Derwent is a vibrant and lively college set on the lakeside of the Heslington West campus. The college is famed for it’s huge on campus club nights called Club D’s. These happen twice termly and are attended by over 750 students. Derwent is lucky enough to have two bars, Dbar and The Courtyard which, alongside its Junior Common Room, form great social spaces, used by all students. The college sports teams are just as infamous as its event scene, with 15 different college sports teams who compete in cross-college sports leagues and varsity against Durham University every year.
The iconic 60s architecture has a special spot in the heart of every Derwent student and its large social blocks make living in halls even better. Every summer after exams Derwent holds a festival called Big D which has seen huge acts such as Lethal Bizzle, Blonde, Fuse ODG, Chase and Status and Pendulum take to its stages.
While Derwent isn’t the largest college on campus, it certainly has the biggest sense of college spirit and impact on university life. Derwent is not just a home, but the only way to experience York.
Wednesday – Jacket Potatoes 1pm JCR
Thursday – Yoga, time TBA
Friday – Bar Quiz Dbar 8pm
Club D’s this term: Cabaret D 27th September, Halloween D 31st October, Christmas D 24th November
The Derwent Junior Common Room Committee represents all students in Derwent.
The Derwent JCRC has built up an unrivalled reputation for events and initiatives. Our reps cover all aspects of life from liberation networks who are your voice in the wider university community, to welfare who not only look out for the general wellbeing of our community but provide us with treats such as Jacket Potato Wednesday’s, to RAG who running events including the Summer Soirée to raise money for our college charity partner, Yorkshire Cancer Research. Not forgetting of course the ents reps who deal with the lighter things in life: Club D’s, Freshers’ Week, Formals and Big D. The committee are elected in November each year and run for a year.
Rachel Moore - Chair
Vice-Chair for Welfare - Abigail Kempson
Vice-Chair for Events - James Caven
Treasurer - Harry Foster
Secretaries - Georgia Hay and Suzy Roberts
Ents Reps: Alex Beveridge, Hugo Cadman, Cécile van Heukelom and Jess Leaver
Bar Reps: Alice Lloyd-Davies, Maddie Steel, Joshua Fortes and Laura Brogden
International Reps: Elena Lima and Fabio Giutini
Welfare Reps: Emilia Williams and Ella Gilbert
Sports Reps: Ella Rhys-Jones, Jake Thompson and Matteo Quirke
Tech Reps: Raleigh Addington
Nurses Reps: Emma Ferguson
Webmaster: Isabella Arcangeli
Sponsorship and Pubicity: Kieran Fitchett
BAME: Demi Daniels
LGBTQ: Emily Pritchard
Volunteering: Molly Beazley and Jess Gwynn
RAG: Will Leafe
Environment Reps: Emma Manicaro and Rachael Curry
Merch: Matthew Tabor and Felix Medlock
Ordinary Reps: Emma Bhermi and Joe Hawkins
Alumni: Holly Curtis
Disabilities: Simon Cockerill