The MCR, or Middle Common Room, is the representative body for postgraduates enrolled at St Chad's College, an independent college of Durham University. For the most part, the Colleges are the centre of student life and support, offering a wide-range of facilities, staff, programmes, and other resources. Each College is distinct in its background, tradition, resources, ethos, and way of proceeding, creating a custom of friendly competition amongst them.
The MCR in Chad's has been growing steadily over the last decade and we now have a membership of around 150 postgrads each year. This makes us an integral part of the College community and we enjoy the highest proportion of postgraduates studying and researching alongside undergraduates in any college at the University.
Our postgraduates are diverse, coming from around the world and working on a range of degrees in all the departments of the University. We make every attempt to be a welcoming, inclusive community of learners, open to the world and all areas of knowledge and research.
If you are a prospective postgraduate student, we hope that you will choose the University of Durham and St. Chad 's College, and make the MCR your home.