Kellogg College MCR Newsletter: Week 5


A Note from the MCR President:

Hello again, my lovely college mates!


Get ready for some more exciting events!


The MCR will be holding try-outs to be on the Kellogg University Challenge team TOMORROW! University Challenge is a TV game show that pits universities and Oxbridge colleges against one another on matters of niche academic trivia. Tryouts will take place on Tuesday 12th November in the college bar at 7:15pm.


On November 22nd and 23rd, our unofficial sister college in Cambridge, Lucy Cavendish College, will be visiting Oxford! Our wonderful Strategy and Development Officer, Sandeep Unwith, has organized a number of exciting events. Additional details will be released soon, but for the time being, if you’d like to register interest for the formal dinner with Lucy Cavendish College, please fill out this form, and you will be contacted regarding payment should you be allotted a place at the dinner. Additional details about the weekend events will be released soon! Questions about the event? Contact Sandeep via e-mail at


Don’t forget to add the Kellogg Innovates events to your calendar (November 18-22) as well! There are some interesting workshops and speakers, so don’t miss out. Booking is essential for some events.


Whiskey fan? Get ready for a whiskey tasting, hosted by our awesome social secretary, Kevin Treder! Registration will open soon!


Soon to be released are details about: our Wholesome Holiday Party, our end of term Bop, a pie-eating contest for charity, and much more!


Worried about missing out on the latest updates? Subscribe to our Google Calendar here.


I hope you are having a wonderful week!




Read the e-mail below to find out more about: Wellbeing Information, College Updates, Upcoming Events, Opportunities, and more!



Wellbeing Information

For peer support contact: You can also contact our welfare & equality officer, Brenda, at

The Junior Deans are available to chat confidentially about any welfare issues you might have, no matter how big or small. You can contact them at

Information on counseling services can be found here.

Free condoms, lube, pregnancy tests, and sanitary pads are available in the white cupboard in the accessible toilet, near the Richardson Room. If you would like to have moral support while taking a pregnancy test, remember that you can contact the Junior Dean(s), the welfare & equality officer, or peer support.

This year, welfare team members (junior deans, peer supporters, welfare officers, etc.) will all be wearing bright yellow lanyards that say “Kellogg College Welfare Team 2019-2020” in order to increase their visibility as welfare resources. Please utilize them! We are here to support you. It’s never a bother to have a chat with us.   

To find out about exam support available, visit the University’s Stress Less webpage.


Welfare sub-committee applications


Are you interested in welfare? Apply to be on the welfare sub-committee. There are many new positions open, so definitely consider! Apply HERE.





College Updates


  • College Brunch: As many of you know, Kellogg offers brunch on most weekends during the term. The brunch consists of an English breakfast. However, the kitchen is considering switching to a rotating set menu (similar to the lunch/dinner schedule style). Is this something you would be interested in? If so, let us know! Link:
  • Payment Change: You will no longer have to sign in for meals at college. UPay is now going to be the “currency” of choice, with the line moving much quicker with a till this year rather than sign-in sheets! So set up your UPay account soon and top up! ( Also, keep in mind that the bar does not accept UPay!
  • Food Options: Are you keen to have more cultural meals on the menu during the term for formal and informal dinners? Let us know what meals you’d like to see via the Food Feedback Form here:
  • Dietary Requests: Do you have a specific dietary request that you want the kitchen to be aware of when you come to college for a meal? Let us know via email 48 hours ahead of time via






Want to keep up with the latest events? Subscribe to our Google Calendar here, which is updated with all the events going on throughout the term. (You must click the link and then subscribe—just clicking the link doesn’t subscribe you). Events are added/updated on an ongoing basis as planning is finalized.


In addition to syncing our Google calendar, enable notifications from our website to get the latest updates. Instructions on how to do so are here. The Kellogg College MCR website has updates about events we have hosted and things coming up. View the site here:


Consider adding yourself to our Facebook group as well if you haven’t already done so!

This Week at Kellogg:



  • Tea and Study Group: 2-5PM, 62 Meeting Room
  • Yoga: 7-8PM, the Hub


  • University Challenge try-outs: 7.30 PM, Bar
  • Mindfulness: 7.20-8.20PM, Mawby Room
  • Quiz Night: 7.30PM, Bar area



  • Welfare Tea and Snacks: 4-5PM, Bar area
  • Guest Night Dinner: 6.45-10PM (booking required)
  • Formal Exchange Dinner with Wolfson College (at Kellogg) 6.45-10PM (booking required)



  • Language exchange: starting at 7.15PM, meet in the Bar area



  • Tea and Study Group: 9.30AM-12.30PM, 62 Meeting Room
  • MCR bar night: 8PM-onwards, starting in Bar area



  • Movie night: 8PM, the Hub



  • Tea and Study Group: 2-5PM, 62 Meeting Room




Upcoming Special Events at Kellogg


Try out for Kellogg College’s University Challenge Team

November 12th in Kellogg College Bar at 7:30pm


Exchange dinners

List of exchange dinners this term:
–        November 20th: St. Hugh’s at Kellogg (Wednesday)
–        November 13th: Wolfson at Kellogg (Wednesday)
–        Tentatively November 29th : Kellogg at Wolfson (Friday)


Beer Tasting

November 21st at Kellogg College (5:30pm-7:30pm), booking required

Details here:


Opportunities, Offers, and More


Kellogg Student Colloquium


Hey team! The Kellogg College Colloquium is always looking for speakers!

If you have something that you would like to present, please send a title, a very brief abstract, and the week in which you’d like to present to .





At Kellogg, the bar isn’t just a place to go for a drink. While both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are served here, the bar is also a social space where you can play board games, meet up with friends, and simply have a chat!


Interested in becoming a bartender during term-time? Training will be run by our fantastic Bar Manager, Nicholas DeVito. Please contact him with questions or to express interest. You can also note your interest via this form.


Any trained and approved bar volunteer can open the bar on any day after dinner, until 11pm (except when Guest Night Dinners take place). The night’s bartender will post it on the MCR’s Facebook page. If you’re around college for dinner, or working in the library, just pass by the bar area after dinner to see if it’s open!


Trying to save money? As of this term, Kellogg College MCR now has discount deals with a number of local businesses. If you’d like to save some money, check out these places for deals (MUST show Kellogg College ID):

  • Oxford Alterations: 
    • 20% discount off alterations
    • Choice of either free shirt or pair of trousers with a made to order suit
  • The One (restaurant): 
    • 20% off food bill any day of the week
  • Angels Cocktail Bar: 
    • 25% off
  • Sheyda (hair/nails/waxing/etc): 
    • 10% off any service more than 20 pounds (until the end of October, 2019)
  • Barefoot Café: 
    • 15% off cakes and drinks (until 31/12/2019); NOT VALID Monday through Friday 2-6PM
  • The Duke of Cambridge: TBC
  • The Mad Hatter: TBC
  • More discounts and/or offers coming soon!

Do you have a place that you frequent and would like to receive a discount at? Yes? Let us know! Send an email to me at with the name of the restaurant/pub/bar/etc, and I’ll get in contact with them and see what we can do!





Other Opportunities:




Oxford Scientific Society Talk

Tuesday (12th November), the Oxford University Scientific Society will be hosting Dr Keyun Ruan for a seminar. The title is: “Digital Asset Valuation and Cyber Risk Measurement: Economic Theories for the 4th Industrial Revolution”. 


Dr Michael J. Bojdys is a computer scientist and author recognised internationally for her pioneering work on cloud forensics over the past decade. Her foundational work has made her one of the most cited scholars in this field in the world.  She has ten years of rare expertise on cloud forensics, security and risk management, having worked in academia, trained law enforcement agencies, contributed to international standards developments widely adopted today, and advised global financial services organisations on their cloud transformation.

In the upcoming talk, Keyun will discuss the current challenges in digital asset valuation, cyber risk management, and why existing economic theories do not apply to the unique nature of digital value. She will then provide an overview of the digital valuation models, cyber risk units (bitmort and hekla) and the six laws of digital theory of value introduced in her recent book “Digital Asset Valuation and Cyber Risk Measurement: Principles of Cybernomics”. She was the first to academically propose measurement units of cyber risk, in her 2017 paper published by Computer & Security. 

Venue: Saskatchewan Room, Exeter College, Turl St, Oxford OX1 3DP

Time: 20:00-21:00


Final year of a degree?

Actively applying to graduate roles?

Want to get paid £20 cash per 1.5hr Research Group, simply reviewing grad scheme marketing materials?


Then Get Involved NOW!

Email to get involved in up to 3 groups!

High Fliers Research is looking for Oxford finalists to take part in their well-paid Research Groups looking at how employers promote their graduate opportunities.

Research groups:

 Take place in the weeks commencing 28th October & 4th November 2019

 Last approximately 1.5 hours (but many do it in much less time!)

 Entail providing opinions and feedback on brochures, adverts and websites

 Are paid cash-in-hand upon completion

 Have a strictly limited number of spaces available

If you’re interested in earning cash for your opinions, contact the Oxford University Research Manager, Olivia, on Places are expected to be filled quickly, so get in contact as soon as possible to avoid disappointment!



Want a hand to navigate Oxford? Sign up to our mentoring scheme!

Hello again from your Student Union! We hope you were able to discover some interesting societies at our Freshers’ Fair and take advantage of all the free stuff! This is just a friendly reminder to register for our international peer-mentoring scheme. When you opt-in to the scheme, you will be paired with an international mentor from your country of origin. That mentor will be happy to answer any questions you might have about adjusting to life in the UK as an international student. Sign-up using the link below!

Warm regards,

Neil Misra
VP Graduates & Internationals

Sign up here:

Note: If your nationality is different the country you grew up in (e.g. you are a South Korean national, but you spent your whole childhood in Australia and would like to mentor another Australian student), please email for more information


Call to Join the Student Peer Review College for AHRC-TORCH Graduate Projects

Looking for an insight into writing grant proposals and how they are evaluated? Interested in organising an interdisciplinary project or engaging a wider public audience with your research but are not sure where to start? Want to get familiar with the peer review process? Join the Student Peer Review College for the AHRC-TORCH Graduate Projects and get experience in how research grants are awarded!

We are recruiting graduate students at all stages in their studies to join our Student Peer Review College (SPRC) for reviewing the 2019 AHRC-TORCH Graduate Fund (applications for which are still open and can be found here). The SPRC evaluates the Conference, Podcast, and Public Engagement with Research grant applications, which have been anonymised for unbiased consideration. This anonymised peer review process ensures that the Graduate Fund is fairly allocated based on the criteria applied to all of the projects that we receive. Training as well as evaluation materials will be given to all members of the SPRC ahead of the Graduate Fund application deadline, so no previous experience in peer review is required. Two SPRC training sessions run on 22nd November at 9:30-10:30 in the 3rd Floor Seminar Room and at 3:00-4:00pm in the Ryle Room at the Radcliffe Humanities Building. The review process will not be time intensive and enables members of the SPRC to complete their reviews remotely.

If you are interested in joining the SPRC, please register for one of the training session on the 22nd November here. More information about the Student Peer Review College and AHRC-TORCH Graduate Fund can be found online. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Graduate Project Coordinators, Stefanie Arend and Francesca Kaes, at



Feedback Links:

Kellogg MCR Events Feedback Form:
Kellogg MCR Event Proposal/Suggestion Form:
Kellogg College Brunch Feedback Form:
Kellogg Food Feedback Form:



As always, feel free to reach out to me with any questions or comments. I’m always more than happy to help in any way that I can. I’m reachable via FacebookLinkedIn, e-mail, and phone! As always, if you want to chat in person, you’ll be able to find me in my usual spot, working on my thesis by the couches in the bar.

Phone: +44 7497 089727


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