Hello and Welcome to Sidney Sussex College!
We’re Shathar and Ujjal, the current President and VP of Sidney Sussex MCR. Firstly, we’d like to congratulate you all on being accepted into Cambridge and, more importantly, Sidney! We hope you’re enjoying your summer and are excited to start your postgraduate studies (or hold onto the student lifestyle and avoid adulthood for another year or so).
All graduate students at Sidney are automatically members of the Sidney Sussex Middle Combination Room (the MCR). The MCR community is where many of us turn to for social events and welfare support which are organised by the MCR committee. These include Freshers’ week activities, formals, and conferences, as well as acting as a conduit between graduate students and college.
To make your transition into Cambridge easier, the MCR Committee has organised a range of activities over Freshers’ Week starting on the 29th September. These events are designed to help you settle into Sidney and are a great way to get to know your College, your peers, as well as older Sidknights. After the committee finalises the last few details of the week, an email will be sent out with the schedule as well as an informative freshers’ handbook. However, in the meantime, we encourage you to join our online communities:
- The Sidney Group: a facebook group with both postgraduates and undergraduates where people post events in sidney or general queries for those in the college. https://www.facebook.com/groups/187320294629242
- MCR Instagram: (y’all know how insta works) https://www.instagram.com/sidneysussexmcr/
- MCR Facebook Group: a facebook group for just postgraduates of Sidney where you can post things without worrying about the little 18 year olds judging your posts https://www.facebook.com/groups/142424815783055
- Gradbridge Facebook Group: for uni wide postgraduate events https://www.facebook.com/Postgradbridge
You can also check out the MCR website (Committee members – Sidney Sussex College MCR) for further information about the Committee. Do also feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions or if you just want to chat – especially for those who have moved into Cambridge already (only to Ujjal as Shathar has a lot of work on her plate already).
Shathar and Ujjal
(President and VP of MCR 2023/2024)
P.s. All text in italic are by Ujjal and by no means represent the MCR or Shathar