Queens’ College is a large and complex community. The President and Fellows are the senior members of College. The Official Fellows and Professorial Fellows form the Governing Body of Queens’; they hold meetings to discuss and vote on all major College decisions. Committees, formed of Fellows, staff members and student representatives, often manage day-to-day College business and report to the Governing Body.
There are two groups that represent Queens’ students: the Junior Combination Room (JCR), for undergraduate students, and the Middle Combination Room (MCR), for postgraduate students. The other main group of current College members are the staff, who work across a number of departments to support all aspects of College life.
- The President is the head of the College, chairs the Governing Body and represents Queens’ interests within the University.
- Official Fellows & Professorial Fellows deliver much of the teaching within College, are voting members of the Governing Body and are Trustees of the charity.
- Bye-Fellows are also teaching Fellows, but are not members of the Governing Body.
- Honorary Fellows are appointed in recognition of significant achievement in their chosen field.
- Junior Research Fellows are early-career researchers.
- Fellow Commoners are honorary titles given to people who consistently help the College in a variety of ways.
- Fellow Benefactors are honorary titles bestowed in recognition of a major benefaction.
- PDRAs are not Fellows, but researchers in the University at postdoctoral level. Currently we have the Blavatnik Postdoctoral Research Associates and the Rokos Postdoctoral Research Associates.
- Teaching Associates assist the Fellows with undergraduate teaching across all subjects and are guests in the SCR.
Senior Members of College are entitled to membership of the Senior Combination Room (SCR).
All students studying for graduate-level qualifications such as Masters courses or a PhD are entitled to membership of the Middle Combination Room (MCR). The MCR committee represents the graduate students of Queens’ on College committees (including sending a representative to Governing Body meetings), organises events, provides welfare and support to students and has a website to share information with current and prospective students.
All undergraduate students at Queens’ are eligible for membership of the Junior Combination Room (JCR). The JCR committee represents undergraduate students on College committees, organises events, provides welfare and support and has its own website.
The activities of the College are supported by staff (and Fellows) across various departments.
- The Admissions Office is responsible for undergraduate applications to Queens’ and the admissions process.
- The Tutorial Department covers all aspects of teaching, learning and welfare for current students.
- The Bursarial & Financial Offices deal with all financial matters in College and manage the non-educational aspects of the College.
- The Alumni & Development Office is the contact point for students after they graduate. In addition to maintaining contact with alumni, the Development Office also undertakes fundraising to support the College's activities.
- The Porters are predominantly responsible for safety within College (including First Aid). The Porters' Lodge is also responsible for managing the entrance to College, providing directions and answering general enquiries.
- The Catering Department runs the cafeteria and all College dining.
- The Housekeeping Department is predominantly responsible for the cleaning and general upkeep of the College-owned student accommodation and other College facilities, both on the main site and at other sites in Cambridge.
- The Maintenance Department is responsible for maintaining the College buildings and repairs to the fabric of the building.
- The Gardeners, Sportsground and Boathouse staff maintain the College's estates, both on the main site and beyond.