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Durham University

St Mary's College

Induction Information for Postgraduate Students 2020


The information below is designed to help you prepare for your arrival to Durham University.

Please ensure you read all the information carefully and take the appropriate actions. If you have any queries please email:


This form allows you to pay for optional charges connected with you being a member of St Mary's College. There are two optional charges for you to consider: - Membership of the Middle Common Room (MCR) - A contribution to the College Library

WELCOME from MCR President – Aiden Patterson

Congratulations and welcome to Durham University! You have already made two excellent choices that have led you to both Durham University and St. Mary’s College. I’m Aiden, your MCR President this year, and I am very excited to show you what an extraordinary and friendly place St Mary’s is. Over the next three terms you will be hearing a lot from me and your Head Frep, Louisa, about the social, academic, and cultural events throughout the year. Make sure you get involved in as much as you can; Durham is full of opportunities!

The MCR is a diverse student body that represents the interests of postgraduate, mature (over 21 at the start of an undergraduate course) and 4th year undergraduate students. During Induction Week, we will be holding events as an MCR and in conjunction with the JCR to help you to get to know your fellow students. We have an exciting and busy term ahead. If you have any questions at all then feel free to contact me by email or via the Facebook page.

I look forward to meeting you soon.

Warmest regards,

Aiden C. Patterson

St. Mary’s MCR President 2020-21