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MCR Equinox Banquet
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Hear from our students

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Benjamin Bréant (2019, MPhil International Relations)

As a graduate, Pembroke College has a lot to offer. While I was navigating the many projects of my DPhil, I knew that I had an anchored support in my MCR, and with the wider community and staff in college. Being part of Pembroke College also positively impacted my research, whether it was by discussing with other fellows, or by encouraging me to go and present my projects at conferences.

Seda Ozturk
Seda Öztürk (2021, DPhil Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (Linguistics))

Many of my fondest memories have been made in Pembroke and the MCR. I've mentored in the JCR - MCR Mentorship Scheme, presented at the MCR’s academic symposiums, and received support from the Dean of Graduates Fund for fieldwork and conferences. Pembroke has not only supported my academic pursuits but also provided a nurturing and inclusive community that has greatly enriched my DPhil journey.

Graduate Students at a Dinner
Rohan Watt (2019, MPhil International Relations)

I chose Pembroke as a postgraduate student for two main reasons. First, so many of its Fellows were engaged in the sort of research I wanted to pursue myself, and there are opportunities to get involved in discussions of their work.

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Oscar Lu (2021, Graduate Entry Medicine)

For graduates, the MCR is a second home. My recommendations for anyone about to embark on their journey would be to be brave and open-minded. Pembroke, and Oxford at large, have so many wonderful opportunities, academic or extracurricular. Absolutely take advantage of them, your involvement and the people you meet will shape a very memorable experience! 

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Utkarsh Amitabh (2022, MSt Practical Ethics)

Pembroke has a thriving community that celebrates your successes and stands by you when things don't work out. The MCR  does a great job at embracing diversity of thought, conviction and opinion. I learn from academics, fellows and students every day. It makes me a better leader and a more nuanced writer.