Freshers of 2016!

Dear Freshers of 2016,

Congratulations on your hard-earned results and welcome to Durham University, to University College, and to the JCR! Castle is an incredible place to be – there is just so much to do here, be it organising a ball, playing your favourite sport, volunteering or joining a society, and you’re going to absolutely love it! You only have to wait a little longer now (just 38 days until the start of Freshers’ Week!), but in the meantime please do peruse the Castle Freshers’ Week Handbook and this website to find out more about your new home! You can also follow us on Twitter (@castlejcr), Facebook (University College JCR, Durham) and Snapchat (castlejcr) to stay updated! I would also really encourage you to join the Freshers page on Facebook, as it is a great place to ask the Exec, the Welfare Team and the Freps questions about Freshers’ Week and Castle life. Alternatively, please feel free to email me ( or anyone else on the Exec and we will get back to you as quickly as we can.

Congratulations again, you’ve done phenomenally well – I can’t wait to meet you all in a few weeks time!

Best wishes,

Fraser Desforges-Medhurst
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