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Durham University

Hatfield College

Fees & Finance

College Residence Charges

The cost of College accommodation is reviewed annually. Please see details of the undergraduate College Residence Charges.

Your residence charge and any contribution to your tuition fees that you wish to pay whilst studying may be paid in full at the start of the academic year or in three instalments, one at the start of each term.

Direct debit is the University's preferred payment method in instalments as it is an automatic process, saving time and expense for everybody. Once a mandate is set up the University will send a letter 10 working days before each collection, advising the account holder of the date and the amount that is about to be collected. Collections take place on the first working day of the month. The collection dates for full-time students for both tuition and residence are one third of the annual charge collected on 1 December, 1 February and 1 June during each academic year. Once the direct debit mandate is set up it can then be actioned each year thereafter.

Please note that if you do not pay by direct debit the fee is due at the start of the year. Full time students are permitted to pay in three instalments 30, 14 and 14 days into each term respectively.


Hatfield College Levies (for 2020-21)

Opt-out charges

Charge

Description

JCR Membership

£240 (one-off payment for the duration of the course).

Both Full and Part Hatfield Bursaries include this item. Eligibile students should sign up for JCR membership, and the cost will be covered by the Hatfield Trust on their behalf.

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 transforms 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. Membership also offers use of the College gyms (after gym induction), subsidised formal meals, and 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 eg. library. However non JCR members may be charged a higher price for JCR events and opportunities, they are ineligibile to join JCR Clubs and Societies and if they wish to use the gym there will be an annual subscription to pay.

MCR Membership

£50 (one-off payment for the duration of the course).

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.

Optional Charges

Charge

Description

Induction (Freshers') Week wristband - undergraduates only

Full Hatfield Bursaries include this item. Eligible students should sign up for a wristband, and the cost will be covered by the Hatfield Trust on their behalf.

20.00

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.

Academic Gowns

Full Hatfield Bursaries include this item. Eligible students should sign up for a wristband, and the cost will be covered by the Hatfield Trust on their behalf.

55.00

All students are expected to wear gowns for matriculation, for the College photograph, and for formal dinners.

Gym Membership 40.00 pa

For those who do not join the JCR or MCR, gym membership is available for £40 a year. The College has 2 gyms – a weights’ room and a CV room. Gym users must complete an induction.

Common Room Membership for ERASMUS students

(i) Those studying undergraduate courses - membership of the JCR is £25 for each term of study. Older students may join in they wish.

(ii) Those studying postgraduate courses - membership of the MCR is £15 for each term of study.

College Library and Other Learning Resources - Contribution

Full Hatfield Bursaries include this item. Eligible students should sign up for the Library charge, and the cost will be covered by the Hatfield Trust on their behalf.

36.00 All students are encouraged to use the Library, Computer and Reading Rooms in Hatfield. Paying this charge supports the learning environment of the College, keeping facilities up-to-date and responsive to student needs. Those who pay the charge may request new books for the College Library via the new books scheme.

Hatfield Trust

Full Hatfield Bursaries include this item. Eligible students should sign up for the Library charge, and the cost will be covered by the Hatfield Trust on their behalf.

10.00

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 Ground - 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 Harship Fund available to support students to overcome a difficult period, or when their circumstances change unexpectedly.

Hatfield Association

Full Hatfield Bursaries include this item. Eligible students should sign up for the Library charge, and the cost will be covered by the Hatfield Trust on their behalf.

25.00

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 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.

Linen Pack

35.00

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.



Mature Undergraduates

Mature undergraduate students (that is, those aged 25 or more at the start of their studies) may join the Middle Common Room (MCR) if they wish, subject to paying the MCR Common Room fee. Undergraduates who join the MCR will not be eligible to apply for MCR Postgraduate Research Awards. To apply to join the MCR, please email the MCR Treasurer.


Fourth Year Undergraduates

Undergraduates in the fourth year of a four-year degree may join the MCR if they wish. Undergraduates in the fourth year of a four-year degree who join the MCR will not be eligible to apply for MCR Postgraduate Research Awards. To apply to join the MCR, please email the MCR Treasurer.


Financial Guidance

Coming to University requires careful financial planning. College bills are payable termly. There are various sources of funding available for students experiencing financial hardship. The Assistant Master has responsibility for advising students about these sources and supporting applicants for financial assistance.