Junior Common Room (JCR) Membership
Both Full and Part Hatfield Bursaries include this item at no cost. Eligible students should sign up for JCR membership, and the cost will be covered by the Hatfield Trust on their behalf.
£220A one-off payment for the duration of the course
The Junior Common Room (JCR) is the hub of undergraduate student life in the College and provides many opportunities and events to enrich your student experience at Durham. Paying the JCR levy transforms the College from being a place to live to being a vibrant community full of opportunity. The levy supports students to participate in a wide range of Hatfield sport, music, drama, volunteering, arts and much more. Membership includes membership of the College gyms and also offers subsidies on formal meals, and tickets to Hatfield JCR-run events from Hatfield Day to our three JCR Balls throughout the year. This is a one-off payment for the duration of your undergraduate degree course. If you join the JCR prices for some JCR events and activities including JCR Clubs and Societies will be lower. All students whether they are JCR members or not have full access to all College facilities and College-led activities. However, most Hatfield undergraduates are members of the JCR.
Those studying undergraduate courses - membership of the JCR is £25 for each term of study.
Please make your JCR Membership payment here.
The Hatfield JCR Treasurer is happy to discuss any form of payment plan with you regarding the JCR levy or other costs.
The Hatfield Trust provides bursaries which covers the JCR Membership Subscription for students from lower-income households. ALL students are asked to select the appropriate subscription (either £220 or £0) according to whether they believe they are eligible for a bursary or not. When the University reviews notifications of household incomes from Student Finance England or equivalent, the College will confirm eligibility for a bursary. Corrective payments and refunds become due then.
Please sign up for your JCR Membership (without charge if you are eligible for a Part or Full Hatfield Bursary ) here.
Induction Week wristband
Get your Freshers' Week wristband here! Hatfield Freps (Freshers’ reps) have organised a varied programme of optional events to welcome new students to the College and to Durham in addition to College-led activities which are compulsory for all students. The cost of the wristband helps contribute to the cost of these events, which are subsidised by the JCR. If you purchase a wristband you will be able to participate in all of the JCR-organised activities along with all of our other freshers. Freshers' Week events include our welcome party, a neon party, movie nights, a paint-along, six club nights, and a masquerade drinks' reception. There are many more activities included - take a look at the JCR social media for more information. The cost of the wristband also includes some exclusive stash, including a Hatfield Freshers' 2023 T-shirt!
Induction Week wristband (included without cost for Full Hatfield Bursary students)
Please use this link if you are eligible for a Full Hatfield Bursary.
Academic Gowns (included without cost for Full Hatfield Bursary students)
Gym Membership(included without cost for Full Hatfield Bursary students)
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 Association(included without cost for Full Hatfield Bursary students)
Hatfield Trust Parent & Family Fund Donation
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 from Hatfield alumni and other supporters, 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:
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
If you are living in College accommodation, you may purchase a bed linen pack. The pack comprises a duvet, duvet cover, pillow, pillow case and a sheet.
If you are eligible for a Full Hatfield Bursary the cost of the optional levies indicated above will be covered by the Hatfield Trust on your behalf.
Please follow the links about to make your Optional College Payments.
Mature undergraduate students (that is, those aged 25 or more at the start of their studies) may join the Middle Common Room (MCR) if they wish, subject to paying the MCR Common Room fee. Undergraduates who join the MCR will not be eligible to apply for MCR Postgraduate Research Awards. To apply to join the MCR, please email the MCR Treasurer.
Coming to University requires careful financial planning. College bills are payable termly. There are various sources of advice and funding available for students experiencing financial hardship. The Assistant Master has responsibility for advising students about these sources and supporting applicants for financial assistance.