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
Monday – Yoga, time TBA
Friday – Bar Quiz Dbar 8pm
Club D’s this term: Fraterni-D January 13th, Untitled Club D March 10th
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.
Chair - Fenella O'Brien
Vice-Chair for Welfare - Gabriel Hargaerves
Vice-Chair for Events - Jess Leaver and Alex Beveridge
Treasurer - Joe Denton
Secretaries - Maggie O'Neill and Lucy O'Meara
Ents Reps: Dan Taylor, Jacob Watson, Sian Forrester, and David Stead
Bar Reps: Tom Morton, Ed Lambert, Fergus Wishart, and Alex Jonez
International Reps: Pheobe Dimitriou and Minoas Vitalis
Welfare Reps: Lizzy Duncan and Lucy Bishop
Sports Reps: Alexander Armstrong, Tom Baucher, and Sam Shawdon
Tech Reps: Sam Durrani
Nurses Reps: Emma Ferguson and Isabella Arcangeli
Communications: James De La Hunty
Sponsorship and Pubicity: Matteo Quirke
BAME: Vanessa Wilson
LGBTQ: Evelyn Greeves
Volunteering: Will Sara-Kelly and Jack Holmes
RAG: Fabio Giuntini and Matthew Dowson
Environment Reps: Elena Lima and Adele Sabatino
Merch: Laura Brogden, Maddie Steel, and Naomi Sargent
Ordinary Reps: Sophie Ashcroft and Wilf Bairamain
Alumni: Will Leafe