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From the moment you enter St Aidan's on the first day of Freshers' Week, you become part of something very special; this doesn't change when you graduate. Our alumni are an integral part of our community, driving and shaping the future of St Aidan's.This is our new alumni website which we launched in January 2017 and is slowly taking shape.  Please bear with us as we continue to work on it.This new site links directly with the main Dunelm alumni site and database enhancing your Durham alumni experience. It will allow you to book onto Aidan's alumni events directly and will also enable you to manage your Dunelm alumni account.

Latest news April 2018

Calling all Aidan’s Honorary Life Members (HLMs):

The current JCR and the Alumni Association need your help.  We are currently working to install some honours boards in the JCR listing all of the recipients of JCR HLMs since the award was instigated back in 1995.  Unfortunately the JCR’s meeting minutes are a bit patchy pre 2009 and so we are struggling to confirm just who all the recipients were.  This file HERE shows the progress we have made to date.  If you can help fill any of the gaps then please do get in touch with us HERE.

 

Date for your diary:

The annual St Aidan’s post-exam Summer Festival is scheduled for Sunday 3rd June.  All alumni are welcome to join the festivities up on the hill, with an afternoon of great real ale, live bands and hopefully lots of summer sunshine. 

Latest news March 2018

Rugby Success
On Thursday 15th March St Aidan's College RFC took on Hatfield in the final of the University's men's rugby floodlit cup.

To get to the final Aidan's had beaten Collingwood B, Grey A and then Collingwood A in the semi-finals. The victory against Collingwood A was particularly significant as it was their first over the defending champions for over three years again. Of course nothing is more special than getting one over on Hatfield - still the college all others love to hate.

Aidan's opened the scoring with a try early on, and then built up a 17-3 lead following two further tries. This lead was cut to 17-10 by Hatfield before the half time break.

Hatfield continued their comeback in the second half, taking a 20-17 lead, before an Aidan's penalty pegged it back to 20-20. Aidan's sealed victory with a converted try late on to spark wild celebrations amongst all the Aidan's students that had come down to Maiden Castle to support the Kings of the Hill. Congratulations to captain Charlie Williams and the rest of the team - a great win for Aidan's in one of the flagship collegiate sports competitions.

Election News
The JCR has elected their new sabbatical JCR President, Clara Ohayon. Clara ran on an exciting platform which included policies including as rethinking the College parent system, creating a more powerful College identity, and buying better furniture for the JCR. Brodie Wood was also recently appointed as the new Bar Steward, having already performed brilliantly as JCR Treasurer this year. Both Clara and Brodie will take up their positions during the summer, ready for the 2018/19 academic year.  The JCR is  looking forward to seeing what great things they achieve in the year ahead!


Latest news - February 2018

The Aidan's Alumni Association Committee are looking into running some kind of "alumni careers afternoon" during 'Recent Graduates Weekend' in November, which is when the Aidan's Alumni Association AGM always take place.  Current students have a 'meet the parents' event for life at uni, so we envisage this as being some kind of "meet the grandparents" event to help with for that job-hunting phase just after graduating!  Since this is very much in the planning stages at the moment, this is currently just a call for ideas, support and/or volunteers.  Perhaps you could help with some of the below - either for a particular career area or just generally:

  • CV/application writing
  • Interview technique - or even running mock interviews
  • Assessment centre hints & tips
  • Further qualifications post Durham
  • Networking skills/techniques
  • Work/life balance
  • Working abroad

If any aspect of this is of interest to you or you would like to find out more, please contact Chris Smith at careers@aidans-alumni.org.uk or Ben Fisher at reunions1@aidans-alumni.org.uk.  Do look out for more information on this in the Durham alumni Newswire email as the project develops.

Missing the January 2018 edition of the Aidan's Alumni Association Newsletter and Magazine?

Don't panic! 

The reason why you haven't received one is because it hasn't been published yet.

The annual Newsletter and Magazine, which we know is greatly enjoyed by many of Aidan's alumni, is produced solely by volunteers.  The two newsletter editors that aimed to produce the January 2018 edition have got too caught up in the other things that life throws at us, so there isn't one waiting to wing its way to you at the moment.  

This is where you could come in!  We would like the newsletter to be produced by a slightly larger group than the one or two editors that have put together the recent editions.  That way, we could split up the roles and everyone involved could be responsible for their own small part. This would be an ideal opportunity for a recent graduate that wants to or is working in publishing/journalism or an interesting hobby for someone that wants to hone their writing skills or be part of a small project.If you are interested in being involved in putting together the next edition of the annual Newsletter and Magazine or have any questions about it, please don't hesitate to email Emma Fisher at secretary1@aidans-alumni.org.uk

Emma would also love to hear from you if you would be interested in getting involved in any other aspect of the work of the Alumni Association.

Latest news - December 2017

Read the minutes of the 2017 Alumni Association AGM.  At the meeting a new constitution, skilfully put together by former JCR President Andrew Gates, was ratified. Read the new constitution

Good fun was had by all at the Recent Graduates Weekend (November 17th - 19th).  The usual Saturday night formal dinner was replaced with a black-tie buffet in the dining hall which was well received.  After-dinner entertainment was then provided by College band "Velvet Riverside" followed by karaoke in the bar until late.

Unfortunately we are anticipating a delay in the production of the next Aidan's Alumni Association Newsletter and Magazine, so please don't think that you have missed it when it doesn't arrive in January.  We will let the Alumni know when it is ready.



The Alumni Newsletter

The latest edition of the St Aidan's Alumni Association Newsletter is now out.

Read the online version


2017 Reunion

2017 marks Aidan's 70th birthday and we will be commerating the occasion with a celebratory weekend in College next July.  

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