James College was named after Lord James of Rusholme, the first Vice-Chancellor of the University.
James College is a supportive College where everyone is encouraged to get involved and to help make the College a great place to live and work. We take pride in our international focus and give-it a-go ethos. We offer and encourage diverse activities and aim to create a welcoming and fun atmosphere
Edible Uni is a recently ratified society which aims to encourage students to think about sustainable food production by giving them the opportunity to grow their own fruit and veg on campus in mini-allotments within their colleges. By the end of the day, roughly 20 James college students had turned the soil to make landscaping the slope easier, sawed the wood (delivered locally this morning) to size and hammered it together to form 3 raised beds.
The project was funded by a Vice Chancellor's Fund grant, Edible Uni and the James College JCRC; managed by the James JCRC Eco. Rep. and Edible Uni James Community Coordinator, and overseen by Oliver Bayfield, Chair of Edible Uni. The day was a great success - thanks to the enthusiasm of everyone involved volunteers managed to brave snow, rain and hail to make far more progress than could have been hoped for even with perfect weather!'
You can now subscribe to our calendar feed on google or iCal supported calendar applications, just click the icon above. You can also follow us on Twitter or like our page on Facebook to keep up to date. The JCRC have also created a Facebook group for James students, with separate groups for each Block
James College students can apply for a unique exchange with Morningside College at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, QS ranked 40th in the World, for one, two or three terms. Students from Morningside also take part, living and working in James College.
If you would like more information, please follow this link.
There are also opportunities to participate in the 6 week summer school programme at CUHK (June/July 2014).
For an idea of the kind of activities carried out by college staff and members , why not take a look at our two most recent college newsletter?