Derwent Junior Common Room

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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.

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Contact Info:

Meeting Days, Times and Venue

Regular Events

  • 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

Committee info

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.

Derwent Exec


Rachel Moore - Chair

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Vice-Chair for Welfare - Abigail Kempson

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Vice-Chair for Events - James Caven

Treasurer - Harry Foster

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Secretaries - Georgia Hay and Suzy Roberts

Derwent Committee

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