Newsletter 20th Feb


20th February 2019


Rugby Competition: 23rd &24th February @ Sheraton bar

Ustinov International Dress Party: Sunday 10th March @DSU building 2pm       

St Chad’s Inter-MCR Formal: Friday 15th February, 8pm 

Greetings, Ustinovians

Hello and good afternoon to all you Ustinovians! How are you going so far? Working hard or hardly working, am I right? Time flies so fast and half term has passed by already! But we still have a lot of wonderful events for the rest of term, stay tuned and don’t miss them!

Rugby Competition

Do you follow rugby? Currently, the Six Nations competition is underway with England in the lead! Come to Ustinov bar this weekend if you would like to watch:
France vs Scotland on Saturday at 14:15
Wales vs England on Saturday at 16:45
Italy vs Ireland on Sunday at 15:00

Ustinov International Dress Party

The Ustinov International Dress Party is just a few weeks away, and tickets are going on sale this weekend! The event will be held on Sunday 10 March, at the Durham Student Union. Ticket holder will be served food starting at 2pm (final menu to be posted soon), with cultural performances beginning at 3pm.
Tickets: £10* (Adult) / £5 (Child)

Tickets can be purchased from Helen Luke in the Ustinov College Management Office in Sheraton Park, from Lana Mattar at Keenan House, and from the UIF Team at the following times:
Feb 23 (Saturday): 2 – 4pm Sheraton Park Cafe
Feb 26 (Tuesday): 7 – 8pm Sheraton Park Cafe
Feb 27 (Wednesday): 5 – 6pm Sheraton Park Cafe
March 3 (Sunday): 2 – 4pm Sheraton Park Cafe

* £1 from each ticket will be donated to the Peter Ustinov Foundation ( )

St Chad’s Inter-MCR Formal

St Chad’s MCR invites you to our annual Inter-MCR formal. This year, we are celebrating 30 years of St Chad’s MCR with a special 80’s theme birthday bash! Included in the ticket price will be a drinks reception, a three course meal and an 80’s theme afterparty – with a DJ to keep you vogueing into the night…

More information can be found at: Sign-ups open at 6pm on the 19th of February and will be through this link:

Weekly riddle

They have no flesh, nor feathers, nor scales, nor bone. Yet they have fingers and thumbs of their own. What are they?

Photo of The Week

Photo credit: Dongqi Li


Thanks Dongqi for bringing us beautiful golden cathedral.

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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