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MCR Handbook

The MCR Handbook explains everything you need to know about Castle MCR! You can find information about how our common room functions in addition to the events we run! There is also loads of handy tips and advice about life in University College and living as a postgraduate in Durham!

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MCR Code of Conduct

Being a member of University College is an honour and privilege out of which arises certain commensurate responsibilities. As such, members of the University College Middle Common Room must strive to act in accordance with the obligations arising from the august history and tradition of our Common Room, College, and University.

Formal Rules

Formals are an incredibly fun social event that you should definitely make the most of during your time at Castle. They can, however, seem bizarre before you get used to them, but don’t let this put you off! Hopefully this document will clarify the rules and traditions so that you can enjoy attending formals at ease. 

Castle MCR Standing Orders

The Standing Orders deal with the structure of the MCR, roles of the Officers, how meetings work, etc. This is the most recent edition last updated in May 2022.

Most Recent Changes to the Standing Orders

This document presents the most recent changes to the MCR standing orders. Content-related changes reflect those voted for at our Michaelmas 2021 and Epiphany 2022 OGM. If you have any questions, please contact:
History of the Castle MCR Standing Orders

The History of the Standing Orders explains the points in time in which major changes were made to the standing orders.