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University College Student Levies 2021-22

Monday, 4 October 2021 to Friday, 24 June 2022


College Levies and Contributions

All University College students are warmly invited to join one of our common rooms: the Junior Common Room (JCR) for undergraduates or the Middle Common Room (MCR) for postgraduates. The JCR or MCR Levy (membership fee) contributes to the everyday running of each Common Room by an elected exec of current students. By joining the JCR or MCR, you are becoming part of a diverse and vibrant community of students. Paying the membership fee entitles you to take part in each common room's events, sports and societies and so much more. The levy goes towards subsidising these activities, from Formals to Freshers' week and more, meaning you can get involved in all that each common room has to offer. Opting out of the levy means you will not automatically be entitled to take part in these activities or would be charged on an event-by-event basis.

Undergraduate only
Junior Common Room Membership

The JCR (Junior Common Room) is University College's undergraduate community, for undergradutes studying here for three- or four-year courses. A one-off payment at the beginning of the course covers the full period of study. Please note: students studying courses including a year abroad or a year in industry, for example Modern Language degrees, should opt for the 3 year JCR membership. Membership of the Common Room includes:
  • Access to JCR facilities, College Sports and Societies and access to Common Room organised events, including formals
  • Voting rights at Common Room meetings and elections (non-members cannot vote).
  • Eligibility to run for Common Room Executive and non Executive positions (non-members cannont be elected to, or nominate others for, Common Room positions).
  • University College Freshers' Pass Gives you a Freshers' pack to help you settle in, and entry to an exciting programme of welcome events.

  • Postgraduate only
    Middle Common Room Membership

    University College Middle Common Room, also known as Castle MCR, is a thriving, diverse and supportive postgraduate community based in the heart of Durham Castle. Our MCR has centuries of tradition behind it, it is also one of the largest and most active postgraduate communities in the University. Our inclusive and friendly community can be experienced as you step into the beautiful and historic Maurice Tucker Room, exclusively used by our MCR Members.

    Membership to our MCR will unlock a whole range of events and opportunities which will enrich your Durham experience, including formals

    Access to all MCR facilities, college Sports and Societies, and all Common Room organised events.

    Voting rights at Common Room meetings and elections. (Please note that non-members cannot vote).

    Access to a supportive network of postgraduate members from a wide range of academic disciplines.

    Durham Castle Society Membership - for undergraduates and postgraduates. This is for life membership of the College's alumni (graduates’) society. The Society is active in the College supporting undergraduates and postgraduates.

    Refund Policy

    The University reserves the right to charge in full for all those services from which a student has not opted out before 17 October 2021. Further information can be found by contacting:

    JCR Membership, University College Freshers' Pass, Gowns -

    MCR Membership -

    Durham Castle Society -

    • Options

    Payment Methods

    • Credit/Debit Card

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