The JCR membership fee is a one-off payment of £150 for the duration of your course. While JCR membership is optional, we strongly encourage all Undergraduate members of South to join to make the most of your time at Durham. The fee goes towards the running of the JCR, its sports teams, societies, activities, and events. By paying your fee, you will be providing the student body with funds to deliver activities and you will be able to participate in College clubs and societies, attend events and use JCR owned facilities. Please note that in some cases there may be additional fees for joining clubs and societies. If you have any concerns about your ability to join in with College life due to finance, please see our available bursaries below or speak to a member of College staff.
The MCR membership fee is £55 per year. While optional, membership in the South College MCR gives Postgraduate members access to all JCR sports teams, societies, activities, and events. It also allows for access to Postgraduate specific events and societies.
1. South College Accommodation fund: Up to £1000 each to four undergraduate students in South College to offset their College accommodation fees.
2. South College Travel Bursary Fund: Up to £300 each for ten undergraduates of South College in need of financial assistance and wishing to travel to support their personal development or their studies.
3. South College Opportunities fund: Up to £200 each for 15 undergraduates of South College in need of financial assistance to take part in the full range of social and development activities available in South College.
4. Owl Scholarship Fund: Each year the College allocates £1000 from its funds to support undergraduate and postgraduate members of South College through Personal Development Awards and Conference Presentation and Attendance Grants. These awards are worth up to £250 each. In 2020-2021 applications will be accepted throughout the academic year and assessed on a case-by-case basis.