Opportunities for students

St Anselm Hall provides a range of opportunities allowing students to fully engage with hall life and make friends with similar interests. These range from scholarships and skills events to sporting and music opportunities.

See below for more information:



Each year, St Anselm Hall Alumni Association presents a range of scholarships and bursaries to residents heavily engaged in hall life. These awards include The Preston Scholarship, The Dyer Scholarship for Sports, The Godley Scholarship for music and several Choral Scholarships.

More information about the Alumni Association and Scholarships can be found here.


JCR committee and Events

St Anselm Hall JCR committee run and organise a range of events to suit everyone, including bake offs, Bob Ross art nights, parties in the bar and formal debates. Every student in St Anselm Hall has the opportunity to take part in these events and every student can also run to become a member of the JCR committee. For more information about the JCR committee see here

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St Anselm Halls chapel features a music room in which students can access with their room key. The music room contains a piano and is a great place to practice musical instruments and singing. The Hall also has its own drum kit. For students who have a dedicated interest in supporting St Anselm musically, several Music scholarships are available.

The bar also holds various socials and events, and those who are interested in DJing can DJ for these events. As well as this the bar often puts on open-mic nights in which students can showcase their musical talent.


History and Archives

The hall has a unique history and an archive collection full of interesting material and photographs. There is a team of dedicated archivists who look after and catalogue the halls archive material.

In 2020 they produced a website to digitalise the archive material making it accessible to everyone.

Other recent projects also include research into the 24 Anselmians who lost their lives in combat during WWI and WWII, this research is displayed on the Hall Archive website and is also published in the book of 'The Fallen' available to buy via St Anselm Hall Alumni Association.

Students who are interested in history or the Halls archive material are welcome to join the archivist team.

More information about the Archives and the Halls history can be found here.


The Cellar Club

The Cellar Club also known as the bar is St Anselm Halls own bar. Students can volunteer to be on the bar team and it provides a great opportunity for students to learn or improve bar tending skills. There are also higher positions within the bar, including treasurer and head barman that people can run for.

The Cellar Club also holds regular socials and events and students who are interested in DJing can volunteer to DJ for some of these events.



St Anselm Hall yearly holds many sporting events including football matches, rugby matches, table tennis tournaments and more.

Students have the opportunity to take part in these events as well as the St Anselm Hall Assocciation sports day which runs once a year in spring. 

A sports rep is also elected each year, this student has the responsibility of running and organsing sporting events and matches as well as engaging people in sport.