If you are a new postgraduate student, may I herewith welcome you to Regent’s Park College. We may be a small college, but we like to think that we are ‘perfectly formed’ and offer a wonderful variety of opportunities for our students in Oxford. We try very hard to create an MCR community which spans a wide range of academic subjects and brings together students from around the world in a mutually supportive environment for study. Something of the range of our MCR can be seen by the fact that this year’s graduating class (2014-15) consisted of 34 students completing courses ranging from postgraduate certificates, to masters degrees, and doctorates. These were based in a dozen or so University departments, schools and faculties. The cosmopolitan nature of this year’s valedicted students was quite remarkable; they came from 15 different countries, and from five different continents (the one continent missing this year is South America). You can see the range of geographical spread in the map below, including a cluster of 13 students from the UK.
I trust that you will find Regent’s Park a wonderful place, ideally situated in the centre of the city of Oxford, and at the heart of a number of activities and events that take place throughout the year in the University. The one word that is most commonly used to describe our College is ‘friendly’, and I hope that this will be your experience too. I look forward very much to getting to know you better during your time here.
Whether you are a current or a prospective student, please feel free to contact me if I can be of help in any way.
Dr Larry Kreitzer, Fellow in New Testament and Tutor for Graduates.