The Common room and the Seminar room are available to use for pool and table tennis. For now since only livers-in are allowed in the college these facilities are available only to them. The rooms are available from 8pm – 11pm every day (unless the space is booked for another reason) and there can be … More Pool and Table Tennis
Lockdown might be upon us but Ustinov students still have the option to access the outdoor facilities in Maiden Castle (the university sport centre)! You can only use these facilities with people from your own household. More specifically we have access in the football pitches 3G1, 3G2 and 3G3, the hockey pitch as well as … More Lockdown Sports Facilities
Hello! Here are a few routes to inspire further exploration of Durham and its beautiful surroundings! These routes are indications, so feel free to explore beyond these paths and create your own (and share them with us!). Note that the accessibility of these routes can change with seasons: some may get quite muddy, while others … More Go for a Walk!
As you may be aware, the Ustinov GCR has created a Discord server. Ustinov will be holding an online day this year instead of its yearly summer BBQ on our Youtube channel. On this, you will be able to comment and interact with others in real-time. In addition to this, there will be specific areas … More Guide to Discord
Guidelines for contest entries The Contest opens for entries on April 13, 2020, and closes May 4, 2020 (referred to herein as the Contest Live Period). Entries must be received by 11:59 pm UK-time on May 4, 2020. For your entries to qualify for consideration. The following guidelines are put in place to keep the … More Call for Designs for Summer BBQ 2020
“What is this quorum talk and why are people bothering me to attend this general meeting?”, you might ask. As you might know, the GCR is Ustinov’s Graduate Common Room, independent from college and run by volunteers. The GCR is responsible for quite a few things making Ustinov College a special place. They provide facilities, … More Why go to a GM?
Exciting news, Ustinov! The Observatory is finally opening its gates for all GCR members to use. If you go to https://ustinovgcr.com/observatory/ you can find all the important information about the Observatory, including a map of the footpath leading there and photos of the interior and exterior. Inside the Observatory, we have access to two main … More Observatory Opening
By paying the GCR levy, you become a member of the GCR. This means that you can enjoy numerous benefits including: Reduced prices for formal tickets and trips Discount on gym membership Access to the Observatory (Music Room & quiet room) Borrowing sports equipment from the GCR office Borrowing DVDs from our DVD library containing … More GCR Levy
The University has released a set of answers to “Frequently Asked Questions” regarding the Sheraton Park move (which can be found here, though you must have a Durham University login to see it!). Much of the answers are informational, and the GCR has written a point-by-point discussion of each answer. Many are of course statements … More A Response to the Sheraton Park FAQs
In recent times, Ustinov College has undertaken many green initiatives. Firstly, with the aim of helping the university in reaching its target of a 43% reduction in carbon emissions by 2020, the college has made infrastructural changes to reduce its carbon footprint, such as new and improved recycling bins and low-energy hand dryers. In accordance … More Green Initiatives – March 2016