small annual membership subscription (£20 individual/£30 couple) which is paid in January each year. You can therefore join the SCR at no cost today.

For more information about the SCR or about upcoming events, please send an email to