YET TO BE ELECTED (If you would like to apply for this position, contact the JCR Chair)
Home to the best art collection across the Durham colleges, here at Trevs there’s a range of arty pursuits to get involved in. Whether you’re an avid fan of photography or drawing, or more of an appreciator of art, Trevs has a range of activities for you! Primarily we have the Trevelyan College Visual Arts Committee (formerly Fine Arts Society) which aims to promote the best of the art we have to offer at Trevs from both students and alumni. We hold exhibitions in the bar once a term and organise the Julian Trevelyan Art Competition every Epiphany term. This is really cool because it means you don’t have to be an artist yourself to get involved in art activities around college! We’re hoping to be a lot more active in the future and would love your help to do it. If you have any questions about art societies or events in college, drop me an email at (your email could be here!)
President: YET TO BE ELECTED
Trevelyan Art Club is a society for all artistic abilities, a chance to simply relax and be creative with all the materials provided! We run weekly sessions, usually with a focus on one theme/material relating to the season’s events, for example spooky Halloween decorations and paper snowflake making in December. You are more than welcome to bring whatever art you are currently working on yourself, or take inspiration from the prompts and instructions we offer. We will experiment with lots of different materials and art mediums throughout the year, including making our own stash! This society is a place where you can chill and de-stress, creating art and socialising for a couple hours in a friendly atmosphere. We also aim to organise trips to external art galleries or other places of interest/inspiration across the year!
At Durham University you can get involved in sport at college and university level (see the Team Durham website for more info). Sport is a great way to spend your time doing something you love, meet new people and get involved in college! Trevelyan College prides itself on its vibrant sporting community with over 25 teams competing in over 15 different sports, ensuring that a wide variety of interests are represented. All our teams warmly welcome novices, experienced players and anything in between and provide fun both on and off the pitch. You’ll have the opportunity to get involved in inter-collegiate and inter-university varsities, participate in the Team Durham Festival of Sport and attend Sports Dinner, a popular black tie event celebrating Trevs’ achievements of the season! The best piece of advice I can give is to try out anything that could even remotely interest you! Feel free to contact me at [email protected] if you have any questions.
President:Ethan Liu [email protected]
Trevs Badminton is a fun, inclusive and competitive badminton club welcoming anyone from seasoned players to those who have never picked up a racket before! We’re very lucky to have a court at Trevs, the Sir James Knott Hall, and there are usually around 2 practice sessions per week for men’s, women’s and mixed. We have multiple teams competing in the college leagues for those who want to play in matches, whilst we also have extra training slots at the university’s amazing new sports centre, Maiden Castle. Come find us at the Fresher’s Fair to find out more!
President: Thomas Perry ([email protected])
Whether you are a complete beginner or the next Lebron James, you’ll find a home with Trevelyan College Basketball Club (TCBBC). Our Men’s team plays in Division 1, while our Women’s team is in Division 2. We train once a week and have regular games. TCBBC is a relatively small club which means you’ll get to know everyone right away. TCBBC joins up the Men’s and Woman’s team for socials and sometimes trainings. At Trevelyan we have a full basketball court on the back lawn which means independent training is available. Even if you’ve never tried basketball in your life, meet us at the Fresher’s Fair and give it a go. Everyone who joins will play and if you have any questions or need more information, please email us at [email protected]
Captain of Boats: Alice Lane ([email protected])
Trevelyan College Boat Club (TCBC) offers a competitive yet friendly rowing environment welcoming and encouraging to all abilities, from total beginners to experienced rowers. We offer a wide range of rowing opportunities, from single and double sculling to sweeping in IV’s and VIII’s. Over the years TCBC has enjoyed great success and we pride ourselves on commitment, hard work, and inclusiveness. For new rowers we have an exciting novice development programme where students can learn to row in a safe, friendly, and fun environment. We also offer both competitive and casual rowing opportunities, which cater for all ranges of abilities and experience levels. A big part of TCBC’s team spirit and friendly competitive attitude is our club social events, which allow members to bond as a team and form lasting friendships. TCBC’s unity has no doubt been essential to our successes, which will continue well into the future.
Trevelyan College Cheerleading is a fun and exciting society where we train twice a week to practice new stunts. We practice during term 1 and 2 for the annual inter-collegiate competition at the end of second term which is the highlight of the cheerleading calendar. The squad also showcase a routine at Trevs Day during the summer. At Trevs Cheer, we create a positive environment in the team so our squad is a great place to make new friends with lots of socials too.
President: Benjamin Lindsay ([email protected])
Trevelyan Climbing Club is a relaxed, friendly and all-inclusive society. Whether you’re a complete beginner, keen to try your hand at scaling walls, or a seasoned boulderer climbing 8as for breakfast; everyone is welcome. We hold weekly sessions at the Durham Climbing gym in Langley moor which is easy to get to and accessible to all levels. Making its first appearance in the Olympics this year, climbing is a fun, rewarding and social sport, ideal to meet new people and get a full body workout without it ever feeling like exercise! You don’t need any equipment of your own to join us and if you have any questions please get in touch. We look forward to seeing you on the wall!
President: Henry Saunders ([email protected])
Trevs Cricket Club is an inclusive society accommodating players of a range of quality and experience. The social element of the club is heavily retained in order to ensure that the enjoyment aspect of college cricket is very much prioritised. There is an indoor winter league and outdoor summer league and the club tries to ensure as many people play as possible with training also scheduled every week for those that want to get better and get involved. Overall, the relaxed atmosphere removes any pressure and allows anyone the chance to get better at cricket whilst enjoying a great team culture.
Captain: Ben Dawson ([email protected])
Trevelyan College Football Club is one of the college’s largest clubs, with around 100 members, made up of freshers all the way up to PhD students. We have 5 teams, with our As playing in the premiership, and our Es in the lowest division, and our other teams between. This means we have a place for people of all abilities, whether you are looking for competitive football or more casual Sunday league. We usually have a couple of training slots a week and then fixtures each weekend during term.
Despite being a small college, we have always punched above our weight, making it to the final of the Floodlit Cup this year. However, we offer more than just football, with an active and inclusive social side of the club. We host socials at least every other week, which offer a chance to get to know people throughout the club. As I write this we are about to embark on our annual tour, this year in Prague for 4 nights, which will be thoroughly enjoyed by all.
Captain: Anya Nash ([email protected])
TCWFC is a club for women of any footballing ability. We welcome all players and aim to provide a community that helps people to enjoy and improve their football. Our main aim is to have fun and if we can continue the success we have had in the past few years that is a bonus.
Captain:Ben Hall ([email protected])
Trevelyan Men’s Hockey Club is an inclusive hockey club which plays in intercollegiate league games and tournaments and is open to players of all abilities. We train for an hour once a week and aim to play a game most weekends, with social events too usually once a week in evenings. We look forward to welcoming all to play some great hockey this year!
Captain: Catlin Sinclair ([email protected])
Trevs Women’s Hockey Club is a welcoming, enthusiastic club that welcomes all players keen for hockey, regardless of experience, with the aim of enjoying our sport and competing to the best of our ability! Whether you would like to learn how to play hockey or are eager to develop your game and play in matches, come along to join our welcoming team. In the 2020-2021 season, we competed in the premier league against the best hockey players in the university and are now aiming to reignite the hockey spirit. We train once a week at Maiden Castle, play weekend matches, and host regular socials, which promote a friendly environment and encourage interactions between years to improve the overall sense of unity within the team. With a range of abilities, strengths, and ambitions, there is something for everyone in our club!
President:Eleanor Bevan ([email protected])
Trevelyan Mixed Lacrosse is a sports club for everyone. Whether you have played lacrosse before or never picked up a stick, the club encourages playing lacrosse at a fun level through training and participation in inter college league fixtures and cup competitions. Having narrowly missed out on the final of both the Floodlit Cup and Trophy Competition last season, we hope to get to both finals this year. We are a brilliant, really inclusive and fun club and therefore, if you want to try a new sport or carry on your lacrosse career, this is the club for you.
President: Eleanor Beeston ([email protected])
Trevs Netball are an all-female netball club that caters for all ability levels. We meet every Wednesday at 13:30 for fun training, plenty of good music and a lot of friendly chat. Alongside the netball playing, we hold bi-weekly socials to allow our players to let down their hair and enjoy themselves off the court. We release our competitive side by taking part in inter-college games and league matches.
The Trevelyan College Pool Club is a club dedicated to the promoting pool and good blokery within college. We have an active membership with players of varying skill levels which means you can always find someone of a similar level to play with, and our senior players are always willing to help others improve their game. We currently have four teams within the inter-college pool league for those who wish to play competitively and have a strong presence in the university Friendly Ladder for those who want to play more casually with their friends, within Trevs we also run a singles tournament where you can test your skills against others within college. Trevs has a vibrant pool culture, and we would love to see that continue so come get involved whether you are a complete novice or a seasoned player it’s always a laugh.
Rounders is a fun and friendly club for everyone to enjoy in summer term. It involves some very relaxed games of rounders against other colleges and is just a nice way to socialize and enjoy the sun after exams.
President: Joseph Smith ([email protected])
Trevelyan College Rugby Football Club (TCRFC) is an inclusive club, welcoming players of all abilities to join, even those who have never played before, and provides members with an opportunity to improve their technical skills as well as their fitness. We play in Division 1 of college rugby and pride ourselves on being a competitive team, even when we are facing some of the larger colleges, attracting large crowds for our matches in the Floodlit Cup. Off the pitch, we hold an optional social once a fortnight where club members can choose to get to know each other in a non-rugby capacity, as well as a tour abroad at the end of the year.
Captain:Chloe Roberts ([email protected])
Trevelyan College Women’s Rugby Club are a friendly and inclusive Women’s Rugby team who are here to tackle gender stereotypes and the opposition. Most members have never played rugby before joining but with the help of our team of fantastic coaches they will teach you everything from how to throw the ball to safely tackling. We hold taster sessions at the beginning of the year for people to try it out. Our team is small but feisty and very much a family as we hold socials throughout the year to promote teamwork. We play mixed touch with the boy’s team during the third term and last year went to Malaga for our Rugby Tour. With some impressive wins under our belt from last year, we are hoping this year to play in this year’s Women’s Rugby Floodlit and win both the trophy and the league!!!!
Captain: James Taylor ([email protected])
Trevelyan College Running Club is a friendly group of runners who meet once a week for a run of 5 – 10 kilometers. We also aim to provide a network for runners in college. Members regularly participate in Durham Parkrun and as a club we have taken part in a charity relay. We cater for all abilities, so whether you’re a seasoned runner or have just started we’d love to see you on a run soon!
President: Paul Seidenberg ([email protected])
Trevelyan College Squash Club is a mixed gender squash club open to all abilities and skill levels.Whether you’re a complete beginner or have played before, Trevs Squash is an opportunity to get involved. We have weekly training sessions and our men’s and women’s teams each have games most weekends against other college teams in the league system throughout first and second term. There’s also a cup competition in third term that we put teams forward for as well as the chance to compete in the Festival of Sport at the end of the year. We’re also a very social society, and plan to hold at least one social each term where we can spend some time together as a club and get to know each other even better.
President: Dan Basford ([email protected])
Trevelyan College Tennis Club is a very open club, welcome to all abilities. We aim to do a few socials through the year to get everyone involved. Also, for those who have played before we have matches during the summer term in the premier league of college tennis which we finished 4th in this year. This is also open to those who attend training sessions and want to play competitively.
President: James Burman ([email protected])
The favourite sport of Captain America, most people have never played Ultimate Frisbee before coming to Durham! Trevs Ultimate has two mixed teams and lets absolutely anyone participate in this relaxed and well-spirited sport, and for them to take it as seriously as they would like to. We train once a week and have weekend matches, along with a variety of exciting socials each term, optional tournaments during the holidays and a chance to make some amazing friends! With the best team kit in Trevs (and the university), if you’re interested by what we have to offer, why not grab a disc and come along?
Welcome to TCVC! The Trevelyan Volleyball Society is a group that promotes and encourages team work and friendship through playing volleyball. Anyone, who is part of Trevelyan College can join. No past training or skill is needed. All sorts of players, whether beginners or advanced, will find a space for themselves in the club. Volleyball training will happen between once to twice a week during first term. Later, as matches start, training may become more frequent under the request of members.
Carolyn Leung and Rowan Wood
Here at Trevs we pride ourselves not only on the standard of our college music but also on its accessibility. There is a huge range of musical opportunities to get involved in– whatever your taste, be it classical, modern or musical theatre. There’s something for everyone in Trevs and if you think we’re missing something that others would enjoy then we’re happy to help you set that up! This will hopefully give you an idea of the music scene at Trevs but we also have our Facebook and Instagram pages and feel free to contact myself or the presidents with any questions! [email protected]
Presidents: Fiona Steer ([email protected])
Trevs Christian Union are a group of Christian students in Trevs seeking to share the good news of Jesus with everyone in our college. We are associated with Durham Intercollegiate Christian Union (DICCU) who exist to give every student in Durham the opportunity to hear and respond to the good news of Jesus Christ. We meet on Friday evenings for a time of meeting together around God’s Word as a college before heading to the larger university CU meeting. We also have a real heart to love our college practically so aim to regularly put on outreach events which are always a really fun time of sharing Jesus.
Directors: Clara Dammann ([email protected])
A highlight of the Trevs social calendar, Trevelyan Charity Fashion Show (TCFS) provides a show-stopping event that promotes body positivity, diversity and sustainability. The show has been held in a variety of venues, most recently at Digital (a club in Newcastle). An entirely Trevelyan student run event, TCFS provides students with an opportunity to express their creativity and gain valuable hands-on experience in managerial positions, all while raising money for a good cause. There’s a place for all skillsets, whether you wish to perform on stage or work behind the scenes. TCFS is a great way to immerse yourself in college life and we encourage anyone with an interest to apply, regardless of experience.
Executive committee applications will be opening at the start of Michaelmas Term, while model, performer and compère auditions will commence towards the end of term. To keep up to date, follow our socials @tcfs23.
President: Sebastian Wilkinson ([email protected])
Trevelyan College Games Society is a group of students dedicated to playing a variety of card, video, and board games within the college community. Our main aim is to provide an enjoyable experience to all members in a relaxed and friendly environment. We welcome anyone and everyone interested in games, regardless of past experience. We usually have official games nights every Saturday in the Undercroft and host a variety of games-related events in college throughout the year.
President: Emma Rohe ([email protected])
Trevelyan College LGBT+ Society provides a place for queer and questioning people as well as allies to come together and celebrate as well as learn more about our community. We will provide many events throughout the year that everyone is welcome to join. The society aims to work with other LGBT+ societies and organisations within Durham to ensure the community continues to be a safe space for everyone. We also aim to educate people on parts of the LGBT+ community that they may not be familiar with.
Nail Technicians society
Nail Technicians Society look to encourage intra-collegiate socialisation and to bring equality to the great profession of Nail Art through the removal of the stigma of Nail Art as a purely feminine pastime by encouraging mixed-gender nail art. Ultimately we hope to be an open and friendly society that encourages people of all levels of interest and ability to be able to enjoy nail art, together as a part of a larger group, allowing for people to meet and learn from others.
Open minds group (OMG)
The aim of OMG is to encourage open discussion over controversial issues surrounding religion/spirituality, with a particular focus on Christianity. The society remains impartial at all times and all opinions are welcomed. We currently comprise of a mixed exec of both Christians and atheists to facilitate this impartiality. We aim to be a place for discussion, not conversion or adversarial debate. We will encourage each member to leave discussions with a wider and deeper understanding of issues, which they are then free to make their own judgement upon.
· Was Jesus a hypnotist?
· Women in leadership/preaching.
· Sexuality and religion.
· Christianity incites more violence, than good, in society.
· If God is real, why is there suffering?
If I’m a good person, but don’t believe in the bible, can I still get to heaven?
SIXTH SIDE THEATRE
Sixth Side Theatre Company is Trevelyan College’s resident straight-play theatre company, putting on a range theatre across the year. Whether you’re into acting, directing, stage managing, producing, being creative with lighting, sound and set – there is something for all!
With opportunities for everyone, from those with no previous experience whatsoever to those with experience of the West End stage, this is your chance to become part of an exciting and dynamic society where you can learn new skills, have a fabulous time with new friends and always have something new to do with your spare time!
Still unsure? Then come along to one of our fun induction sessions during Freshers’ Week and see what you think. One of us will be very happy to talk to you afterwards if you have any further general questions.
Follow us on Facebook @SixthSideTheatreCompany or on Instagram @sixthsidetheatre so you never miss out on what we’re up to and the huge array of opportunities available to you in college.
As of March 2017 Trevs have a newly built Gym with some brand new equipment (two squat racks with Olympic Bar, Treadmill, Cross Trainer and finally a highly requested Leg Press). Equipment is consistently maintained and replaced. While keeping some of our old equipment students can look forward to a larger range of exercises, less waiting, high quality equipment and a more open space plan.
Trevs Gym is found next to the JKH, and any member of the JCR with a gym membership can use it. The gym is a great social hub in college, used by Trevs’ sports teams for fitness sessions as well as by individuals to reach their personal goals. With opening times from 6am – 10pm, whether you fancy an early morning session or a late one, you’ll always be able to find time to fit a workout into your busy schedule. There is also a womens only session 11am-12pm every weekday too.
Here at Trevs we cater to everyone’s fitness goals, so whether you want to lift weights, run a marathon or just have fun staying in shape, Trevs Gym is the ideal place for you. We have a treadmill, cross-trainer, rowing and cycling Machines, free weights, both a NEW cable and power ‘multi-gym’, a punch bag, boxing equipment, a bench press/ power rack, a squat rack, ab crunchers, medicine balls, dumb-bells, swiss balls, exercise mats and much more.
Membership costs just £30 a year, all you have to do is find a buddy and swipe your campus card. Before using the gym members have to be inducted by the gym reps. The money obtained from the fees goes into buying new equipment.
If you do not have JCR membership, you can purchase this along with a gym pass for £160 / year.
Membership can be bought by contacting me ([email protected]) or from the JCR Exec during drop in hours.
It’s a truth universally acknowledged that whilst at Durham you’ll have to do some work and Trevs Library is here to offer you help and support with your studies. Indeed, we aim to support every area of study undertaken by students and constantly add new titles to our collection. You’ll find the two library rooms, both with Wi-Fi, in the main building on the same level as Reception.
Open 24/7, Trevs has one of the best selections of academic texts as well as reference books and course-related DVDs. There are study tables and chairs is you want to use the library for working in too. If the library doesn’t have what you are looking for you can email a suggestion to [email protected] and it may be on the shelves within 48 hours!
We also have 8 computers in our PC suite, with printing available at any time of day.
We welcome you into the library,
Tim and Mary Fowler
)What is Trevs Bar?
Trevs Bar is the physical (and social!) centre of Trevs, making it a great meeting point at any time of day. We are open every evening, and host regular bar nights, ‘Unplugged’ music nights, and various events, as well as a weekly Pub Quiz. Look out for cocktail evenings and tasting events over the year, helping to give you a taste of more unusual drinks alongside our normal fare.
We are also open as a coffee bar during the day, which doubles up as a great study space. Come down to try our selection of Italian coffees, fruit teas and hot chocolates, at some of the best prices in Durham. Remember, if you need a hot drink to help you work, they’re available all day, not just during the coffee bar.
Who are we?
We are proud to say that Trevs Bar is staffed entirely by Trevs students, and we believe this creates a great atmosphere and a fantastic place to spend your time. Both our Senior and Junior Servers are keen to chat about what we do, what we serve and pretty much everything else. We’re a friendly and enthusiastic lot, so come down and get to know us and the bar!
The day to day running of the bar is the responsibility of the Sabbatical Bar Steward (the Bar Sabb), a recent Trevs graduate. The current Bar Sabb is George Scholey, and she’s responsible for organising bar events, staff management, product ordering and pretty much everything else to do with the bar. If you’ve got any concerns or questions, feel free to contact him via the bar email account ([email protected]) or find him somewhere in the bar area during office hours (10:00 – 18:00) every weekday.
What do we serve?
We offer a hugely impressive range of gins, rums, vodkas and whiskies, including rotating premium rums and gins. Our beer and cider fridges are stocked with a variety of different styles from different brewers – craft beers such as Beavertown Neck Oil nestle next to classics like Peroni and Newcastle Brown, while fruity Rekorderligs sit next to real ciders from Thatchers. We’re also always on the lookout for other interesting products as well, so keep your eyes peeled for new additions to the family! Prices start at 30p for soft drinks and £1.60 for draught beers and ciders, and range up to £3 for some of our most interesting spirits and bottled drinks.
We also have a cocktail menu available! With old favourites including Cosmopolitans, Long Island Ice Teas, and Old Fashioneds alongside some more slightly unusual drinks including Melon Balls and Granny Smiths, why not try to find your favourite while experiencing something new? Cocktail prices start at £3.40, so don’t be afraid to give them a try! There’s also our college drinks – the Trevs Blue, the Morals Mangler and another more secret one. If you can find out its name, feel free to order it!
When are we open?
Sunday – Thursday: 20:00 – 23:00
Friday and Saturday: 20:00 – 00:00
Before Formals: 18:00 – 18:50
If you’re interested in becoming a part of the Trevs Bar team, applications for Junior Server usually open each academic year towards the end of October. If you’d like to learn more about the bar, you can find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – give ‘Trevs Bar’ a like or a follow for all our updates on new products and the events we’re running.
The Buttery is Trevelyan College’s shop and dates back to at least the early eighties. It is run entirely by students, headed by a committee of six members who are in charge of everything from setting the toasties of the week to making sure we comply with health and safety regulations, and with a total staff of over thirty Trevs students.
You can find us just off the cobbles (Trevs’ main entrance), by the pool table.
The Buttery shop sells all sorts of items to suit your needs. We sell snacks, sweets, drinks, stationery and some basic toiletries. We also sell cold & flu remedies and painkillers, as who wants to trek into town (and worse, back up the hill) when they’re feeling rough.
Any suggestions for new stock can be written in the suggestions book, or feel free to email or chat to a member of ButtComm.
If you’re borrowing a DVD, why not pick up some popcorn to go with it? As of this term, we are selling Butterkist toffee popcorn.
Toastie Bar (Mon-Sun)
Waffle Bar (Wed, Sat, Sun)
– Updated Buttery Standing Orders (September 2019)
All living-in members of Trevelyan are on a let of 38 weeks with 29 weeks of room and food. Catering in Trevs is for three meals a day, every day. You can get a hot breakfast every weekday, and a hot lunch and dinner every day. At the weekends, continental breakfast and brunch is served.
There’s usually at least two meat options and 2 vegan/vegetarian options for lunch and dinner, or fresh sandwiches/wraps – alongside a salad bar, soup, fruit and pudding. The food is great – you won’t stave! There’s also plenty of potatoes in various forms to keep you big and strong.
If you have any dietary requirements, then tell college and they’ll work something out – if they know you can’t eat what’s on any particular day then they’ll make you something special. The best person to contact is Dawn Purdy, the food manager. All of the catering staff are lovely, be nice to them for some great queue chat.
Formal dinners are special nights in Trevs. Students wear formal clothes and gowns (which you will buy when you arrive), or black tie on special occasions, and fill the dining hall for a three course meal. We have a ‘high table’ where our Principal, Senior Tutor and other college staff sit, and long tables for students up to a capacity of 280 (which is nearly always full!). The formal lasts about an hour, including a number of respectful traditions.
For the meal itself you may take alcohol in, and most people buy this from the bar – which opens an hour before formals. You may bring your own drinks not from the bar, but you have to pay corkage on these – so you’re better off buying from in Trevs. We have regular formals throughout term (roughly every 2 weeks) – they are sometimes themed, are often before our events (Informal Ball/Trevs Night/Summer Ball) with extra-long ones at the end of each term (Christmas, Handover and End of Session).
After formal the bar is open, the furniture is cleared to create a large dance floor and the music begins, either from a band or a student DJ. People mostly stay in the bar until it closes and then a big group will go to town to finish the night in style.\
A Few Rules
- You cannot stand up until formal ends! If you need to leave for any reason, you can’t come back in.
- No phones
- No flash photography
- While high table are sitting, a level of decorum is expected