Newsletter 30th Jan



Super Bowl: Sunday 3rd February @ Sheraton bar, 11pm

Chinese Spring Festival Gala: Monday 4th February @ Sheraton bar, 12am

Ustinov Live: Friday 8th February @ Sheraton bar, 9pm

Clubs & Societies Fair Vol. 2: Sunday 10th February @Sheraton bar, 4pm

General Meeting: Sunday 10th February @Sheraton bar, 7pm 

Greetings, Ustinovians

Good evening Ustinovians! How are you going so far? The weather is getting cold, don’t forget to wear more layers and keep WARM! I hope you all had great time on burns night formal last week. And for those who didn’t go to the formal, don’t worry. We still have lots of interesting events for you in next few days!

Super Bowl

Come on down to Ustinov Bar on Sunday 3rd of February to enjoy the Super Bowl with your fellow Ustinovians! The game will be running on all the screens and light refreshments will be provided. This is a great opportunity to experience some American sports culture even while in England. Go Rams or Go Patriots! You choose! More information can be found at:

Chinese Spring Festival Gala

Do you want to know how Chinese people celebrate their Lunar New Year? Come down with friends and families and watch the 2019 CCTV Spring Festival Gala on Ustinov bar on Monday 4th February, which rooted in Chinese traditional celebration of the lunar Chinese New Year of pig. The whole celebration will last four hours from 12.0-4.0 pm. Enjoy watching the gala in the UK with interesting and popular programs such as cross-talk, magic trick, singing and dancing! There will be FREE SNACKS! More information can be found at:

Ustinov Live

We’re back, Ustinov! The first Ustinov Live of the year will take place on Friday 8th February at 9pm. Come on down to Sheraton bar for a wonderful evening of live entertainment. We’re looking for as many people to participate as possible; if you can sing, dance, play an instrument, read poetry or any other hidden talent you would like to showcase, then contact Alastair Stewart at . Don’t be shy, the more the merrier!

Clubs & Societies Fair Vol. 2   

Clubs and Societies Fair Reloaded! In case you missed the first fair in October or you just want to try something new this term, come down to Sheraton Bar on Sunday, February 10 and meet representatives from every Ustinov College society. Whether you want to join a sports club, play boardgames, learn about hairstyles or try your drama skills we have a society for you.

General Meeting               

Elections! Votes! Democracy! Pizza!
The next GCR General Meeting will be held on the 10th of February at 7pm (right after the Clubs and Societies Fair!). A couple of positions on the Executive Committee have now opened up and we would love for you to get involved. In particular, the roles of Social Secretary and Livers Out Representative are up for grabs. For more information on these roles and what they involve, check out the webpage .

Come on down to Sheraton Park café at 7pm to vote on some important issues, hear about what your committee has been up to over the last little while and ask any burning questions you may have! If you have any queries about elections or the General Meeting, send them to . SIDENOTE, THERE WILL BE PIZZA.

GCR Membership Card

GCR Membership cards! The new GCR membership cards have arrived! If you have paid your £40 GCR membership then come along to the office next to the reception 18:00 – 20:00 any day to pick up your membership card now!


Angel by Henry Naylor

An award winning play: the Angel by Henry Naylor’ will be performed under Durham Student Theatre next week. The play was first performed at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 and since then won a chain of awards, including the Fringe First award. It is inspired by the true story of Rehana, a Kurdish fighter who became a symbol of resistance against Islamic State. If you are interested in it, don’t forget to book a ticket in advance! More information can be found at: and tickets from

Weekly riddle

What room do ghosts avoid?

Answer for last week’s riddle: starting! starting, staring, string, sting, sing, sin, in, I

Photo of The Week 

Thea Nikolova reading ‘The    Immortal Memory’                                                                    Photo Credit: Brian Taylor


Special thanks to the organisers of the Burns night formal for bringing the amazing Scottish culture to us!

Also, looking forward to Chinese New Year formal next week!

If you’re a budding part time photographer and would like to submit a photo for the ‘Photo of the week’ segment, please send your submission to:

That’s all for this week’s newsletter. Hope you will enjoy these events in next couple of days! Please feel free to contact me if you have any suggestions about the newsletters or if you’d like to contribute in any way!

Best Wishes,
Xinxin Yan
GCR Press Secretary

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