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Hatfield College Postgraduate Levies 2023-24

Opt-In Charges 

  Charge Description
Middle Common Room Membership


annual payment

The Middle Common Room (MCR) is the hub of postgraduate student life in the College and provides many opportunities and events to enrich your student experience at Durham. Paying the MCR levy enables students to use the MCR common room in Hatfield Cottage, a social and study space in the centre of Durham, and to join all Clubs and Societies in College. MCR members organise a wide range of events and activities for Hatfield postgraduates including research symposia, networking opportunities and social events as well as some JCR-run events. The levy also offers the chance to participate in Hatfield sport, music, drama, volunteering, arts and much more. This is a one-off payment for the duration of a student's period of study for their postgraduate course. You have the right to opt out of this charge if you do not wish to be a member of the MCR. Students who opt out are still able to use College facilities eg library. However non MCR members may be charged a higher price for MCR events and opportunities.

Payment of MCR Membership

Please make your MCR Memberships payment here.

 Optional Charges


Charge Description
Academic Gowns


All students are expected to wear gowns for matriculation, for the College photograph, and for formal dinners.
Gym Membership


The College has 2 gyms – a weights room and a cardiovascular room. Gym users must complete an induction.
Common Room Membership for ERASMUS students


For those ERASMUS students studying postgraduate courses, membership of the MCR is £15 for each term of study.  Please contact the Hatfield MCR Treasurer to arrange payment.

Hatfield Association


The Hatfield Association is a community of thousands of Hatfielders, past and present, whose job it is to support the connection and development of all members, both during their time in College and beyond graduation. One of the key benefits of the Association that you’ll enjoy as an undergraduate is the opportunity to connect with Hatfield alumni working in various fields via various events and initiatives, allowing you to seek career advice and make contacts. A one-off payment of £25 gives you lifetime membership of the Hatfield Association, ensuring you are connected from your very first day until well after graduation. As members of the Association say, ‘Once a Hatfielder, always a Hatfielder.

Hatfield Trust Parent & Family Fund Donation £20

Established in 1987, the Hatfield Trust exists to support Hatfield students in a variety of ways throughout their time at Hatfield. Relying on the generosity of contributions, the Trust works hard to enhance the Hatfield student experience by providing financial assistance in the form of awards, grants, scholarships and bursaries.

The Trust supports for following areas of College life:

  • Student Development - funding student activities such as internships, engagement in events, volunteering and individual training and development projects.
  • Development of College Facilities and Ground - assisting students in a wide range of extracurricular activities, and providing spaces and equipment for such activities.
  • Creating an Inclusive Community - enabling students from all backgrounds to engage in core Hatfield experiences as well as making a Hardship Fund available to support students to overcome a difficult period, or when their circumstances change unexpectedly.

By supporting the Hatfield Trust via the Parent and Family Fund, you will be automatically inducted into the 1846 Club, our community of Hatfield supporters with exclusive access to College life.

Linen Pack £35

If you are living in College accommodation, you may purchase a bedlinen pack. The pack comprises a duvet, duvet cover, pillow, pillow case and a sheet.

Payment of Optional Charges

Please made your selection and payment via the University's online system for Optional College Payments using the links above.

Financial Guidance

Coming to University requires careful financial planning. College bills are payable termly. There are various sources of funding available for students experiencing financial hardship. The Assistant Master has responsibility for advising students about these sources and supporting applicants for financial assistance.