MCR meeting on Sunday 3rd August at 6pm in the Mowlam Room

Our next general MCR meeting is on this Sunday at 6pm in the Mowlam Room. Please come along. If you would like to submit any motions or discussion points please get in touch with Chris. There will be husts for the position of MCR Treasurer. There will also be port.

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Postgraduate Ball Ticket Collection

If you have bought a ticket for the Postgraduate Ball, as per the terms and conditions, you must exchange your email receipt for a ticket. You can do this in Dunelm House before 5pm today (Wednesday). Please ensure you have your student ID card with you.

If you purchased multiple tickets, you need to exchange all of the email receipts for tickets.

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Wallington Trip 8-10th August sign up

Our final trip of the year to Wallington is coming up on the 8th to the 10th of August. As a quick note of change from our last trips we will be leaving at 4.15pm. If you are interested in signing up please email Guy (g.j.barrett@durham.ac.uk) by midnight on Sunday. Email Guy if you have any questions.

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Candidates for Treasurer

Please find below the manifestos for candidates running for Treasurer.

Husts will take place during the MCR meeting held on Sunday 3rd August (time tbc). Voting for this election will open shortly after.

Candidates:

Chris West

Hello,    my    name    is    Chris    West    and    I    wish    to    run    for    the    role    of   MCR    Treasurer    next    year.

I   am   currently   in   my   second   year   of   a   PhD   in   Chemical   Physics,   having   also completed   my   degree   at   Trevelyan.      I   have   considerable   experience   both   in college   finance   and   in   the   MCR   in   general.      Over   my   stay   at   Trevelyan,   I  have   held   the   roles   of   JCR   Finance   Committee   member   (10/11),   JCR   Assistant Treasurer   (11/12),   Treasurer   of   TAFS   (11-­‐present)   and   MCR   Treasurer   (12/13). In   addition,   I   have   also    held    the    role    of    MCR    Chair    this    year.

The   responsibilities   of   the   MCR   Treasurer   with   respect   to   the   University   are   going   to   change   significantly   as   we   become   a   DSO.      As   such,   I   believe   that   my   previous   experience   in   the   role   will   allow   the   financial   running   of   the   MCR   to   continue   as   these   changes   come   into   effect.      With   the   changes   in   the   election   timings   also   coming   into   effect   this   year,   I   believe   that   my   knowledge   of   the   day-­‐to-­‐day    functioning    of    the    MCR    will    be    an    asset to the    incoming    year.

Proposer   –   Qi   Cao   Seconder    –    Michael    Tynan

Re-Open Nominations

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Postgraduate Ball tickets on sale until noon on Friday

We invite you to celebrate the last academic year at our annual Postgraduate Ball on Saturday 2 August at Caedmon Hall, College of St. Hild and St. Bede.

The Ball is an evening of entertainment which is open to all taught and research postgraduate students (and guests). Beginning at 18:00, you will enjoy a drink on arrival, followed by a three-course meal, including a glass of wine. Entertainment will be provided following the meal, by an excellent local band and a DJ. Other entertainment will also be available throughout the venue.

Tickets cost £38.50 and are on sale until noon on Friday 25 July 2014. Purchase your ticket now here.

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Wallington weekend 8th-10th August

The next Wallington trip will be from Friday 8th to Sunday 10th August (leaving late afternoon on the Friday and arriving early evening on the Sunday). We will be continuing work on the West Woods trail (hopefully doing some wicker work in the story area) as well as other activities. Sign up will be opening nearer the time.

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Pantries and cooking facilities FAO Livers’ In

MCR members are allowed to use all the pantries in college to store your food and cook in. Pre-sessional students do not arrive until 23rd August so until then feel free to use another pantry if your fridge space is limited.

MCR members can also use K kitchen (on K1) to cook in. See your e-mails for more details including the K kitchen code.

You may also find some leftover food and communal items (in the communal items box) which you are welcome to use.

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Film nights on Wednesdays

Starting tonight we will be running a weekly film night on Wednesdays starting at 8pm in the Mowlam room.

Everyone is welcome to come along. If you have any suggestions for films, please post them on the MCR facebook group or e-mail one of the Exec who can pass them on.

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Ustinov Pub Quiz on Thursdays

Every Thursday night Ustinov puts on a Pub Quiz starting at 9pm in their Fisher House bar. It only costs £1 to enter so if you’re interested I’d encourage you to attend.

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Wii sing

The MCR has bought a Wii sing (karaoke) set which comes with microphones and a selection of songs you can sing along to. It is in the Mowlam room and please feel free to use it.

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