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Welcome to Catz MCR

St Catharine's College MCR is the society for graduate students at the college. Along with organising social events for graduate students throughout the year, it functions as a link between its members and the college and University authorities, drawing attention to important issues and helping all graduates get the most out of their time in Cambridge. An online guide is available for new and current students. It is packed with a wealth of information about shops, services and life in Cambridge.

Along with looking at the events calendar, there is also an email list that anyone (even non-MCR members) can subscribe to. If you would like to be on it please email the MCR Presidents: Ravi Raninga and Michael Rivera (

St Catharine's is home to a number of societies which organise public lectures, concerts, book-signings and so on, which are open to graduate students at the college. These events are a great way to get to know the college, as well as stimulating in their own right.


9th Oct 2015

Upay New Look
We now link to an updated interface for Upay, so don't worry if things look different! Apart from an updated look, the new system also allows Raven authentication.

25th Sept 2014

Freshers' Week Events
Freshers week is fast approaching! We have lots of exciting events planned for you, learning about life at Catz, and meeting current members of the MCR; In case you missed it, follow this link to download a copy of the 2014 Welcome Pack. Current members don't forget you are more than welcome to attend our events and have a great time whilst meeting our newest members.

18 Feb 2014

Open Meeting Minutes
We had a superb (not to mention efficient) Open Meeting on Sunday! Thanks to everyone who came down to vote on the ammendments to the MCR Constitution! The co-presidents will be taking the ammendments to the Governing Body now for approval, so hopefully before long the new constitution will take effect! In the meantime, check out the minutes from the Open Meeting here.

5th Nov 2013

Open Meeting Minutes
Many thanks to everyone who came out for our open meeting and listened to the hustings for Green Officer! The polls are open until 20:00 on Thursday, so if you haven't already, get voting! You can do so here (be sure to check out the manifestos before you vote). If you missed the meeting, you can check out the minutes: online now.

29th Oct 2013

Movie Night 8pm (Halloween Edition!)
In preparation for this weeks Halloween festivities we have provided a (not particularly) spooky film for your viewing pleasure, "Shaun of the Dead". Come join us for some comical zombie fun in the Auditorium at 8pm; drinks and snacks will be provided as usual.

28th Oct 2013

Green Officer By-Election: Hustings @ MCR Committee Open Meeting
A reminder to all the friends of the Earth that Catz MCR will be holding a by-election next month to name our Green Officer. If you want to make and impact on the Earth and serve your MCR, then please stand! Manifestos can be sent to Josh McTigue (jdm70) or Amanda Kennedy (ajk85) before 31 October. In any case, come along to the hustings at the MCR Committee's open meeting on Tuesday next week. We will hear from the candidates, discuss issues with the committe, and then go down to watch the fireworks on Christ's Piece!

Minutes from MCR Committee Meeting
The minutes from today's meeting of the MCR committee are now online.

2nd Oct 2013

Minutes from MCR Committee Meeting
Read the minutes from today's MCR Committee meeting!

15th Sept 2013

Freshers' Week Events
Freshers' fortnight is less than three weeks away; check out the schedule of events now in the calendar! Freshers will have exciting events planned for having fun, learning about life at Catz, and meeting current members of the MCR; current members can come down to open events and have a good time while getting to know the new members of our MCR community! In case you missed it, you can click to download a copy of the 2013 freshers' pack.

10th Sept 2013

New Upay System in College
Announcing a new feature this year for all Catz students: a cashless account system called "Upay." This system allows you to pay for your meals in Hall by swiping your university card, so there is no need to carry cash for brunch! Check out the new Upay page to learn more.

14th Jan 2013

Wine and Cheese night (17/01)
Welcome back everyone, and hope you enjoyed the Festive Period! Our first event of the new year is this Thursday 17th Jan - a Wine and Cheese night in the Ramsden Room from 8-9.30 pm. It is sure to be a fun night and a great way to share a story or two from your holidays. As always there will be an MCR table at Lola's for anyone who wants to keep on celebrating a return to Cambridge.

23rd Nov 2012

Booking for Christmas Formal now open!
Booking for this year's Christmas formal is now open. During dinner, we will have the pleasure of dining to the festive sound of Christmas carols performed by the Cambridge University Brass Band. After dinner, we will have a bop in Hall at which the band "Casa Del Funk" will be performing live for us. Christmas Dinner promises to be a great night, so don't miss out!

9th Sep 2012

Freshers Pack 2012-2013 now available
Greetings to all of you about to start your graduate studies at Catz! The MCR has prepared a Welcome Pack for you guys which is now available here. Please take the time to have a look at it as it contains some important information like your Freshers' Week timetable and other things. We look forward to meeting you and good luck with moving to Cambridge.

29th May 2012

Jubilee Celebration this Sunday
To celebrate 60 years of consistent stamps and coins, the MCR are hosting a BBQ at South Green this Sunday. As well as the usual food and drinks, there will be ample bunting for you to enjoy on the day, and a bank holiday to enjoy the following day. Also, the tennis courts are now up, so if the weather's nice bring a racquet and we'll get some games going. The festivities will start at 3pm. See you there!

29th Mar 2012
We now have a Catz MCR group on Facebook! To join, follow the link or click the Facebook icon in the left-hand panel.

8th Jan 2012
Hello and welcome back to another year at Catz! Hope you’ve had a relaxing Christmas break and are ready for what 2012 has to bring. The results of the MCR Magazine subscription ballot are now in- thanks to all who voted. The winners are Economist, New Scientist and Private Eye. So now these magazines will be available throughout the year in the MCR to all Catz grads. A breakdown of the results are given here (courtesy of Dan).