The last MCR meeting will be on this Sunday (7th September) at 6pm in Trevs bar.
There will be a party atmosphere with food and drink. Trevs bar will be open from 5.45pm too!
Honorary Life Memberships (HLMs) will also be awarded. It is also a good opportunity for everyone to say goodbye to those leaving.
From this Saturday (23rd August) students on pre-sessional courses will be arriving in Trevs. They will be living all around college in blocks A, B, C, E, G and H.
Pre-sessional students should not need to use the pantries as food is being provided elsewhere so you are still welcome to store your food in pantries around college though it might be a good idea to label your food to differentiate it. Thank you
As trialled last night, every Tuesday from now on there will be FREE CAKE and an opportunity to hear about others’ research and discuss your own at the MCR’s weekly research discussion evening.
Bring along a mug with some tea or coffee (as what goes better with cake?) from 7.30pm and enjoy half an hour or so of relaxed discussion.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In June students donated items they no longer needed for other students to use (some of which has gone to charities). There is a selection of items which have been bagged up on A ground. Please feel free to have a look and take any items you need.
From next Wednesday (27th August) there will be a beer festival held in Dunelm House (Durham Students’ Union, New Elvet, Durham). Below is all the information:
120 British Real Ales
30 Ciders and Perries
Food and soft drinks available
Wednesday 27th August: 6pm-11pm (4pm for CAMRA – Campaign for Real Ale members)
Thursday 28th August: 11am-11pm
Friday 29th August: 11am-11pm
Saturday 30th August: 11am-11pm (£1 entry)
Entry £4 (free for CAMRA members) Drinks £1.60 per half pint
Venue: Dunelm House (Durham Students’ Union, New Elvet, Durham)
For more information, contact email@example.com or visit Durham CAMRA’s website www.camradurham.org.uk
Please take part in Alarna’s study as part of her MA dissertation. It doesn’t take long, is really interesting and your help is gratefully appreciated. (I had loads of fun taking part in it :) )
Here is Alarna’s message:
Lovely people who are still in Durham:
I’m looking for participants to take part in a study that is looking at the transmission of fairy tales. This study will take approximately 30 minutes (depending on how detailed you are) and will involve reading and recalling two fairy tales.
If you are interested, please contact at firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m looking for 160 participants in total so please share! You will have my undying love and potentially a cookie.