Events at Stephenson College
Even though we’re a self-catered college, Stephenson makes every opportunity to come together and dine as a community.
Connections Dinners are informal sector-themed dinners which provide students with a great opportunity to discuss your interests and potential future career paths with someone who works in the field. Sitting on a table with other students and a guest speaker, it's a great way to meet subject matter experts as well as fellow students interested in connecting with like-minded people, all over a delicious two course meal!
Locomotion Dinners are two-course experience dinners with a cultural theme, such as Burns Night!
Formal Dinners are larger, grander events which take place several times a term and are followed by post-dinner entertainment. The annual Honours Formal is a key event in the calendar, celebrating contribution to the College community and student success across sport, societies, volunteering and the performing arts.
All our dinner evenings really reflect out diverse community. Whether it’s an International Women's Day dinner or a festival such as Diwali, they are crammed with celebration and energy and showcase the talents of our community through live music and theatre performances.
We also have special events, like the Winter and Summer Balls, usually at a local venue. They consist of a formal meal followed by live music and DJs and other entertainment late into the night.
The year would not be complete without "Stevo Day", a post exam, fun packed day for the whole College community to de-stress and enjoy a college fair and festival. Many of our College clubs and societies such as Cheerleading society, Music Society and the Rocket Theatre Company provide performances throughout the day to celebrate another fantastic year at Stephenson.
Our Musical Showcases and Open Mic Nights are some of the most popular events across the term and bring the whole College together. Anyone is welcome to sing, play or make us laugh. They’re the perfect opportunity to share your talents with the support of the Stevo community.
The College Music Society regularly collaborates with the JCR and other societies, such as supporting theatre productions.
Stephenson’s very own Rocket Theatre Company hosts a range of performances throughout the year. Productions may be student written or student produced plays, or a reworking of classics, such as an adaptation of A Christmas Carol.
Our students often perform short original sketches at College events such as dinners, or during the College Day celebrations.
The Rocket Theatre Company hosts an annual Inter-collegiate Showcase, where six College Theatre Companies perform to battle it out to be awarded the ‘Locomotion Cup’. The Rocket Theatre Company is not only for our budding performers, but is also supported by our Music Society and those interested in production and with an artistic and creative approach on costumes and the set.
As a member of Stephenson you are part of something much bigger; a community, a home from home, where you belong.
Our students organise lots of different social events across the academic year, opportunities to get together, meet new people and have fun. The JCR and MCR have roles dedicated to organising a range of events in College, but anyone can get involved and organise events with the support of the Common Rooms.
Regular events such as the weekly quiz night, movie nights or open mic nights are a great way to meet with friends. There’s a whole range of events across the year from silent discos and fashion shows to College Balls and Stevo Day. There’s something for everyone at Stephenson.