Hatfield College Student Levies 2021-22
Monday, 4 October 2021 to Friday, 24 June 2022
Student Levies and College Contributions
Below is a list of student levies for 2021/22. Please read the list carefully, and the benefits of paying the levies.
The Hatfield Trust provides bursaries which cover some of these levies for new full-time home undergraduate students from lower-income households. For details please refer to our website. All students are asked to select the appropriate items as they wish on the option tab according to whether they believe they are eligible for a bursary or not. When the University reviews notifications of household incomes, the College will confirm eligibility for a bursary. Corrective payments and refunds become due then.
Junior Common Room Membership (Undergraduates)
The Junior Common Room (JCR) is the hub of undergraduate student life in the College and provides many opportunities and events to enrich your student experience at Durham. Paying the JCR levy helps transform the College from being a place to live to being a vibrant community full of opportunity. The levy enables students to participate in a wide range of Hatfield sport, music, drama, volunteering, arts and much more. The JCR Levy also includes membership of the College gyms (after gym induction), subsidised formal meals, and subsidised tickets to Hatfield JCR-run events from Hatfield Day to our annual College Ball. This is a one-off payment for the duration of a student's period of study for their undergraduate course. You have the right to opt out of this charge if you do not wish to be a member of the JCR. Students who opt out are still able to use College facilities. However non JCR members may be charged a higher price for JCR events and opportunities, they are ineligible to join JCR Clubs and Societies and if they wish to use the gym there will be an annual subscription to pay (see below).
Middle Common Room (Postgraduates only)
The Middle Common Room (MCR) is the hub of postgraduate student life in the College and provides many opportunities and events to enrich your student experience at Durham. Paying the MCR levy enables students to use the MCR common room in Hatfield Cottage, a social and study space in the centre of Durham, to join all Clubs and Societies in College and includes membership of the College gym. MCR members organise a wide range of events and activities for Hatfield postgraduates including research symposia, networking opportunities and social events as well as some JCR-run events. The levy also offers the chance to participate in Hatfield sport, music, drama, volunteering, arts and much more. This is a one-off payment for the duration of a student's period of study for their postgraduate course. You have the right to opt out of this charge if you do not wish to be a member of the MCR. Students who opt out are still able to use College facilities eg library. However non MCR members may be charged a higher price for MCR events and opportunities and if they wish to use the gym there will be an annual subscription to pay (see below).
The College's Induction Week/Wristbands (Undergraduates)
Hatfield Freps (Freshers’ reps) have organised a varied programme of events to welcome new students to the College and to Durham. The cost of the wristband helps contribute to the cost of these events, which are subsidised by the JCR. Students not opting in for the Induction Week wristband should still attend College-led activities (labelled compulsory in the programme) but will not be able to participate in any JCR-organised activities.
Gym Levy (All students)
The College has 2 gyms – a weights’ room and a CV room. Gym users must complete an induction. Gym membership is included in the JCR/MCR membership levy (see above). For those who decide not to join the JCR or MCR, gym membership is available for £40 per annum.
Hatfield Association Membership (All students)
The Hatfield Association is a community of thousands of Hatfielders, past and present, whose job it is to support the connection and development of all members, both during their time in College and beyond graduation. One of the key benefits of the Association that you’ll enjoy as an undergraduate or postgraduate is the opportunity to connect with Hatfield alumni working in various fields via various events and initiatives, allowing you to seek career advice and make contacts. A one-off payment of £25 gives you lifetime membership of the Hatfield Association, ensuring you are connected from your very first day until well after graduation. As members of the Association say, ‘Once a Hatfielder, always a Hatfielder.’
Hatfield Trust Parent & Family Fund Donation (All Students)
Established in 1987, the Hatfield Trust exists to support Hatfield students in a variety of ways throughout their time at Hatfield. Relying on the generosity of contributions, the Trust works hard to enhance the Hatfield student experience by providing financial assistance in the form of awards, grants, scholarships and bursaries.
The Trust supports for following areas of College life:
* Student Development: funding student activities such as internships, engagement in events, volunteering and individual training and development projects.
* Development of College Facilities and Grounds: assisting students in a wide range of extracurricular activities, and providing spaces and equipment for such activities.
* Creating an Inclusive Community: enabling students from all backgrounds to engage in core Hatfield experiences as well as making a Hardship Fund available to support students to overcome a difficult period, or when their circumstances change unexpectedly.
By supporting the Hatfield Trust via the Parent and Family Fund, you will be automatically inducted into the 1846 Club, our community of Hatfield supporters with exclusive access to College life.
Bed Linen Pack (Students who live in College accommodation)
If you are living in College accommodation, you may purchase a bedlinen pack. The pack comprises a duvet, duvet cover, pillow, pillow case and a sheet.
Gowns (All Students)
All students are expected to wear gowns for matriculation, for the College photograph, and for formal dinners.
For any queries about payment of levies and contributions please contact Susan Noble, Hatfield Finance Officer, via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If a student leaves the University during the first academic year, they will be eligible for a refund of two thirds of the JCR Levy only. Please email email@example.com.
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