The Role of Grey College Association
What is Grey College Association?
The Grey College Association consists of most graduates of the College from its foundation to the present day. Membership is open to staff, fellows, graduates and anyone of goodwill who wishes to support the college.
Keeping in touch
The Association exists to keep members in touch with college life and to give an opportunity to support the College in a number of ways – through reunion, communication and fellowship. To this effect an annual newsletter — Grey Matters — is produced and sent to members. A number of sporting events are held.
There are at least two reunions a year: one residential in College, usually in April; and one at a central London venue in the autumn. Members are welcome to revisit the college whenever they wish.
Supporting College Life
The Association aims to be a useful part of college life by supporting current students and the college as a whole. This may be through offering voluntary time and effort, financial contributions and advice.
The Association sponsors three Formal meals each year for current undergraduates; awards generous travel bursaries to assist student projects; and runs the Business Angels scheme to mentor and advise with careers.
Under the statutes & ordinances of the University, the Association President sits on Grey College Council, giving the Association statutory representation in College governance.
Message from the President
As President of Grey College Association, please may I extend a warm welcome to you whether this be your first visit to our website or if you are a retuning visitor. In my role as president I hope that you will find the website useful, informative & fun and I look forward to recieving your feedback on the content.
I hope to use the website to provide you with an opportunity to find out about what is happening within both the Association and the College, whether it be informing you of events in Durham or updating you on developments within your graduating year. I hope to develop the website with the help of our webmaster, to provide more information on our many initiatives, access to the association magazine and the active members of our business angels scheme.
Whilst the web site will continue to be our most efficient way of communicating with you it will not replace our postal correspondence with you. We hope that the site will be an additional service to which you can refer for up-to-date information, which may not be covered in our Alumni Magazine, 'Grey Matters'. We hope the magazine will go electronic next year — but you may contact me if you have problems downloading.
As with all Association services we would welcome your thoughts, comments and more importantly any contributions that you would like to make to the site's content.
President, Grey College Association