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Welcome from the MCR President

Amila Wijesinghe, MCR President 2021-22Welcome to all our new members! I hope that you have had a great summer and that you are looking forward to joining the Hatfield community.

Durham is an amazing place to live and study - and being part of your College is one of the defining aspects of the Durham experience.  

The Middle Common Room (MCR) is the postgraduate student body of our College. It brings in a diverse range of people from all ages and backgrounds ranging from Masters to PhD students from a broad range of subjects, International Students from all over the world, full-time, part-time, and distance learning students.   

The College (and the MCR) will be the social centre of your Durham experience. The MCR is run by the Executive Committee (Exec) who organise a wide range of academic and social activities throughout the year. Elections for the Exec are held annually and getting involved is a fantastic way to bring out the best of student life.  

Our events include academic ones such as research symposia, guest speakers, research highlights etc. and social events such as formal dinners, nights out, BBQs, wine and cheese nights, day trips and much more!  

I hope that you will have a fantastic year and make sure to make the most of the friendship, networking and developmental opportunities that College life can offer.   

If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to get in touch. I look forward to meeting you all very soon! 

Amila Wijesinghe

Hatfield College MCR President 2021-22

University student
A huge part of being a member of Hatfield College is making new networks through college events and most friends I made have turned out to be lifetime friends. Through the college networks, I did not just learn about the British culture, but diverse cultures since I made friends from different countries, which is really exciting. Support from College and the MCR Exec is immense and choosing Hatfield is the best decision I ever made. #Once a Hatfielder, Always a Hatfielder#

Nthabaleng Rants'o
Archaeology

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