Junior Common Room

Junior Common Room

The Junior Common Room (JCR) is the term used to describe two key aspects of college undergraduate life. Firstly, it is a physical space – the common room itself – which serves as a social hub in college, while secondly it is the collective term for all undergrads within St Peter’s.

The common room, fit with comfy sofas, a large HD television, table tennis, a pool table and foosball tables, is the key place in college where students can meet and relax. Its position right under the large Matthews accommodation block and next to the bar means that at almost any hour you can find friends inside. Newspapers are delivered daily, while great events like open mic nights, hog roasts to warm up in the winter and the famous St Peter’s ‘bops’ (parties) are regularly held in the building.

The JCR also hosts biweekly General Meetings, which brings in the second aspect of the common room. Each year a JCR committee is elected which all have different roles to play both within college and the wider university, whether that be the student welfare team, representatives for charities, sports and academic affairs or the much-loved St Peter’s mascot. The JCR General Meetings give a chance for other undergraduates to make sure the committee is doing its job, while it is also used to make democratic decisions on JCR issues, for example on funding for events or the JCR’s opinion on wider university issues.