Hertford College MCR - Freshers Guide 2009

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Hertford MCR Freshers' Guide 2009Everything you need to know now about Hertford and Oxford

MCR Committee 2009

TABLE OF CONTENTSFOREWORD..............................................................................................................................................3 KNOW YOUR OXFORD JARGON........................................................................................................4 FIRST THINGS FIRST.............................................................................................................................5 1) COLLECT YOUR KEYS AND GET THE DOOR CODES (AND AN NTL PHONE CARD IF YOU WANT) ............................5 2) VISIT THE COLLEGE OFFICE DURING WORKING HOURS (MON FRI, 9-12, 1.30 5)..........................................5 3) REGISTER YOUR EMAIL ACCOUNT..............................................................................................................5 4) START THE PROCESS OF GETTING A BANK ACCOUNT.....................................................................................5 5) REGISTER WITH THE POLICE......................................................................................................................6 6) TAKE THE TOUR.....................................................................................................................................6 7) WORK OUT HOW TO ATTEND BOTH FRESHERS WEEK AND YOUR DEPARTMENTAL INDUCTION.............................6 8) BUY SUB-FUSC......................................................................................................................................6 9) HANG OUT IN THE MCR ROOMS (NB7)...................................................................................................7 10) CONSIDER STANDING FOR A GROUP 3 POSITION ON THE MCR COMMITTEE..................................................7 11) ATTEND THE FRESHERS FAIR.................................................................................................................8 FACILITIES AND SERVICES................................................................................................................9 12) ACCOMMODATION ................................................................................................................................9 13) KITCHEN FACILITIES..............................................................................................................................9 14) DINING HALLS....................................................................................................................................10 15) HOUSEKEEPING...................................................................................................................................10 16) LAUNDRIES.........................................................................................................................................10 17) PARKING............................................................................................................................................11 18) INTERNET ACCESS ..............................................................................................................................11 19) PHONES ............................................................................................................................................11 20) RECYCLING.........................................................................................................................................12 21) COLLEGE GYM...................................................................................................................................12 22) SPORTING FACILITIES...........................................................................................................................12 23) MUSIC PRACTICE ROOMS.....................................................................................................................12 24) PUNTING............................................................................................................................................12 25) THE COLLEGE BAR.............................................................................................................................13 26) WINE CUPBOARD................................................................................................................................13 MOVING IN, SETTING UP, GOING SHOPPING.............................................................................14 27) GROCERY SHOPPING............................................................................................................................14 28) KITCHEN EQUIPMENT...........................................................................................................................14 29) FURNITURE, TVS ETC.........................................................................................................................14 30) PHARMACEUTICALS & TOILETRIES.........................................................................................................14 31) STATIONERY.......................................................................................................................................15 32) SUB-FUSC..........................................................................................................................................15 33) BICYCLES ..........................................................................................................................................15 SOCIAL STUFF.......................................................................................................................................16 34) GUEST DINNERS..................................................................................................................................16 35) EXCHANGE DINNERS............................................................................................................................16 36) MATRICULATION BALL........................................................................................................................16 37) BOPS.................................................................................................................................................16 38) ARTS & SPORTS EXCURSIONS ..............................................................................................................17 39) FILM NIGHTS AND ACADEMIC SOIREES...................................................................................................17 40) BBQS, PICNIC & PUNTING..................................................................................................................17 41) MAY DAY.........................................................................................................................................17 42) THE BOAT TRIP..................................................................................................................................17 43) COLLEGE BALLS.................................................................................................................................17 44) PLUS LOTS OF OTHER DINNERS...............................................................................................................17 OTHER COLLEGE INFO.....................................................................................................................18 45) COLLEGE RENT & BATTELED GOODS....................................................................................................18 46) SAFETY..............................................................................................................................................18

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47) SECURITY...........................................................................................................................................18 48) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AND TRAVEL GRANTS........................................................................................18 49) COLLEGE SPORT..................................................................................................................................19 50) COLLEGE MUSIC ................................................................................................................................19 51) GRADUATION CEREMONIES...................................................................................................................19 USEFUL MAPS........................................................................................................................................20 52) OXFORD CITY CENTRE........................................................................................................................20 53) THE GRADUATE CENTRE......................................................................................................................21 54) HERTFORD RESIDENCES........................................................................................................................22 55) MAIN COLLEGE SITE...........................................................................................................................23 ESCAPING FROM OXFORD...............................................................................................................24 56) AIR TRAVEL.......................................................................................................................................24 57) TRAINS/BUSES....................................................................................................................................24

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F OREWORDThe Hertford MCR is a friendly, relaxed and stimulating community and were glad you chose to be part of it. Academically, socially, culturally and s