MCR associate membership

PLEASE NOTE: applications for Trinity Term 2017 are now closed.


 

Two categories of associate membership are available for non-Mertonians:

Members in Category A are entitled to four meals, including no more than two dinners, per week in Hall, to make use of the MCR, the College bar and the sporting facilities. They are not entitled to College accommodation or to use College computing facilities or libraries. The subscription is £40 per term. This is reserved for academic affiliates of Merton, doing research in Oxford at a senior level, but who are not reading for Oxford degrees or are not members of another college. Endorsement by a Fellow of the College is required.

Members in Category B may use the MCR and sporting facilities, but no other JCR facilities. They can attend MCR functions, but are not entitled to College accommodation or to use College computing facilities or libraries. The subscription is £20 per term. This category is for social affiliates of the MCR (e.g. spouses of members, former members still in Oxford, unattached researchers who can make a contribution to academic life at Merton).

Applications for associate membership of the MCR may be granted for up to one academic year at a time (re-election for subsequent years may be possible) and must be supported by a CV. In the case of an application for Category A membership a letter of support from a Fellow of the College is also required. Further details are outlined in the relevant extract of the MCR constitution.

Associate Members must apply for re-election at the beginning of each academic year (using the same application form) if they wish to continue in Associate Membership, and none shall continue for more than five years. There is a limit of fifty Category A members at any one time. Associate Membership may also be revoked at any time by the committee responsible for election.

Applications will be considered by the Dean of Graduates and the President and Treasurer of the Middle Common Room. Applicants are usually notified of the outcome of their application within ten days of the deadline.

Please note that Associate Membership of the MCR may only be granted for 1 academic year at a time (re-election for subsequent years may be possible).

The deadlines for applications are:

Membership starting term Deadline
Trinity 2017 CLOSED
Michaelmas 2017 5pm on Friday 22 September 2017
Hilary 2018 5pm on Tuesday 2 January 2018
Trinity 2018 5pm on Friday 6 April 2018

 

NB: If you are renewing an existing membership you are required to submit an updated CV (and, if Category A, a new letter of support from an academic fellow).
NB: Applications for Category A membership must include a letter of support from a Fellow of the College.
(Category A applicants: please give details of your research in Oxford)

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