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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Green Move Out items on A ground

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.

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Students’ Union Beer Festival on 27th August – 30th August

From 27th August the Students’ Union is home to the 34th annual CAMRA beer festival. For more details here is a link to the facebook event

Entry costs £4.00 Wednesday-Friday and £1.00 on Saturday

A half pint costs £1.50.

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Alarna’s study (for her MA Dissertation)

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

I’m looking for 160 participants in total so please share! You will have my undying love and potentially a cookie.

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Ustinov Chatsworth House Trip Friday 18th July

Ustinov GCR have organised a trip to Chatsworth House on Friday 18th July for the price of £15 for GCR members and £20 for non-GCR members. The price includes return coach fare and house and garden entrance fee.

Departure time: 9.00am from Howlands, 9.10am from Dryburn, 4.45pm from Chatsworth House. A 57-seater coach has been booked for the approximately 2.5 hour journey. Tickets are available from the GCR office (5pm to 9pm). Please provide your ITS name when you buy your ticket.

Here is a link to the Facebook event

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