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University College

Fees & finance

Postgrad Membership of University College

Apart from the appropriate residence charge which is levied on students who live in College accommodation the following College charges and contributions also apply. Where applicable these are added to battels, the invoice produced at the beginning of the academic year.

These are the charges that students can pay in order to benefit from all of the facilities in College and the Common Rooms. However, students have a right to opt out (please see Opting Out statement at end of the page). University College is committed to ensuring, where possible, that all students can access the full range of facilities and activities on offer. If you have any questions about the information below, or feel that financial hardship may limit your ability to engage, please contact

Middle Common Room Membership

£50 full time

£25 part time



These charges are levied at the beginning of each year, up to a maximum of 3 years for students on PhD courses

Membership of the Common Room confers the following rights and benefits:

  • Access to all MCR facilities, College Sports and Societies, and all Common Room organized events
  • Voting rights at Common Room meetings and elections (non-members cannot vote)
Eligibility to run for Common Room positions (both Executive and Non-Executive positions) (non-members cannot nominate others or be nominated for Common Room positions).

Durham Castle Society membership


Annual charge at beginning of each year, up to a maximum of three years.

Covers life membership of Durham Castle Society (College’s association for all current and former members of the College).

Opting out

Anyone wishing to opt out of any of these charges must do so before 12 noon on 11 October 2017. Students will be contacted by email to explain how to access the relevant webpate. Please note that no opt-out is possible after 12 noon on 11 October 2017. The University reserves the right to charge in full for all those services from which a student has not opted out.