MCR Meeting

Our next MCR Meeting takes place at 8pm this Wednesday 25th November in the Mowlam Room. Please find attached the agenda for the meeting. Thank you!

Agenda 25-11-2015

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Exec Nominations

Hello MCR,

In the second round of elections we have a nomination from Ed Goodger for the position of Secretary. Please find and take the time to read through the nomination below. Voting will commence a week from today. Thank you!

Ed Goodger – Secretary


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Exec Nominations

Hi everyone! The elections for positions on the MCR Exec are drawing near. Below are the nominations for the Exec positions of Vice-President, Social Sec, Chair, and International Rep. Please take the time to read through each of the nominations. The date at which voting will open is to be confirmed. Thank you!

Arushi Vig – International Rep

Ellen Orange – Social Sec

Niklas Grimm – Vice President

Shivani Malhotra – Social Sec

Thomas Finney – Chair

ZiweiWang-International Rep


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Welcome MCR of 2015/16

Hi everyone! For all of you joining our MCR at Trevs this year, welcome. For those of you returning to us, welcome back! We look forward to meeting you all in just a few days time. Induction Week fast approaches and there’s plenty to get excited about. We’ve got a packed week planned for when you arrive in college, not to mention what’s coming up in the year ahead.

If you haven’t done so already, please take a moment to sign up to the Trevs MCR 2015/16 Facebook group, where we’ll keep you posted on everything that’s happening over the course of the year. You can also keep track of events through the MCR calendar, which can be found on this website.

More on the week’s events to follow. Stay tuned…




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2015/16 President Election

Nominations for the President election have now closed.

The following candidates will stand.

1. Doug Leatherland

2. RON

The letters to the MCR are attached below.

Please direct any questions to Answers will be made available before voting opens. Voting will open Monday 17th August 9am and close Thursday 20th 9am.

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Trip to Whitby – 15th of August

On the 15th of August, the Student’s Union organises a trip to the coast where you’ll be able to visit many of the Whitby attractions like the lighthouse, Whitby Abbey, Dracula Experience, shopping, and try the famous Whitby fish and chips! Price includes transport there and return journey. Please book your tickets here:–2

What: Trip to Whitby
When/where: Depart from Dunelm House at 9am, return from Whitby at 6pm
Cost: £15

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Postgraduate Masquerade Ball – 6th of August

You are cordially invited to the social highlight of the year, the Durham University Postgraduate Masquerade Ball. Show off your smartest outfit, polish your dancing shoes, and disguise yourself under a masque as you mingle with friends, flirt with strangers, and dance in Castle’s Great Hall.
The MCR Presidents’ Committee has designed a night you will not forget in the stunning venue of our World Heritage Site. On Thursday 6th of August, you will enter through the Norman Gatehouse into Durham’s Castle and an evening of mystery and intrigue, with events planned well into the night.
The evening will begin at 18:00 with a sparkling wine reception in the exclusive Fellows’ Garden, with giant lawn games and a display of exotic birds of prey. You will then be entertained by a roving magician as you enjoy a three-course dinner, with wine included, in the Great Hall.
After dinner, the entertainment will continue with Shuggy Boats in the enchanting Castle courtyard, specially lit for the occasion. While awaiting your turn on the Shuggy boats, there will be a chocolate fountain for your enjoyment.
At 22:00, nationally renowned CoCo and the Butterfields will perform in the Great Hall. Winners of UK Live & Unsigned 2012 and fresh off a performance last month at the Isle of Wight Festival, CoCo and the Butterfields performed at Glastonbury in 2014 and has toured with Bastille, Scouting for Girls, and Wheatus. They feature a colourful, energetic and crowd­stomping style that expresses the intimate vibrancy of a village folk fair with powerful vocal melodies and an undercurrent of driving beatbox to deliver catchy songs resonating in an urban pop vibe.
The night will conclude with silent disco until 1:00, at which time those that have managed to keep their masques on may flit away into the night.
Tickets are available until 27 July, and cost £46.50 and can be bought via the Students’ Union website:–2
Seating capacity is limited, so don’t miss out on an evening you and your friends will be talking about for years!
What: Postgraduate masquerade Summer Ball
When: 6th August, 6pm – 1am (deadline for tickets: 27th of July)
Where: Castle
Cost: £46.50 (drinks reception, 3-course meal with wine provided, followed by ents, band and silent disco).
Theme/dress code: Masquerade black tie


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Trip to Lindisfarne and Bamburgh – 1st of August

Next week, on Saturday, the Student’s Union organises a trip to Lindisfarne’s Holy Island and Bamburgh. At Lindisfarne you can explore the castle, walk around the island or visit the priory (optional £5 entry). Bamburgh also has a castle you can explore (optional £10.50 entry) or stroll along the beach.  Price includes transport there and return journey. Please book your tickets here:

What: Trip to Lindisfarne and Bamburgh
When/Where: Depart from Dunelm House at 8am, return from Bamburgh at 5pm
Cost:  £13

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Inter MCR/SCR Pub Quiz – 22nd July

After last week’s successful Open Mic night, there’s another event on in Trevs Bar this Wednesday (the 22nd of July); an inter-MCR/SCR Pub Quiz! Pledge allegiance to your College or Common Room (or even form a rebel band of genius minds!), pit yourself against the finest brains of the University, and come and enjoy an evening in the pub!

£1 entry – a cash jackpot and bottled prizes to be won! Please see for more details:

What: Inter-MCR/SCR Pub Quiz
When: 22nd July, 8-11pm
Where: Trevs Bar

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Trevelyan stained glass and composition competitions

It is with great excitement that we are launching two more competitions for the College’s 50thAnniversary in 2016!

Design a stained glass window

Trevelyan is now home to a newly, purpose built faith space upstairs in the Sir James Knott Hall, and to complete this beautiful room, we would like a stained glass window to be designed to commemorate the 50th Anniversary, which will then be created and placed in the window overlooking the front entrance to the College.

The glass in the window will be 440mm wide and 1105mm high, and no more than five colours should be used. There is no limit to the colours used, although the window is north facing, so it may be that paler colours work better. Entries can be sent either digitally, or by post to Natasha Gill, Trevelyan College, Elvet Hill Road, Durham. DH1 3LN.

The Composition Competition

This is a competition to create a new ‘anthem’ for Trevelyan! It can be a piece of music ofany genre which will last up to ten minutes, and that represents Trevelyan to you! We ask that the entries are submitted in a written score, and/or sent as a recording, which can then be passed on to a judging panel.

It is also important to note that Trevelyan College will hold a copyright on the piece of music submitted. The piece should be capable of being performed at public occasions, and be available to listen to via the College website.

This is a fantastic opportunity to make your mark for Trevs amongst current students, College staff, and up to 7000 alumni!

Prize: The winners of both competitions, and their guests, will be invited as guests of honour to the January invitation dinner taking place in 2016 (or an alternate event of their choice), which will include some of the most prestigious individuals from the College past and present! The prize also includes accommodation.

The competition is also open to all students and alumni, so there might be some tough competition!

The deadline for the design and the musical entry is Friday 18th September 2015. Please send all designs to Natasha Gill in the alumni office, via

Good luck!

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